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

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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.

Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that include statements from the MHA.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Thursday, Nov. 18

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Monday, Nov. 15

Members with questions on COVID-19 efforts and resources should contact Ruthanne Sudderth, and any questions regarding media requests should be directed to John Karasinski at the MHA.

Headline Roundup: Week of Nov. 8 for COVID-19 in Michigan

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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.

Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that include statements from the MHA.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Friday, Nov. 12

Thursday, Nov. 11

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Members with questions on COVID-19 efforts and resources should contact Ruthanne Sudderth, and any questions regarding media requests should be directed to John Karasinski at the MHA.

Brittany Bogan Discusses Maternal Health on WJR 760AM

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Brittany Bogan (center) with Women Who Lead Radio Show hosts Luanne Thomas Ewald (left) and Ann Thomas (right).Brittany Bogan, senior vice president of safety & quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discussed maternal health Feb. 22 on the Women Who Lead Radio Show on WJR 760AM with hosts Ann Thomas and Luanne Thomas Ewald, chief operating officer of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital.

Bogan discussed the importance of improved access to postpartum care for mothers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Healthy Moms Healthy Babies plan. Announced Jan. 29 during the 2020 State of the State address, the plan would extend postpartum Medicaid benefits for a full year for mothers, increase access to treatment for substance use and mental health services for mothers and expand access to home visiting programs.

Listen to the interview

MHA Monday Report Feb. 3, 2020

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Maternal Health a Focus of Governor’s State of the State Address

On Jan. 29, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her strategic goals for the upcoming year during her second State of the State address, with a significant focus on healthcare. She highlighted the importance of maternal health…


Paul W. Smith “Live from Lansing” Show Focuses on Healthcare

On Jan. 30, the MHA sponsored the WJR News Talk Radio broadcast of the Paul W. Smith “Live from Lansing” show as part of its annual coverage of legislative and policy issues facing the state. …


Healthcare-related Legislation Moves Forward in Michigan Legislative Committees

Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impact hospitals during the week of Jan. 27. Bills taken up included changes to prior authorization for healthcare services, critical incident …


Trump Administration Announces New Medicaid Program​

 The Trump administration announced Jan. 30 that it would begin allowing states to pursue fixed amounts of money for most low-income working adults who receive Medicaid coverage in order to attempt to cap spending on the Medicaid program. …


Breakthrough Mobile Meeting App Available

The MHA’s mobile meeting app is now available for Breakthrough, taking place Feb. 27 and 28 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The app features an updated …


Recordings, Materials Available from Occupational Mix Survey, OPPS Webinars

Two webinars were held Jan. 22 covering topics related to Medicare, and materials and recordings are available for MHA members. The MHA hosted a webinar with consulting firm Comprehensive Reimbursement, Inc. to assist hospitals in completing …


Register Soon for Implementation Science Certification Course

There are three weeks left to register for the MHA Keystone Center Implementation Science: Healthcare Improvement Certification Course. Implementation science takes evidence-based ideas and transforms them into routine practice by breaking down … 


MHA and AHA Partner on a Leadership Resiliency Retreat

Increasing demands on physician and administrative leaders have created an epidemic of burnout. The MHA has partnered with the American Hospital Association to offer the Physician Leadership Experience, which helps participants create a new … 


Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 970,000 in January, an increase of 91,000 beneficiaries since October. The January MA enrollment is spread across 42 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately … 


The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyEpic Pushback from HHS’ Proposed Interoperability Rule Is an Industry Flashpoint

"Last week, (Epic CEO Judy Faulkner) threw a grenade at the government’s push to connect the health delivery system. She sent a letter to several hospital leaders asking that they join Epic in pushing back from the proposed interoperability rule by HHS."

Paul Keckley, Jan. 27, 2020


News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 3:

  • The MHA will host a webinar titled Transforming the Healthcare Financial Experience featuring MHA Endorsed Business Partner CommerceHealthcare at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday. 
     
  • The MHA Keystone Center Board of Directors will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at MHA Headquarters, Okemos.
     
  • The MHA is coordinating an educational webinar from 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 24 with Myers and Stauffer, Michigan’s audit contractors for the federally mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital audits. 

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a Bridge Magazine article on Democrats’ Medicare for All plans that featured an interview with Laura Appel, MHA senior vice president and chief innovation officer.

Paul W. Smith “Live from Lansing” Show Focuses on Healthcare

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On Jan. 30, the MHA sponsored the WJR News Talk Radio broadcast of the Paul W. Smith “Live from Lansing” show as part of its annual coverage of legislative and policy issues facing the state.

MHA Executive Vice President Chris Mitchell (left) was featured on WJR’s “Live from Lansing” Jan. 30 broadcast, hosted by Paul W. Smith (right).Hosted by Rep. Angela Witwer (D-Delta Twp.) in the Anderson House Office Building, Smith spoke with various political and business leaders, including MHA Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs Chris Mitchell. Mitchell spoke about several different topics, including maternal health, the state healthcare budget, rural health and changes to Michigan’s auto insurance law.

Other individuals making an appearance on the show included Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake).

As a sponsor of the event, the MHA developed a 60-second message for airing before and during the broadcast. For more information, contact John Karasinski at the MHA.