MHA Monday Report Aug. 9, 2021

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Aug. 2

In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant, Michigan hospitals and health systems released a consensus statement Aug. 5 that reflects the urgent need for individuals to be vaccinated. The statement notes that currently …


Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule Released for FY 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service hospital inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2022. Provisions of the final rule take effect Oct. 1, 2021, unless otherwise …


Final Rule Released for FY 2022 Long-term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term care hospital prospective payment system for fiscal year 2022. Unless otherwise noted, provisions of the rule take effect Oct. 1, 2021…

Aug. 19 Webinar to Inform LGBTQ+ Data Collection

To address the lack of data on LGBTQ+ patients and address health inequities, the Michigan Public Health Institute and the MHA Keystone Center are hosting a webinar titled LGBTQ+ Informed Care: It Starts with Data from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19. …


CMS Releases FY 2022 Inpatient Psych Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a final rule  to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for inpatient psychiatric facilities for fiscal year 2022, which begins Oct. 1, 2021. …


Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule Released for FY 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2022, which begins Oct. 1, 2021. …


Final Rule Released for FY 2022 Inpatient Rehab Facility Prospective Payment System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities for fiscal year 2022, which begins Oct. 1, 2021. …


CEO Report — Addressing Staffing Challenges

MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses staffing challenges impacting Michigan hospitals and the efforts to address and solve them. 


The Keckley Report

Delta Variant Exposes Two Flaws that Could Undermine Recovery

“The Delta variant’s impact on the health system, the economy and the psyche of America has been chilling. Since July 1:

  • Cases and hospitalizations have soared …
  • The stock market has dropped from record highs …
  • Consumer confidence has slipped …

“They are coincident with otherwise positive news … But the 2020 pandemic exposed two fundamental flaws that could thwart these and the 2021 Delta variant has amplified both.”

Paul Keckley, Aug. 2, 2021


News to Know

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Foster G. McGaw Prize has been extended to Aug. 14. For more information or to apply, see the AHA’s call for entries.


MHA in the News

Chris Mitchell, executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs, MHA, discussed staffing challenges impacting Michigan hospitals with FOX 17 Aug. 4.