Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
As the MHA shared with members in early September, there is an impending administrative change within the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 Division of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that will impact hospitals’ patient transfer workflows.
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its first meeting of the program year virtually Sept. 23 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
The MHA issued a statement of support for the “Spread Hope, Not COVID” public education campaign that is led by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The MHA participated in a news conference Aug. 25 with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Franny Strong Foundation and the Michigan Primary Care Association to urge Michigan residents to receive the influenza vaccine this year.
The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. Important updates are outlined below. ...
Important healthcare news for the week of July 13.
The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services recently released a final policy to establish Medicaid program coverage conditions and requirements for the Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model effective for dates of service on and after Aug. 1, 2020.
Improving the health of mothers and infants is a priority for the MHA Keystone Center and the state of Michigan, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared in her State of the State address earlier this year.
The MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is providing interactive, educational webinars and virtual safety sessions for birthing hospitals across the state of Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-77 May 7, extending the stay-at-home order to May 28 while allowing some manufacturers to gradually reopen under her “MI Safe Start” plan. The TCF Center in Detroit ...
As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay home, stay safe order for an additional two weeks, with relaxation of some of the former restrictions, the MHA has continued to send daily updates to MHA members on ways the pandemic affects them.
The number of confirmed cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan continues to grow rapidly, but the MHA and Michigan hospitals are coordinating with local, state and federal governmental agencies and others on several fronts.
As the state, country and world grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, readers will note that the MHA Monday Report contains fewer articles than usual. Once the danger of the disease has been mitigated, the newsletter will again provide information from across the association.
Due to a national shortage of testing materials and personal protection equipment for healthcare workers, Michigan residents are encouraged to stay home and not seek 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing if they are not exhibiting symptoms or are only mildly sick.
Michigan hospitals and health systems are monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely and are working diligently with state and federal agencies to appropriately respond to COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
Members of the House Health Policy Committee voted March 5 to report House Bills 5412 through 5416, which would expand opportunities for providers to receive Medicaid payment for telehealth services.
An MHA webpage dedicated to COVID-19 is being updated in real time to assist members with preparedness efforts.
A U.S. District Court ruling issued March 4 invalidated Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements, which posed a threat to healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of Healthy Michigan Plan recipients.
Michigan hospitals and health systems are closely monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are working diligently with state and federal agencies to educate and train their staffs to prepare for the possibility of COVID-19 cases in Michigan.