MHA Monday Report March 2, 2020

Posted on March 02, 2020

MDHHS Opens State Lab for COVID-19

Joneigh Khaldun, MD, chief medical executive, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), announced the activation of a state lab to test suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients Feb. 27. …

Certificate of Need Bills Pass Michigan Senate

The Michigan Senate passed five bills Feb. 26 that would change Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) regulations on covered capital expenditures, behavioral health services, and air ambulance services and would increase …

Nurse Licensure Compact Passes the House

Michigan House Bill (HB) 4042, also known as the Michigan Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), passed the House Feb. 26. Sponsored by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Twp.) and supported by the MHA, the NLC allows registered nurses ...

Testimony on Age-Friendly Care Delivered in House Committee

Ewa Panetta, manager of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, testified before the Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee Feb. 26 to discuss the importance of integrating more age-friendly initiatives into hospitals. ...

New Report Shows Healthcare Remains Michigan’s Largest Private-sector Employer

The Partnership for Michigan’s Health reports that healthcare directly employed nearly 602,000 Michigan residents in 2018, demonstrating that healthcare continues to be the largest private-sector employer in the state. …

Learn to Manage Quality Improvement Projects with Implementation Science‚Äč

The MHA Keystone Center has extended to March 11 the deadline for registering for the Implementation Science: Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Course, offered in conjunction with Vlasic & Roth.  …

MHA and AHA Partner on Leadership Resiliency Retreat

Today’s society does not often consider how physicians are affected by viewing daily pain and suffering. Studies show that physicians are overwhelmed with the extent of illnesses and too many conversations about…

Learn from Nationally Recognized Speakers at PSO Annual Meeting

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) brings together hospitals and safety experts for its annual meeting March 11 at the VisTaTech Center, Livonia. The event fosters peer learning and provides the opportunity  …

CEO Report – Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk

What comes to mind when you hear the word “tailgating”? Meeting with friends on a crisp fall afternoon outside the football stadium of your favorite team, firing up the grill, enjoying a few drinks before the big game? Until a few years ... 

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Audit Training Materials Available

The MHA recently coordinated an educational webinar with Myers and Stauffer, Michigan’s audit firm for the federally mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits. The fiscal year 2017 DSH audits have begun, in accordance with the following timeline ...

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyCharity Care in Not-for-profit Hospitals Good News, Bad News for Operators

“A new JAMA study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that charity care provided by not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals is higher than what’s provided by their investor-owned peers.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 24, 2020

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 2:

  • The MHA Council on Behavioral Health Integration will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing. 
  • The Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Community and Health Systems’ new rule governing the licensure of health facilities and agencies took effect Feb. 21. 

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a radio interview from WJR 760 AM that featured Brittany Bogan, senior vice president of safety & quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discussing importance of improved access to postpartum care for mothers.


  • MHA Monday Report March 2, 2020

Tags: PSO, Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan, Implementation Science, CON, Coronavirus, NLC, age-friendly, Physician Leadership Experience, cyber security

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