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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.
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). 
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 MHA participated in a news conference Aug. 15 with the I Vaccinate campaign, the Franny Strong Foundation, Michigan health officials and Beaumont Health leadership to urge families to vaccinate their children during this back-to-school season.
Registration is now open for the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings taking place Sept. 25 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. 
On June 19, the Michigan Senate unanimously passed a pair of bills that would amend the reporting obligations for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries impacted by the Medicaid work requirement legislation that became law in 2018.
In a recent 7-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals holding Medicare law requires HHS to conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking before making an initial determination about Medicare DSH payments. 
On June 5, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clark Lake) and Sen. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing) introduced a pair of bills that would amend the Medicaid work requirement legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2018.
The MHA is highlighting the stories of rural Michiganders and their community hospitals as part of its new #MiRuralCareMatters campaign.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill making sweeping changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law May 30, during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
Today’s substitute version of Senate Bill 1 is an improvement over legislation that passed the House and Senate two weeks ago, though we remain concerned about how it will impact patients.
On May 16, legislative leaders announced that they would hold off on voting on two auto no-fault bills to continue negotiations with Gov. Gretchen Witmer over the weekend.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget May 14.
The Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill 4397, which would reform the auto no-fault insurance system, in the early morning hours of May 9, just hours after the Senate passed its own version.
It’s a sad day in Lansing when legislators are celebrating jamming through a bill on a serious and complex issue under the cover of darkness.
On May 7, Chris Mitchell, the MHA's executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs, spoke with WJR's Guy Gordon about the association's concerns with Senate Bill (SB) 1, a proposal that would eviscerate Michigan's auto no-fault insurance law.
On May 7, the Michigan Senate approved legislation that would eviscerate Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law.
The U.S. District Court has ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must promptly resolve the harm caused by its unlawful cuts to Medicare reimbursement for certain hospitals enrolled in the 340B Drug Discount Program in 2018 and 2019.
We were optimistic about the Michigan Senate’s renewed efforts to tackle auto no-fault reform this year. Unfortunately, Senate Bill 1 is a shocking step backwards.
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