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The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its final meeting of the program year May 24 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
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Monday Report | May 14
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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Monday Report | April 23
The MHA Keystone Center will host a member forum April 27 to discuss its recently developed Michigan Opioid Legislation Hospital Compliance Checklist.
The opioid epidemic is an ever-pressing problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 44 people per day die in the U.S. of opioid prescription overdoses, equating to more than 16,000 deaths annually. 
The opioid epidemic has become America’s worst drug crisis in history, resulting in 115 deaths per day and an estimated cost of $1 trillion since 2001. 
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley sent a letter to all health systems and hospitals in Michigan Feb. 22 urging them to integrate their existing electronic health records (EHR) with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) as part of the fight against opioid misuse.
Issues in Healthcare | February 22

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