MHA Monday Report Sept. 21, 2020

Posted on September 21, 2020

MHA COVID-19 UpdateCombating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Sept. 14

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. ...

Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule Rescinded, Protecting Significant Funding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Sept. 14 it will rescind the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR), which threatened to cut hundreds of millions of dollars of Medicaid funding in Michigan alone. ...

Michigan capitol buildingState Budget Process Continues

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders announced Sept. 14 that they have agreed to a framework for the fiscal year 2021 budget. Details have not yet been released, but the MHA expects that funding ...

Gabe Schneider testifies on behalf of Munson Healthcare in support of SB 1055.Michigan Legislature Focuses on Healthcare-related Bills

The Michigan Legislature addressed multiple pieces of legislation that impact hospitals during the week of Sept. 14. In the House Health Policy Committee, further testimony was taken on the Certificate of Need (CON) legislation that ...

Michigan Harvest Gathering logoMHA Issues Call for Michigan Harvest Gathering Project Leaders

The Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG), a one-of-a-kind emergency food program supported by Michigan hospitals, the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies, will virtually kick off Oct. 20. ...

Webinar Helps Leaders and Sustainability Officers Ensure Facilities Are Safe, Efficient

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the MHA is hosting a webinar to assist healthcare leaders in ensuring their facilities are as clean, safe and well equipped as possible for patient care. Having facilities continuously in ... 

4Ms FrameworkMHA Keystone Center Efforts Support Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Falls Prevention Awareness Week is observed annually by the National Council on Aging, and this year’s commemoration takes place Sept. 21 to 25. The observance highlights the importance of preventing falls by using available resources ...

Paul KeckleyThe Keckley Report

Health Literacy Needs a Fresh Look

“Public fatigue about Covid-19 news is problematic. Mixed messaging from elected officials about masks, social distancing and testing has confused the public. News coverage has been equally inconsistent …

Ideally, consumers depend on their physicians for the information they need, but practically it’s impossible. The public’s low level of health literacy is the issue.”

Paul Keckley. Sept. 14, 2020

News to Know

  • As the MHA recently reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1.
  • Nov. 3 is Election Day, and the MHA’s MI Vote Matters campaign has materials available for members’ use to encourage their communities to exercise their right to vote and to support healthcare priorities. 


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 21, 2020

Tags: Michigan Harvest Gathering, state budget, Governor Whitmer, vaping, Certificate of Need, COVID-19, liability protections, Falls Prevention Awareness Week, healthcare licensure

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