MHA Monday Report Oct. 5, 2020

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Sept. 28

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. …


State and Federal Lawmakers Act on Important Healthcare Issues

During the week of Sept. 28, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the fiscal year 2021 budget, and the Senate continued its work on several policy issues important to Michigan hospitals. In federal news, President Donald Trump signed …


Advocacy Continues on Behalf of 340B Hospitals

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is important for many MHA members and their financial health. As recently reported, advocacy efforts to protect the program are taking place. The MHA recently sent a letter to the Michigan congressional delegation on behalf of the state’s 340B hospitals. …


Comment on Outpatient Proposed Rule by Oct. 5; MHA Comments Available

The MHA prepared comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system effective Jan. 1, 2021. The MHA recommends …

MHA and MHA Keystone Center Release 2019-2020 Annual Report

The MHA and the MHA Keystone Center released their 2019-2020 MHA and MHA Keystone Center Annual Report Oct. 1. The report reflects on critical strategies and tactics related to COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 efforts throughout the 2019-2020 program year. …


MHA CEO Report – Preventing a Flu Surge

MHA CEO Brian Peters stresses the importance of influenza vaccination to avoid a potential COVID-19 surge at the same time as an influenza surge in Michigan later this flu season.


Michigan Harvest Gathering Project Leader Training Set for Oct. 8

The 2020 Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) food program will virtually kick off Oct. 20. MHA members that haven't already done so are encouraged to renew their support and submit a project leader designation form for this year through the association’s MHG webpage. …


Workshops Discuss Strategies for Workplace Safety, Emphasize Leadership Support​

Participants learned strategies for deploying a sustainable sharps injury prevention program, including standardizing the equipment and disposal processes and mitigating distractions through “do not disturb” signage and calling out all exposed sharps to nearby staff members. The speakers encouraged participants …


News to Know

MHA members are encouraged to use its complimentary MI Vote Matters informational posters and 2020 Candidate Guide to highlight the importance of voting in the upcoming election.