An article published by the Detroit Free Press on Oct. 21 analyzes rural Michigan’s shrinking and aging population, including a section on the challenges that small & rural hospitals face with low patient volume, high fixed costs and inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates.
MHA In The News | October 21
On Oct. 20 Crain’s Detroit Business published an article that reviews the practice of surprise medical billing and details legislative proposals at the state and federal levels which seek to address the practice.
MHA In The News | October 21
MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Oct. 19 Detroit Free Press article about the anticipated impact from no-fault auto insurance reform on health insurance premiums for Michigan residents.
MHA In The News | October 21
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | October 21
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 21.
Member News | October 19
MHA member CEOs, Board of Trustee members and Excellence in Governance fellows gathered at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing  Oct. 15 for Trustee Day at the Capitol. 
Member News | October 18
Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impacted hospitals during the week of Oct. 14. 
The full Senate unanimously sent the MHA-supported House Bill (HB) 4325 to the governor’s desk Oct. 17.
Member News | October 17
Seventy MHA Keystone Center members attended a Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training Oct. 8 in Lansing.   
In response to the 147 line-item vetoes to the state budget that were issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Sept. 30, MLive published an article Oct. 10 that focuses on the vetoes’ impact on rural areas in Michigan. 
MHA In The News | October 14
Crain's Detroit Business quoted MHA CEO Brian Peters in its Oct. 11 story on the MHA's upcoming Trustee Day at the Capitol event.
MHA In The News | October 14
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | October 14
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 14.
Member News | October 12
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its first meeting of the program year Oct. 9 to discuss legislative initiatives that could impact Michigan hospitals. 
The Michigan Legislature introduced 47 supplemental appropriation bills Oct. 8 that would restore $256 million in funding to the state’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget. 
Member News | October 10
Participants from across Michigan and throughout the state’s healthcare sector gathered in Novi Oct. 10 to learn how their facilities can protect the planet while caring for patients.
Member News | October 10
The MHA is working on behalf of licensed professional counselors (LPCs) to maintain their current, longstanding scope of practice and patients’ access to care by behavioral health professionals. 
Member News | October 10
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released proposed revisions to the federal anti-kickback and physician self-referral (Stark law) rules. These revisions are intended to allow flexibility in value-based payment arrangements and coordinated care.
MHA CEO Brian Peters reflects on the MHA's 22 years participating in the Michigan Harvest Gathering and the importance of addressing food insecurity. 
MHA Rounds | October 10
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently issued a notice of proposed policy to implement work requirements and update healthy behavior requirements for Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) enrollees. The work requirements take effect Jan. 1, 2020. 
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