MHA Monday Report Feb. 28, 2022

MHA Monday Report

MHA Covid-19 update

The current surge of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has continued its downward trend. The seven-day average of hospitalizations in the U.S. as of Feb. 22 was 53,987, down from 146,534 Jan. 20. Michigan hospitalizations for confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 …

capitol backgroundPharmacy Benefit Manager Legislation Signed, Amended Right to Try Act Passes House

Important pharmacy benefit manager legislation was signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the week of Feb. 21 and the Michigan Legislature took up several pieces of legislation that impact hospitals. The Senate Health Policy and Human  …

Register Now for CMS Conditions of Participation Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation recently made significant changes to regulatory standards of telemedicine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These standards, along with 1135 telemedicine waivers and new tag numbers for critical access hospitals will be …

Media Recap: Auto No-fault & Crain’s Detroit Business Coverage

The MHA received media coverage the week of Feb. 21 on efforts to amend Michigan’s auto no-fault law and from Crain’s Detroit Business advocating for state funding support for midsize vital hospitals and behavioral health. …

The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley

The Health System in Ukraine: Four Systemic Flaws

“This week, all eyes will be on Ukraine, Europe’s poorest country. Since becoming an independent state in 1991 after separating from the Soviet Union, Ukraine has failed to invest in its people, its economy and its health system. As the potential for conflict rises, the preparedness of the Ukrainian health system will garner global attention, especially if armed combat results in civilian casualties.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 21, 2022

News to Know

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund’s 2022 Behavioral Health Initiative began accepting grant proposals Feb. 23.