MHA Monday Report Jan. 11, 2021

Posted on January 11, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Jan. 4

During the holiday season and into the new year, activity has continued related to the novel coronavirus and vaccines to protect against it, including the emergency use authorization and subsequent distribution of the Moderna vaccine. The MHA keeps members apprised of pandemic-related developments ...

CMS Proposes Rule on Prior Authorization, Promoting Patients’ Access to Health Information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would improve the electronic exchange of healthcare data among providers, patients and payers by streamlining prior authorization processes through Application ...

Trailblazers for COVID-19 Recovery and Health Equity Lead Virtual Breakthrough

At a time when American citizens believe the nation’s priorities must be saving lives, keeping people safe and eradicating systemic injustice and bias, the MHA Virtual Breakthrough features two trailblazers in the areas of COVID-19 and health ...

MHA Strategic Action Plan Briefing Scheduled for Jan. 19

The MHA will host a virtual member forum 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 outlining the MHA program year’s strategic action plan approved by the MHA Board of Trustees in August. The forum will review the priorities and tactics to accomplish goals ...

CEO Report – Maintaining Optimism Through a Crisis

MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses the importance of maintaining optimism through a crisis, as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Boards to Discuss How to Lead Progress on Health Equity and Elder Care

Health inequity and the clinical practices that exponentially improve care for the elderly are areas hospital and health system board members need to proactively address. To help governing boards examine these issues, the MHA is offering  ...

Bogan to Leave MHA for Position at University of Michigan Health System

Brittany Bogan, senior vice president, safety and quality, MHA, and executive director, MHA Keystone Center, will end 12 years with the MHA staff Jan. 15. The following Monday, she will begin a position on the executive team for C.S. Mott ...

Statewide Data Show Benefits of Age-Friendly Health Systems

Many older adults have more than one chronic disease and take multiple medications, which has many healthcare implications. With advanced age, medical care and treatment become more complex. In 2019, statewide data shows ...

Headline Roundup: Weeks of Dec. 21, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals address a second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution ...

The Keckley Report

The Next Operation Warp Speed: Nutrition

“Lack of attention to nutrition in the U.S. health system has reached pandemic proportion: according to the 2017–2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) released last month, the prevalence of obesity in American children, adolescents, and adults is higher than it has ever been in nearly 60 years.”

“As the Biden administration assumes responsibility for Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health and other programs, the future for APMs is in suspense. …”

Paul Keckley. Jan. 4, 2021

News to Know

MHA Keystone Center Executive Director Brittany Bogan outlines the 2021 plans of the MHA Keystone Center in her final MHA Rounds blog post before leaving the MHA staff.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA,  including a story from the Detroit Free Press in which Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, discusses the new federal hospital price disclosure rule.


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