MHA In The News

Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015. Read More
MHA In The News | February 22
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. Read More
MHA In The News | February 20
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. Read More
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.  Read More
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.  Read More
MHA In The News | February 07
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. Read More
MHA In The News | February 01
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. Read More
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. Read More
MHA In The News | January 17
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. Read More
MHA In The News | January 16
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
MHA In The News | December 11
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association participated in a panel on the impact of the Affordable Care Act in Michigan on Dec. 5.  Read More
MHA In The News | December 08
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. Read More
MHA In The News | November 06
The MHA was among the organizations opposing House Bill (HB) 5013 in a Nov. 2 Crain’s Detroit Business article about the defeat of the bill. Read More
MHA In The News | November 03
The Detroit Free Press quoted MHA CEO Brian Peters in its Nov. 2 story on the defeat of House Bill (HB) 5013. Read More
MHA In The News | November 03
A Nov. 1, 2017, article in Crain's Detroit Business looks at the lobbying effort surrounding House Bill 5013, which would drastically alter Michigan's auto no-fault law. In particular, the article examines lobbying efforts by some leaders within Michigan's business community.  Read More
MHA In The News | November 01
In an article published Oct. 29 in Crain's Detroit Business, Chad Livengood examines territorial rate setting when it comes to auto insurance premiums in Michigan. Laura Appel, MHA senior vice president and chief innovation officer was interviewed for the piece. Read More
MHA In The News | October 30
In an Oct. 22 article published in Crain's Detroit Business, reporters Mike Wilkinson and Chad Livengood examine insurance rates in Michigan and the huge disparities in rates between cities. An interactive map featured as part of the story details how insurers can charge more or less based on wh... Read More
MHA In The News | October 24
In this Oct. 22 Crain's Detroit Business article, reporter Chad Livengood quotes MHA Senior Vice President of Advocacy Chris Mitchell about why the association opposes government-mandated fee schedules when it comes to legislative efforts to reform Michigan's auto no-fault system. Read More
MHA In The News | October 24
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