MHA Monday Report March 13, 2023

MHA Monday Report

Supplemental Signed into Law, MHA Provides Additional Testimony

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a supplemental appropriation bill on March 8 that includes $75 million for hospital recruitment, retention and training of healthcare workers. The funding was included as a part of House Bill 4016 …


MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena Nurse Receives Q1 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

The MHA Keystone Center presented Laura Smith, RN at MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award, which celebrates individuals or teams in Michigan hospitals demonstrating a commitment to the prevention …


Webinar Outlines Considerations for the End of the Public Health Emergency

The Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 public health emergency expires May 11, 2023, which may significantly decrease the flexibility providers have become accustomed to. The MHA will host The End of the …


MDHHS Candida auris Patient Transfer Recommendations

Candida auris cases have been reported in multiple healthcare facilities in Michigan, including acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Auris is a yeast pathogen that can cause serious …


MHA Podcast Covers Patient Safety Awareness Week feat. The MHA Keystone Center

The MHA released another episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. On episode 27, Adam Novak, …


Resources, Webinars Available for Navigating Medicaid Eligibility Changes

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently released a final policy bulletin informing providers that Medicaid eligibility redeterminations will resume in June 2023 for the first time since early 2020, with some …


Applications Open for Excellence in Governance Fellowship, Prepares Trustees to Lead

The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship is now available to healthcare board members looking for innovative, effective ways to lead their organizations as hospitals and health systems navigate financial strain and labor challenges. Applications are …


Governance Webinar Series Helps Trustees Advocate on Important Issues

Every board member must have a common understanding of critical issues, the implications for the hospital or health system and how to share the impact with government and community leaders. Without support, it is difficult …


Deadline Approaching for Early Sponsorship Commitment

The deadline to be featured as a sponsor of the MHA Annual Membership Meeting brochure, which is shared with hospital and health system CEOs, is March 17. The MHA’s sponsors are vital to helping conference …


News to Know

Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Conference.


Brian PetersMHA in the News

The MHA received media coverage the week of March 6 regarding Gov. Whitmer signing House Bill 4016, which will appropriate $75 million for the recruitment, retention and training of hospitals workers. Below is a collection …

Governance Webinar Series Helps Trustees Advocate on Important Issues

Every board member must have a common understanding of critical issues, the implications for the hospital or health system and how to share the impact with government and community leaders. Without support, it is difficult for leadership to fulfill the organization’s mission.

The MHA Health Foundation governance webinar series MHA Board Governance Education is a four-part series that outlines the trends affecting current and future strategic plans, techniques for effectively communicating with stakeholders on key issues and ways to build trust, drive engagement and develop relationships.

Sessions are led by Kimberly Russel, former hospital CEO and governance consultant, John Karasinski, senior director, communications, MHA, and Dan Wolf, Munson Healthcare trustee.

The webinars are scheduled for April 19, May 9 and May 23 from noon to 1 p.m. EST.

The series is generously sponsored by HPS, an associate member of the MHA, and free of charge to MHA members.

Members with questions about registration should contact Erica Leyko at MHA.

Nominations Open for 2023 MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award

The valuable role of Michigan hospitals and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic is unmistakable. Brave personnel throughout these facilities have worked for three years to care for the staggering number of patients through their doors.

Even during these difficult times, hospitals and health systems continue to provide services that go beyond the care provided within their walls. To celebrate the best of the community benefit programs hospitals provide, the MHA is accepting nominations for its 2023 Ludwig Community Benefit Award until 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

The award is named after Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president, and honors Michigan hospitals that demonstrate outstanding community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative health, economic or social initiatives.

To assist the winning programs in their efforts to improve the health of their communities, the MHA Health Foundation’s Community Health Improvement Fund presents a $5,000 cash prize in conjunction with the award. The fund was established in 2004 to support innovative community-based health improvement programs led by Michigan hospitals.

Members seeking more information may contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Reviews CMS CoPs Critical Access Hospital Requirements

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) that accept Medicare and Medicaid payments must follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoP). The CMS CAH Manual has seen multiple changes to regulations and interpretive guidelines. The MHA Health Foundation five-part webinar series Critical Access Hospitals’ Conditions of Participation: Ensuring Compliance will review in detail the guidelines that serve as a basis for determining compliance.

Topics that will be covered in detail include:

  • CMS requirements of the board’s duty to enter into a written agreement if the hospital wants to provide telemedicine services.
  • CMS list of emergency drugs and equipment that every CAH must have.
  • Requirements for pharmacists, including development, supervision and coordination of pharmacy activities.
  • Requirements for security and storage of medications, medication carts and anesthesia carts.
  • CMS infection control worksheet and how it may be helpful to CAHs.
  • Hospital visitation and patient information policies.

The webinars are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14. Members can register for a connection fee of $780 for the series. Individual webinars are $195 per session.

Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

 

MHA Offering Basics of Case Management Boot Camp

The role of case management is central to many healthcare structures, including value-based reimbursement, bundled payments, care transitions and accountable care organizations. Case management is at the center of it all!

The MHA Health Foundation five-part virtual boot camp series Basics of Case Management begins with fundamental issues pertinent to case managers and throughout the series will cover issues surrounding utilization, discharge planning, care coordination and how to integrate the roles and functions of case managers with other healthcare professionals.

The Basics of Case Management virtual boot camp will take place 10 a.m. to noon ET on the following dates:

  • Oct. 6 – History of Case Management.
  • Oct. 13 – Utilization Review and Management.
  • Oct. 20 – Discharge Planning and Continuum of Care.
  • Oct. 27 – Effective Care Coordination.
  • Nov. 3 – Skill Sets and Roles of Clinicians and Case Management Professionals.

Healthcare personnel responsible for any or all aspects of case management are encouraged to register. Individual hospital sites can register for single sessions for $195 or for the five-part series for $780. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

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 (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed outside of the psychiatric unit, how to ensure suicidal safety in the emergency room, controlled entrances and exits, and more. The MHA Health Foundation webinar Ligature Risks and Preventing Inpatient Suicide: Compliance with the CMS and TJC Standards will review ligature risks in behavioral health, emergency department, and the inpatient setting, complying with regulatory and accreditation requirements, and related issues.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon ET June 14, and MHA members can register for a connection fee of $200. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Reviews Ligature Risks and Regulatory Requirements

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed outside of the psychiatric unit, how to ensure suicidal safety in the emergency room, controlled entrances and exits, and more.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar Ligature Risks and Preventing Inpatient Suicide: Compliance with the CMS and TJC Standards will review ligature risks in behavioral health, emergency department, and the inpatient setting, compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements, and more.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon ET June 14, and MHA members can register for a connection fee of $200. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Feb. 22 Webinar to Outline Housing Options for Those in Need

Throughout the pandemic, being nimble and recognizing that much in the social support sector is in flux has been crucial, as has being intentional about identifying key areas and needs, including housing. Housing interventions improve housing stability and health outcomes while decreasing healthcare costs and advancing health equity.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar Housing as Healthcare: Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Real Estate will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 22. The webinar will review the initial business and legal considerations to making financial investments in housing capital costs to address the lack of housing and homelessness; financing sources that are available, and examples of successful healthcare-supported affordable housing strategies and steps to implement them.

MHA-member hospitals can register for an unlimited number of connections per hospital/entity for $200. This pricing does not include systemwide hospitals. For more information contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Explores Changing Environment of Digital Marketing for Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing competitive environment are making the consumer digital experience a higher priority for healthcare marketers than ever before. With budgets rebounding and marketers accelerating efforts in personalization, healthcare marketers must invest in new insights to stay competitive.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar The Current State of Digital Marketing in Healthcare will review how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted digital marketing priorities, investments and more.

The webinar is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET March 2, and members can register for a connection fee of $200 per hospital/entity. This pricing does not include systemwide hospitals. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar to Cover Changes in Digital Marketing for Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing competitive environment are making the consumer digital experience a higher priority for healthcare marketers than ever before. With budgets rebounding and marketers accelerating efforts in personalization, healthcare marketers must invest in new insights to stay competitive.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar The Current State of Digital Marketing in Healthcare will review how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted digital marketing priorities, investments and more.

The webinar is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET March 2, and members can register for a connection fee of $200 per hospital/entity. This pricing does not include systemwide hospitals. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.