MHA Monday Report Aug. 26, 2019

Posted on August 26, 2019

SymposiumDeadline Near for MHA Safety & Quality Symposium

The deadline is approaching to reserve discounted hotel accommodations for the Sept. 26 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium and the Sept. 25 MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings workshop. Overnight rooms at the …

MHA Issues Call for Michigan Harvest Gathering Project Leaders

Michigan Harvest GatheringWith a campaign goal of 2.5 million meals, the MHA is asking that members renew their support of the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) by conducting food drives within their facilities. The MHG is a one-of-a-kind emergency food program that …

Registration Closing Soon for Implementation Science Certification Course

Implementation Science Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Sept. 8 is the last day to register for the Implementation Science: Health Performance Improvement Certification Course. The multifaceted course will be hosted by the MHA Keystone Center and Vlasic & Roth. The collaboration between the MHA Keystone …

Michigan capitol buildingTrustee Day at the Capitol Examines Important Advocacy and Policy

The recently passed law regarding Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance, which gives Michigan drivers the option to purchase different levels of personal injury protection and shifts their coverage following an auto accident to their health insurance, is one …

AHA Health Plan Survey Will Support Healthcare Advocacy

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released a survey to obtain information from hospitals and health systems regarding their experience with health plan utilization management programs and network adequacy issues. The AHA intends to use this …

Wage and Occupational Mix Data Revisions Due Sept. 3

Hospitals must request any data revisions by close of business Sept. 3 if changes should be made to their wage or occupational mix data. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will use the data to develop the fiscal year (FY) 2021 …

Events Discuss Strategies to Advance Health Equity

The needs of vulnerable and unique patient populations can be met only by working to identify and eliminate health disparities and addressing the role of unconscious bias in healthcare delivery. In addition, becoming culturally competent must be a …

The Keckley Report

Private Health Insurers: In the Driver’s Seat
Paul Keckley“In the current environment of the U.S. health system, the major private health insurers are poised to be the catalysts for systemic reform.

“Every stakeholder and pundit in the system acknowledges its issues: affordability, accessibility, complexity, suboptimal outcomes and avoidable errors. All recognize the need to shift resources from episodic to chronic and preventive care and engage consumers more effectively in decisions about their care and its costs. All see transparency, data, connectivity and cost containment as imperatives. The question is not where the system is going, but who will drive it.”

Paul Keckley, Aug. 19, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 26:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network interactive event Spreading Success to Reduce Clostridioides difficile will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Detroit Marriott Livonia.
  • MHA offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in honor of Labor Day. The MHA Monday Report will not be published that day.
  • The Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The MHA Behavioral Health Integration Task Force will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at MHA headquarters, Okemos.


  • MHA Monday Report Aug. 26, 2019

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Symposium, Michigan Harvest Gathering, GLPP HIIN, trustee advocacy day, CMS, MHA Committees Councils and Task Forces, infection control, Implementation Science, American Hospital Association, MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative

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