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Health & Hospital Association Elects 2021-2022 Officers

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) 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 Tina Freese Decker, chair; T. Anthony Denton, chair-elect; and Daniel Babcock, treasurer. The board directs the…

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Michigan Hospitals By Health System

MHA Systems Listing. A parent organization is defined as a public or private organization that wholly owns, is the sole member or shareholder of, or holds the exclusive power to appoint the governing board of either of the following: one or more individually licensed Michigan hospitals that are Type 1-A members, or two or more geographically distinct acute care facilities that are operated by

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State House Works on Healthcare Legislation

The bills would direct the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to replace the 10 Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans with a single nonprofit or administrative services organization that would manage administration across the entire state. House Bills (HBs) 4925 through 4929 were introduced by Reps. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco

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Health & Hospital Association Elects 2021-2022 Officers

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) 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

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Healthcare Organizations Gather Virtually for Michigan

Nearly 137 safety and quality professionals participated in the virtual Michigan Health Equity Summit Nov. 3 hosted by the Michigan Public Health Institute, the Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy and the MHA Keystone Center, with funding provided by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

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Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System Updated

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for home health (HH) agencies effective Jan. 1, 2022. Key aspects of the final rule include: A one-year delay, until Jan. 1, 2023, of the proposed national expansion of the HH value-based purchasing model to replace the pilot that began …

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Healthcare Career Center

35+ allied health associations representing more than 580,000 members; Members can now register on HealthCareerCenter.com and reach healthcare professionals in local and national markets through an online job posting platform. In addition, members have access to nearly 85,000 searchable resumes with a wide range of titles from CEOs and

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Health PAC Contributions Form

The MHA Health PAC supports political candidates for the Michigan Legislature and statewide officials who are willing to protect or develop public policies that preserve vital healthcare services. Your contribution supports lawmakers who not only understand these issues, but are willing to …

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MHA CEO Report – Age-Friendly Health Systems

Together, the 4Ms — What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility — allow health systems to focus on the needs of older adults. Importantly, actions by health systems to become age friendly extend beyond just the lifesaving care provided within the hospital, but also establish a culture of collaboration across the community that benefits

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Quality Improvement

Five health systems nationwide — including Michigan-based Trinity Health — participated in the prototype, with an overall goal to support 20 percent of U.S. hospitals becoming age-friendly by June 30, 2020. Results nationally have confirmed that this model can improve care experiences and outcomes, as well as lower care costs.

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Michigan Green Healthcare Committee

The Michigan Battle of the Buildings program, organized by the West Michigan chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, is a free energy-reduction competition that’s an easy way to identify energy efficient practices and improve the environmental footprint of healthcare facilities. The MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Committee and the MHA encourage hospitals and health systems to support the

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Started Today at Michigan Hospitals

Frontline health care workers at two Michigan hospitals today were the first people in the state to receive the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Michigan-based Pfizer, and…

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behavioral health

The Michigan Legislature took testimony on two bill packages that would impact Michigan hospitals during the week of Sept. 20. In the Senate, another hearing was held on Senate Bills (SBs) 597 and 598, which would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to phase-in integration of physical and behavioral health services by 2026.

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Michigan Hospitals, Health Systems Issue Joint Statement

The following statement is made on behalf of chief medical officers of Michigan hospitals and health systems. As the chief medical officers representing Michigan hospitals and healthcare systems, we want to tell the public that the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services three-week order is doing what we expected: it’s slowly stabilizing the spread of COVID-19 and …

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Health & Hospital Association Announces 2020 Meritorious

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) announced the winners of its Meritorious Service and Special Recognition awards June 25, honoring physicians, healthcare executives and legislators for their extensive contributions to health and healthcare. Robert Connors, MD, was chosen as the winner of the MHA Meritorious Service Award, the association’s…

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MHA Monday Report Oct. 18, 2021

Health Equity Events to Explore Policy, Statewide Data and SOGI Training. The MHA Keystone Center, the Michigan Public Health Institute and the Michigan State University Institute for Health Policy are hosting free events to provide an in-depth look at efforts to address healthcare disparities in Michigan and highlight …

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Governor Signs MHA-supported Trauma System Legislation

A bill to fund the statewide trauma system was signed during the week of Oct. 4 and several bills impacting hospitals were taken up in the House and Senate health policy committees. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill (HB) 5094 into law Oct. 7, providing full funding for Michigan’s statewide trauma system. HB…

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Eliminating Disparites to Advance Health Equity and

Health Equity: Definitions of health equity vary across sectors and organizations. Listed are three definitions. › Equity is the absence of avoidable, unfair or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially,

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State Budget Signed, Healthcare Policy Bills Advanced

The week of Sept. 27 was highlighted by the governor signing the fiscal year (FY) 2022 state budget, legislative passage of a funding bill for the statewide trauma system, and policy bills in both the House and Senate. In the House Health Policy Committee, the MHA supported a bill to…

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Participate in Updating Michigan’s Health IT Roadmap

The Michigan Health Information Technology (IT) Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are inviting hospitals to participate in a statewide process to prioritize strategies and tactics for Michigan’s 5-Year Health IT Roadmap.This guide expected to be completed over the next 12 to 15 months, with broad stakeholder participation throughout the …

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State Implements Regulations to Avert Surprise Billing for

However, hospitals and health systems should be aware of the new regulations and who must comply with them. The DIFS regulations and the Michigan statute require healthcare providers to inform consumers of the possibility of surprise billing through a disclosure form sent at least 14 days before a scheduled medical service.

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Healthcare Leadership Award

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association honors outstanding members of the healthcare governing boards and outstanding executive, physician, nursing and other health leaders with the MHA Healthcare Leadership Award. This award is presented to individuals who have provided exceptional leadership to an individual healthcare organization and to

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Board of Trustees

The MHA is governed by a Board of Trustees representing hospitals and health systems from across Michigan. The 2021-2022 program year Board of Trustees includes:

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Interim Final Rule Released to Respond to COVID-19 Public

Modifies policies related to the Medicare Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) model to account for the impact of the public health emergency on participants. Specifically, this rule extends performance year five for an additional six months, until Sept. 30, 2021, meaning that year five will run for 21 months, from Jan. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.

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Community Benefit Report

Promoting Health and Wellness. Michigan hospitals offer a wide range of services and resources that extend access to care beyond the traditional hospital setting. This long-standing effort promotes the health and wellness of individuals and communities throughout the state.

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Federal Final Rule Requires Health Insurers to Make Prices

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor recently released a price transparency final rule affecting health insurers. A similar rule requires hospitals to post price information beginning Jan. 1, and a Nov. 10 webinar has been scheduled to assist members with compliance. Both price transparency rules stem from a recent executive order from President Donald …

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Further Hearings Held on Behavioral Health and

The Michigan Legislature took testimony on two bill packages that would impact Michigan hospitals during the week of Sept. 20. In the Senate, another hearing was held on Senate Bills (SBs) 597 and 598, which would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to phase-in integration of physical and behavioral health services by 2026.

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Leadership Corner: Age-Friendly Health Systems Are Needed

The Leadership Corner features updates from the MHA leadership team. The updates will provide new insights to safety and quality, as well as updates on MHA Keystone Center activities and initiatives. Ewa Panetta, BA, CPPS, manager of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Health

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Healthcare Advocates Honored with MHA Special Recognition

During the four years he led the health system, he was instrumental in guiding and restructuring the organization and its distinct business units, including the adult hospital, women and children’s hospital, the medical group and ambulatory care settings. Within the triad leadership model that was created, Spahlinger and his leadership team

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Community Benefit Stories

Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. Doctors believe tourniquets could save lives if they were more readily available in places where mass shooting could occur, so the goal of Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital’s Stop the Bleed campaign is to get the kits in as many places as possible in Michigan.

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Twitter Chat to Discuss COVID-19 and Health Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the longstanding systemic health and social inequities that have put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from the virus. Factors such as socioeconomic status, access to healthcare, education, neighborhood and physical environment, as well as the social and community context within which patients live, are part …

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House Health Policy Committee Advances MHA-supported Bills

The House Health Policy Committee met Nov. 4 to take up several bills that the MHA has indicated support for. The committee advanced a bill to allow Michigan pharmacies to fill noncontrolled substance prescriptions written by out-of-state advance practice prescribers, which was introduced by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) as Senate Bill (SB) 166.

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Behavioral Health Integration Bills Receive First Senate

The Senate Government Operations Committee took testimony Sept. 14 on a pair of bills that would make several changes to Michigan’s behavioral health system. Introduced by Sens. Mike Shirkey (R-Clark Lake) and John Bizon (R-Battle Creek), the bills would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to phase-in…

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Careers at the MHA

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the MHA complies with applicable state and local laws governing

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Headline Roundup: COVID-19 Coverage

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the first two presumed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan March 10. In response, the MHA released a statement on efforts Michigan hospitals are currently taking to be prepared to treat COVID-19 patients, as well as guidance for the public on visiting healthcare facilities while COVID-19 is active in Michigan.

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Children's Hospitals Issue Plea to Reduce Respiratory

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Michael Jaggi, DO Chief Medical Officer Hurley Children’s Hospital. Francis Darr, MD, FAAP Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Marquette General Hospital. Christine Nefcy, MD Chief Medical Officer Munson Medical Center. Aditi Sharangpani, MD Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Sparrow Health

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Michigan COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase at Record Rate

COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to rise significantly, increasing by 100% over the past two weeks and establishing the largest increase in hospitalizations since the surge began in October, according to newly released data from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). In total, 3,071 patients are currently hospitalized in Michigan hospitals…

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Endorsed Business Partner Program

The MHA EBP program was established to provide cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions for MHA member hospitals. The business partners selected are expected to meet the highest quality standards and offer products or services that help healthcare facilities avoid unnecessary costs, recover revenue, reduce operating expenses, improve management and quality, increase productivity, develop

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Participate in Updating Michigan’s Health IT Roadmap

The Michigan Health Information Technology (IT) Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have begun developing a Statewide Five-Year Health IT Roadmap, which will be a guide for future planning, investments and governance of health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) for the state of Michigan.…

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COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need for Age-Friendly

As 2020 concludes, one key lesson remains at the forefront — the critical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the older adult population. Eight out of 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in the United States have been in adults 65 and older. Age-Friendly Health Systems can prepare healthcare organizations to care for the older adult population during and after the pandemic while reducing costs …

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