Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

  • United Front

    January 07, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    When the General Assembly reconvenes in Annapolis Wednesday for the start of the 2019 legislative session, their docket will include many topics that affect your health systems, your patients, and your communities.
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  • Happy New Model

    December 21, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    As we come to the close of 2018 and take a moment to reflect on the past year, Maryland’s hospitals and health systems are gearing up for the next phase in your efforts to transform health care. Beginning January 1, Maryland’s hospitals will operate under a new contract with the federal government, the Total Cost of Care Model.
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  • Undaunted by Threat to ACA

    December 17, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    By now you know that a federal district court judge in Texas ruled Friday that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) was rendered unconstitutional when Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in last year’s tax act.
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  • Spotlight on Innovation

    December 10, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Maryland’s hospitals work every day to coordinate care across service domains, to build efficiencies, to raise up quality and patient safety, to eliminate health disparities in your communities, and much more.
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  • Synergies Between Health and Education

    December 03, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    A child who misses school due to a parent’s inability to get her to the doctor may fall behind in learning. A hungry child cannot pay full attention in his class. And the effects of insecure housing or at-home trauma most definitely spill over into school performance. The evidence is clear. There is a direct two-way link between children’s health and educational attainment, from pre-K through high school and beyond.
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  • Giving Thanks

    November 26, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to reflect on what we all are thankful for – family, friends, our health, meaningful work, and more. This year, as I gathered with my family, I was mindful – and thankful – that there are so many hard working doctors, nurses, and other caregivers in our hospitals and medical centers day and night – including holidays – to ensure that every Marylander who needs care can get it.
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