Monday, January 15, 2018

Read for yourself: MHA's 990.

Since the Mississippi Hospital Association is fighting mighty hard to get a share of Medicaid money -meaning our money- perhaps it's time to take a look at its 2016 990.    Here is a snapshot of MHA finances*.

Gross revenue: $10,660,216
Salaries: $3,768,512
Total expenses: $10,706,618
Loss: -$46,402

CEO Tim Moore salary:  $584,224 ($61,299)
CFO Richard Grimes: $241,253 ($40,672)
COO Marcella McKay: $402,944 ($57.847)
VP of Gummint Relations Stephen Dickson: $417,097 ($16,545)
Project Director Debbie Logan: $118,268 ($23,397)
Clinical Director Lanelle Weems: $114,360 ($19,499)
Director of Rural Health Center Mendal Kemp: $146,690 ($14,531)
Director of Data Services Steve Lesley: $128,144 ($16.990)

Government grants: $841,471
 Membership dues: $8,376,856
 Consulting expense: $793,013
Lobbying & political expenses (p.15): $648,376

*Benefits are in parenthesis

Kingfish note: CEO Tim Moore is a bargain for MHA.  MHA paid his predecessor $1.5 million per year.  


Anonymous said...

And they want state money??

Anonymous said...

No wonder they have so much power over so many legislators.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the point of this post. So the MHA employs a bunch of overpaid administrators and lobbyists. Is this post-worthy?

Anonymous said...

@12:38– is your life post-worthy?

Anonymous said...

Lol, “Gummint”

Anonymous said...

@1.31 - No, it's not. But then again, I didn't post it.

Anonymous said...

Post worthy, mainly because it is reflective of how much is at stake. If your trade group pays staff that much money, how much do the trade group members have riding on your work?

And it all ends up being decided by that bunch in Jackson with no background in hospitals, medicine, budgeting, etc. They are just puppets to the real powers in this state.

Anonymous said...

CEO could make a lot more if he did something significant to Mississippians like coaching colleg football.

Anonymous said...

Ya gotsta spend money to make money!

Goes dubble for gummint work!

Anonymous said...

Hospitals whining about going broke should spend this money on sick and dying patients instead of political hacks and campaign contributions. Any hospital who is a member of this organization should be ashamed of themselves and taken off government payments of any types. Patients should ask their hospitals of they are members of this organization, and if so, they should go to one that is not a member. Same goes for politicians who take their blood money. Send them home with blood on their hands.

Anonymous said...

Patients should ask their hospitals of they are members of this organization, and if so, they should go to one that is not a member.

Please, tell us, which hospitals in Mississippi are not members where you can walk your talk?

Anonymous said...

Hospitals have tens of millions riding on this medicaid rewrite....that's why they had the state medicaid director fired. He wasn't under their thumb.

How hard do you think your association president will work for $500,000? Pretty hard. You think Brice Wiggins knows anything about Medicaid other than what the MHA tells him? Who do you think authored his proposed plan that MHA finds acceptable? MHA of course.

Anonymous said...

Singing River Hospital isn't member. Maybe JJ could post the members so everyone will know who is shortchanging their patients care in order to corrupt the procurement process and to fund their attempted takeover of health care.

Anonymous said...

You are allmost right 9:58 and 10:49 but it is the Manage care companies. Look at the recent comment-posts from KF repost of Bigger Pie forum for a good assessment. They have figured out how to make hundreds of millions and win the political influence game though lobbying. Extend the credit to whom and where it is due, they are winning. Legislators aren’t listening to doctors and hospitals, but have a welcoming ear for mco’s. It is not hard to understand the reason$ why!

Anonymous said...

MHA wants to run a managed care program. That's why all the angst in the first place.

Anonymous said...

MHA got beat in the RFP process so now they want the legislature to give them a carve out. If it was any private corporation all of you, the press, legislature would be screaming the absurdity.

They lost, didn't even get close to third, and now they want to go the legislative route. Doesn't seem fair to me.

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