Issues in Healthcare

The MHA’s testimony on a proposal to institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, including individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan, was covered by outlets across the state.
On April 25, nearly 50 physician residents and hospital representatives met with more than 65 lawmakers to educate them about graduate medical education (GME) funding and the role physician residents play in delivering patient care.
On Saturday, April 28, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting its annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is designed to prevent medication abuse and theft by encouraging consumers to rid their homes of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
In response to legislation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released a new document, the Opioid Start Talking Form.
The Michigan Senate approved Senate Bill (SB) 897 in a 26-11 vote held April 19. The legislation would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, including individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan.
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast on issues surrounding healthcare, features stories from Henry Ford Health System and Aspirus Ironwood Hospital to demonstrate the substantial role healthcare plays in the well-being of both the state’s residents and its ec...
The MHA Keystone Center will host a member forum April 27 to discuss its recently developed Michigan Opioid Legislation Hospital Compliance Checklist.
Michigan hospitals collectively invested more than $3 billion in total community benefits according to a new report released by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 
The MHA submitted comments to a bipartisan group of United States Senators in response to their request for information to improve healthcare transparency. 
Healthcare leaders recognize the uncertainty of healthcare policy dictated by federal and state lawmakers. One example is a recently introduced bill that would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
The 2018 MHA Annual Membership Meeting will feature an outstanding lineup of healthcare experts, including Ian Morrison, futurist and regular contributor to the American Hospital Association’s newsletter AHA Today, and Michael Smerconish, CNN host and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host...
Before the Michigan Legislature wrapped up for its spring recess, House Bill (HB) 5678 was sent to the governor’s desk for signature.
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its third meeting of the program year March 15 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. 
A bill instituting work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, including individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan, was the subject of a testimony-only hearing before the Senate Committee on Michigan Competitiveness.
On March 14, the state House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.) reported out House Bill (HB) 5678 to expand the definition of a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship for the purposes of prescribing Schedules II to V controlled substances.
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast on issues surrounding healthcare, provides updates on new opioid legislation and information on the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS.)
A media statement from MHA CEO Brian Peters in response to remarks Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan made about the continuing battle over Michigan's auto no-fault system during his March 6, 2018, State of the City address.
On March 1, Terry Lerash, president and CEO, Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon, addressed members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services about the state’s healthcare budget and the important role small and rural hospitals serve in communities and regions throughout Michi...
As reported Jan. 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the Bundled Payment for Care Initiative Advanced program, a voluntary Medicare fee-for-service 90-day episode payment model. Key dates for interested providers to consider have now been released.
Issues in Healthcare | February 23
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley sent a letter to all health systems and hospitals in Michigan Feb. 22 urging them to integrate their existing electronic health records (EHR) with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) as part of the fight against opioid misuse.
Issues in Healthcare | February 22
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