MHA Monday Report Sept. 20, 2021

Posted on September 20, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Sept. 13

COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations have continued to climb in Michigan, with 1,356 adults and 17 children hospitalized Sept. 17 with confirmed cases. The total number of confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began is nearing 1 million, reaching 988,725 cases that had caused 20,665 deaths as of Sept. 17. ...

BCBSM Provides $5 Million to Expand MHA Keystone Center’s Safety/Quality Efforts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will provide $5 million through 2024 to expand the MHA Keystone Center’s quality and safety improvement programs.The funds will directly benefit the state’s communities by supporting new efforts ...

Behavioral Health Integration Bills Receive First Senate Hearing

Introduced by Sens. Mike Shirkey (R-Clark Lake) and John Bizon (R-Battle Creek), the bills would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to phase-in integration of funding for physical and behavioral health services by 2026. ...

FEMA Updates Interim Policy on Eligible Public Assistance Federal Cost Sharing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a new interim policy, Coronavirus Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work Eligible for Public Assistance. This interim policy supersedes version 1 that was published April 5, 2021 ...

Responses to Cybersecurity Attacks, Mitigation Strategies Focus of Member Forum

The healthcare sector remains a target-rich environment for cyber attacks due to a large amount of sensitive data related to patient care and operations. The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Henry Center for ...

MHA Joins Panel to Discuss Workforce Challenges

The Michigan Works! Association hosted its annual conference virtually from Sept. 13-15, offering a wide array of professional development opportunities, dynamic keynote speakers and accommodations for virtual networking. Nancy McKeague, SHRM-SCP ...

Boot Camp Webinar Series to Explore Case Management

The role of case management is central to many healthcare structures, including value-based reimbursement, bundled payments, care transitions and accountable care organizations. The MHA Health Foundation virtual boot camp series ...

Trustee Insights Edition Explores DEI and Supporting Nursing Professions

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association (AHA), is now available. This month’s issue includes an article about the board’s role in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). As DEI strategies are ...

Headline Roundup: Week of Sept. 13 for COVID-19 in Michigan

The MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to the growth in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, as well as statewide healthcare workforce shortage. ...

The Keckley Report

American College of Physicians (ACP) Urges Limits on Private Investments in Healthcare

“In its September 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians issued a strongly worded position paper recommending regulatory actions to limit the role of private investments in healthcare. It takes clear aim at hospitals and physician practices.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 14, 2021

News to Know

  • Representatives from MHA Endorsed Business Partner Medical Solutions will discuss how the pandemic has transformed healthcare staffing during a free webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. ET Sept. 22. 
  • Applications for the American Hospital Association Dick Davidson NOVA Award will be accepted through Nov. 19.
  • Michigan’s 2021 Fall Immunization Conferences will be held via webinar from 8 a.m. to noon ET Oct. 13 and 14.


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