MHA Monday Report March 5, 2018

Posted on March 05, 2018

Scheurer Hospital President Urges Lawmakers to Support Small, Rural Hospitals

Scheurer Hospital President and CEO Terry Lerash testifies. On March 1, Terry Lerash, president and CEO, Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon, addressed members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services about the state’s healthcare budget and the important role small and rural hospitals serve in communities and regions throughout Michigan ... Read more

MDHHS Extends Medicaid Provider Enrollment Deadline

On Feb. 23, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) announced Medicaid providers who have yet to enroll using the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) will have additional time to do so ... Read more

PSO logoMHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting to Connect Members, Share Stories

Peer learning is a great mutual learning opportunity, as it often benefits both parties and involves the sharing of experiences and knowledge. To understand a complex issue, it’s often easiest to listen to someone who has dealt with the issue personally and discovered best practices to solve it ... Read more

Awareness Week to Focus on Patient Engagement, Safety Culture

Patient Safety Awareness Week logoNational Patient Safety Awareness Week (NPSAW) takes place March 11 through 17, and the MHA and the National Patient Safety Foundation encourage Michigan hospitals and health systems to recognize the importance of patient safety by getting involved ... Read more

Sponsor by March 23 to Appear in MHA Annual Meeting Brochure

Healthcare leaders from across the state will gather June 27 through 29 for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. March 23 is the deadline to be recognized as a sponsor in the MHA Annual Membership Meeting brochure … Read more

MHA Breakthrough Draws Hospital Leaders

Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System.Chief executive officers and senior leaders attended MHA Breakthrough Feb. 22 and 23 to dialogue about patient-centered care, safety accountability and transparency, and the quadruple aim ... Read more

2018 Health PAC Campaign Underway

Health PAC logoThe 2018 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began Feb. 26, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $385,000 ... Read more

The Keckley Report

Why Warren Buffet Has Shunned Investing in Healthcare 
Paul Keckley“Berkshire Hathaway and its iconic Chairman Warren Buffet … have chalked up annual gains of 19.1% since 1965 …

“A tradition for 50 years has been Chairman Buffet’s Letter to Shareholders, released Saturday. …

“[W]hat sets these letters apart from others is the down-home business counsel that guide’s (sic) readers through the fund’s rationale for the investments it’s made, the rationale for deals they chose to pass up and a look forward to how markets are likely to change in years to come.” 

Paul Keckley, Feb. 26, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 5:

  • A webinar on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar “Diversity at the Top Grows Your Bottom Line” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

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  • MHA Monday Report March 5, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, PSO, webinar, Medicaid, budget, DHS audit, Health PAC, annual meeting, governance, MDHHS, Breakthrough, MHA Annual Meeting, sponsorship, 2019 State Healthcare Budget, Michigan Medicaid enrollment, diversity, National Patient Safety Awareness Week

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