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Michigan slips in hospital-payment ranking as health systems also face rising costs
Michigan slipped six spots in RAND Corp.’s latest analysis of what hospitals in the U.S. charge private health insurers compared to what they receive from Medicare.
Report: Michigan hospitals rank 5th in nation for patient safety
Michigan ranked fifth in the nation for patient safety as more than three-quarters of hospitals in the state received an “A” or a “B” grade, according to the latest installment of a semi-annual report card.
Future health care costs in focus as Spectrum, Beaumont finalize merger
The new health system that Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health plan to launch Tuesday will have considerable market clout in the Michigan health care market, raising concerns about the potential effect on costs.
West Michigan hospitals receive top ratings as state ranks 10th for patient safety
Most hospitals in West Michigan have earned an “A” or a “B” grade in a recent biannual report card on patient safety.
Employer group raises concerns over proposed Spectrum-Beaumont merger
The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health that would form the largest in-state health system in Michigan has drawn concern from a statewide business-labor coalition that worries about the resulting potential for higher prices.
Record number of Michigan hospitals receive top grade for patient safety
More Michigan hospitals than ever earned a top grade in an semi-annual report card on patient safety.
Pine Rest psych bed appeal faces long odds, experts say
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services faces long odds to successfully challenge a proposed state decision allowing competitor Havenwyck Hospital Inc. to develop a new psychiatric hospital in Kent County.
MiBiz Growth Report: March 15, 2021
Here's the MiBiz growth report for March 15, 2021.
Business coalition says health care legislation will drive up costs for employers, do ‘more harm than good’
A coalition of Michigan business groups is urging state senators to reject legislation that they claim will drive up the cost of health coverage for small employers.
Five West Michigan hospitals earn high grades for patient safety
Five hospitals in West Michigan were among 32 statewide to earn an “A” in a fall report card on patient safety.
Lawmakers consider bills to bolster mental health care access
Against the backdrop of what behavioral health experts say is a worsening crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic, state lawmakers are weighing a number of bills to increase access to mental health care in Michigan.
Michigan ranks second-lowest for hospital payments in RAND Corp. study
Michigan ranked second-lowest in the nation for what employers and insurance carriers paid hospitals for care compared to payments hospitals received from Medicare from 2016 to 2018.
Michigan’s surprise billing legislation attracts national attention
Alegislative effort to curtail surprise medical billing in Michigan has gained attention from national health care organizations shifting their focus to states amid stalled efforts federally.
State Legislature considers bills to significantly change health care certificate of need regs
Michigan’s certification-of-need regulations for health care projects could undergo significant changes under legislation proposed in Lansing.
8 West Michigan hospitals garner top grades in semi-annual patient safety report card
A pair of Spectrum Health-owned hospitals maintained their streaks by earnings top grades in a semi-annual report card on patient safety.
Lawmakers could block proposed state rule on advanced cancer treatment
State lawmakers are looking to set aside a panel’s decision that would require hospitals to earn third-party accreditation if they want to provide an emerging, complex and potentially lethal cancer treatment.
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, 5 Spectrum Hospitals get top grades in patient safety report
GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids and five Spectrum Health-owned hospitals earned top grades in a semi-annual report on patient safety. Spectrum Health’s Big Rapids, Ludington, Pennock Hospital in Hastings, United Hospital in Greenville and Zeeland Community Hospital joined Saint Mary’s in earning an “A” grade in the spring report card issued by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocate for health care quality and patient safety.
Metro seeks to refinance $200M in bonds through U-M Health System
The University of Michigan Health System’s acquisition of Metro Health appears on track to close in the near future.
Report: Michigan hospitals in distressed areas score lower on quality
Michigan hospitals serving distressed areas tend to earn lower quality scores.
West Michigan hospitals awarded top grades in semi-annual report card
Eleven hospitals in West Michigan were among 29 statewide to receive a top grade in the latest report card on patient safety.