Issues in Healthcare

The MHA has launched a podcast series called the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 19
The MHA has received its first reports detailing the results of hospital food and fund drives to benefit the Food Bank Council of Michigan through the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG). Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 19
The California Hospital Association and the state’s regional associations have established a relief fund for hospital employees who have been significantly affected by fires burning throughout the state.  Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 13
In response to Public Act 268 of 2016, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) took on a months-long statewide effort to improve the coordination of physical health and behavioral health services in Michigan.  Read More
The Michigan Green Healthcare Conference was held Oct. 4 and 5 in Lansing, gathering sustainability officers, dieticians, clinicians, engineers and others with a passion for reducing the ecological footprint of the healthcare sector. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | October 06
Puerto Rico has sustained historic damage resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Power, water, supplies, fuel, phone lines and cellular towers are affected across most of the island; flood waters continue to hamper recovery efforts; and buildings have been severely damaged or destroyed. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | September 29
The 2017 Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) kicked off this week with a media conference, held at the Cristo Rey Community Center, one of the main food distribution centers in the Greater Lansing area. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | September 29
The House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.), heard testimony Sept. 20 on bills that are part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s bipartisan bill package aimed at combatting Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic.  Read More
Issues in Healthcare | September 21
Hurricane Irma left various levels of destruction in its widespread wake. Among those whose lives have been seriously impacted are thousands of hospital employees across Florida, who continue to selflessly serve patients and support others. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | September 15
As part of the fiscal year 2018 outpatient prospective payment system proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new, lower payment policy under the 340B prescription drug program. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | September 15
As the Michigan Legislature gears up to look at ways to lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan, a poll released Sept. 13 found that Michigan voters disapprove of a practice commonly referred to as redlining, Read More
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently informed providers that, due to the upcoming transition to the Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Application (SIGMA), there will be a delay in Medicaid fee-for-service payments and remittance advices from the MDHHS. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | September 12
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey continues to circulate throughout southeast Texas since making landfall Aug. 25, and hospital personnel in the area have stepped up to the extremely challenging conditions.  Read More
Hunger knows no boundaries. It affects every community across our state and people from every walk of life. It forces families to choose between putting food on the table, filling needed prescriptions, or paying the rent.  Read More
The MHA is launching #MiCareMatters, a statewide campaign urging Michiganders who work in the healthcare field or anyone who cares about healthcare issues in Michigan to sign up to become a MiCare Champion at Read More
In conjunction with the MHA partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to battle influenza and pertussis within hospitals, the MDHHS conducted a hospital survey in late 2016. Read More
MHA members are encouraged to join the Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates, the Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals and the MHA for Healthcare Advocacy Day, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing.  Read More
On July 25, Senate Republicans successfully earned the votes necessary to move forward with the debate over how to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the 51-50 vote, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of the action after Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski... Read More
On July 14, Gov. Rick Snyder approved the fiscal year (FY) 2018 omnibus budget bill, House Bill (HB) 4323 during a special signing ceremony in Grand Rapids. Read More
Updates Proposed for 2018 Physician Quality Payment Program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Quality Payment Program in 2018. Read More
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