MHA Monday Report Jan. 16, 2017

Posted on January 16, 2017

Congress Passes Budget Blueprint Allowing for Eventual ACA Repeal

Last week, the U.S. Senate and House passed a budget proposal, largely along party lines, that would initiate a process known as reconciliation. Reconciliation legislation is what will eventually be used to repeal significant portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), likely to occur in the coming weeks. ... Read more

State Revenues for FY 2017 Exceed Expectations, Decline Predicted in FY 2018

Last week, the state treasurer and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies convened the annual January revenue estimating conference. The conference is used to create a revenue forecast that the Legislature will use to develop the fiscal year (FY) 2017-2018 state budget and ... Read more

Hospital Quality Data Preview Needed by Feb. 7

Preview reports will be available for hospital review through Feb. 7 for prospective payment system (PPS) and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals that participate in the Medicare inpatient and outpatient quality reporting programs. The MHA encourages these hospitals to preview their data at the QualityNet Secure Portal ... Read more

Recording and Materials Available from Hospital VBP Program Webinar

Wednesday, the MHA co-hosted with DataGen the first free webinar in a three-part series to review the Medicare quality-based programs. The first webinar focused on the Hospital Value-based Purchasing (VBP) Program, which adjusts Medicare fee-for-service inpatient operating payments to hospitals. ... Read more

Change in Reporting Requirements for 340B Drug Pricing Program

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to change the reporting requirements for providers purchasing drugs through the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires participating drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare organizations at reduced prices. ... Read more

Exhibit Opportunities Available at MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Registration opened last week for the 2017 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, a “must attend” event for Michigan healthcare providers and organizations they do business with. The symposium is March 7 and 8 at The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn. Organizations are invited to exhibit ... Read more

CMS Mandates Additional Episode Payment Models

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule “Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models; Cardiac Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model." Effective July 1, this rule implements ... Read more

Medicare/Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies Updated

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule implementing significant changes to the requirements for home health agencies (HHAs) that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Highlights of the rule include expanding the standards for patient rights, ... Read more

The Keckley Report

“Theranos raised $900 million from investors and achieved a market capitalization of nearly $9 billion. Today, its investors may have lost most of their money and the company is pursuing a new strategy. It’s a familiar story to lenders and investors ... Read more

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  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 16, 2017

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