Issues in Healthcare

Michigan hospitals and health systems are monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely and are working diligently with state and federal agencies to appropriately respond to COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on Executive Order 2020-7, which provides important clarifications to the visitor and screening requirements for healthcare facilities related to COVID-19.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on hospital emergency response plans that include surge capacity procedures to address an influx of patients.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement following the confirmation of Michigan’s first confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients by MDHHS.
A proposed survey by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to collect pricing data on Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs from all hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Members of the House Health Policy Committee voted March 5 to report House Bills 5412 through 5416, which would expand opportunities for providers to receive Medicaid payment for telehealth services.
An MHA webpage dedicated to COVID-19 is being updated in real time to assist members with preparedness efforts.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4862 into law March 3, which expands confidentiality protections for participants and providers at healthcare facilities performing Critical Incident Stress Management services.
A U.S. District Court ruling issued March 4 invalidated Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements, which posed a threat to healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of Healthy Michigan Plan recipients.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided March 2 that it will review, during its term beginning in October, a federal appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
The MHA is relieved by the U.S. District Court’s ruling that invalidates Medicaid work requirements in Michigan, which posed a threat to the coverage of tens of thousands of Healthy Michigan Plan recipients.
Michigan hospitals and health systems are closely monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are working diligently with state and federal agencies to educate and train their staffs to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
Joneigh Khaldun, MD, chief medical executive, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced the activation of a state lab to test suspected coronavirus disease  patients Feb. 27.
The latest report from the Partnership for Michigan’s Health shows that healthcare directly employed nearly 602,000 Michigan residents in 2018, demonstrating that healthcare continues to be the largest private-sector employer in the state.
The MHA Board of Trustees addressed several critical policy and advocacy matters at its Feb. 12 meeting. They included a review of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget priorities
The MHA is working with various state and federal agencies to provide members with current information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Quinones will discuss the story, the cast of characters — pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors and parents — and threats facing America and its heartland.
The fiscal year (FY) 2021 executive budget recommendation was presented to the Legislature Feb. 6 by State Budget Director Chris Kolb, and a FY 2020 supplemental budget request was also released.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is thankful that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive budget recommendation protects vital healthcare funding for hospitals.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the MHA submitted comments asking the Trump administration to withdraw a recently issued proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would have a direct impact on Michigan’s provider tax program that funds its Medicaid program.
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