MHA Monday Report June 29, 2020

Posted on June 29, 2020

MHA Board of Trustees Wraps up Program Year

Normally members would have gathered on Mackinac Island for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting in late June, but the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the association to conduct its business via a virtual format this year. The Board of Trustees held its final session ...


Health & Hospital Association Elects 2020-2021 Officers and Board Members

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association elected new officers and appointed board members during the association’s virtual Annual Membership Meeting June 25. Officers of the 2020-2021 MHA Board of Trustees include ...


Health & Hospital Association Announces 2020 Meritorious Service, Special Recognition Award Winners

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association announced the winners of its Meritorious Service and Special Recognition awards June 25, honoring physicians, healthcare executives and legislators for their extensive contributions to health ...


Lawsuit Dismissed, Allowing CMS to Require Payer-specific Payment Rates

A federal judge in Washington, DC, recently dismissed the lawsuit challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’  Price Transparency Final Rule that requires hospitals to disclose their privately negotiated, payer-specific payment rates effective ...


Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of June 22

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. Important updates on how the pandemic is ...


MHA Service Corporation Board Discusses COVID-19 Resources and Response

The MHA Service Corporation convened a meeting of its board of directors June 24 to assess programs and services to support key initiatives in the 2019-2020 MHA Action Plan. Much of the meeting was dedicated to a discussion of ...


Health & Hospital Association Announces 2020 Advancing Safe Care Award Winner

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association announced the winner of its 2020 Advancing Safe Care Award June 25, honoring the healthcare team at Spectrum Health Pennock in Hastings for its Journey to Zero Infections project ...


Health & Hospital Association Honors Hospitals’ Community Benefit Programs

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is bestowing its Ludwig Community Benefit Award on the outstanding programs of three of its member hospitals in 2020.  Each program will receive the award during upcoming meetings of their individual ...


Lawmakers Move Healthcare Bills Prior to Summer Recess​

The Michigan Legislature addressed multiple pieces of legislation that impact hospitals during the week of June 22 as both chambers prepared for a shortened 2020 summer break. ...


Webinar Helps Boards Prepare for Patient Care Decisions During Pandemic​

Health pandemics happen on no predictable timeline, which means another one could be on its way. That expectation should prompt administrative and governing board leaders to immediately begin reflecting on the last several months of the COVID-19 ...


Webinars Explore Coronavirus Impact and Future Strategy

The MHA webinar series Leadership and Resiliency: Navigating Through and Beyond COVID-19, explores several mission-critical leadership qualities leaders need to help traverse this difficult time. The series studies six topics over the next several weeks; each session will ...


The Keckley Report

MedPAC Report to Congress: No Surprises but Incomplete

“None of the proposed changes in the MedPAC report is surprising: they’re essentially technical corrections to existing programs (like Medicare Advantage and ACOs) to reduce Medicare spending. But are these recommended changes enough to assure Medicare’s long-term sustainability? It’s doubtful.”

Paul Keckley, June 22, 2020


News to Know

Important healthcare news for the week of June 29:

  • MHA offices will be closed July 3 in honor of Independence Day, and a July 6 issue of the MHA Monday Report will not be published. 

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