MHA Monday Report July 27, 2020

Posted on July 27, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of July 20

As the threat posed by COVID-19 rises across the country, the MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus ...

State Legislature Considers Healthcare-related Bills​

The Michigan Legislature addressed several issues that are important to MHA members during the week of July 20, including a final budget adjustment for fiscal year (FY) 2020, a bill to prohibit the transfer of COVID-19-positive patients to ...

MHA Keystone Center Releases Health Equity Guide to Provide Guidance on Eliminating Health Disparities

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center July 22 released a new guide, Eliminating Disparities to Advance Health Equity and Improve Quality, designed to provide practical guidance for healthcare organizations seeking to eliminate disparities in care to advance ...

OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group Employee Receives Annual 2019 Speak-up! Award, Celebrates Safe Culture

Dale Werner, RTR, at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, Escanaba, received the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award for fourth quarter of 2019 and was also ...

Community Benefits Survey Will Not Be Conducted for Fiscal Year 2019 Data​

Due to the extraordinary challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHA will not collect data through the fiscal year 2019 Community Benefits Survey. The association feels that conducting the survey would create an unnecessary burden ...

Improve Quality and Safety by Completing Infection Prevention Boot Camp Series

The Infection Prevention Boot Camp webinar series gives healthcare staff a thorough understanding of how to create and lead a comprehensive infection prevention and control plan across units and disciplines. Credentialed, expert faculty ...

Data Refresh Scheduled for Quality Transparency Site,

Since the successful launch of the MHA’s hospital quality transparency website,, the association has worked with member hospitals to improve the design and data presented to visitors. ...

Webinars Explore COVID-19 Racial Disparities and Unconscious Bias

The MHA webinar series Leadership and Resiliency: Navigating Through and Beyond COVID-19 explores several mission-critical leadership qualities that leaders need to help traverse this difficult time. The final three webinars in the series are scheduled from ...

Member Forum to Address How Michigan and Healthcare Fit into 2020 Election

Political candidates’ positions on healthcare are critical as the COVID-19 epidemic sweeps the U.S. To help members better understand their role in the 2020 election, the MHA will host a virtual member forum on the 2020 election and politics from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Sept. 23. ...

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 1,003,000 in July, an increase of 9,000 beneficiaries since April. The July MA enrollment is spread across 43 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately ...

The Keckley Report

Is Medicare Advantage Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem

“Medicare Advantage (MA) has been an option for seniors since 2003. By all accounts, it’s doing well …

“Is MA the solution to the future for Medicare and a template for improving the effectiveness of the health system? Maybe, but it’s not without challenges that require attention from its proponents.”

Paul Keckley, July 20, 2020

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including articles from MiBiz on implicit bias training and from Healthcare IT News on issues related to data being reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


  • MHA Monday Report July 27, 2020

Tags: Medicare, Speak-up! Award, health equity, VerifyMICare, state budget, Coronavirus, COVID-19, infection prevention, racial disparities, Community Benefit Tracker

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