Leading Michigan to Better Health

The MHA Monday Report is a weekly newsletter that recaps the latest policy and advocacy news of critical importance to Michigan's community hospitals.

Legislature Begins Work on 2018 State Healthcare Budget Last week, preliminary work began on the state’s healthcare budget for fiscal year 2018 when both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services reported the initial versions of the budget to ... Read mo... Read More
Monday Report | April 24
MHA Board of Trustees Meets The MHA Board of Trustees met April 6 to address a number of public policy and operational matters. Of particular note, the association has been engaged in a yearlong process to determine the future relationship between the MHA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ..... Read More
Monday Report | April 17
First Goal Achievers Announced for 2017 Health PAC Campaign The 2017 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began Feb. 27, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $385,000. ... Read more Register for April 20 Mich... Read More
Monday Report | April 10
Governor Signs Bill to Resolve Telehealth and Clinical Nurse Specialist Issues Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill (SB) 213, which resolves an unintended consequence of a telehealth bill that was passed during the last legislative session. Without the change, mental health providers ..... Read More
Monday Report | April 03
U.S. House of Representatives Pulls Bill Repealing and Replacing ACA Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) after it became clear there were not enough “yes” votes to pass the bill. ... Read more State Rep... Read More
Monday Report | March 27
MHA Testifies on Importance of Healthy Michigan Plan The MHA testified before the House Health Policy Committee last week about the importance of the Healthy Michigan Plan in protecting access to affordable, high-quality care for all Michigan residents. ... Read more House Committee Approves F... Read More
Monday Report | March 20
A Special Message from MHA CEO Brian Peters on the American Health Care Act Dear Colleague, Last week, we finally got a glimpse at the House Republicans’ plan for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. As it is currently written, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) threatens th... Read More
Monday Report | March 13
Nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Receives Quarterly Speak-up! Award Karen Kazyak, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, was honored last week with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals o... Read More
Monday Report | March 06
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Must Update DEA Registration Public Act 499 of 2016, which will take effect April 9, permits advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to prescribe schedule II-V drugs under delegation and to autonomously prescribe nonscheduled drugs. ... Read more Hospita... Read More
Monday Report | February 27
Governor Addresses MHA Board of Trustees At its February meeting, the MHA Board of Trustees was joined by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who shared his perspective on key matters facing the state in the coming year, including prospects for continuation of the Healthy Michigan Plan ... Read more Fe... Read More
Monday Report | February 20
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