As Michigan experiences its worst measles outbreak in decades, hospitals across the state that specialize in children’s health today urged parents to have their children vaccinated to protect them and others against measles and other serious diseases that can sicken and kill people. Read More
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Thune (R-SD) have introduced federal legislation that would permanently prohibit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  from enforcing its direct supervision policy for certain outpatient therapeutic services. Read More
The MHA joined the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM), state legislators and community members March 20 for a news conference in the Michigan State Capitol in conjunction with the Michigan Senate’s approval of Senate Resolution 0028 to commemorate March 20, 2019, as Hunger Solutions Day. Read More
On March 15, the MHA hosted a webinar with the Honigman law firm on new air ambulance requirements taking effect March 19. Read More
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) hosted a hearing March 12 to gather public comment on the permanent rules to replace the emergency rules for reporting of poisonings due to the use of prescription or illicit drugs.  Read More
Approximately 90 women die each year in Michigan during pregnancy, at delivery or within a year of giving birth, and 44 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are considered preventable. Read More
On March 12, a bipartisan group of representatives introduced House Bills 4327 and 4328, which would increase the penalties for those committing assault against healthcare professionals or medical volunteers. Read More
As reported in December, amendments to the Public Health Code requiring hospitals to prioritize ground transportation over air for nonemergency patient transport will take effect March 19.  Read More
On March 5, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her fiscal year (FY) 2020 executive budget proposal to the Legislature.  Read More
The MHA has released a new infographic highlighting Michigan’s 37 critical access hospitals (CAHs). The publication is part of the MHA’s public information campaign launching this spring, MiRuralCareMatters. Read More
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