MHA Monday Report March 9, 2020

Posted on March 09, 2020

Combating the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The MHA is working closely with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other state and federal agencies and organizations to ensure …

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review ACA Determination in Fall

The U.S. Supreme Court decided March 2 that it will review, during its term beginning in October, a federal appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate unconstitutional.The high court also granted many healthcare

Court Blocks Michigan’s Medicaid Work Requirements

 A U.S. District Court ruling issued March 4 invalidated Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements, which posed a threat to healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of Healthy Michigan Plan recipients. Judge James Boasberg’s order blocks Michigan...

MHA Members Asked to Submit Comments on CMS 340B Survey by March 9

A proposed survey by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to collect pricing data on Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs from all hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. ... 

Critical Incident Stress Management Bill Signed Into Law

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4862 into law March 3, which expands confidentiality protections for participants and providers at healthcare facilities performing Critical Incident Stress Management services. ...

Bills to Expand Telehealth Services Reported from House Committee

Members of the House Health Policy Committee voted March 5 to report House Bills 5412 through 5416, which would expand opportunities for providers to receive Medicaid payment for telehealth services. The MHA has supported…

Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will be celebrated March 8-14 to increase awareness about patient safety and recognize the work that is already in-progress to reduce the risk of preventable patient harm …

Nominations Sought for Healthcare Leadership, Advancing Safe Care Awards

The MHA is seeking nominations for two awards that recognize healthcare professionals for their efforts to lead the way to healthier communities. The MHA Healthcare Leadership Award recognizes outstanding members of the healthcare governing boards…

Proposed Policy on Medicaid Payments for Rural Hospitals Released

The Medical Services Administration recently released a proposed policy to implement the supplemental budget appropriation for fiscal year 2020, which included additional general funds to increase critical access hospital reimbursement.  Pending approval by the ... 

Healthcare Leaders Explored Rural Healthcare Issues at Breakthrough Event

More than 100 chief executive officers and senior leaders attended MHA Breakthrough Feb. 27 and 28 to discuss the competitive landscape and tactics to reinforce long-term viability. In a special Town Hall on Michigan’s Rural Healthcare Strategy, a coalition of Tennessee providers and government outlined how they are making several ambitious ...

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyThe Road to Value-based Care is Inevitable but Bumpy: The Realities that Must Be Addressed​

 “The U.S. health delivery system is destined to replace its flawed volume-based incentives with value-based purchasing, but the process is proving difficult. That’s the consensus view from Chief Strategy Officers of major health systems convened by Lumeris over the weekend in Montana.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 2, 2020

News to Know

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

  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week March 8 through 14.  
  • The MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.  
  • As part of the webinar series from the MHA Endorsed Business Partner program, a webinar titled 340B Regulatory Update – Past, Present and Future will be hosted with SUNRx from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.  
  • The 2020 Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the VisTaTech Center – Schoolcraft College, Livonia.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including articles from Crain’s Detroit Business, Bridge Magazine and Interlochen Public Radio about the MHA’s 2020 Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan report, Medicaid work requirements and rural healthcare.


  • MHA Monday Report March 9, 2020

Tags: ACA, Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, Healthcare Leadership Award, Breakthrough, Advancing Safe Care Award, National Patient Safety Awareness Week, 340B, CAH, Coronavirus, telemedicine

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