Issues in Healthcare

On Feb. 14, the House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.) reported out House Bill (HB) 5439, which requires the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to create an inpatient psychiatric bed registry.
Issues in Healthcare | February 15
In a Feb. 13, 2018, interview on Michigan Radio's Stateside program, Sam Watson, senior vice president, Patient Safety & Quality, discusses hospitals' concerns with a package of bills that would institute mandatory nurse-staffing ratios.
In this Feb. 11, 2018, article, Crain's Detroit Business reporter Jay Greene takes a look at how a rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that effected funding available through the federal 340B Drug Discount Program is impacting Michigan hospitals. 
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers vaccinations and raises awareness about serious vaccine-preventable illnesses in Michigan, including the flu and hepatitis A.
Issues in Healthcare | February 09
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association applauds Gov. Snyder for his continued support of improved healthcare across Michigan, as evidenced by today’s Executive Budget Proposal.
Yesterday, legislation was introduced that would completely eliminate Michigan’s no-fault system, which gives drivers and families the care and assistance they need after an accident. 
The MHA’s Ludwig Community Benefit Award is presented annually to recognize MHA-member healthcare organizations that demonstrate community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through collaborative health, economic or social initiatives.
On Jan. 24, Detroit’s WJR News Talk Radio broadcast the Frank Beckmann Show “Live from Lansing” as part of its coverage of Gov. Rick Snyder’s state of the state address and the legislative issues facing the state in 2018.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently issued a draft proposed policy regarding the April 1 launch of the MI Marketplace Option and is seeking stakeholder input by Feb. 16. ​
As part of a national effort to bring attention to a lack of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the MHA joined member hospitals, the American Hospital Association, and a coalition of state and national organizations and healthcare providers for a Day of Action ...
The MHA is accepting nominations for its 2018 Ludwig Community Benefit Award until the close of business Feb. 16. The award is named for Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president, and honors Michigan hospitals that demonstrate outstanding community benefit by ...
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has developed a summary of a January 2017 survey on the policies, procedures and barriers to vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) in long-term-care facilities (LTCFs). 
The 2017 Michigan Harvest Gathering has drawn to a close, with the MHA and its members contributing nearly 46,000 pounds of food and more than $60,000 to help feed the 1.7 million people who are suffering from hunger in Michigan.
Issues in Healthcare | December 18
Before the Michigan Legislature wrapped up for its winter recess, both the House and Senate passed a package of bills aimed at combating Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic.
Issues in Healthcare | December 15
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers sepsis and raises awareness about Michigan hospitals’ efforts to combat this serious condition. 
The Medical Services Administration recently released a final policy to increase physician payment rates for neonatal and pediatric critical and intensive care services, effective Jan. 1. 
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel recently convened its second meeting of the 2017-2018 program year and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. 
Issues in Healthcare | December 07
On Nov. 29, members of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee heard testimony on House Bills 4629-4631, legislation that would mandate nurse staffing ratios in Michigan.
Issues in Healthcare | November 30
The MHA-supported legislation regarding the Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (MI-POST) was recently signed into law as Public Act 154 of 2017.
Issues in Healthcare | November 22
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion podcast series shares the experiences of healthcare advocates and advice for those who are interested in getting involved in healthcare policy issues on the state and federal levels.
Issues in Healthcare | November 17
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