MHA Monday Report Feb. 15, 2021

Posted on February 15, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Feb. 8

As of Feb. 10, the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard indicated nearly 1.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Michigan to protect residents from the disease. While the virus continues its assault across the globe, the MHA keeps members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA ...


Executive Budget Recommendation Protects State Funds for Healthcare

The fiscal year 2022 executive budget recommendation was presented to the Legislature Feb. 11 by State Budget Director Dave Massaron.The governor’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year protects key hospital priorities and includes the significant ...


Auto No-fault Utilization Review Rules Examined in Webinar

The MHA hosted a member webinar Feb. 9 to discuss the recently finalized auto no-fault insurance utilization review rules. The presentation was led by Jennifer Benedict and Becky Glitman, partners in the Honigman law firm, with follow-up discussion led ...


Examine Prevailing Healthcare Topics at PSO Annual Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored many prevailing issues that patients and health organizations are facing: the impact of health disparities, opioid use disorder and failure to rescue, among others ...


Ludwig Community Benefit Award Nominations Due Feb. 19

The MHA’s Ludwig Community Benefit Award is presented annually to recognize MHA-member healthcare organizations that demonstrate community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative ...


Free Webinars to Explain Medicare Fee-for-service Quality-based Programs

The MHA is coordinating two free educational webinars hosted by DataGen to review the Medicare fee-for-service quality-based programs. The webinar offered from 1 to 2 p.m. March 3 will review the Medicare value-based purchasing program, and the webinar available ...


Submit Proposals to Present at The Root Cause Coalition National Summit

The MHA is a member of The Root Cause Coalition, whose mission is to reverse and end the systemic root causes of health inequities for individuals and communities through cross-sector partnerships. The coalition has opened its request for proposals to present at the ...


Webinars Will Examine Price Transparency Strategies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule requires hospitals to post online standard charges for 300 “shoppable” services effective Jan. 1. Hospitals and health systems need to highlight their best attributes, because the ... 


The Keckley Report

The American Rescue Plan: What’s it Mean for Healthcare?

“With last week’s passage of budget reconciliation bills in both the House and Senate, the stage is set for passage of the President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan along party lines in the next two weeks. …

“Here’s what’s likely to be included in the plan with the caveat that the parliamentarian of the Senate might disallow certain items…under rules of reconciliation:”

Paul Keckley. Feb. 8, 2021


News to Know

MHA offices are closed Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Staff members will respond to voicemail and email messages when offices reopen Tuesday morning. Best wishes for a healthy holiday!


MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an article from the Detroit Free Press that provides a summary of the governor’s fiscal year 2022 executive budget recommendation and includes reactions from state leaders, including MHA CEO Brian Peters.

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