MHA Monday Report April 26, 2021

Posted on April 26, 2021

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

Michigan continues to make good progress vaccinating our adult eligible population as Michigan exceeded over six million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered April 16, displaying significant progress in Michigan’s effort to achieve the goal of vaccinating at least ...


State House Committee Supports MHA Behavioral Health Proposal, Releases FY 22 HHS Budget

The Michigan House Appropriations committee released April 21 a spending proposal for the remaining $3.2 billion in federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations that were signed into law in Dec. The MHA is pleased that ...


Two New Member Councils Launched

The MHA Board of Trustees authorized at its April meeting two new member councils: The Human Resources Council and the Chief Financial Officer Council. Self-nominations will go live later in April along with nominations for the other MHA committees and ...


MDHHS Issues RFP to Provide Emergency Shelter for Homeless

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued April 19 a Request for Proposals to provide emergency shelter or lodging for eligible households experiencing homelessness and administer the program ...


Webinar Focuses on Compensation Rules Under the New Stark Laws

The webinar Compensation Rules Under the New Stark Laws will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST May 26 to outline new rules under the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the Stark Law, surrounding value-based payment ...


Drive Culture Improvement with SCORE Survey, Learn More During Webinar

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization is hosting a webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. May 27 to provide an overview of Safe & Reliable Healthcare’s Safety, Communication, Operational Reliability & Engagement Survey. The SCORE Survey ...


Governance Fellowship Cultivates Board Member Skills

So much is changing frequently in healthcare that leadership and governing board members must rely on preparation and cultivated strategic skills to react to disrupting forces. The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate ...


Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 1,095,000 in April, an increase of 22,000 beneficiaries since January. The April MA enrollment is spread across 45 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately ...


Trustee Insights Edition Explores Diversity, Revenue, Behavioral Health Services

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, is now available. This month’s issue includes an article on recruitment efforts to achieve diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, expertise ...


Headline Roundup: Week of April 19 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals care for a 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 the past ...


The Keckley Report

Pushback on Price Transparency Rule: the Unintended Consequences for Hospitals

“To create an apples-to- apples comparison of hospital prices requires standardization of codes, specificity about the scope of services included by whom and where, and adjustments for patient severity and risk factors. Regrettably, the rule’s creators depended too much on claims data not enough on clinical processes and local payer-mixes in crafting their rule.”

Paul Keckley. April 19, 2021


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