MHA Monday Report Oct. 21, 2019

Posted on October 21, 2019

Amy Morrison-Maybee, Bronson Healthcare Group CISM team coordinator (left) and Tyler Gibb, JD, PhD, co-chief, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law at Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, testified Oct. 3 before the House Health Policy Committee for the CISM legislation.Michigan Legislative Committees Address Healthcare-related Bills

Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impacted hospitals during the week of Oct. 14. Among the bills that saw movement in committee were efforts to prevent surprise medical billing, expand access to …

Michigan Capitol BuildingLegislation on Licensed Professional Counselors Sent to Governor’s Desk

The full Senate unanimously sent the MHA-supported House Bill (HB) 4325 to the governor’s desk Oct. 17. Introduced by Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sturgis), HB 4325 would codify into law current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) rules that …

Industry Experts Lead Interactive Root Cause Analysis Workshop

Seventy MHA Keystone Center members attended a Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training Oct. 8 in Lansing. Attendees worked in small groups through a simulated event, which consisted of developing an initial flow diagram, preparing …

Kyle Ken, Deputy State Budget Director, provides an update on Michigan's FY 2020 BudgetMHA Event Offers Hospital and Health System Trustees Insight on Advocating for their Patients

MHA member CEOs, Board of Trustee members and Excellence in Governance fellows gathered at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing  Oct. 15 for Trustee Day at the Capitol. The event offered ...

The Keckley Report

Getting Serious about Waste in Healthcare: The Rear View Mirror is not Working
Paul Keckley“A study released last week found ‘the estimated cost of waste in the US health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion, accounting for approximately 25% of total health care spending.’ ...

“Numerous studies have estimated wastefulness in the U.S. system of at least 30% for the past 20-plus years. This study, led by Humana Chief Medical & Corporate Affairs Officer Dr. William Shrank is substantive, credible and troubling. But it’s not a surprise.”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 14, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 21:

  • National Rural Health Day (NHRD) 2019 will be celebrated Nov. 21. Established by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, NHRD provides opportunities to spotlight the unique healthcare challenges that rural communities face and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers and others to address those challenges.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage of the MHA, including an article from Mlive about the impact the state budget battle could have on rural areas and hospitals and an article from Crain’s Detroit Business on Trustee Day at the Capitol.


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 21, 2019

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