MHA Monday Report July 16, 2018

Posted on July 16, 2018

MHA Thanks Sponsors for Their Support of the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Grand HotelEach year, the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island provides the setting for healthcare leaders and MHA members from across the state to learn, network and celebrate the accomplishments of Michigan hospitals ... Read more 

Links Fore Health Golf Outing Supports Community Benefit Programs

Links Fore Health LogoIn conjunction with the recent MHA Annual Membership Meeting, the MHA Health Foundation hosted its annual Links Fore Health Golf Outing. The outing is the single largest fundraiser for the MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award, which is presented at the MHA Annual Meeting to healthcare organizations that demonstrate community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through healthcare, economic or social initiatives ... Read more 

Register Now for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Symposium logoRegistration is now open for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. This year’s event focuses on three key priorities for healthcare leaders: creating a sustainable safety culture, reducing violence and combating burnout ... Read more 

MHA Keystone Center Launches Critical Care Simulations

Following up on its successful launch of sepsis simulations earlier this year, the MHA Keystone Center will begin offering a series of simulations this fall that will tackle a new issue – critical care ... Read more 

The Keckley Report

Price Transparency in Healthcare: What We’ve Learned, What’s Ahead
Paul Keckley“Price transparency in healthcare has been touted as the key to transforming the U.S. health system for almost 20 years. It’s widely viewed as a mechanism whereby consumers can be activated to make better decisions about their care and drive down unnecessary costs …

“Price transparency resources are widely available to consumers today. Investors have funded a slew of transparency start-ups so consumers can compare prices for medical procedures, insurance policies and drugs. Almost every state sponsors a website so constituents can compare hospital prices (National Conference of State Legislators). As of June 1, it’s a federal requirement for hospitals to post their charges in a “machine readable format”. Many large self-insured employers provide price transparency tools for their employees. And most insurers provide their enrollees online price comparison resources. Access to price comparison information for consumers is not an issue. The issue is their usefulness.”

Paul Keckley, July 9, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of July 16: 

  • Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released an updated version of their Michigan Opioid Law FAQs. 

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  • MHA Monday Report July 16, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Ludwig Community Benefit Award, opioid, prescription drugs, LARA, sponsorship, safety culture, Sepsis simulations, critical care simulations, MHA Annual Membership Meeting, MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, Links Fore Health Golf Outing

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