MHA Monday Report April 9, 2018

Posted on April 09, 2018

New Member Forum Will Address Workplace Safety

The words workplace violence are most often associated with an active shooter situation, but the vast majority of violent episodes in hospitals occur among patients or families and healthcare workers … Read more

MHA Comments on U.S. Senate Healthcare Transparency Initiative

The MHA submitted comments to a bipartisan group of United States Senators in response to their request for information to improve healthcare transparency. The senators desire to increase healthcare price and information transparency … Read more

Michigan Capitol BuildingRegistration Open for Trustee Day at the Capitol

Healthcare leaders recognize the uncertainty of healthcare policy dictated by federal and state lawmakers. One example is a recently introduced bill that would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients, potentially jeopardizing medical coverage for an entire year for Medicaid recipients who simply fail to meet a reporting requirement.… Read more

MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship Prepares Trustees to Lead

Excellence in Governance FellowshipBuilding a healthy community can be achieved only by giving all individuals an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life they can, whatever their ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic or physical circumstances may be … Read more

Michigan Healthcare Human Resources ConferenceRegister for the 2018 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference

Human resource (HR) professionals serving in healthcare settings are encouraged to register for the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, scheduled for April 19 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing … Read more

Nominations Due April 20 for MHA Healthcare Leadership Award

Each year, the MHA honors those who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities with its Healthcare Leadership Award. To nominate an exceptional healthcare trustee, executive, physician, nurse or other leader … Read more

Changes to CMS Infection Control Worksheets Reviewed in Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed significant changes to the infection control standards compliance worksheets that the CMS and The Joint Commission use to score hospitals, including a new requirement for hospital antibiotic stewardship programs … Read more

The Keckley Report

Myth: As Medicare Goes So Goes the U.S. Health System
Paul Keckley“So, Medicare is the federal government’s most expensive health program. It gets lots of attention from politicians who vow to protect it, hospitals and physicians who complain its reimbursement stifles innovation and seniors who guard it jealously with their votes. But policymakers and many in the industry might be paying too much attention to it. After all, 84% of the U.S. population and 80% of our total spending falls outside its span of coverage and responsibility.”

Paul Keckley, April 2, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 9:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table: Surgical-site Infections will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The American Hospital Association is a cosponsor of the Circle of Life Awards, which honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health systems, long-term-care facilities and other direct care providers. Applications for the 2019 Circle of Life Awards will be accepted through Aug. 13, 2018.

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MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a report from Crain’s Detroit Business about insurers’ and hospitals’ efforts to reduce costs and move certain types of care to settings other than a hospital. 

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  • MHA Monday Report April 9, 2018

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