Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

  • Ensuring Access to Affordable Coverage

    July 22, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    Affordable health care coverage is essential for people to have access to the care they need. It is particularly important in Maryland, where our success under the Total Cost of Care Model rests on improving the health of the state’s entire population. We can’t prevent unnecessary hospital use unless more Marylanders can afford coverage.
    Full story
  • Promoting Health Equity

    July 15, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    All Marylanders deserve an equal opportunity to achieve optimal health — regardless of social, economic, or demographic differences. Though we all share this goal, health disparities persist stubbornly.
    Full story
  • Finding a Remedy for Food Insecurity

    July 01, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    We talk a lot these days about the social determinants of health – those things other than genetics, personal choices, and health care that affect how healthy each of us will be. In discussions I’ve had recently, it’s striking how often food insecurity is mentioned as a top challenge – especially given Maryland’s high per capita income.
    Full story
  • What's Your Novel Payment Model Idea?

    June 24, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    Our state’s hospitals and health systems continue to strive for new and different ways to transform care. To support that work, your Maryland Hospital Association is leading the Stakeholder Innovation Group (SIG) which convened at the request of the Maryland Health Secretary Robert Neall. Part of the group’s work was the launch of the Innovations for Better Health website. This inventory demonstrates what we already knew: Hospitals and care providers are working together to innovate and advance health care for all Marylanders.
    Full story
  • Global Budget Update

    June 17, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    The Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) granted Maryland’s hospitals their largest global budget increase in recent memory last week — a 3.59% increase in total revenue (3.28% per capita) for fiscal year 2020.​ The average hospital is expected to receive about 3.3% growth in total regulated revenue — or 3% per capita.​
    Full story
  • Addressing Workforce Challenges

    June 09, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    A highly trained and fully engaged workforce is essential for Maryland’s hospitals as you strive to deliver the best clinical care along with a superior experience for patients. We know you face challenges filling in-demand positions, retaining good talent, combating workplace violence, and more.
    Full story