MHA Monday Report Feb. 25, 2019

Posted on February 25, 2019

Sen. VanderWall (center) welcomed Peter Marinoff (left) and Chip Falahee (right) to the Feb. 14 meeting of the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services.

MHA Testifies on Auto No-fault in Insurance and Banking Committee

The Senate Committee on Insurance and Banking heard testimony Feb. 20, from Chris Mitchell, executive vice president, Advocacy & Public Affairs, MHA, and Laura Appel, senior vice president ...  

MHA Encourages Member Feedback on Opioid Rules, Patient Directives

The MHA is encouraging members to provide input on two opioid-related issues underway in Lansing. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will host a hearing March 12 to gather public comment ...

Workplace Safety Training and New Collaborative Offered

The MHA will host workplace safety training, Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®), at several locations during the week of March 4. Trainings have been set for ...

Register by March 1 for MHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting

March 1 is the deadline to register for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting. The event is scheduled for March 6 at The Henry Autograph Collection, Dearborn, and will discuss workplace safety ... 

Upcoming MHA Keystone Center Events Offer Opportunities to Network, Expand Knowledge

The MHA Keystone Center and the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) will host a series of upcoming events to connect members, share knowledge, discuss pertinent issues related to quality and safety, and ...

The Keckley Report

After Drug Prices, the Next Target is Hospitals. Is it a Fair Fight?
Paul Keckley“Two studies released this month point to the same conclusion: increasing health costs are the result of the prices we pay for what we get, regardless of how much we use. Both point to hospitals as a major culprit. ...

“Reducing drug prices is popular. But according to the studies above, hospital spending is actually more responsible for increased health costs than drug prices.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 19, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 25:

  • The MHA is coordinating an educational webinar on the upcoming Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 
  • Part 1 of the three-part webinar series on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2019 Conditions of Participation for Hospitals will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday


  • MHA Monday Report Feb. 25, 2019

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