MHA Monday Report March 15, 2021

Posted on March 15, 2021

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

The president signed the American Rescue Plan March 11, establishing as law the latest legislation to address the many areas of loss the country has suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes $8.5 billion in funding for eligible rural ...

President Signs New Coronavirus Relief Legislation into Law

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law March 11. The COVID-19 relief law allocates $8.5 billion for payments to eligible rural healthcare providers for healthcare-related expenses and lost revenues that are ...

State House and Senate Act on Healthcare Legislation

The Michigan Legislature addressed multiple issues impacting hospitals during the week of March 8, in addition to the supplemental budget that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law. In the Senate, testimony was taken on a package of Certificate of Need  ...

Hospitals Affected by OMB Proposed Standards Urged to Comment by March 19

Updated federal recommendations for delineating urban versus rural areas that are expected to take effect in fiscal year 2025 would impact Medicare payments to hospitals. Members are encouraged to determine whether the new recommendations would ...

Patient Safety Awareness Week to Promote Conversations, Inspire Global Action

Patient Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is being celebrated March 14 through 20 in 2021. This annual event aims to advance important discussions and inspire action globally to improve the ...

Nominations Sought for 2021 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award

The annual presentation of the MHA Healthcare Leadership Award honors those who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities. To nominate an exceptional healthcare trustee, executive ...

Members Gather Virtually for MHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting

Nearly 170 members virtually attended the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting March 9 and 10. Participants included safety teams — directors of safety and quality, risk managers ...

The Keckley Report

The Two Significant Unintended Consequences of the American Rescue Plan for Providers

“The American Rescue Plan Act passed the Senate 50-49 … this stimulus relief bill has widespread support … But getting money in the hands of the hardest hit comes with a cost: it adds $1.9 trillion to the $27 trillion national debt at a precarious time for the economy and particularly hospitals and other providers.”

Paul Keckley. March 8, 2021

MHA in the News

State of Reform published a story March 10 with Chris Mitchell, executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs, discussing the MHA’s priorities for the current Michigan legislative session.


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