A proposed policy that would have had a significant impact on the 340B prescription drug program for hospitals in Michigan has been dropped by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
MiBiz published an article Feb. 16 that reviews Gov. Whitmer’s call to incorporate elements of the federal Affordable Care Act into state law.
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill Feb. 12 to address the issue of surprise medical bills, one of several proposals that must be reconciled before a vote in the full House.
Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer, appears in a Jan. 27 Bridge Magazine article discussing the potential impact from Medicare for All plans on Michigan hospitals and other healthcare providers.
The MHA hosted a webinar Jan. 9 about a proposed policy from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) that could have a significant impact on current and future use of the 340B prescription drug program for hospitals in Michigan.
On Dec. 4, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon announced the department’s new approach for strengthening Michigan’s behavioral health system.
On Oct. 30, the House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township), heard testimony on behavioral health and its impact on Michigan patients and hospitals from the MHA and Trinity Health Michigan Region.
An article published by the Detroit Free Press on Oct. 21 analyzes rural Michigan’s shrinking and aging population, including a section on the challenges that small & rural hospitals face with low patient volume, high fixed costs and inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates.
On Oct. 20 Crain’s Detroit Business published an article that reviews the practice of surprise medical billing and details legislative proposals at the state and federal levels which seek to address the practice.
MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Oct. 19 Detroit Free Press article about the anticipated impact from no-fault auto insurance reform on health insurance premiums for Michigan residents.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released proposed revisions to the federal anti-kickback and physician self-referral (Stark law) rules. These revisions are intended to allow flexibility in value-based payment arrangements and coordinated care.
MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Sept. 24 Mlive article about the critical need to improve access to care for behavioral health patients in Michigan.
An article published by MiBiz.com on Sept. 15 provides information on state legislation that seeks to address surprise medical billing in healthcare.
A March 29 article from Modern Healthcare examines the policy decisions facing state and federal governments, including Michigan, in the wake of a federal judge's ruling on Medicaid work requirement waivers.
Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, spoke to the Detroit Free Press for a Feb. 14, 2019, article examining the potential effect of Medicare for All proposals on Michigan and the nation.
Laura Appel, the MHA’s Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, spoke with Bridge Magazine about the number of counties in rural areas of Michigan without obstetric care at local hospitals.
The MHA's Chris Mitchell and Laura Appel spoke to Crain's Detroit Business in a Dec. 17, 2018, article about a last-minute effort to dismantle Michigan's auto no-fault law during the final days of lame duck.
Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, and casting ballots for the key decision-makers on healthcare policy for the next two to four years.
Removing the barriers that stand in the way of providing appropriate care to people with behavioral health needs – including mental illness and substance abuse disorders – is a dominant concern across Michigan hospitals.
In a Dec. 8, 2017, article from Crain's Detroit Business, Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, talks about federal tax reform efforts and concerns on the impact current legislative proposals could have on Michigan hospitals, patients and communities.