MHA Monday Report June 20, 2022

MHA Monday Report

capitol buildingBehavioral Health Supplemental Budget, Policy Bills Advance

Ask Congress to Support SAVE Act to Protect Healthcare Workers

The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act is newly proposed federal legislation to give healthcare workers the same legal protections against assault and intimidation that flight crews and airport workers have under federal law. U.S. Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and Larry Bucshon, MD …

MHA CEO Brian Peters; Beth Bedra, RN, patient safety officer, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, and Sarah Scranton, MPA, vice president, safety and quality, MHA and MHA Keystone executive director.

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Receives Q1 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center honored Beth Bedra, patient safety officer at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, June 9 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. …

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May 2022 CPI Report: Healthcare Prices Up, Especially Insurers

“Comparatively, healthcare has seen relatively constrained price increases while the rest of the economy’s price hikes have soared: In the last 12 months, the energy index rose 34.6%–the largest 12-month increase 2005, the food index increased 10.1%–the first increase of 10% or more since 1981, vs. 4.0% for medical care–notably the lowest 12 month increase of any category in the CPI.”

Paul Keckley, June 13, 2022

News to Know

The MHA has submitted comments regarding the proposed rule to update the fiscal year 2023 Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system.

MHA Monday Report June 13, 2022

MHA Monday Report

capitol buildingHouse and Senate Continue Health Policy Testimony

MHA Draft Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule Available for Member Review

The MHA has drafted comments regarding the fiscal year 2023 Medicare proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Hospitals are encouraged to review the impact of the proposed rule on …

The Keckley Report

Medicare Trustees Report is Misleading, Especially for Hospitals

“Last Thursday, the Medicare Trustees released their latest assessment of the long-term adequacy of the Trust Funds that reimburse [healthcare providers on] behalf of Medicare’s 64 million seniors andPaul Keckley disabled adults. …

“This report is the Trustees’ 57th. Its projections are developed in two time-frames … A careful read provides a cautionary view about future Medicare funding adequacy.”

Paul Keckley, June 6, 2022

News to Know

The MHA is developing an advocacy day specially designed for small or rural hospital members. Rural Advocacy Day will be held Sept. 21 at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing.

MHA in the News

MHA CEO Brian Peters expressed the MHA’s support for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affair’s new implicit bias training requirement for all professions licensed or registered under the Public Health Code in a story by Michigan Capitol Confidential.

MHA Monday Report June 6, 2022

MHA Monday Report

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Legislators Discuss New Healthcare-related Bills

Jase Bolger Addresses Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened May 25 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from former State House Speaker Jase Bolger on the Michigan …

MHA Integral in Development of New BSN Proposal

The MHA, the Michigan Community College Association, Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities and the Michigan Association of State Universities released June 1 a collaborative proposal to invest state funds in expanding access to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree programs to the state’s …

Governance Fellowship ApplicationsJune 30 is Application Deadline for MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship

Applications are due June 30 for the 2022-2023 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2022 through June 2023. Board members and executives who want to hear more about the fellowship experience can watch a video of  graduates’ testimonials explaining …

MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEOMHA CEO Report — Healthcare Transparency and the Flaws of RAND 4.0

MHA CEO Brian Peters reviews the efforts hospitals are taking to improve healthcare transparency while addressing the flaws of the RAND 4.0 study.

New MHA Podcast Explores the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Ligature Risks and Regulatory Requirements Reviewed in MHA Webinar

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed outside of …

MHA CEO Rural Round Table Explores Policies, Partnerships

Adam CarlsonCarlson Named to Crain’s 50 Names to Know in Lobbying

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

The Keckley Report

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It’s Past Time for a Mental Health Moonshot

“Mental illness involves mood, stress, substance abuse and anxiety disorders and impacts children and adults. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease in the U.S. but its been treated as a second-class citizen in the U.S. health system for decades.”

Paul Keckley, May 31, 2022

News to Know

  • The MHA will host a webinar from 11 a.m. to noon ET June 8 with ParaRev to provide an update on the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) Lab Test Private Payor Rate Reporting – CMS Update on PAMA Reporting Requirements.
  • MHA Endorsed Business Partner SUNRx will host a 340B Regulatory Brief from 2 to 3 p.m. ET June 14 to provide valuable insights for consideration in the management of participants’ 340B pharmacy strategies. The webinar will cover the current regulatory environment and implications moving forward.

MHA in the News

MHA CEO Brian Peters spoke with Michael Patrick Shiels of Michigan’s Big Show June 3 as part of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference.