Entries for 'Laura Appel'

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.
MHA In The News | October 21
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 In The News | October 21
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.
MHA In The News | October 21
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.  
MHA In The News | September 24
An article published by MiBiz.com on Sept. 15 provides information on state legislation that seeks to address surprise medical billing in healthcare.
MHA In The News | September 16
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
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.
MHA In The News | February 14
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.
MHA In The News | January 10
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.
MHA In The News | December 17
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.
MHA Rounds | June 12
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.
MHA In The News | December 11

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