MHA Monday Report Jan. 18, 2021

Posted on January 18, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Jan. 11

As of Jan. 14, 11,148,991 individuals in the U.S. have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show Michigan has vaccinated 3,277 people per 100,000 – now second best among the Great Lakes states ...

2021-2022 Legislative Session Begins

The 2021-2022 legislative session kicked off during the week of Jan. 11 with new legislators being sworn in and a handful of Senate Bills being reintroduced from last session. Notable legislation ...

Celebrating Member Commitment to Addressing Racism and Health Inequities

Nearly 100 hospitals and health systems have signed the MHA Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities since it was released in November 2020. The MHA acknowledges the importance of this unified commitment and ...

MHA Twitter Chat to Address COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

As the state continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to select groups of essential workers and at-risk populations, it’s critical to ensure that Michiganders across the state are ...

Registration Open for Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting, taking place virtually March 9 and 10.The two-day event will focus on hot topics in healthcare, including implicit bias, health equity, opioid ...

Webinar Outlines Opportunities Under New Stark Laws

The MHA will outline details of the “game changing” modernization of the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the Stark Law, and the safe harbors under the anti-kickback statute in the upcoming webinar Stark Law Changes: Opportunities for ...

MHA Auto No-Fault Campaign Concludes, Wins Award of Merit

The MHA’s auto no-fault public education campaign “Big Changes Ahead” concluded Dec. 31. Shortly after, the campaign website won an Award of Merit through the 2020 Diamond Awards. The Diamond Awards are hosted by the East ...

MHA Joins Healthcare Experts to Discuss Economic Trends in Healthcare

MHA CEO Brian Peters joined healthcare leaders from around the state on Jan. 8 for a panel discussion on West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast. During the conversation, Peters focused on health trends ...

Headline Roundup: Week of Jan. 11 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals continue to address the second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and ...

The Keckley Report

The Big Four: The Table is Set for a New Center of Gravity in Healthcare

“Amazon has declared war on healthcare business as usual. It’s not alone. Walmart, Optum, and CVS are pursuing the same endgame but differ in how they’re executing their plans.”

“The landscape in healthcare is shifting to bigger players with deep pockets and wider capabilities. Lack of response by incumbents today likely means irrelevance or insignificance tomorrow. They should not be ignored nor discounted. …”

Paul Keckley. Jan. 11, 2021

News to Know - Week of Jan. 18

MHA offices will be closed and no formal meetings will be scheduled Jan. 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 


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