MHA Monday Report Sept. 9, 2019

Posted on September 09, 2019

United States Capitol MHA Members Encouraged to Act on Surprise Billing Legislation

MHA member hospitals are asked to support MHA and American Hospital Association (AHA) advocacy efforts on the state and federal levels to protect patients from surprise medical bills while opposing government rate-setting as the solution …

Community Benefit Report coverNew Report Reveals Positive Impact of Michigan Hospitals on State’s Communities, Economy

Michigan hospitals collectively invested nearly $2.9 billion in total community benefits according to a report released today by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). Based on fiscal year (FY) 2017 data, which is the most recent available …

MHA Keystone Center Hosts Sepsis Awareness Twitter Chat

Sepsis Awareness Month Twitter Chat | Sept. 19, 2019, noon to 1 p.m. EDT | #KeystoneSepsis | Hosted by @MHAKeystoneCtrSeptember is Sepsis Awareness Month. The annual observance was created in 2011 by Sepsis Alliance and aims to raise awareness to correctly identify and treat sepsis. Sepsis is a rapid response to infection that can lead to serious …

MHA Rounds, Brian Peters, MHA CEOCEO Report: Building Relationships for 100 Years

In his latest CEO Report, MHA CEO Brian Peters reflects on the ongoing celebration of the MHA’s 100 Year Anniversary and the relationships that have made the anniversary possible.

MiRuralCareMatters at Elite Barbership in southwest MichiganSpectrum Health Lakeland Featured in #MiRuralCareMatters Campaign

The MHA is featuring southwest Michigan’s Spectrum Health Lakeland in its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign for its work to address health disparities by partnering with a local barbershop. The hospital sends clinical educators to Benton Harbor’s Elite Barbershop …

Bill to Allow Telepharmacy Services in Michigan Moves to the House

Michigan Capitol BuildingOn Sept. 5, the Michigan Senate sent the MHA-supported, Senate Bill (SB) 340, to the House. SB 340 allows telepharmacy services, or the remote delivery of pharmaceutical care, to operate in Michigan. The bill would allow …

Michigan Harvest GatheringMichigan Harvest Gathering Project Leaders Needed

It’s time for the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) – a one-of-a-kind emergency food program benefiting hungry Michigan families through the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s (FBCM) member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies. For more than …

Participants in a past RCA training.Workshop Will Provide Methodologies to Prevent Future Harm

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) Workshop, which will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, will introduce …

Events Discuss Healthcare Innovation, Provide Framework for Improvement

The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, recently hosted two interactive events in Livonia that focused on a healthcare innovation initiative launched ... 

State to Launch Improved Birth Certificate Reporting System

The Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS) in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to deploy a modern, fully web-based system for birth certificate reporting in February 2020. The system …

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 865,000 in July, an increase of 10,000 beneficiaries since April. The July MA enrollment is spread across 36 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately …

The Keckley Report

The Integrity of Prescription Drug Companies is on Trial in the Court of U.S. Public Opinion Paul Keckley
“Drug company brands Turing, Valeant, Mylan and most recently Purdue, are tarnished because the public saw evidence their leaders put profits above all else …

“Though not as dramatic as Purdue Pharma, even established names like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Abbott, Lilly, AbbVie Amgen, Gilead and others are increasingly targeted for criticism about their pricing and business practices. In sum, the integrity of the entire prescription drug industry is on trial in the court of public opinion and its manufacturers are taking the biggest hits.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 3, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 9:

  • The Midwest Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) Project Cohort 2 Face-to-Face Meeting will take place Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at MHA Headquarters, Okemos.
  • The Leveraging Opportunity Zones and Other Health Care Financing Tools webinar will take place Thursday from noon to 12:30 p.m.    
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Enrollment Requirements for Prescribers Webinar will take place Sept. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a story from MLive on the MHA’s support of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order to issue emergency rules regulating e-cigarette use.


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 9, 2019

Tags: Community Benefit, webinar, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, RCA2, CHAMPS, CEO Report, ALTO Program, 100 Anniversary, surprise medical bills, telepharmacy, #MiRuralCareMatters, birth certificate, e-cigarette, sepsis awareness month, Michigan HarvestGathering

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