MHA Monday Report April 22, 2019

Posted on April 22, 2019

Michigan capitol buildingLegislation Addressing Surprise Billing Introduced in the House

State Reps. Roger Hauck (R-Mt. Pleasant) and Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) April 16 introduced legislation to address the issue of surprise medical bills. Also referred to as balance billing, surprise medical billing occurs when patients are unexpectedly …

Adam NovakHealthcare Journal Publishes Article on MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

An article on the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award was recently published in the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, an award-winning, quarterly publication produced by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. The article, Improving Safety …

CMS Releases FY 2020 Proposed Rule for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The proposed rule would take …

MHA Seeking Nominations for 2019-2020 Committees, Councils and Task Forces

The MHA is currently seeking representatives from member organizations to serve on the association’s committees, councils and task forces for the 2019-2020 program year. This system of membership input was implemented as a vehicle for MHA members to …

Enrollment for 2019-2020 Excellence in Governance Fellowship Now Open

MHA Excellence in Governance FellowshipThe MHA is currently accepting applications for enrollment in the 2019-2020 Excellence in Governance Fellowship, an innovative program designed to provide hospital and health system board members with the expertise and competencies needed to effectively …

Michigan Green Healthcare logoMHA Green Healthcare Committee Seeking Speakers for 2019 Conference

The 12th Annual MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference will be held Oct. 9 and 10 at the Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel in Novi. This year’s conference will dive deeper into the social and environmental influences on …

Keynote speaker Jennifer McClure, CEO of Unbridled Talent LLC in West Chester, OH, kicks off the conference.2019 Michigan Healthcare HR Conference Covers Key Topics for HR Professionals

More than 140 human resources (HR) professionals from hospitals and other healthcare organizations gathered in Lansing April 11 for the 2019 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference. The conference was hosted by the MHA Unemployment …

MHA Now Offering Online Advertising

The MHA has launched a new online advertising program, which gives organizations a unique opportunity to reach thousands of healthcare leaders and policymakers. The advertisement opportunities below are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis …

Fund Established for Hospital Personnel Affected by Historic Flooding in Nebraska

In March, the state of Nebraska experienced severe weather and historic flooding that impacted communities throughout the state and led to the devastating loss of homes, farms, livestock and property. Many of the unsung heroes throughout the disaster …

The Keckley Report

Integrating Social Determinants of Health: A Unique Challenge for the Health System Paul Keckley“The most recent addition to the lexicon of health services research is ‘social determinants of health’. Arguably, it joins value-based purchasing and evidence-based medicine as the most transformative themes in the modern era of U.S. healthcare. But it poses a unique challenge…

“The social determinants of health (SDOH) are the economic and social conditions that influence individual and group differences in health status. (World Health Organization). Unlike signs, symptoms, and co-morbidities that clinicians consider in diagnosing and treating individual patients by abstracting data from their medical records, SDOH involves assessing the circumstances in which an individual lives and works. Per the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, social determinants include housing, poverty, food security, working conditions, public safety and others.”

Paul Keckley, April 15, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 22:

  • The Pediatric Patients: Bridging the Readiness Gaps conference will be held on June 18. There is one in-person session in Lansing and two concurrent live web streaming sessions in Gaylord and Marquette.  
  • Members are asked to save the date for the 2019 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium, Sept. 25 and 26 at the Detroit Marriott Troy.


  • MHA Monday Report April 22, 2019

Tags: Symposium, Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, Excellence in Governance Fellowship, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, Speak-up! Award, IRF, MHA Committees Councils and Task Forces, advertising, Nebraska flooding, surprise medical bills

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