MHA Monday Report June 28, 2021

Posted on June 28, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Weeks of June 21

The COVID-19 vaccines appear to be effective in protecting against serious illness from the more contagious delta variant of the virus. However, the variant continues to infect many in regions throughout the world, with news reports of renewed lockdowns in ...

MHA Board of Trustees Wraps up Unprecedented Program Year

The MHA Board of Trustees concluded the 2020-2021 program year by holding its first in-person meeting of the year at the MHA offices in Okemos for fully vaccinated attendees. As with every meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the board reviewed the latest ...

Healthcare Bills Progress Prior to State Legislative Summer Break

The Michigan Legislature continued work on bills impacting Michigan hospitals as it goes into the final week before its summer break. Action was taken during the week of June 21 on issues regarding certified registered nurse anesthetists ...

Health & Hospital Association Elects 2021-2022 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 24. Officers of the 2021-2022 MHA Board of Trustees include   ...

State Implements Regulations to Avert Surprise Billing for Health Services

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services has implemented new regulations following the enactment of surprise billing legislation in 2020. MHA advocacy efforts resulted in significant changes to the legislation before it became law. ...

MHA Meritorious Service Award Recognizes Healthcare Champions

The MHA announced the 2021 winners of its highest achievement award June 24. The healthcare champions receiving the award include James “Chip” Falahee, senior vice president, Legal & Legislative Affairs, Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo; David Jahn ...

Medicare Inpatient/LTCH Rule Comments Due June 28; MHA Drafts Available

The MHA has prepared draft comment letters to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rules to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2022 for inpatient and long-term ...

Healthcare Advocates Honored with MHA Special Recognition Award

The MHA announced five winners of its Special Recognition Award during the Annual Membership Meeting June 24, recognizing them for extensive contributions to healthcare. Each of the winners uniquely influences healthcare in Michigan. ...

Hospital Executives Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

The MHA announced the winners of its 2021 Healthcare Leadership Award June 24 during its virtual Annual Membership Meeting. Each year, the MHA recognizes outstanding individuals who have provided exceptional leadership to healthcare...

Bronson Healthcare Team Honored with MHA Advancing Safe Care Award

The MHA announced the winner of its 2021 Advancing Safe Care Award June 24, honoring a dedicated team at Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, for creating and supporting Bronson’s Community Partnered Vaccine Clinics and Health Equity project. ...

Ludwig Community Benefit Award Honors Hospital Programs

The MHA announced the winners of its 2021 Ludwig Community Benefit Award during the association’s virtual Annual Membership Meeting June 24. The honorees include programs supported by Mercy Health Muskegon; MidMichigan Health, Midland; and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital ...

The Keckley Report

The Affordable Care Act: What’s its Future?

“Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act for the third time leaving in place the broad provisions of the law enacted by Congress in 2010. … In the majority opinion, the Justices did not address the question of severability, instead focusing on the standing of the plaintiffs that brought the lawsuit. …

“The public’s view of the law is mixed: … But the bigger question: what’s the future for the ACA? Is it an adequate platform on which health policies can be built or a fundamentally flawed starting point?”

Paul Keckley, June 21, 2021

News to Know

MHA offices will be closed July 5 in honor of Independence Day, and a July 5 edition of the MHA Monday Report newsletter will not be published. The next issue of Monday Report will be dated July 12. In the interim, important news will continue to be available in the MHA Newsroom. Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday!

MHA in the News

A collection of headlines from across Michigan including quotes from MHA CEO Brian Peters on planned legislation that will expand the availability of medications for opioid use disorder in hospital emergency rooms.

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