Issues in Healthcare

Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impacted hospitals during the week of Oct. 14. 
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 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.
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. 
The MHA Keystone Center announces the launch of an effort funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to make health systems across Michigan more age-friendly and better serve older Michigan residents, while lowering costs of care.
On Oct. 3, members of the Bronson Healthcare team testified before the House Health Policy Committee on behalf of medical providers living with critical incident stress to advocate for House Bill (HB) 4826.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued 147 line-item vetoes to the state budget Sept. 30, eliminating nearly $1 billion in spending, including $20.2 million in healthcare funding that would make key strides in protecting and improving access and quality of care for Michigan residents.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is disappointed with the governor’s line-item vetoes in the fiscal year 2020 budget for the state Department of Health and Human Services.
On Sept. 24, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) issued an order protecting auto no-fault benefits for auto accident survivors who need benefits from the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP).
Issues in Healthcare | September 27
Reducing healthcare’s environmental impact is the focus of the Oct. 9-10 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association fully supports the fiscal year 2020 legislative budget that will make key strides in protecting and improving access and quality of care for Michigan residents. 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill (SB) 362 into law Sept. 23, which makes it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements, and delayed other upcoming changes that could impact patients.
Regulation of Immune Effector Cell Therapy (IECT) was among the issues the state Certificate of Need (CON) Commission considered at its Sept. 19 meeting. 
Issues in Healthcare | September 20
On Sept. 19, the Joint House and Senate Conference Committee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget recommendation, which takes significant steps to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in Michigan.
On Sept. 11, the Michigan Legislature sent legislation to the governor’s desk that would make it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements.
On Sept. 5, the Michigan Senate sent the MHA-supported, Senate Bill (SB) 340, to the House. SB 340 allows telepharmacy services, or the remote delivery of pharmaceutical care, to operate in Michigan. 
Issues in Healthcare | September 06
Michigan hospitals collectively invested nearly $2.9 billion in total community benefits according to a new report released Sept. 5 by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 
With a campaign goal of 2.5 million meals, the MHA is asking that members renew their support of the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) by conducting food drives within their facilities. 
The recently passed law regarding Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance, which gives Michigan drivers the option to purchase different levels of personal injury protection and shifts their coverage following an auto accident to their health insurance, is one area significantly affecting communiti...
The deadline is approaching to reserve discounted hotel accommodations for the Sept.  26 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium and the Sept. 25 MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings workshop.
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