MHA Monday Report Feb. 27, 2017

Posted on February 27, 2017

Hospitals Talk ACOs, Behavioral Health, More at MHA Leadership Conference

Last week, the MHA hosted its annual Leadership Conference near Traverse City, convening small and rural hospital administrators, physicians and others from across Michigan. Attendees discussed a host of issues affecting healthcare delivery in their communities, including the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and new payment models; rural accountable care organizations; how to build championship teams and leadership skills with 2006 Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht; and integrating behavioral and physical health. The MHA also provided a legislative and advocacy update, and members were able to go in-depth in multiple breakout sessions on making decisions with data, thwarting cybersecurity attacks, and creating a culture of high reliability.

In conjunction with this year's Leadership Conference, the MHA hosted its first financial forum of the calendar year Wednesday afternoon. In addition, the MHA Council on Small or Rural Hospitals and the East Central District Hospital Council hosted their winter meetings prior to the kickoff of the Leadership Conference.

The MHA appreciates the Leadership Conference support provided by the following sponsors:

  • PLATINUM: Alliance HNI Health Care Services
  • GOLD: Advance 360; HPS
  • SILVER: Advomas; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Consumers Energy; Coverys; Hall Render; Ideal Protein of America, Inc.; iNDIGO Health Partners; Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • BRONZE: EPMG Emergency Physicians Medical Group, PC; GLHC Great Lakes Health Connect; MHA Service Corporation

Members with questions should contact Erin Steward at the MHA.

MHA CEO Brian Peters moderated a panel discussion at the 2017 MHA Leadership Conference and is shown with two panel members.
MHA CEO Brian Peters moderated a panel discussion on accountable care organizations during last week's MHA Leadership Conference. Shown (left to right) are Peters and panel members Kathleen Dunckel, MD, Alcona Health Center, Harrisville, and Duke Anderson, president & CEO, Hillsdale Hospital.


  • MHA Monday Report Feb. 27, 2017

Tags: APRN, financial forum, DataGen, bundled payment, advanced practice, DEA, schedule II-V drugs, DHS audit, disproportionate share, Myers and Stauffer, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, HALO, Class Action Capital, MHA Leadership Conference, small and rural, sponsors

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