MHA Monday Report Oct. 11, 2021

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MHA Covid-19 updateCombating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Oct. 4

The number of Michiganders hospitalized with COVID-19 has continued to rise, with 1,811 adults and 35 children confirmed as inpatients Oct. 8. An additional 119 adults and six children were hospitalized with illnesses suspected …

MHA staff members Sean Sorenson-Abbott (left) and Adam Carlson testified before the House Health Policy Committee Oct. 7.

Governor Signs MHA-supported Trauma System Legislation

A bill to fund the statewide trauma system was signed during the week of Oct. 4 and several bills impacting hospitals were taken up in the House and Senate health policy committees. …

Thomas Albert

House Appropriations Chair Albert Addresses MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened Oct. 6 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. …


2020-2021 Annual ReportAnnual Report Highlights Member Dedication Amid COVID-19

The MHA Keystone Center recently released its 2020-2021 Annual Report, which showcases the center’s accomplishments and member-driven efforts to improve the quality and safety of healthcare statewide and beyond. It also describes member …


Additional Resources Available to Plan Care for Afghan Refugees

The MHA continues to compile relevant information for providing healthcare to Afghan refugees to help members prepare for the possibility of these individuals coming to Michigan. Through its national healthcare networks, the MHA has learned of 13,000 …

MI care mattersNew MiCare Champion Podcast Explores Health Equity with Spectrum Health

The MHA released another episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. …

MHASC Board and HR Committee Focus on Action Plan

The MHA Service Corporation (MHASC) board held a retreat Oct. 7 to evaluate nondues revenue sources that provide financial support to the MHA and to highlight key initiatives that the MHASC is tasked with supporting in the 2021-2022 MHA Strategic Action …

Paul KeckleyThe Keckley Report

Key Takeaways from Modern Healthcare Leadership Symposium

“I moderated a panel about the ‘The Future of Health Policy: A Candid Discussion’ at Modern Healthcare’s Leadership Symposium in Scottsdale. …

“So, hospitals and insurers appear on the same page about the direction of U.S. health policy and near-term expectations about Biden administration. But two days later, CMS released its Interim Final Rule on ‘Surprise Medical Billing: Part Two’ sparking opposite reactions from these organizations …”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 4, 2021

MHA in the News

MHA CEO Brian Peters discussed some of the top challenges facing Michigan hospitals in articles published the week of Oct. 4 by Becker’s Hospital Review and Michigan Advance.

News to Know

The MHA Cybersecurity Member Forum with experts from the American Hospital Association and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, originally scheduled for Oct. 19, has been postponed.