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The health care environment is constantly changing and health care leaders need to stay informed about these changes. The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) recognizes that you need resources to help you make the critical decisions required to ensure the viability of your hospital, and we hope that you will come... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Welcome to MHA
The Mississippi Hospital Association is pleased to present the 84th annual Leadership Conference for our members with the theme, “The Sea of Change in Health Care.” Make plans now to join us in June at this educational event. Register & pay with credit card online to save $55 per person!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at MHA's Leadership Conference
The Bipartisan CEO Council on Health and Innovation (CEO Council) recently issued a report calling on US employers to stem healthcare costs and promote health among the American workforce. "Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America's Business Leaders" offers providers insight on employers' priorities for change. Read the full report... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
The Obama administration, still facing legal challenges to its requirement that employer health plans provide no-cost birth control to female employees, outlined a new policy on Aug. 22 to ensure that female workers at religiously-affiliated nonprofits can still receive contraception, even if their employers object. Read more here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
Kaiser Health News' Mary Agnes Carey and legal analyst Stuart Taylor discuss Monday's ruling on the health law's contraception mandate, examining what the decision could mean for future challenges to the law. Listen to the audio interview or read the transcript here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
What is MHAPAC? The Mississippi Hospital Association Political Action Committee (MHAPAC) is a non-partisan political voice for Mississippi hospitals created to preserve quality health care. MHAPAC was founded in 1984 to help encourage a stronger advocacy role and to achieve greater political influence in Mississippi. MHAPAC is an independent, non-profit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at MHA Political Action Committee
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued a regulatory proposal that will help existing Marketplace consumers get auto-enrolled for next year. Consumers who completed an application for health insurance through the health insurance marketplaces will be auto-enrolled into their current plan as long as the plan still exists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
The U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury on June 25 released a final rule allowing employers to impose “orientation” periods of up to one month before a maximum 90-day waiting period for the start of healthcare coverage for new employees. Under the final rule, the agencies... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
The Mississippi Hospitals for Hope campaign is a collaborative venture that teams the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank, and the Mississippi Hospital Association, and hospitals across Mississippi in an effort to save lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Participating in the Hospitals for Hope campaign... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Hospitals for Hope
Six months have passed since the Obama administration announced that the launch of the health care law’s online insurance marketplace for small businesses would be delayed until November, more than a year after its originally scheduled start. So, how is the work coming? Six months from now, can small employers... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
Employers must inform laid-off employees that they are eligible to buy health-care coverage through new online insurance exchanges as an alternative to paying full premiums for their old employer policies, the Obama administration said May 2. Read more from the Wall Street Journal here. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
Photo of Louisville, MS, tornado destruction courtesy of National Guard Many have tried to describe the devastation left in the wake of the recent Mississippi tornadoes, but no matter what words are used, they simply don't seem to be enough. The pain and heartache have been acutely felt by the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at MHA Cares
On Feb. 17, the IRS issued final regulations regarding the implementation of the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), otherwise known as the “pay or play” rules. The final regulations provide some helpful guidance and welcome relief to employers. For higher education institutions, the final... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not require small employers to offer health coverage to their employees. If coverage is offered, however, the coverage must meet ACA requirements. The only exception is for grandfathered plans. Grandfathered plans are those health plans that were in effect when the ACA was enacted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at MHA Health Care Aide
Welcome New Members! It has been a very busy year for HPIC! Our team realizes we are successful because of our member-owned, member-governed subscribers and the services we offer through claims management, risk management, and client services. We are pleased to welcome a record number of new members to HPIC!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at HPIC News
HPIC is a Risk Retention Group formed in July of 2003 and dedicated to serving the liability insurance needs of Mississippi hospitals and other health care providers. It is sponsored by the Mississippi Hospital Association and was created with three overarching objectives: long term financial stability, member ownership and governance,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at HPIC News
The next open enrollment period for the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace will begin on March 15 and continues through April 30, 2015. The Mississippi Hospital Association is committed to helping consumers connect with health insurance coverage and supporting providers during this period of great change in our nation’s healthcare delivery... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at Cover Mississippi