MHA Monday Report July 12, 2021

Posted on July 12, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Weeks of June 28 and July 5

According to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, the country’s rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and continuing vaccination efforts have saved about 279,000 lives and avoided 1.25 million hospitalizations in the United States. ...

MHA Service Corporation Board, HR Committee Address MHA Action Plan Priorities

At its June 23 meeting, the MHA Service Corporation board evaluated nondues revenue sources that provide financial support to the MHA. The board discussed progress on action plan priorities, telehealth strategies, multistate opportunities, developing ...

Proposal Would Delay Quality Reporting for Long-term Care, Inpatient Rehab Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently included proposals related to the quality reporting programs for long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities in its proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective ...

Webinar Addresses Differences Between DEI and Health Equity

Often the phrases “diversity, equity and inclusion,” or DEI, and “health equity” are used interchangeably. While they do overlap and there is synergy between the two, the terms are not synonymous. ...

Comments Due Aug. 27 on Home Health Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for home health agencies effective Jan. 1, 2022. Key aspects of the proposal ...

Webinars Focus on Improving Emotional Health and Rural Healthcare

Offered July 15, Leading your Team and Culture Past the Collective COVID-19 PTSD to an Emotionally Healthy Workplace will describe how to lead through post-traumatic stress disorder following the height of the pandemic ...

Webinar Will Examine Reporting Community Benefits to IRS Amid Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on communities, patients and the hospitals that serve them and has severely affected hospital finances. Questions have arisen regarding how pandemic-related expenses, revenues and revenue losses should ...

CEO Report — Incorporating a Federal Advocacy Strategy

As the MHA begins a new program year, MHA CEO Brian Peters discusses the association's work in the nation's capitol to improve healthcare funding and increase access to affordable services and health coverage. 

Webinars Examine How COVID-19 Relates to Compliance with EMTALA Rules

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, hospitals across the country asked how the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) would apply when they are met with individuals coming to their facilities with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 ...

Diversity Resources Available for Trustees

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, is now available. This month’s issue includes an article about the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity toolkit outlining four compelling strategies ...

The Keckley Report

Biogen’s Aduhelm Approval Leaves Two Questions Unanswered

“On June 7, Biogen’s (BIIB) Aduhelm (aducanumab) was approved through the FDA’s accelerated approval process for treatment of Alzheimer’s offering hope to 6 million who suffer from the debilitating cognitive decline in America. …

“But this approval is likely to result in significant unintended consequences.”

Paul Keckley, July 6, 2021

MHA in the News

Recent news coverage includes MHA representatives discussing the adolescent behavioral health crisis, introduced legislation at the state level that impacts hospitals and health systems, and the growth of the delta coronavirus variant in Michigan.


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