MHA Monday Report Sept. 14, 2020

Posted on September 14, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Weeks of Aug. 31 and Sept. 7

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. ...

Healthcare Issues Considered by Michigan Legislature

The Michigan House and Senate took up multiple pieces of legislation that would impact hospitals during the week of Sept. 7. Those bills address multiple areas of COVID-19-related liability, prescription drug transparency, authorization for health professionals with Canadian licenses to practice in Michigan, Michigan’s inclusion in an interstate ...

CMS Requires More Hospital Price Transparency as it Plans Payment Overhaul

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1. Key information from the final rule includes ...

CMS Releases Final Rule for Long Term Care Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long term care hospital prospective payment system for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1. Key information from the final rule includes ...

MHA CEO Report - Mental Health Impact from COVID-19

MHA CEO Brian Peters focuses on the mental health impact from COVID-19 on the healthcare workforce in Michigan. 

Upcoming Virtual Workshops Address Slips, Trips, Falls and Sharps Injuries

The MHA Keystone Center is hosting two virtual workshops in September as part of its statewide Workplace Safety Collaborative. Both workshops are offered free of charge to MHA members. The webinar Preventing Sharps Injuries will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15. ...

Register Now for Sept. 23 MHA Virtual Member Forum on 2020 Election​

MHA members are invited to join the virtual forum on the 2020 election and politics presented by David Wasserman, house editor for The Cook Political Report, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Sept. 23. Because political candidate positions on healthcare are critical as the COVID-19 ...

Learn CMS Rules for Medication Administration in Sept. 29 Webinar

Medications are involved in 80% of all healthcare treatments, which is the primary reason the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services closely monitors medication procedures. Surveyors are thoroughly reviewing how hospitals are promoting safe opioid use, complying with ...

Michigan Launches Initiative to Provide Free Education for Essential Workers

Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the second quarter of 2020 and put their health on the line for their communities amid the pandemic have earned an educational opportunity that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced during a Sept. 10 news conference. ...

MHA Hosts Mental Health Twitter Chat

The MHA hosted a Twitter chat Sept. 9 to help educate and encourage the conversation around mental health as it relates to COVID-19 and National Suicide Prevention Awareness ...

The Keckley Report

The COVID Economy is a One-two Gut Punch to Healthcare

“Last week, the Congressional Budget Office’ issued its updated outlook for FY 2020 predicting a record deficit of $3.3 trillion this year which includes $2.2 trillion for pandemic relief funding.

“It also noted that the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have funds to cover only 95% of its 2024 obligations decreasing to 80% of its obligations in 2030. That’s two years sooner than its pre-pandemic warning.”

Paul Keckley. Sept. 8, 2020

News to Know

  • In preparation for Election Day 2020, the MHA’s MI Vote Matters campaign encourages voters to engage in the election and to support healthcare priorities on Nov. 3. ​

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an article from Second Wave Michigan that featured quotes from Jim Lee, vice president, data policy & analytics, MHA, on how data has been used to make informed decisions on the pandemic response, such as resource allocation and health disparities.


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 14, 2020

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