The Michigan Legislature was busy during the week of Oct. 12, voting on several important issues that impact hospitals.
The governor signed the FY 2021 budget Sept. 30, which took effect Oct. 1. The agreement protects vital funding sources for patient care and expands access to healthcare services.
The Michigan Legislature approved the fiscal year 2021 state budget Sept. 23. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has indicated support for the budget, which takes effect Oct. 1, protects vital funding sources for patient care in Michigan hospitals and expands access to healthcare services.
The Michigan Legislature continued its work on many important policy issues for Michigan hospitals during the week of Sept. 21.
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its first meeting of the program year virtually Sept. 23 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
The Michigan House and Senate took up multiple pieces of legislation that would impact hospitals during the week of Sept. 7.
On Aug. 10, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation that would limit legal liability for healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting facilities from certain lawsuits related to the pandemic response.
Adam Carlson, senior director, government & political affairs, MHA, is quoted in a story by The Detroit News explaining why the MHA supports the immunity provisions granted in Senate Bill 899.
The Michigan Legislature addressed several issues that are important to MHA members during the week of July 20.
Despite slowing rates of infection, the state of Michigan surpassed 50,000 COVID-19 cases May 15. The MHA has continued to send regular updates to MHA members on matters related to the pandemic. Additional updates and resources are available ...
The State Emergency Operations Center announced May 1 that healthcare providers, nursing homes and first responders can send used N95 respirators to the TCF Center in Detroit for free decontamination.
The state of Michigan has agreed to immediately distribute $25 million to Michigan hospitals in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two bills March 30 that will send additional funding to Michigan hospitals: a supplemental budget bill that raises Medicaid rates and a bill providing $50 million in funding for healthcare providers during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.
The Legislature passed a fiscal year 2020 supplemental spending bill that includes $50 million in new funding for Michigan hospitals through the first outpatient Medicaid fee increase since 2002.
The Michigan Senate passed five bills Feb. 26 that would change Michigan’s Certificate of Need regulations on covered capital expenditures, behavioral health services, and air ambulance services and would increase the number of CON Commission members.
The Michigan Legislature recently dealt with legislation that would impact hospitals and healthcare in the state, including proposals to reform and repeal Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) program.
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.
The fiscal year (FY) 2021 executive budget recommendation was presented to the Legislature Feb. 6 by State Budget Director Chris Kolb, and a FY 2020 supplemental budget request was also released.
Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impact hospitals during the week of Jan. 27.