MHA Monday Report March 18, 2019

Posted on March 18, 2019

House Bills Would Protect Healthcare Workers Against Violence

Capitol buildingOn March 12, a bipartisan group of representatives introduced House Bills 4327 and 4328, which would increase the penalties for those committing assault against healthcare professionals or medical volunteers. Similar enhanced penalties for assault …

Paige Fults, director, Advocacy, MHA, testified at the MDHHS hearing.MHA Testifies on Rules for Poisoning Due to Prescription, Illicit Drugs

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) hosted a hearing March 12 to gather public comment on the permanent rules to replace the emergency rules for reporting of poisonings due to the use of prescription …

New Michigan Air Ambulance Requirements: What Hospitals Need to KnowWebinar Materials Available on Air Ambulance Requirements Taking Effect March 19

On March 15, the MHA hosted a webinar with the Honigman law firm on new air ambulance requirements taking effect March 19. In addition to providing an overview, the webinar answered member questions about these requirements. A recording and materials …

MHA members met March 11 to kick off the new MHA Keystone Center collaborative on workplace safety.Event, New Collaborative Focused on Workplace Safety

Nearly 80 MHA members met virtually and in-person March 11 as part of a new MHA Keystone Center collaborative on workplace safety. The kickoff event followed a week of Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®) trainings hosted by the …

Advancing Safe Care AwardNomination Deadline Approaching for 2019 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award

March 29 is the last day to submit nominations for the 2019 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award. The award honors healthcare teams within MHA-member hospitals who provide equitable care; support a learning culture; promote transparency among care teams…

MiCare Champion Cast logoNew Podcast Episode Covers Maternal Mortality, Hospital Efforts to Keep Moms Safe

Approximately 90 women die each year in Michigan during pregnancy, at delivery or within a year of giving birth, and 44 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are considered preventable. The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast …

MHA Webinar Reviews CMS Conditions of Participation Pharmacy, Medication Updates

Medications are involved in 80 percent of all treatments, which is the primary reason medication procedures are closely monitored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Surveyors are looking particularly closely at pharmacy procedures, including …

The Keckley Report

The Health Reform Playbook: Let the Spin Begin
Paul Keckley“Thus far, there are 12 announced Democratic candidates for the White (sic) and rumors of more. At least one GOP candidate, Bill Weld, has thrown his hat into a bid to unseat President Trump and others are ‘exploring’ their options. Their views about healthcare policies will likely determine who will win. ...

“Barring a fiscal meltdown or global conflict, rhetoric about the health system’s flaws will dominate the 2020 campaign. The New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucuses are 11 months from now but the spin game about U.S. healthcare is already underway.”

Paul Keckley, March 11, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 18:

  • The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The final segment of the MHA Health Foundation three-part webinar series Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2019 Conditions of Participation for Hospitals will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. 
  • A new physician inpatient/outpatient revenue survey was recently published by Merritt Hawkins, one of the MHA Service Corporation’s Endorsed Business Partners.


  • MHA Monday Report March 18, 2019

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, opioid, MHA Committees Councils and Task Forces, LARA, MDHHS, Advancing Safe Care Award, air ambulance, workplace safety, violence against healthcare workers, HSS, conditions of participation

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