MHA Monday Report June 6, 2022

MHA Monday Report

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Legislators Discuss New Healthcare-related Bills


Jase Bolger Addresses Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened May 25 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from former State House Speaker Jase Bolger on the Michigan …


MHA Integral in Development of New BSN Proposal

The MHA, the Michigan Community College Association, Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities and the Michigan Association of State Universities released June 1 a collaborative proposal to invest state funds in expanding access to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree programs to the state’s …


Governance Fellowship ApplicationsJune 30 is Application Deadline for MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship

Applications are due June 30 for the 2022-2023 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship, which will be held from October 2022 through June 2023. Board members and executives who want to hear more about the fellowship experience can watch a video of graduates’ testimonials explaining …


MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEOMHA CEO Report—Healthcare Transparency and the Flaws of RAND 4.0

MHA CEO Brian Peters reviews the efforts hospitals are taking to improve healthcare transparency while addressing the flaws of the RAND 4.0 study.


New MHA Podcast Explores the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed outside of …


MHA CEO Rural Round Table Explores Policies, Partnerships

The MHA hosted a CEO Rural Round Table event May 25 where healthcare leaders safely gathered at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa to collaborate on ways to foster growth and make immediate and long-term improvements in rural communities. …


Adam CarlsonCarlson Named to Crain’s 50 Names to Know in Lobbying

MHA Senior Vice President of Advocacy Adam Carlson is listed in the 50 Names to Know in Lobbying guide for 2022 published by Crain’s Detroit Business. The Crain’s list is a selection of professionals representing trade groups, major corporations, law firms and multiclient firms. …


Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 1.18 million in April, an increase of 23,000 beneficiaries since January. The April MA enrollment is spread across 46 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately 56 percent of Michigan’s 2.1 million …


The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley

It’s Past Time for a Mental Health Moonshot

“Mental illness involves mood, stress, substance abuse and anxiety disorders and impacts children and adults. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease in the US but its been treated as a second-class citizen in the US health system for decades.”

Paul Keckley, May 31, 2022


News to Know

  • The MHA will host a webinar from 11 am to noon ET June 8 with ParaRev to provide an update on the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) Lab Test Private Payor Rate Reporting – CMS Update on PAMA Reporting Requirements.
  • MHA Endorsed Business Partner SUNRx will host a 340B Regulatory Brief from 2 to 3 pm ET June 14 to provide valuable insights for consideration in the management of participants’ 340B pharmacy strategies. The webinar will cover the current regulatory environment and implications moving forward.

MHA in the News

MHA CEO Brian Peters spoke with Michael Patrick Shiels of Michigan’s Big Show June 3 as part of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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