MHA Monday Report Sept. 28, 2020

Posted on September 28, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Sept. 21

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


Michigan Legislature Protects Healthcare in FY 2021 Budget

The Michigan Legislature approved the fiscal year 2021 state budget Sept. 23. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has indicated support for the budget, which takes effect Oct. 1, protects vital funding sources for patient care in Michigan hospitals and ...


Healthcare Bills Continue to Move Through Legislature

The Michigan Legislature continued its work on many important policy issues for Michigan hospitals during the week of Sept. 21. Legislation that saw action included the package of Certificate of Need bills, a package on prescription drug transparency, COVID-19-related liability legislation, a bill to make ...


Efforts to Stop Drug Companies’ Abuse of 340B Program Accelerate

As drug companies increasingly attempt to limit hospital and community clinics' use of 340B contract pharmacy arrangements to lower drug prices, U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters recently joined many of their colleagues in asking the U.S. ...


State Department of Health and Human Services Addresses MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its first meeting of the program year virtually Sept. 23 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting ...


Training Available on OBRA Change to Patient Transfer Process

As the MHA shared with members in early September, there is an impending administrative change within the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 Division of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that will impact hospitals’ patient transfer workflows. Because a previously paper-based transfer process is ...


Nursing Home Recommendations on COVID-19 Discussed at Sept. 30 Webinar

The Michigan Nursing Home COVID-19 Task Force and the Center for Health and Research Transformation recently endorsed recommendations to inform the state’s response for a potential second wave of COVID-19. The MHA will host a member ...


MHA Keystone Center Spreads Awareness of Sepsis Through Twitter Chat

The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 24 to raise awareness on correctly identifying and treating sepsis as part of Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is a rapid response to infection that can lead to serious complications and is currently the leading cause of death in U.S.  ...


Trustee Insights Edition Outlines Ways to Revisit Strategy During COVID-19

This month’s resources include articles focused on the board’s role in ensuring health equity is addressed, with defined improvement actions and metrics to measure success; maximizing board meetings in a virtual environment; and ways to leverage the ...


The Keckley Report

Post Pandemic, Investor Owned Health Insurers Have the Advantage

“(F)our new reports lend credence to the likelihood that large investor owned health insurance companies will emerge from the pandemic as the big winners … “

Paul Keckley. Sept. 21, 2020


News to Know

As Election Day nears, the MHA continues to offer complimentary MI Vote Matters informational posters and the 2020 Candidate Guide for members’ use in encouraging their communities to vote.


MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an article from Crain's Detroit Business that featured quotes from MHA CEO Brian Peters on a new report from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the RAND Corp. that reviewed claims data from 3,112 hospitals in 49 states.


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Tags: sepsis, AHA, MDHHS, 340B, state budget, Trustee Insights, Coronavirus, COVID-19, OBRA

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