Issues in Healthcare

MHA CEO Brian Peters offers the Michigan healthcare community's deepest condolences to the family of State Rep. Isaac Robinson after his passing March 29.
As of March 29, there have been more 5,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, and 132 of those infected have died. The MHA and Michigan hospitals continue the fight to flatten the curve and avoid ...
The MHA would like to thank our 16-member congressional delegation for their role in helping to pass the CARES Act, which provides critical COVID-19 financial relief to hospitals across the country.
The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association sent an open letter to the American public March 24 urging them to stay at home to help slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As the state, country and world grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, readers will note that the MHA Monday Report contains fewer articles than usual. Once the danger of the disease has been mitigated, the newsletter will again provide information from across the association.
Due to a national shortage of testing materials and personal protection equipment for healthcare workers, Michigan residents are encouraged to stay home and not seek 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing if they are not exhibiting symptoms or are only mildly sick.  
Michigan hospitals are mobilizing to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the MHA has been working with state and federal partners to secure critical funding for these unexpected and already enormous costs.
On behalf of all Michigan’s hospitals, the MHA expresses our condolences to the loved ones and families of those individuals who have passed away from COVID-19.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on Executive Order 2020-16, which establishes the creation of disaster relief child care centers to help the families of essential workers, including healthcare workers.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on the actions taken by Governor Whitmer, the state House of Representatives and the state Senate to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan hospitals and health systems are monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely and are working diligently with state and federal agencies to appropriately respond to COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on Executive Order 2020-7, which provides important clarifications to the visitor and screening requirements for healthcare facilities related to COVID-19.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on hospital emergency response plans that include surge capacity procedures to address an influx of patients.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement following the confirmation of Michigan’s first confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients by MDHHS.
A proposed survey by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks to collect pricing data on Specified Covered Outpatient Drugs from all hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Members of the House Health Policy Committee voted March 5 to report House Bills 5412 through 5416, which would expand opportunities for providers to receive Medicaid payment for telehealth services.
An MHA webpage dedicated to COVID-19 is being updated in real time to assist members with preparedness efforts.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4862 into law March 3, which expands confidentiality protections for participants and providers at healthcare facilities performing Critical Incident Stress Management services.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided March 2 that it will review, during its term beginning in October, a federal appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
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