MHA Monday Report March 1, 2021

Posted on March 01, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Feb. 22

Progress is being made on both the economic and vaccine fronts in the battle against COVID-19. The MHA continues to keep members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. Important updates are outlined  ...


Senate Reintroduces Certificate of Need Legislation

A package of Certificate of Need bills originally considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session was reintroduced in the Senate during the week of Feb. 22. Senate Bills 181, 182 and 183 would implement the ...


House Introduces Healthcare Reform Package

New bills were introduced in the House during the week of Feb. 22 that address a wide range of healthcare issues in Michigan. House Bills 4345 through 4359 intend to improve prescription drug transparency, expand the scope of Certified Registered ...


OBRA Electronic Implementation Delayed Until Late August

As a result of MHA advocacy efforts, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) Office recently announced that the full implementation of the electronic process for completing  ...


Resources Available for FY 2018 Disproportionate Share Hospital Audits

Myers and Stauffer, Michigan’s contractor for the federally mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital audits, recently hosted a webinar regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2018 audits currently underway for hospitals that received a payment from ...


Join the MHA Virtual Care Workgroup

The MHA is developing a virtual care strategic plan to aid members in building upon their virtual care successes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual care strategic plan will guide the MHA in directing resources toward advancing healthcare for ...


Leaders Participate in First Session of Virtual Breakthrough

More than 170 chief executive officers and senior leaders took part in the first session of the MHA Virtual Breakthrough. Marty Makary, MD, MPH, a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins and frequent media commentator on public health policy for the ...


PSO Annual Meeting Will Feature Failure to Rescue Presentation

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting will be held virtually the mornings of March 9 and 10, highlighting presentations on various issues facing healthcare systems. Amir Ghaferi, MD, MS, associate professor of surgery and business at ...

Age-Friendly Action Community Kicks Off March 10

The second cohort of the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community kicks off with its first webinar March 10. The Action Community builds on the national Age-Friendly Health Systems movement ...


New MiCare Champion Podcast Explores How Health Systems Have Survived the Pandemic

The MHA released a new episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. ...


Patient Transporter Speaks Up for Patient’s Safety, Receives Award

Audra Carlson, a patient transporter at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, was announced Feb. 2 as the quarterly Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center Speak-up! Award recipient for her actions that protected the health of a patient. ...


CEO Report – Adding Value to Your Membership

In this month's CEO Report, MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses how the MHA adds value for its members through the MHA Health Foundation, the MHA Keystone Center and the MHA Service Corporation.


Trustee Insights Edition Addresses Telehealth

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, includes an article that explores the benefits of telehealth, how to navigate the related federal regulations and the constant advances ...


The Keckley Report

Hospital Consolidation: What’s Ahead in the Public Debate?

“The consolidation of hospitals looms large in the public debate about the future of the U.S. health delivery system. The Biden administration has pledged a full review to determine if the benefits outweigh negative consequences.”

Paul Keckley. Feb. 22, 2021


News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 1:

  • MHA endorsed business partner Medical Solutions has developed a whitepaper that explores the challenges facing healthcare systems and explains how strong workplace cultures can lead to better recruitment, retention, and employee satisfaction during the pandemic and beyond.
  • The MHA is coordinating two free educational webinars hosted by DataGen to review the Medicare fee-for-service quality-based programs. 

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