MHA Monday Report Aug. 16, 2021

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Aug. 9

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 below.

Nursing Home On-site Survey Waiver Request for Eligible Facilities

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Community and Health Systems is required to make at least one visit to each licensed nursing home every three years for an evaluation of licensure. The department may waive this required visit if  …

Sept. 8 Safe Table to Address Mental Health and Wellbeing

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization is hosting a safe table focusing on mental health and wellbeing Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged healthcare organizations across the care continuum. Employees continue …

Webinar to Discuss Changes to CMS Requirements

In November 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation made significant changes to the transparency bill, discharge planning and hospital improvement rule related to medical staff. More than 2,180 deficiencies were …

Video Series Highlights Health Equity, Dashboard Available to Measure Progress

The MHA and MHA Keystone Center are committed to assisting members in advancing health equity, eliminating disparities and addressing institutional racism to improve care for all Michiganders. The third and final video in the MHA Keystone Center’s …

The Keckley Report

Comparing Health System Performance: Three Observations on the Commonwealth Study

The Commonwealth research team compared the health systems in 11 high income countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States) using 71 measures across 5 domains: access to care, care process, administrative efficiency, equity, and health care outcomes. …

I have studied the health systems in China, India, the UK, Europe, Mexico, South America, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Botswana, South Africa and Canada. I have met with health officials, frontline providers and key suppliers in each. Seeing firsthand how these systems operate and hearing how key stakeholders navigate its rules, regs and opportunities provides my context for interpreting this study."

Paul Keckley, Aug. 9, 2021