Entries for 'Healthy Michigan Plan'

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently issued a notice of proposed policy to implement work requirements and update healthy behavior requirements for Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) enrollees. The work requirements take effect Jan. 1, 2020. 
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. 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill (SB) 362 into law Sept. 23, which makes it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements, and delayed other upcoming changes that could impact patients.
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.
On Sept. 11, the Michigan Legislature sent legislation to the governor’s desk that would make it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements.
MHA CEO Brian Peters wrote an opinion piece published by Crains Detroit Business July 14 on where the Medicaid program stands nearly 6 years after its expansion in Michigan.
MHA In The News | July 16
MHA CEO Brian Peters recaps the top nine successes from the 2018-2019 program year.
MHA Rounds | July 02
On June 19, the Michigan Senate unanimously passed a pair of bills that would amend the reporting obligations for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries impacted by the Medicaid work requirement legislation that became law in 2018.
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
On June 5, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clark Lake) and Sen. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing) introduced a pair of bills that would amend the Medicaid work requirement legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2018.
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
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget May 14.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health/Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal April 25. 
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.
MHA In The News | April 01
On March 5, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her fiscal year (FY) 2020 executive budget proposal to the Legislature. 
In a Nov. 1 Detroit Free Press article, Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, spoke to reporter J.C. Reindl about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Michigan five years after the program launched.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | September 24
Recently, the ACA Medicaid Expansion in Michigan and Financial Health study was published through the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | June 25
On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, an omnibus package of legislation to address the opioid drug addiction crisis. The House Energy and Commerce Committee published a summary of the package at its website dedicated to the opioid issue. 
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