MHA Monday Report Nov. 22, 2021

MHA Covid-19 updateCombating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Nov. 15

Michigan is once again among the states with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the nation, with the New York Times reporting that Michigan and Minnesota lead the country in cases per capita. On Nov. 19, there were 3,424 adults hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, in addition to …


Out-of-state Licensure Provider Exemption to Expire Jan. 11

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has provided a 30-day notice that the out-of-state licensure provider exemption will no longer be in effect as of Jan. 11, 2022. The MHA worked with the state to develop this provision effective March 16, 2020, and to keep it in effect since …


Medicare Premiums and Deductibles Announced for 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that the Medicare Part A deductible for inpatient hospital services will increase by $72 in calendar year  2022 to $1,556. The Part A daily coinsurance amounts …


Webinar Offered to Apprise Providers on Transgender Issues in Healthcare

Transgender and gender nonconforming individuals deal with many common fears that can be debilitating. Healthcare providers need to understand the obstacles that this population faces to improve medical care for their patients. The MHA Health Foundation Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model …


Prepare Now for March Application Period of State Loan Repayment Program

Applications for the 2022 Michigan State Loan Repayment Program will be accepted from March 7-11 through the File Transfer Application System. Providers should create an account in the system as soon as possible, but should not upload their MSLRP application documents before March 7. …


Trustee Insights Edition Highlights Workforce Trends

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, is now available. This month’s issue includes a report on the latest forces and trends affecting healthcare human resources, including education, training and the evolving practice …


covidHeadline Roundup: Week of Nov. 15  for COVID-19 in Michigan

The MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to the growth in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, hospital capacity and healthcare workforce sustainability. …


The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley

The KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey: An Accurate but Incomplete Picture

“Last Wednesday, Kaiser Family Foundation released its 2021 Employer Health Benefits Survey—the 23rd in the series. …

“The KFF researchers note that changes in employer benefits participation are ‘unchanged’ but noticeable trends suggest changes ahead.”

Paul Keckley, Nov. 15, 2021


News to Know

  • The MHA Monday Report will not be published Nov. 29, but timely news will continue to be posted in the MHA Newsroom prior to publication of the Dec. 6 edition of Monday Report.
  • The MHA will offer a webinar on Unemployment Compensation and Vaccine Mandates at 10 a.m. EST Dec. 9.
  • The MHA will host a free webinar from noon to 12:45 p.m. EST Dec. 9 to review new requirements from The Joint Commission on workplace violence that take effect in January.

Prepare Now for March Application Period of State Loan Repayment Program

Applications for the 2022 Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP) will be accepted from March 7-11 through the File Transfer Application System. Providers should create an account in the system as soon as possible, but should not upload their MSLRP application documents before March 7.

The MSLRP assists employers in the recruitment and retention of medical, dental and mental health primary care providers who continue to demonstrate their commitment to building long-term primary care practices in underserved communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas. Those selected will receive up to $200,000 in tax-free funds to repay their educational debt over a period of up to eight years of participation. Priority will be given to applications from inpatient pediatric psychiatrists, providers working at practice sites in Genesee County, and obstetric service providers working in northern Michigan.

The review process has been updated for this application period. Providers and employers are strongly encouraged to read more about the review process in the Selection Criteria, Application Review and Final Phase Process section of the MSLRP website. For more information, contact Brittany Brookshire at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

News to Know – Week of Dec. 21, 2020

The Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP) helps employers recruit and retain medical, dental and mental health primary care providers to practice in underserved communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas. MSLRP will provide up to $200,000 in tax-free funds to repay selected applicants’ educational debt over a period of up to eight years of participation. Applications for 2021 will be accepted only from March 1 through March 5 and must be submitted through the File Transfer Application System. Strict procedures govern the application process, and providers are encouraged to thoroughly review the MSLRP website before applying. For more information, contact Brittany Brookshire at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The MHA Monday Report will not be published Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. The next edition of Monday Report will be dated Jan. 11. Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!