Issues in Healthcare

With a campaign goal of 2.5 million meals, the MHA is asking that members renew their support of the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) by conducting food drives within their facilities. 
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 deadline is approaching to reserve discounted hotel accommodations for the Sept.  26 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium and the Sept. 25 MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings workshop.
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.
Addressing health disparities to ensure that all people receive the care they need, no matter their race or economic background, is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the American healthcare system. 
​Healthcare governing board members recognize the uncertainty of healthcare policy dictated by federal and state lawmakers.
The MHA is featuring St. Ignace-based Mackinac Straits Health System’s Hooping for a Cure event in the latest story from Michigan’s rural hospitals for its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign.
The MHA is accepting nominations for its Michigan Green Healthcare Award, which is designed to honor organizations and individuals who have had a significant impact on sustainability within the healthcare sector. 
The MHA Safety & Quality Symposium, which will be held Sept. 26 at the Detroit Marriott Troy, will outline how to adopt strategies that improve psychological safety, help caregivers cope with medical errors and prepare for violent incidents through focused through focused communication and safet...
Registration is now open for the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings taking place Sept. 25 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. 
Registration is now open for the MHA Safety & Quality Symposium taking place Sept. 26 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.
On May 23, the MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the program year and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
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.
The MHA was recognized as one of the most effective associations in the state according to the latest Michigan Insider’s Survey released by MIRS May 29.
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.
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