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MHA Featured in AP Report on Auto No-fault Legislation

MHA Featured in AP Report on Auto No-fault Legislation

The AP reported on a two-bill legislative package passed by the Michigan Senate that would reform major components of Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law.
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MiBiz.com: State bill to license genetic counselors advances through Legislature

The MHA voiced its support of a bill that would regulate genetic counseling in Michigan in a June 9 story on MiBiz.com.
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Michigan Watchdog: Michigan Moves Step Closer to Enacting 29-hour Work Requirement for Medicaid

A May 7, 2018, article by Dawn Geskus for watchdog.org takes a look at legislation that would require able-bodied adults to work a minimum of 29 hours per week to keep their Medicaid benefits. 
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Headline Roundup: Medicaid Work Requirements Proposal

Headline Roundup: Medicaid Work Requirements Proposal

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.
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WJMN-TV: Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions holds telehealth and opioid forum

WJMN-TV: Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions holds telehealth and opioid forum

MHA CEO Brian Peters was quoted in an article from WJMN-TV on the recent Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions’ annual Trustee Forum, where he spoke on the work Michigan hospitals are doing to fight the opioid epidemic.
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MHA In The News | April 23

Crain's Detroit Business: Health Insurers Push Patients Away From Hospitals

Peter Schonfeld, MHA senior vice president, Policy, and chief operating officer, MHA Service Corporation, was interviewed for an April 1 Crain’s Detroit Business article that covers insurers’ and hospitals’ efforts to reduce costs. 
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MHA In The News | April 04

Crain's Detroit Business: Report: Healthcare a Growing Economic Engine in Michigan

This March 28, 2018, article from Crain's Detroit Business covers the release of the 2018 Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan.
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MHA In The News | March 29
MiBiz Covers Launch of VerifyMICare Hospital Transparency Website

MiBiz Covers Launch of VerifyMICare Hospital Transparency Website

In a Feb. 18, 2018, article in MiBiz, reporter Mark Sanchez spoke to Sam Watson, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at the MHA and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, about the newly launched VerifyMICare website.
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MHA In The News | February 20
Michigan Radio | Stateside: Michigan Hospitals Push Back Against Bills to Set Nurse-to-Patient Ratio and Mandatory Overtime

Michigan Radio | Stateside: Michigan Hospitals Push Back Against Bills to Set Nurse-to-Patient Ratio and Mandatory Overtime

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.
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Crain's Detroit Business: Some hospitals feel impact of federal drug-discount cutbacks

Crain's Detroit Business: Some hospitals feel impact of federal drug-discount cutbacks

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. 
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Crain’s Detroit Business: Lawmakers push to scrap no-fault auto insurance system altogether

Crain’s Detroit Business: Lawmakers push to scrap no-fault auto insurance system altogether

MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed by Crain’s Detroit Business on a new proposal to repeal Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system altogether. 
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MHA In The News | February 07
Greater Lansing Business Monthly: Auto Insurance Reform Hits Roadblock in House

Greater Lansing Business Monthly: Auto Insurance Reform Hits Roadblock in House

MHA CEO is quoted in an article in the Feb. 2018 issue of Greater Lansing Business Monthly recapping legislative action on House Bill (HB) 5013, legislation that would have revamped Michigan's current auto no-fault system.
Continue Reading Greater Lansing Business Monthly: Auto Insurance Reform Hits Roadblock in House
MHA In The News | February 01
VerifyMICare, MHA Legislative Agenda Highlighted in WJR Broadcast

VerifyMICare, MHA Legislative Agenda Highlighted in WJR Broadcast

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.
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VerifyMICare.org covered by The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR

VerifyMICare.org covered by The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR

Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, spoke with Paul W. Smith on WJR about the MHA’s new hospital transparency website, VerifyMICare.org on Jan. 17.
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MHA In The News | January 17
WCMU: New website compares hospital care across Michigan

WCMU: New website compares hospital care across Michigan

WCMU Public Radio reported on the launch of the MHA’s new hospital transparency website, VerifyMICare.org, on Jan. 16 and interviewed Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center.
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MHA In The News | January 16
MiBiz.com: ACA likely to remain law, but opponents will continue chipping away

MiBiz.com: ACA likely to remain law, but opponents will continue chipping away

MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Dec. 24 MiBiz.com article about what’s to come for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2018.
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Crain's Detroit Business: Hospitals Ramp Up Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths in Michigan

Crain's Detroit Business: Hospitals Ramp Up Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths in Michigan

In this Dec. 20, 2017, article from Crain's Detroit Business, Sam Watson, senior vice president of patient safety and quality at the MHA Keystone Center, discusses efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Michigan in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
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Crain's Detroit Business: Federal Tax Plan Has Hospitals, Insurers Worried in Michigan

In a Dec. 8, 2017, article from Crain's Detroit Business, Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, talks about federal tax reform efforts and concerns on the impact current legislative proposals could have on Michigan hospitals, patients and communities.
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MHA In The News | December 11
Citizens Research Council of Michigan: Taking the Pulse of Michigan Under the Affordable Care Act

Citizens Research Council of Michigan: Taking the Pulse of Michigan Under the Affordable Care Act

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association participated in a panel on the impact of the Affordable Care Act in Michigan on Dec. 5. 
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MHA In The News | December 08
KPLC 7: SHRM-Supported Bill to Expand Paid Leave and Flexibility for All Employees Introduced in House

KPLC 7: SHRM-Supported Bill to Expand Paid Leave and Flexibility for All Employees Introduced in House

MHA Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff Nancy McKeague is quoted in this article from KPLC 7 in Lake Charles, LA, about the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, a bill that allow employers to expand paid leave and workplace options to employees.
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MHA In The News | November 06
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