MHA Monday Report June 5, 2023

MHA Monday Report

MHA Comments on Medicare Fee-for-Service Proposed Rules

The MHA recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system for fiscal year …

PRTF Proposed Policy Open for Public Comment

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services released a proposed policy May 30 for public comment related to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs). This policy will create a chapter in the Medicaid Provider …

FY 24 Hospital IPPS Payment System Comments

The MHA drafted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service hospital inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The MHA expresses …

MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship Application Deadline June 28

Applications are due June 28 for the 2023-2024 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2023 through June 2024. The fellowship focuses on the functions of governance, leadership …

Upcoming Webinars on Medicare FFS Quality-based Programs

The MHA is partnering with DataGen to host two free webinars focused on Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) quality-based programs, which can reduce hospital inpatient FFS payments by up to 6%, depending upon hospital performance. The webinars …

MDHHS Announces Grant and Scholarship Program for EMS Students

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a request for proposal for emergency medical services (EMS) workforce grants. This program aims to address the statewide shortage of EMS personnel through scholarships …

2023 Ludwig Nominee: Munson Healthcare Expanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Recovery in Northern Michigan

Since 1990, the MHA has honored member healthcare organizations working to enrich the overall welfare of their local communities through the Ludwig Community Benefit Award. This year, the MHA is excited to showcase all award nominees, …

MHA CEO Report — Impact of Drug Shortages on Hospitals

“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” — Albert Einstein The shortage of key cancer treatment drugs carboplatin and cisplatin made national headlines in recent weeks, as hospitals implemented multiple strategies to maintain …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleySpecial Report: Physicians on the Brink or At the Starting Line?

“The backdrop for the APG and AMA meetings in the next 2 weeks could not be more daunting. Inflationary pressures dog the health economy as each advances an advocacy agenda suitable to their member’s needs. But something is missing: a comprehensive, coherent, visionary view of the health system’s future in the next 10-20 years wherein physicians will play a key role. That view should include… …

The U.S. health system’s future is not a repeat of its past. Recognizing this, physicians and the professional associations like APG and AMA that serve them have an obligation to define its future state NOW.

Some physicians are on the brink of despair; others are at the starting line ready to take on the challenge. …“

Paul Keckley, May 30, 2023

MHA CEO Brian Peters with Paul W Smith of WJR during the Mackinac Policy Conference.

MHA in the News

The MHA received media coverage the week of May 28 regarding the continued shortage of cancer drugs carboplatin and cisplatin and hospital workforce shortages. MHA representatives appearing in published stories include CEO Brian Peters and Executive Vice …

Governance Fellowship Helps Trustees Think Critically About the Future

Strategic thinking is a critical skill for all healthcare leaders and the future belongs to organizations whose governing board, working in strategic partnership with management, helps envision the future and assists in discerning and framing problems to determine what questions the organization should ask of itself to prepare for the future. Fulfilling these duties takes knowledge, preparation and action, which is why hospital leaders should strongly consider enrolling board members in the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship.

Launched 20 years ago, the fellowship is a rigorous and comprehensive program delivering tools and knowledge in strategic areas such as governance excellence, safety and quality, organizational vitality and leadership development. Fellows meet in person four times a year at the MHA headquarters in Okemos and participate in virtual sessions held in the months when fellows are not meeting in person. This format is designed to give board members the opportunity to fit this valuable learning into their busy schedules.

Graduates of the fellowship have high praise for the fellowship, as demonstrated by a video of graduate testimonials. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 – 2024 Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2023 through June 2024. To further explore this one-of-a-kind offering, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.

MHA Excellence in Governance Fellows Graduate

MHA Excellence in Governance Fellows Graduate

2019-2020 MHA Excellence in Governance FellowsAfter a year’s delay due to the pandemic, members of the 2019-2020 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship completed their work and participated in a graduation ceremony. Thirteen fellows graduated from the nine-month program that focuses on enhancing board member knowledge, skills and value.

With the July 29 graduation of this class, there are more than 185 alumni fellows in Michigan hospitals working to move their boards from simply effective to exceptional. The 2019-2020 graduates include (left to right) James Liggins Jr., Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo; Marilyn Beverley, Munising Memorial Hospital; Richard Helppie, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/U of M Joint Health Venture; Anne Murphy, Gift of Life Michigan, Ann Arbor; Rhonda Wisenbaugh, Scheurer Health, Pigeon; Jason Lindauer, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea; Robert Heitmeier, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids; James Blanchard, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Manistique; John Bueno, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac; John Kill, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; Eric Ferguson, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor; Srinivas Janardan, MD, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s; and Cynthia Springer, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Congratulations graduates!

The 2021-2022 fellowship class begins in October. For information about MHA trustee resources or the Excellence in Governance Fellowship, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.