MHA Monday Report Oct. 2, 2017

Posted on October 02, 2017

Join us for an auto no-fault Twitter chat on Oct. 4

U.S. Senate Tables Vote on ACA Repeal Due to Lack of Votes

A last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was officially tabled Sept. 26 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The bill, known as the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, failed to garner the support … Read more

Join us for an auto no-fault Twitter chat on Oct. 4Auto No-fault Insurance Issue Heats Up at the Capitol

As promised by elected officials toward the end of summer, the debate over Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system is heating up in Lansing with the introduction of another no-fault bill in the Legislature. On Sept. 26 … Read more

Deadline Extended for Revising Worksheet S-10 Data

As previously reported, in July the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an opportunity for hospitals to revise data reported on Worksheet S-10 of their Medicare cost reports for fiscal years (FYs) 2014 and 2015. The CMS recently extended the deadline for these amended cost reports … Read more

The MHA helped kick off the 2017 Michigan Harvest Gathering campaign with a corporate donation of $30,000. Michigan Harvest Gathering Sets Statewide Goal of $350,000 for 2017

The 2017 Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) kicked off this week with a media conference, held at the Cristo Rey Community Center, one of the main food distribution centers in the Greater Lansing area … Read more

Webinar Explores Ways Person and Family Engagement Intersects with Health Equity

The terms health equity and health disparities are becoming increasingly common in the public health sector due to socioeconomic and racial health disparities in hospital quality and safety outcomes and healthcare not being equitable across all populations … Read more

Hurricane Relief Fund Begun for Puerto Rico Hospital Personnel

Hurricane Irma approaching Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory. Puerto Rico has sustained historic damage resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Power, water, supplies, fuel, phone lines and cellular towers are affected across most of the island; flood waters continue to hamper recovery efforts … Read more

The Keckley Report

Straight Talk about Affordable Healthcare
Paul Keckley“‘Affordable healthcare’ might be the most over-used and confusing term used in public discourse these days. It’s akin to ‘quality of care’ and ‘access’ as phrases that mean something different to everyone though every politician and trade group lay claim to knowing how to deliver it better.

Polls show it ranks just below national security as a concern to most Americans. … One thing’s for sure: the issue of affordable care is not going away soon. But is the issue understood?”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 25, 2017

News to Know

  • The MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference will take place Wednesday and Thursday in Lansing.
  • The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos
  • The MHA Council on Children’s Health will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • Members have until Oct. 5 to register for the 2017 MHA Communications Retreat, to be held Oct. 10 in East Lansing.

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MHA in the News

#MiCareMatters logoRead recent state and national coverage about the MHA, including articles from Crain’s Detroit Business and the Detroit News about the MHA’s opposition to the latest effort to reform the Michigan auto no-fault insurance system, and Michigan hospitals’ work to protect people who rely on the Affordable Care Act … Read more


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 2, 2017

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