Entries for 'Healthy Michigan Plan'

Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | March 09
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.
Bridge Magazine published an article Mar. 4 on the U.S. District Court’s ruling that invalidates Medicaid work requirements in Michigan.
MHA In The News | March 05
The MHA is relieved by the U.S. District Court’s ruling that invalidates Medicaid work requirements in Michigan, which posed a threat to the coverage of tens of thousands of Healthy Michigan Plan recipients.
Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, appears in a Mar. 2 Interlochen Public Radio story discussing the healthcare challenges facing rural Michigan.
MHA In The News | March 03
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is thankful that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive budget recommendation protects vital healthcare funding for hospitals.
The Trump administration announced Jan. 30 that it would begin allowing states to pursue fixed amounts of money for most low-income working adults who receive Medicaid coverage in order to attempt to cap spending on the Medicaid program.
Member News | January 31
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | January 13
Medicaid beneficiaries in Michigan must comply with new work requirements as of Jan. 1, 2020. Member hospitals who assist beneficiaries with their coverage should be aware of the following requirements and resources.
Member News | January 09
MHA CEO Brian Peters focuses on the importance of rural hospitals in Michigan and the evolution of new business models to successfully deliver care across the state. 
MHA Rounds | January 06
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently issued a notice of proposed policy to implement work requirements and update healthy behavior requirements for Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) enrollees. The work requirements take effect Jan. 1, 2020. 
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association fully supports the fiscal year 2020 legislative budget that will make key strides in protecting and improving access and quality of care for Michigan residents. 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill (SB) 362 into law Sept. 23, which makes it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements, and delayed other upcoming changes that could impact patients.
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.
MHA CEO Brian Peters wrote an opinion piece published by Crains Detroit Business July 14 on where the Medicaid program stands nearly 6 years after its expansion in Michigan.
MHA In The News | July 16
MHA CEO Brian Peters recaps the top nine successes from the 2018-2019 program year.
MHA Rounds | July 02
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.
The Michigan House of Representatives approved the state health and human services fiscal year 2020 budget June 12. In approving the budget, the House offered no amendments to the proposal initially reported May 14.
Member News | June 13
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.
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