Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

  • Turning Tables on Consumer Cost Exposure

    February 07, 2020 By: Bob Atlas
    Hospital billing and collection practices are in the news a lot lately, often misinformed and sensational. Maryland legislators are paying attention. Legislative action is coming this General Assembly session on hospitals’ cost transparency, financial assistance policies, and account collection practices.
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  • A Model for the Nation

    January 31, 2020 By: Bob Atlas
    Maryland’s hospitals and health systems are getting it right. More validation keeps rolling in. The message is resonating in Annapolis, where it really counts.
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  • Caring For Ourselves So We Can Care For Others

    January 26, 2020 By: Bob Atlas, President & CEO
    It’s likely by now, nearly four weeks into 2020, that many of us already have given up on our New Year’s resolutions. Those well-intentioned goals to eat better, work out more and invest more time and energy into our physical and mental well-being already have been replaced by stresses at work and home that make these new habits seem impossible to form.
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  • Hospitals on Front Lines of Human Trafficking Crisis

    January 20, 2020 By: Bob Atlas, President & CEO
    January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Fact: victims of human trafficking are seen in our hospitals and other sites of care every day. Your caregivers are on the front lines of this crisis. Studies show with certainty that survivors of trafficking are likely to have contact with the health care system during their abuse.
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  • Success, By the Numbers

    January 20, 2020 By: Bob Atlas, President & CEO
    Maryland hospitals have delivered wins under the All-Payer Model (2014-18) and the new Total Cost of Care Model contract with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). In addition to managing spending, we’ve grown savings while decreasing cumulative and year-to-date spending growth for Medicare beneficiaries.
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  • Caring For Maryland

    January 20, 2020 By: Bob Atlas, President & CEO
    Hospitals today face unprecedented challenges, seemingly from all sides. As we aim for better health for Marylanders, we encounter obstacles to building our workforce, upgrading our facilities, and strengthening our bonds with the communities we serve.
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