Monday Report
Dec. 12, 2016

Posted on December 12, 2016

Legislature Takes Action on Healthcare Bills during Lame-duck Session

The first two weeks of the state Legislature’s lame-duck period has been fast-paced, with a large number of healthcare-related bills receiving votes. ... Read more

21st Century Cures Act Passes with Hospital Provisions

Last week, the U.S. Senate completed work on the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), legislation that contains several hospital-related provisions. The House passed the bill the previous week, and President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation. ... Read more

Legislative Policy Panel Holds Last Meeting of 98th Legislative Session

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel recently convened its last meeting of the calendar year and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. ... Read more

Patient Safety Leadership Award Deadline Extended to Friday

The deadline for nominating a patient safety champion for the 2017 MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award has been extended to Friday. ... Read more

MSA Finalizes LTACH Prior Authorization and Billing Policy

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy to clarify Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) admission and transfer requirements for long-term, acute care hospitals (LTACHs). ... Read more

HHS Ordered to Reduce ALJ Claims Appeals Backlog

Last week, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to eliminate within four years the backlog of Medicare claims appeals pending ... Read more

Secure Exhibit Space at MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium!

The MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with more than 300 nurses, patient safety directors and physicians from across Michigan and showcase products and services to help them ... Read more

The Keckley Report

“On March 23, 2010, Congress passed the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’. It soon became known as the ‘Affordable Care Act aka ACA’ before being ... Read more

News to Know

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  • Monday Report <br>Dec. 12, 2016

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