MHA Monday Report June 21, 2021

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of June 14

Nearly 61 percent of Michiganders ages 16 and over had received a COVID-19 vaccine as of June 17, supporting the state’s decision to rescind public health orders related to slowing the spread of the disease. Experts continue to urge the public to use caution, especially when around those who have not been vaccinated …

Michigan Legislature Advances Healthcare Bills

The Michigan House and Senate took up multiple pieces of legislation impacting hospitals during the week of June 14. The full Senate voted in favor of legislation to modernize the scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and policy committees addressed legislation to create …

State Responds to Hospitals’ Request to Delay OBRA Electronic System

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act office recently announced a delay from late August until Sept. 20 for the effective date of its new electronic system for completing forms 3877 and 3878. The delay is in response to …

Register by June 22 for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Virtual Series

As part of its work to address racism and health inequities, the MHA is offering a virtual series to address numerous diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, including …

LipkinPTSD, Rural Health Innovation Discussed in Final Leadership Series Sessions

The final two webinars in an ongoing series on leadership approaches designed to assist with post-pandemic strategic planning are scheduled for July 15 and Aug. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. Leading your Team and Culture Past the Collective …

The Keckley Report

Is the Physician Shortage Real?

“Last week, the Association of American Medical Colleges released its 6th annual forecast of physician supply and demand. The report concludes that the U.S. could face a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, lower than its 2020 estimate of a shortage between 54,100 to 139,000 by 2033.”

Paul Keckley, June 14, 2021

MHA in the News

MHA CEO Brian Peters was quoted by the Detroit Free Press and Crain's Detroit Business on the role the COVID-19 vaccine has had in allowing the lifting of public health orders June 22 that required masks and limited gathering capacities.