MHA Monday Report Jan. 25, 2021

Posted on January 25, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Jan. 18

.Among the many actions President Joseph R. Biden took on his first day in office Jan. 20 was creating a White House COVID-19 response team to coordinate federal and state efforts to fight the pandemic. With this and other expected action by the new administration, the state of Michigan ...

Sen. Jim Stamas Addresses MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened Jan. 20 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland), who ...

Implicit Bias Training Draft Rules Released and Hearing Date

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is seeking public input on draft rules regarding implicit bias training that were ordered in Executive Directive 2020-07. Aimed at reducing racial disparities in the delivery of healthcare ...

Last Chance to Register for Employee Well-being Tool Implementation Event

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently released its new tool titled Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. The resource serves as a guide for ...

The Care that Keeps on Giving: Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System

Michigan’s aging population is growing rapidly — in fact, Michigan has one of the highest concentrations of older residents in the country. With advanced age, medical conditions and treatment become more complex, resulting in adverse outcomes ...

Keystone Center to Host Twitter Chat Focused on Improving Care for Older Adults

Out of 100,000 Michigan inpatient admissions per the Michigan Inpatient Database, approximately 41.9% were patients over the age of 65, according to statewide data from 2019. To make matters more challenging, roughly 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease ...

Trustee Insights Edition Outlines Behavioral Health Challenges ‚Äč

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, is now available. The January 2021 issue includes an article about the increasing number of people needing behavioral health services since ...

MHA Endorsed Business Partner Addresses Pay Equity and Compensation Strategies

During this time of both economic and societal upheaval, organizational commitment to fair pay remains high, according to the 2020 Pay Practices and Compensation Survey published in December by MHA Endorsed Business Partner ...

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 1,073,000 in January, an increase of 58,000 beneficiaries since October. The January MA enrollment is spread across 45 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately ...

The Keckley Report

Re-thinking Alternative Care Models and Value-based Care

“Clearly, changing incentives for hospitals and physicians is key to value-based care, but structural and administrative flaws have plagued the success of the alternative payment models.”

Paul Keckley. Jan. 18, 2021

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including several media clips of MHA CEO Brian Peters' statement on the appointment of a new state health director as well as vaccine challenges in Michigan.


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