MHA Monday Report March 29, 2021

Posted on March 29, 2021

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

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. ...


Healthcare Bills Progress in Michigan Legislature

The Michigan House and Senate continued their work on the healthcare reform and Certificate of Need  packages during the week of March 22. The House Health Policy Committee also took initial testimony on legislation to increase the state’s  ...


MDHHS Director Hertel Addresses MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened March 24 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation ...


COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increasing at Alarming Rate for Unvaccinated Adults

COVID-19 daily hospitalization data indicates that the large growth in hospitalizations in Michigan in March is occurring among younger age groups that have the lowest vaccination ...


No Vaccination Required for CMS/Joint Commission Surveyors to Enter Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently updated the QSO-20-39-NH memorandum originally issued Sept. 17, 2020, relating to many facets of nursing home visitation. Included on pages 7 and 8 of the memorandum is guidance relating to ...


FEMA Updates COVID-19 Interim Policy on Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated the COVID-19 Interim Policy on Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance (PA). This interim policy is applicable only to eligible PA applicants and defines the requirements  ...


MHA Healthcare Leadership Award Nominations Due April 2

The MHA Healthcare Leadership Award recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities as a trustee, executive, physician, nurse or other healthcare leader. ...


Members Implement Staff Wellbeing Tool, Share Experiences During March 25 Event

The MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative hosted a virtual meeting March 25 to discuss members’ experiences implementing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s resource, Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-being and Joy in Work ...


Headline Roundup: Week of March 22 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals face a potential third surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to the increase in infections and hospitalizations over recent ...


The Keckley Report

Four Issues HHS Must Solve as Becerra Takes Charge

“This week marks the first week on the job for newly confirmed HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra … Secretary Becerra’s plate is full: the 4 most urgent challenges below are riddled with partisan brinksmanship but in need of attention.”

Paul Keckley. March 22, 2021


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