MHA Monday Report Feb. 17, 2020

Posted on February 17, 2020

MHA Board Discusses State Healthcare Budget and Proposed Cuts to Medicaid

The MHA Board of Trustees addressed several critical policy and advocacy matters at its Feb. 12 meeting. They included a review of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget priorities ...

Julianne and Spencer Johnson during the dedication of the Spencer C. Johnson Building, the MHA’s headquarters in Okemos, in September 2013.Condolences to the Johnson Family

The MHA expresses sincere condolences to the family of Julianne Johnson, who died Feb. 12. Julianne was married for 51 years to former MHA President Spencer Johnson, who predeceased her by only three months ... 

Surprise Billing Legislation Moves at Federal Level

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Feb. 12 to address the issue of surprise medical bills, one of several proposals that must be reconciled before a vote in the full House ...

Join Healthcare Leaders for an Evening with Dreamland Author Sam Quinones

A wave of addiction has taken hold in communities across America. Dreamland is the story of this epidemic and how it came to be. The MHA Health Community Conversations: Opioids and Addiction event features acclaimed ...

Registration Opens for 2020 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference

The Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, scheduled for March 26 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing, is a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest issues and trends …

Nominations Being Accepted for 2020 Advancing Safe Care Award

To recognize Michigan hospitals that are tackling issues daily to make care safer and more dependable, the MHA presents its annual Advancing Safe Care Award. Eligible nominees include teams from hospitals across the state …

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Available for Hospitals

The MHA is working with various state and federal agencies to provide members with current information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently activated …

Patient Safety Journal Recognizes the MHA Keystone Center

The December 2019 issue of the journal Patient Safety highlights the MHA Keystone Center’s role in reducing adverse drug events (ADEs) in its member hospitals. Three of the article’s authors are currently pharmacists …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyWhat the Healthcare Industry Should Anticipate Until 2020 Election Day

“For the balance of 2020 … Healthcare affordability, profitability and executive compensation will be popular targets for critics of the current system, and talking points featuring 'socialized medicine' and 'government run healthcare' will be used to stoke resistance to their ideas.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 10, 2020

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 17:

  • Providers who are renewing controlled substance licenses or seeking initial licenses are now required to certify that they have met new opioid training requirements.


  • MHA Monday Report Feb. 17, 2020

Tags: Advancing Safe Care Award, state budget, safety, surprise billing, Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, Coronavirus, Julianne Johnson, Dreamland, Sam Quinones

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