MHA Evolves With Health Care Landscape

March 18, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
Last week we announced our esteemed colleague, Mike Robbins, will retire on June 30. Until that date, Mike will continue to lead all efforts on matters related to the Health Services Cost Review Commission. 

We are fully prepared to continue our high-energy regulatory advocacy work beyond Mike’s transition. Moreover, your changing needs have spurred us to alter our staff structure. We are strengthening our focus on quality and health improvement, efficiency in total costs of care, and the widening uses of data in health care management.

These four units will now serve MHA member hospitals and health systems:

• Health Care Payment - Global budgets, annual update, Total Cost of Care model, capital funding, price transparency, uncompensated care.
• Strategic Analytics - Analytics for MHA’s advocacy, performance improvement, and quality efforts; health trends research; and health data strategy.
• Quality & Health Improvement - Quality-based payment programs and quality improvement; population health, health equity, and behavioral health. 
• Government Affairs & Policy - State and federal advocacy; policy engagement on issues other than payment such as coverage, access, and workforce.

I’m pleased to announce the promotions of Traci La Valle to SVP, Quality & Health Improvement, and Brett McCone to SVP, Health Care Payment. They both will continue to work under Mike’s direction through June. Nora Hoban and Nicole Stallings are our SVPs in charge of Strategic Analytics and Government Affairs & Policy, respectively.

These internal changes will not affect most of your interactions with MHA. Just know that your association is advancing to help you lead the coming changes in health care.