Monday Report
Dec. 19, 2016

Posted on December 19, 2016

Action Taken on Healthcare Bills as Lame-duck Session Concludes

Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Legislature concluded action on bills introduced during the 2015-2016 legislative session. ... Read more

Early Registration Discount Available for 2017 Leadership Conference

Rural American voters contributed to the unexpected election of Donald Trump more than any other demographic. The MHA Leadership Conference, Michigan’s premiere conference for small to mid-size hospitals, will focus on keys to delivering high-quality care in rural communities. ... Read more

MHA Encourages Hospitals to Complete MDHHS Vaccination Survey

The MHA continues to partner with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to encourage hospitals to vaccinate healthcare personnel (HCP) to protect patients, staff and visitors from influenza and pertussis. ... Read more

Healthcare Academy Teaches Clinicians Leadership Skills

Many physicians see themselves emerging as leaders in creating new models of healthcare, yet medical training has not empowered them with the skills to lead. ... Read more

Charity Care Documentation Changed on Hospital Cost Report Worksheet S-10 

As part of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 final rule to update the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicated it would use data reported on Worksheet S-10 of the Medicare cost report ... Read more

Upcoming Member Financial Forums to Discuss All-payer Strategies

Beginning in February, the MHA will host a series of MHA Member Financial Forums to discuss trends that will impact hospitals and health systems ... Read more

Healthcare Organizations Help Communities through Michigan Harvest Gathering

The 2016 Michigan Harvest Gathering has drawn to a close, with the MHA and its members contributing nearly 45,000 pounds of food and $57,000 to help feed the 1.6 million people who are suffering from hunger throughout the state. ... Read more

New Recovery Audit Contractors’ Statements of Work Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted the statements of work for its newly contracted Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and a map depicting the new RAC regions and contact information for each RAC. ... Read more

Webinars on Medicare Quality-based Programs Offered in Early 2017

In January and February, the MHA and DataGen, a subsidiary of the Healthcare Association of New York State, are co-hosting three webinars ... Read more

Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice to Take Effect March 8 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) that all hospitals, including critical access hospitals, must provide to certain Medicare beneficiaries effective March 8, 2017. ... Read more

The Keckley Report

With key appointments in place, the direction for U.S. healthcare policy is clearly in the hands of three key leaders to whom President-elect Trump will delegate its future. ... Read more

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news ... Read more


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  • Monday Report <br>Dec. 19, 2016

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