Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

  • Encouraging Progress Under the All-Payer Model

    April 06, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Last week’s report from RTI International offered some promising findings about how Maryland’s hospitals have transformed care delivery while controlling costs and improving quality. Among the highlights, which draw data from the first three years under the All-Payer Model: Inpatient admissions dropped significantly – 5 percent for Medicare beneficiaries and 4 percent for commercially insured individuals, and Medicare spending declined $679 million, a 2.7 percent reduction.
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  • Legislative Successes

    March 30, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Earlier this week, a General Assembly conference committee deliberating the state’s budget approved a $30 million reduction in the hospital Medicaid tax – the ‘sick’ tax – for fiscal year 2019.
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  • Opioid Response Gaining Steam

    March 23, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Earlier this month, Gov. Larry Hogan made his way to the nation’s capital to testify before Congress for the first time in his nearly four years leading Maryland. His purpose was singular: to ask for help in combating a deadly crisis that has afflicted our state for years.
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  • Taking Stock on Care Transformation

    March 16, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Earlier this week, Maryland Health Secretary Bobby Neall sent a formal request to care transformation leaders at every hospital to help build an inventory of hospital-led transformation efforts. I want to underscore that request and invite a high level of participation.
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  • Hello!

    March 09, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    As I was going through the interview process for MHA’s President & CEO position, many of you pointed out to me that MHA had a staff that was second to none, one that was working hard to bridge the gap between the position’s vacancy last year and my starting this week. Now that my first week is coming to a close, I can see what you mean. This is a group of people who love what they do, and who are dedicated to the cause of Maryland’s hospitals and health systems.
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  • Time to Connect

    March 02, 2018 By: Your MHA Team
    Challenging times like these are enhanced by personal connections, and as always, MHA is here to facilitate that connection. Our annual membership meeting in June provides an excellent opportunity to gain insight and understanding into how your organization can plan for the future amid a whirlwind of change. The event begins the evening of June 11 at the Four Seasons in Baltimore with a reception that offers time to connect with one another, as well as with MHA’s new President & CEO, Bob Atlas. On Tuesday, June 12, the program will feature prominent speakers, including Dr. Atul Gawande.
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