MHA Monday Report Oct. 4, 2021

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State Budget Signed, Healthcare Policy Bills Advanced

The week of Sept. 27 was highlighted by the governor signing the fiscal year (FY) 2022 state budget, legislative passage of a funding bill for the statewide trauma system, and policy bills in both the …

Apply by Oct. 26 for Additional COVID-19 Provider Funds

The Health Resources Services Administration recently opened an application process for $25.5 billion in federal COVID-19 funding for providers. The same application process is used for both Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan Rural payments. …

Identify Cybersecurity Risks at Member Forum

An upcoming MHA member forum designed for both technical and nontechnical leaders will aid participants in testing their organizations’ digital risk and mitigation strategies. The MHA cybersecurity member forum will take place from 9 a.m. …

Resources Available to Plan Care for Afghan Refugees

To help members prepare for the potential influx of Afghan refugees to Michigan and neighboring states, the MHA is compiling relevant information for providing healthcare …

PSOSafe Table to Address Pediatric Care During COVID-19

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization is hosting a safe table to investigate and discuss healthcare adversities facing the pediatric population, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safe table will be held virtually …

Register Now for Member Forum Reviewing MHA Strategic Action Plan

An MHA virtual member forum will outline the association’s 2021-2022 strategic action plan approved by the MHA Board of Trustees in August. The forum will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 to review the plan’s priorities, potential tactics to accomplish …

MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEO

CEO Report — Our Commitment to Safety and Quality

MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses the work and successes of the MHA Keystone Center following Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announcing last month a $5 million commitment through 2024 to support the MHA Keystone Center’s expanded quality and safety improvement programs.

Paul KeckleyThe Keckley Report

Hospital Finances in 2021: What We Know for Sure

“Last week, Kaufman, Hall and Associates released its outlook for hospital finances for the rest of 2021. …

“In response, the American Hospital Association issued a statement: ‘If there were no relief funds from the federal government, losses in net income would be as high as $92 billion, which further emphasizes the magnitude of losses hospitals will likely continue to face through the end of 2021.’”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 27, 2021

MHA in the News

The MHA responded to several media requests the week of Sept. 27 that focused on the signing of the fiscal year 2022 state budget by Gov. Whitmer and the healthcare workforce crisis.

News to Know

  • The Michigan Health Policy Forum will conduct its Fall Forum virtually from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
  • Michigan’s 2021 Fall Immunization Conferences will be held virtually from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 and 14.