Posted on May 14, 2018
Hospitals, MHA Work with Congressional Delegation to Confront Opioid Misuse
MHA members made visits to Capitol Hill as part of the May 6-9 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC … Read more
Updates Proposed for Prospective Payment Systems for Post-acute Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released proposed rules to update the Medicare prospective payment systems (PPSs) for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for several post-acute care settings … Read more
MHA Member Communications to Transition to New System
As part of the MHA’s efforts to continually improve the services provided to its members, the association will transition to a new email platform to send member communications over the next six weeks … Read more
The Keckley Report
Is Nursing in Jeopardy?
“For 16 years, nursing has occupied the highest position on Gallup’s annual survey of the public’s trust in occupations---above pharmacists, doctors, lawyers, bankers and the rest. This week, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12), the nation celebrates National Nurses Week.
“The centrality of nursing to the U.S. health system cannot be overstated. Many of our hospitals were founded by nurses. In wars, nurses were on the frontline. It’s a profession rich in tradition that’s now in jeopardy.”
Paul Keckley, May 7, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 14:
- The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) webinar “Understanding and Mitigating Ligature Risks” will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
- The MHA Health Foundation webinar “The CMS Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes and Antibiotic Stewardship Program” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
- The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
- The Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table: Transitions of Care in Small and Rural Communities will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the William Kitti Education Center.
- The MHA Quality & Accountability Committee will meet from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
- The Medication Disposal Tool explains how to properly and safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted drugs. MHA members are invited to order the Medication Disposal Tool to use and disseminate within their health system and community.
MHA in the News
Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a story from Michigan Watchdog about a proposal opposed by the MHA that would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan.
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