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The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is pleased that policymakers have reached an agreement that restores vital hospital funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | October 28
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is disappointed with the governor’s line-item vetoes in the fiscal year 2020 budget for the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association fully supports the fiscal year 2020 legislative budget that will make key strides in protecting and improving access and quality of care for Michigan residents. 
On Sept. 19, the Joint House and Senate Conference Committee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget recommendation, which takes significant steps to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in Michigan.
MHA member hospitals are asked to support MHA and American Hospital Association (AHA) advocacy efforts on the state and federal levels to protect patients from surprise medical bills while opposing government rate-setting as the solution.
Member News | September 05
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 American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released a survey to obtain information from hospitals and health systems regarding their experience with health plan utilization management programs and network adequacy issues. 
Member News | August 20
​Healthcare governing board members recognize the uncertainty of healthcare policy dictated by federal and state lawmakers.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | June 17
The Michigan House of Representatives approved the state health and human services fiscal year 2020 budget June 12. In approving the budget, the House offered no amendments to the proposal initially reported May 14.
Member News | June 13
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | June 10
More than 45 lawmakers and policy staff visited local hospitals throughout Michigan the week of June 3 to learn about graduate medical education directly from physician residents as part of the MHA Medical Education Day.
Member News | June 06
Like others who have been directly involved in Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance reform saga for many years, I didn’t sleep well – if at all – over the last several weeks as it became increasingly clear that significant change would be enacted.
MHA Rounds | June 03
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | June 03
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.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | May 20
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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