MHA Monday Report Nov. 2, 2020

Posted on November 02, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Oct. 26 

Michigan, the U.S. and much of the world continue to experience increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services revised and extended its epidemic order Oct. 29 to contain the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Multiple Healthcare-related Bills Become Law

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed into law several bills that impact Michigan hospitals. The legislation included several bills to provide legal immunity for work done during the peak months of the coronavirus pandemic, a package to make changes to surprise billing practices, and legislation to ...

New Polling Shows Clear Majority of Michiganders Understand COVID-19 Precautions

With COVID-19 cases again spiking across the state and nation, 91% of Michigan voters agree that Michiganders taking responsibility to wear masks, wash their hands and socially distance would help ...

Prepare to Post Hospital Charges, Rates by Jan. 1

The MHA will host a webinar from 1 to 2:15 p.m. EST Nov. 10 to discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule.  Beginning Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to post online, in a machine-readable format, their standard ...

OBRA Online System Implementation Delayed

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Specialized Nursing Home/Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act Programs has delayed the implementation of the online system for submitting forms 3877 and 3878 regarding ...

MHA Keystone Center to Host Health Equity Twitter Chat

Equity in care ensures that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain optimal health. Inequities, or differences in people’s health outcomes, are unjust and are a product of shortcomings in the healthcare structure and society. To achieve equity for ...

MHA Joins Roundtable Discussion on Community Health

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for leaders, it has allowed businesses to participate in innovative conversations. MHA Chief Medical Officer Gary Roth, DO, joined leaders from around the state Oct. 26 in a virtual roundtable to discuss how businesses ...

Mitchell Among Crain’s 50 Names to Know in Lobbying

MHA Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs Chris Mitchell has been listed in the 50 Names to Know in Lobbying guide for 2020 published by Crain’s Detroit BusinessCrain’s describes the guide as a selection of professionals representing trade groups, major corporations ...

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 1,015,000 in October, an increase of 12,000 beneficiaries since July. The October MA enrollment is spread across 43 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with ...

Headline Roundup: Week of Oct. 26 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals continue to address the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to responding to the pandemic. ...

The Keckley Report

The Trump-Biden Health Policies: A Study of Contrasts in a Change Election

“Regardless of who wins the White House, healthcare policy will be prominent in the next administration. The industry is America’s biggest employer (17.5 million), its biggest and fastest growing expense (18% of Gross Domestic Product) and the biggest contributor to the nation’s staggering $26.9 trillion federal debt.”

Paul Keckley. Oct. 26, 2020

News to Know

Nov. 3 is Election Day! Those who have not voted early, either in person or via absentee ballot, are urged to go to the polls and vote for their choice of candidates.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an interview with MHA CEO Brian Peters by WWJ Newsradio 950 on the increasing rate of COVID-19-related hospitalizations across Michigan and a story published by Bridge on increases that hospitals are providing to entry-level and low-wage workers.


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