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MHA, I Vaccinate Promote Back-to-School Vaccinations

MHA, I Vaccinate Promote Back-to-School Vaccinations

The MHA stood alongside the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), I Vaccinate campaign representatives, the Michigan Primary Care Association and other stakeholders Aug. 15 to urge parents to put back-to-school vaccinations on their to-do lists.
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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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MHA Community Benefits Survey Opens

MHA Community Benefits Survey Opens

The fiscal year 2017 MHA Community Benefits Survey opened Aug. 2, with a submission deadline of Oct. 4.
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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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Federal Appeals Court Rejects AHA Lawsuit Over Cuts to 340B Drug Program

On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the American Hospital Association’s lawsuit in federal court challenging a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services policy to impose a $1.6 billion cut to the 340B drug savings program.
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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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MAPS Prescriber Registration Verification Available

The MHA has been working with the state of Michigan, at the request of member hospitals, to develop a way to verify whether physicians have registered with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS).
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MHA Featured in AP Report on Auto No-fault Legislation

MHA Featured in AP Report on Auto No-fault Legislation

The AP reported on a two-bill legislative package passed by the Michigan Senate that would reform major components of Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law.
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MiBiz.com: State bill to license genetic counselors advances through Legislature

The MHA voiced its support of a bill that would regulate genetic counseling in Michigan in a June 9 story on MiBiz.com.
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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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Bills Would Require Hospitals to Pay Balances Billed to Patients

On June 7, the Senate Insurance Committee reported out House Bills 5217-5219, the bill package to curtail the use of air ambulances, primarily rotary aircraft, for nonemergency patients.
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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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MHA Member Forum Explored Workplace Safety Issues

MHA Member Forum Explored Workplace Safety Issues

To assist members in preparing for the possibility of violence occurring in their facilities, the MHA hosted a workplace safety member forum May 22.
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Legislative Policy Panel Hears from State Budget Office

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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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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Hospital Trustees Updated on Legislative Issues

Hospital Trustees Updated on Legislative Issues

Several MHA-member hospital trustees and chief executive officers gathered at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center May 15 for a day-long education session on health policy topics and other state issues.
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