MHA Monday Report Feb. 11, 2019

Posted on February 11, 2019

Bill Introduced in Senate to Address Violence Against Healthcare Workers

Michigan Capitol buildingOn Feb. 5, a bipartisan group of senators introduced Senate Bill (SB) 80, which would increase the penalties for those committing assault against emergency department personnel. Similar enhanced penalties for assault are currently in place to help protect ...

AHA and Hospital Plaintiffs File Briefs on Recent 340B Ruling

As reported Jan. 11, a federal judge ruled in late December in favor of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and hospital plaintiffs, determining that the nearly 30 percent cut to Medicare fee-for-service payment rates for 340B drugs implemented …

Workplace Safety Training, Assessment Available for Hospitals

The potential for aggressive behavior or violence toward employees exists in numerous situations in healthcare settings. Understanding how perpetrators behave is key to managing threats, and training and experience makes all the difference in effectively intervening …

Deadline Approaching for 2019 MHA Ludwig Award Nominations

2019 MHA Ludwig Community Benefit AwardFeb. 15 is the last day to submit nominations for the 2019 MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award. The annual award recognizes MHA-member healthcare organizations that demonstrate community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities …

Michigan Healthcare Human Resources ConferenceRegistration Opens for 2019 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference

The Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, scheduled for April 11 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing, is a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest issues and trends facing …

Comments Sought on Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Final Draft

In 2017, the MHA supported legislation regarding the Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (MI-POST) that became Public Act 154 of 2017. A POST form is a physician’s order that allows patients to provide information explaining their wishes …

Webinar Materials Available on Medicare Readmissions and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Programs

The MHA and DataGen conducted a webinar Feb. 6 that provided an overview of the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) readmission reduction (RRP) and hospital acquired condition (HAC) reduction programs. A recording and materials are available for member …

The Keckley Report

Drug Prices: Convenient Foil or Misunderstood Victim
Paul Keckley“Drug pricing took center stage in Congress last Tuesday. It’s one of two issues, along with protections for pre-existing conditions, about which there’s bipartisan agreement in Congress that action is needed. It comes at a time when confidence in government (33%) is at an all-time low (Gallup).”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 4, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 11:

  • The MHA Service Corporation Board of Directors meeting will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at MHA Headquarters in Okemos.
  • The MHA Board of Trustees meeting will take place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at MHA Headquarters in Okemos.
  • The MHA Person & Family Engagement Advisory Council meeting will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at MHA Headquarters in Okemos.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center – William Kitti Education Center.


  • MHA Monday Report Feb. 11, 2019

Tags: DataGen, Ludwig Community Benefit Award, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, safe table, POST form, 340B, MHA Board of Trustees, workplace safety, MHA Service Corporation Board of Directors, HSS, MHA Person & Family Engagement Advisory Council

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