MHA Monday Report March 25, 2019

Posted on March 25, 2019

Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Twp.), chair of the House Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee (center), is pictured with MHA members. Rep. Mary Whiteford Addresses Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its third meeting of the program year March 14 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation …


2019 Health PAC Campaign Underway

Health PAC logoThe 2019 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began March 1, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $400,000. Health PAC funding is one of the most critical tools used …


Chris Mitchell spoke on behalf of the MHA and Michigan hospitals during the Hunger Solutions Day news conference.MHA Participates in Hunger Solutions Day

The MHA joined the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM), state legislators and community members March 20 for a news conference in the Michigan State Capitol in conjunction with the Michigan Senate’s approval of Senate Resolution 0028 to commemorate …


Information Available on FY 2016 Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Audits

In late February, the MHA coordinated an educational webinar for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits that are in process. The webinar featured a presentation by Myers and Stauffer LC, Michigan’s contractor for …


Healthcare Human Resources ConferenceDon’t Miss the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference

Human resource (HR) professionals in Michigan hospitals are invited to attend an April 11 conference that is designed especially for them. Those attending the 2019 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference will enjoy a full day of education …


Michigan battle of the buildings logoLast Chance to Register for Energy Reduction Competition

The MHA and its Michigan Green Healthcare Committee encourage hospitals and health systems to support the Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a free energy-reduction competition that is an easy way to identify energy-efficient practices and improve …


Trustees Crucial to Transformational Change

MHA Excellence in Governance FellowshipBuilding a healthy community can be achieved only by giving all individuals an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life they can, whatever their ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic or physical circumstances may be. Hospitals must have partners …


The MHA Keystone Center’s Ewa Panetta delivered a presentation during the GLPP HIIN regional learning session.Regional Learning Session Takes Deep Dive into Health Equity, Data

The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) hosted a regional learning session March 12 that focused on health equity. More than 60 members participated, in-person and virtually, from Michigan, Illinois …


Trustee Resources/Education Available on Quality and Population Health

The Lucian Leape Institute, a part of the National Patient Safety Foundation/Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), recently released a white paper on a research scan it conducted on board governance of health system quality, evaluation …


The Keckley Report

The Affordable Care Act Nine Years Later: What Have We Learned?
Paul Keckley“This Saturday, March 23, marks the 9th anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) by the 111th Congress. Accompanied by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), the ACA represents the U.S. Health System's most consequential overhaul since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid as part of LBJ’s Great Society program in 1965.

“No legislation in modern history has been as divisive, misrepresented and misunderstood as the ACA. As 15 Democratic candidates launch their campaigns for the White House, it will once again be in the spotlight.”

Paul Keckley, March 18, 2019


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  • MHA Monday Report March 25, 2019

Tags: MHA Legislative Policy, webinar, Excellence in Governance Fellowship, Battle of the Buildings, DHS audit, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, Health PAC, AHA, governance, health equity, food insecurity, learning session

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