MHA Monday Report May 13, 2019
Posted on May 13, 2019
The Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill 4397, which would reform the auto no-fault insurance system, in the early morning hours of May 9, just hours after the Senate passed its own version. The proposal was not run …
The U.S. District Court has ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must promptly resolve the harm caused by its unlawful cuts to Medicare reimbursement for certain hospitals enrolled in the 340B Drug Discount …
MHA CEO Brian Peters celebrates National Hospital Week and shares how the MHA has been actively involved in efforts to improve workplace safety across our hospitals and health systems and create the best environment possible for healthcare workers to provide hope and healing.
Is the Healthcare Delivery Workforce Nearing a Meltdown?
“Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics report last week, ‘Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, construction, health care, and social assistance… Employment in health care grew by 27,000 in April and 404,000 over the past 12 months.’ April job growth included 17,000 in ambulatory health care services, 8000 hospital workers, and 7000 in community care facilities. That’s not a surprise to healthcare industry watchers: healthcare employment growth has been a staple of the economy for a decade.
“But for managers that operate in the healthcare delivery sectors- hospitals, clinics, post-acute care and others- job growth is also problematic.”
Paul Keckley, May 6, 2019
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 13:
- It’s National Hospital Week!
- The MHA Keystone Center Workplace Safety Collaborative Webinar on Data Collection will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
- The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
- The MHA Health Foundation webinar CMS Hospital QAPI Worksheet and Standards will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
- The MHA Health Foundation webinar The Legal Landscape of Service and Assistance Animals will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
- Dates have been chosen for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Annual Immunization Conferences.
Read recent coverage about the MHA, including articles from outlets statewide about the latest effort to reform the auto no-fault insurance system; a column from MHA Board of Trustees member Rob Casalou, president & CEO, Trinity Health, Michigan Region, on why Medicare-for-all proposals are a bad idea for Michigan residents; and a Modern Healthcare piece that features MHA CEO Brian Peters on meeting the needs of our aging population.
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