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Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | August 19
Providers who prescribe medications to Medicaid beneficiaries are urged to enroll in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) by the Oct. 1 deadline to avoid pharmacy claim denials or medicines not being issued for pa...
Member News | August 15
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 5. 
Member News | August 03
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | July 29
The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to streamline prescription drug coverage policies and enhance medical management of complex drug therapies. 
Member News | July 25
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed regulations that will affect healthcare facilities where pharmaceuticals are administered and sold.
Member News | July 10
The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to enforce the federal Medicaid enrollment requirement for providers who prescribe drugs to Medicaid beneficiaries. 
Member News | May 30
The U.S. District Court has ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must promptly resolve the harm caused by its unlawful cuts to Medicare reimbursement for certain hospitals enrolled in the 340B Drug Discount Program in 2018 and 2019.
The full state House of Representatives passed two clean-up bills related to the opioid bill package regarding hospice patients that passed during the last session.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) hosted a hearing March 12 to gather public comment on the permanent rules to replace the emergency rules for reporting of poisonings due to the use of prescription or illicit drugs. 
As reported Jan. 11, a federal judge ruled in late December in favor of the AHA and hospital plaintiffs, determining that the nearly 30 percent cut to Medicare fee-for-service payment rates for 340B drugs implemented in 2018 was unlawful and exceeded the authority of the CMS. 
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have issued new and revised rules as part of the ongoing effort to fight Michigan’s opioid crisis. 
On Dec. 27, a federal judge ruled in favor of the AHA and hospital plaintiffs in the lawsuit that was refiled in federal district court in September 2018, which sought expedited relief from the Medicare FFS payment cuts implemented in 2018 for many hospitals that participate in the 340B dr...
In response to comments received regarding the 340B drug discount program ceiling price and manufacturer civil monetary penalties, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a final rule to implement the Jan. 1, 2019, effective date of long-delayed 340B program regulations.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently approved a plan that allows the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to enter into outcomes-based contracts with drug manufacturers for drugs provided to Medicaid patients.
Member News | November 27
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | October 22
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collects electronic data on patient care in hospital-based settings and describes patterns of healthcare delivery and utilization in the United States.
The MHA Keystone Center, as part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, will launch a three-state opioid safety initiative for emergency department (ED) teams.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | July 23
The MHA Keystone Center will conduct a webinar regarding updates to the Michigan opioid laws from 10 to 11 a.m. July 27. The education session is free of charge for members, but registration is required.
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