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Governor Creates New Anti-fraud Unit to Tackle Insurance, Financial Fraud

Governor Creates New Anti-fraud Unit to Tackle Insurance, Financial Fraud

On Sept. 11, Gov. Rick Snyder announced the formation of an anti-fraud unit to investigate insurance and financial fraud.
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MI Vote Matters Campaign Launched to Encourage Voter Participation Nov. 6

MI Vote Matters Campaign Launched to Encourage Voter Participation Nov. 6

The upcoming general election will set the stage for critical healthcare policy decisions for Michigan and the nation in the years ahead. 
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Schuette to face Whitmer for Governor; Three Incumbents Defeated in Primaries

Schuette to face Whitmer for Governor; Three Incumbents Defeated in Primaries

Michigan’s primary election was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, finalizing the November general election ballot. The 2018 midterm election is critical to Michigan hospitals given the number of open seats available due to term limits. 
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Healthcare Community Urged to Vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election

Healthcare Community Urged to Vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election

The MHA encourages its staff, members and other stakeholders in the healthcare community to vote in the state’s primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Registration Opens for MHA’s Opioid Law Update Webinar

Registration Opens for MHA’s Opioid Law Update Webinar

The MHA Keystone Center will conduct a webinar regarding updates to the Michigan opioid laws from 10 to 11 a.m. July 27. The education session is free of charge for members, but registration is required.
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U.S. House Passes Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Epidemic

U.S. House Passes Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Epidemic

On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, an omnibus package of legislation to address the opioid drug addiction crisis. The House Energy and Commerce Committee published a summary of the package at its website dedicated to the opioid issue. 
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Legislature Completes Work on State Healthcare Budget

Legislature Completes Work on State Healthcare Budget

The Legislature took one step closer to finalizing the state healthcare budget during a Joint House and Senate conference committee held June 7 to approve the conference report on Senate Bill (SB) 856, the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for the Michigan DHHS. 
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Medicaid Work Requirement Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

Medicaid Work Requirement Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

The Michigan Legislature on June 7 fast-tracked the approval of a revised version of Senate Bill (SB) 897, which would require able-bodied individuals between 19 and 62 years of age to work an average of 80 hours per month to continue qualifying for healthcare coverage under Medicaid expansion. ...
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MHA Media Statement: MHA is Disappointed to See Healthcare Access Conflated with Workforce Development

Today, the Michigan Legislature approved legislation requiring 80 hours of work a month for hundreds of thousands of Healthy Michigan Plan recipients.
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Michigan Senate Approves Auto No-fault Legislation

Michigan Senate Approves Auto No-fault Legislation

The Michigan Senate approved a two-bill legislative package June 7 to reform major components of Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law. 
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MHA Media Statement: We Are Cautiously Optimistic About Latest Effort to Reform Auto No-fault

MHA Media Statement: We Are Cautiously Optimistic About Latest Effort to Reform Auto No-fault

As an advocate for Michigan hospitals & the patients, families and communities they serve, the MHA has been a strong proponent of Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system.
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Be Rx Safe Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse/Overuse

Be Rx Safe Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse/Overuse

On May 23, the MHA teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network to announce the creation of the Be Rx Safe campaign.
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State Economists: Revenues Coming in a Bit Better Than Expected

State Economists: Revenues Coming in a Bit Better Than Expected

State Treasurer Nick Khouri and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies met May 16 for the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, during which the latest state revenue projections were officially presented.
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Hospitals, MHA Work with Congressional Delegation to Confront Opioid Misuse

Hospitals, MHA Work with Congressional Delegation to Confront Opioid Misuse

MHA members made visits to Capitol Hill as part of the May 6-9 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC.
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Testimony Taken on Medicaid Work Requirement Bill

Testimony Taken on Medicaid Work Requirement Bill

The Michigan House Appropriations Committee began work on Senate Bill (SB) 897 during a regularly scheduled meeting May 2, where committee members heard testimony on the bill. 
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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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Physician Residents Visit Lansing for Graduate Medical Education Day

Physician Residents Visit Lansing for Graduate Medical Education Day

On April 25, nearly 50 physician residents and hospital representatives met with more than 65 lawmakers to educate them about graduate medical education (GME) funding and the role physician residents play in delivering patient care.
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MDHHS Opioid Start Talking Form Now Available to Hospitals, Healthcare Providers

MDHHS Opioid Start Talking Form Now Available to Hospitals, Healthcare Providers

In response to legislation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released a new document, the Opioid Start Talking Form.
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Legislative Work on Medicaid Work Requirements, State Healthcare Budget Continues

Legislative Work on Medicaid Work Requirements, State Healthcare Budget Continues

The Michigan Senate approved Senate Bill (SB) 897 in a 26-11 vote held April 19. The legislation would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, including individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan.
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New Report Reveals Positive Impact of  Michigan Hospitals on State’s Communities, Economy

New Report Reveals Positive Impact of Michigan Hospitals on State’s Communities, Economy

Michigan hospitals collectively invested more than $3 billion in total community benefits according to a new report released by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 
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