MHA Monday Report Sept. 13, 2021

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Weeks of Aug. 30 and Sept. 6

The MHA and its member hospitals continue to urge residents to get vaccinated to guard against the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19. As of Sept. 8, more than 66% of Michiganders 16 and older had received at least one dose of the lifesaving vaccine, and 56.5% of all eligible residents aged 12 and older were fully …

News Reporters Join “Healthy Communities, Healthy Economies” Press Event

The MHA conducted Sept. 9 a virtual press conference in partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan featuring Michigan hospital and business leaders calling upon residents to support “Healthy Communities, Healthy Economies” by …

Senate Health Policy Committee Hears Testimony

The Senate Health Policy and Human Resources Committee took testimony Sept. 9 on a pair of bills relevant to Michigan hospitals as the Legislature returned to regular session following its summer break. …

CEO Report — Healthy Communities, Healthy Economies

MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses how hospital operations, public health, and economic vitality are all inextricably linked in Michigan communities, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration Open for Michigan Health Equity Summit

The MHA Keystone Center is partnering with the Michigan Public Health Institute and the Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy to host a Michigan Health Equity Summit from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 3. …

Louisiana Care Fund Set Up for Hurricane Relief

The Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has established the Louisiana Care Fund in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The fund will aid …

Registration Required for Sept. 20 Launch of OBRA Electronic System

MHA members are encouraged to complete registration for the new electronic system that will be used to complete required Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act forms 3877 and 3878 beginning Sept. 20. The new electronic system will replace …

The Keckley Report

The Medicare Trustees 2021 Report: Two Key Takeaways for Health Industry Stakeholders

“Last Tuesday, the Medicare Trustees* released the 56th annual report to Congress on the fiscal status of the program that serves 62.6-million Americans and represents 20% of total federal spending–$925.8 billion in 2020.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 7, 2021

MHA in the News

In addition to news coverage from the MHA’s Sept. 9 press event (see story above), MHA CEO Brian Peters discussed critical hospital staffing challenges in a story published Sept. 6 by The Detroit News, an issue that spans all areas of hospital operations and Michigan regions.

“We’re experiencing a severe issue at this moment because of the pandemic and related issues, but we’ve known about a nursing shortage coming down the line for some time,” said Peters. “The pandemic has just poured gasoline on that fire.”