MHA Monday Report Nov. 9, 2020

Posted on November 09, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Nov. 2

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

MHA Board of Trustees Holds November Meeting

The MHA Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting Nov. 4 via a virtual platform. The agenda included an election and political update, a discussion of likely action during the state Legislature’s lame-duck session, a state budget recap, and a review of statewide data trends and ongoing association priorities ...

Recapping 2020 Election Results

While the 2020 general election is complete, vote counting continues in Michigan and across the country, driven by both record voter turnout and a record number of absentee ballots cast. Michigan, like many states, does not allow absentee ballots to be counted before the opening ...

Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System Update Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service home health prospective payment system, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Key provisions of the rule ...

Federal Final Rule Requires Health Insurers to Make Prices Transparent

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor recently released a price transparency final rule affecting health insurers. A similar rule requires hospitals to post price information beginning Jan. 1, and a Nov. 10 webinar has been ...

MHA Keystone Center Launches Second Age-Friendly Action Community

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthcare sector is far-reaching. One key lesson that has surfaced is the urgent need for age-friendly healthcare. Older adults and individuals ...

Implicit Bias Training Rules Advisory Work Group Releases Final Recommendations

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 9 signed Executive Directive 2020-07, directing the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to begin promulgating rules to establish implicit bias training standards as part of the knowledge and skills necessary for health ...

Chairman’s CEO Roundtable Explored Healthcare Strengths and Sustainability

More than 60 healthcare leaders participated in the virtual MHA Chairman’s CEO Round Table Nov. 4 to discuss healthcare strengths and sustainability. Paul Keckley, healthcare policy analyst and widely known industry expert, outlined the status of election ...

MHA CEO Report – Leaders Become Executives; Not the Other Way Around

In this month's CEO Report, MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses leadership in the healthcare industry, particularly how it relates to COVID-19. 

Report Depicts How COVID-19 is Affecting Physicians

Merritt Hawkins, an endorsed business partner of the MHA, conducted the Physician’s Foundation Survey of American Physicians in three parts in 2020 and recently released the final results. Each part of the survey focused on a ...

The Keckley Report

Post-election Reality for Healthcare: Two Issues that Will Get Immediate Attention​

“Regardless of SCOTUS’ ruling, who sits in the White House, Congress, Governors’ offices and legislatures, or how fast vaccines and drugs become available, changes in the U.S. health industry in the next few years will be its most consequential in decades. At the top of the industry’s punch list are two issues certain to get immediate attention.”

Paul Keckley. Nov. 2, 2020

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including stories published by Crain's Detroit Business the week of Nov. 2 that referenced the MHA and aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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