MHA Monday Report Jan. 29, 2018

Posted on January 29, 2018

Congress Ends CHIP Funding Crisis During Latest Budget Negotiations

After 114 days without a long-term budget, the federal funding crisis facing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has ended ... Read more

MHA Executive Vice President David Seaman with Guy Gordon.VerifyMICare, MHA Legislative Agenda Highlighted in WJR Broadcast

On Jan. 24, Detroit’s WJR News Talk Radio broadcast the Frank Beckmann Show “Live from Lansing” as part of its coverage of Gov. Rick Snyder’s state of the state address and the legislative issues facing the state in 2018 ... Read more

Great Community Benefit Program? Nominate it for a Ludwig Award!

2018 MHA Ludwig AwardThe MHA’s Ludwig Community Benefit Award is presented annually to recognize MHA-member healthcare organizations that demonstrate community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative health, economic or social initiatives ... Read more

Upcoming PSO eventsPatient Safety Organization Events to Build Upon Previous RCA² Workshops

Registration is open for two MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) events that are free for PSO members to attend ... Read more

The Keckley Report

The Resident: Hollywood’s Latest Take on Graduate Medical Education
Paul Keckley“Last night, Fox’ new series, The Resident, debuted after the NFC Championship Game. The storyline … centers on third-year resident Conrad Hawkins’ interactions with his first-year protégés, surgery chief Randolph Bell and a support cast of nurses and hospital staff. …

“Like others in its genre, The Resident paints an unflattering view of life in medicine and chaos that’s normal in hospitals.  … ”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 22, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 29:

  • A legislative package was signed into law in late December to combat opioid use, addiction and overdose. Public Act 246 of 2017 requires the use of a Start Talking Consent Form. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is creating the form and estimates it will be available to the healthcare community in May.

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  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 29, 2018

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