Messages from MHA's President

From MHA President and CEO Carmela Coyle

  • High Stakes

    April 22, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    In less than two months, a reconfigured Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) will vote on a global budget update - the percentage by which your hospital's budget will increase.
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  • See You This Summer

    April 15, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    The General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session concluded Monday (check out our at-a-glance summary here), but there’s no time to exhale. Ahead of a June decision from the Health Services Cost Review Commission on a global budget update for fiscal year 2017, MHA is already full-tilt on advocacy efforts to help commissioners understand the critical need to see hospitals’ success under the waiver as a glass half full, not half empty. In other words, the tremendous work you’ve done to shave costs in this new system should be rewarded with the funding needed to continue moving toward population health, not with a tamping down of funds under a “you’ve proved you can live with less” mindset.
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  • The Finish Line Is in Sight

    April 08, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    The countdown toward Sine Die – the close of the 2016 General Assembly legislative session – has shifted from days to hours, and while some of the major pieces have fallen into place, there are still some issues we’ll be watching and shepherding until the final gavel is struck at midnight on Monday.
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  • Innovator, Mentor, Friend

    April 01, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dick Davidson since he arrived at the American Hospital Association in 1991 after 21 years leading MHA. Even then he had already begun planting the seeds of mentorship that would populate our field with leaders.
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  • March Madness in Annapolis

    March 25, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    No, not the basketball tournament, but the flurry of activity in Annapolis as the legislature enters its final weeks of the 2016 session. This year has been marked by a massive number of bills, including hundreds with the potential to affect hospitals and your ability to care for communities. Here’s a look at where we stand on the issues that affect you:
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  • What We Need to Sustain Maryland’s Model

    March 18, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    “There are no facts, only interpretations.” – Friedrich Nietzsche With HSCRC’s fiscal 2017 global budget update vote less than three months away, your MHA is working hard to secure an increase that provides hospitals with the resources necessary to extend the progress made in the first half of the five-year all-payer experiment. That progress is noteworthy.
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