MHA Monday Report Sept. 16, 2019

Posted on September 16, 2019

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The Keckley Report

Healthcare Takes Center Stage in DC This Week: Here’s What to Watch
Paul Keckley“Congress returns to DC this week and the agenda for health industry watchers is full: here’s my top 3: (1) Reactions to the Oklahoma Opioid verdict against J&J ... (2) The Democrats Debate ... (3) Surprise Medical Bills and Drug Pricing Legislation.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 9, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 16:

  • The Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) will host the first World Patient Safety Day Tuesday.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Sepsis Awareness Twitter Chat will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.
  • The deadline to apply for the American Hospital Association (AHA) Quest for Quality Prize is Sept. 30.
  • Dates and locations have been set for Michigan’s 2019 Immunization Conferences, and registrations are being accepted.


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 16, 2019

Tags: sepsis, Patient Safety and Quality, webinar, OPPS, CMS, MHA Committees Councils and Task Forces, professional licensing, Quest for Quality, Twitter chat, Medicaid Work Requirement, Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, Blue Cross, IPPS, immunization, train the trainer

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