MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • Eyes on the Prize

    February 03, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    I can’t remember the last time a congressional committee had one party boycott a vote and the other suspend its rules to advance confirmation of an appointee – but that of course happened this week when the Senate Finance Committee voted on U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s Health and Human Services nomination. These days, it’s easy to get caught up by a seemingly ceaseless whirlwind of activity and its meaning and consequences.
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  • ED Diversions in the Spotlight

    January 27, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    The agenda for next month’s meeting of the Health Services Cost Review Commission is expected to include an item on emergency department (ED) diversions, the growth of which has sparked concern for HSCRC Executive Director Donna Kinzer.​
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  • Priorities, Not Politics

    January 20, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Today’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president brings a new era to Washington. With it comes a flurry of federal action on policies and programs implemented during President Obama’s term, including an expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act.​
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  • Preparing for Change

    January 13, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean With the inauguration of President-elect Trump just a week away, tectonic changes to federal health care policy are no longer simply political talk, they are in the works. But what are the details? What form might change take, and what does it mean for hospitals? For Maryland?
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  • Gearing Up for Session

    January 06, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    In less than a week, the Maryland General Assembly will convene for its 437th session, where 47 Senators and 141 Delegates will draft, debate, revise, and pass laws to improve the lives of the 6 million Marylanders they represent.
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  • All in a Year’s Work: 2016

    December 23, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Taking stock of all that has happened with health care in Maryland over the past year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but instead I am deeply uplifted by all we’ve accomplished together. Change has been fast, and at times difficult, but the results are undeniable: quality is better, cost trends are lower, and hospitals are engaged with their communities like never before.
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