Issues in Healthcare

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. ‚Äč Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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).  Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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.  Read More
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.  Read More
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.  Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | November 17
The American Hospital Association (AHA) issued an action alert the week of Nov. 6 urging nonprofit hospitals to contact U.S. representatives about a provision in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the federal tax reform package that would eliminate the tax exemption for private activity bonds, including q... Read More
Issues in Healthcare | November 10
On Nov. 8, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bills (SBs) 584-586, which would allow citizens to carry concealed pistols into hospitals and other areas that are currently designated as gun-free zones. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | November 09
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced at the Nov. 8 Michigan Harvest Gathering celebration luncheon that, to date, the 2017 campaign has raised $320,000 and more than 791,000 pounds of food to help feed Michigan’s hungry residents, and donations are still coming in.  Read More
Issues in Healthcare | November 09
The Michigan House of Representatives voted 45-63 to defeat a substitute version of House Bill (HB) 5013 late in the evening of Nov. 2.  Read More
The House Committee on Insurance on Thursday, Oct. 26, reported an H-1 substitute for House Bill (HB) 5013 to the full House of Representatives.  Read More
The MHA has launched a podcast series called the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 19
The MHA has received its first reports detailing the results of hospital food and fund drives to benefit the Food Bank Council of Michigan through the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG). Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 19
The California Hospital Association and the state’s regional associations have established a relief fund for hospital employees who have been significantly affected by fires burning throughout the state.  Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 13
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