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Arizona 2022 Trauma Report shows increasing rate of traumatic injuries and costs to healthcare system

| Nov 4, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services’ (ADHS) newly released 2022 Trauma Report identifies opportunities for preventing injuries and premature deaths in the state and highlights future resource needs for maintaining Arizona’s trauma system preparedness.     The State Trauma Advisory Board published the report in collaboration with the ADHS Bureau...[ Read More ]

Demand for older adult services is outpacing actual adults served, according to new UCLA Center for Health Policy Research data

| Nov 3, 2022 | California

According to research conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, there is more demand for the state Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) than is currently being met.      A needs assessment conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in partnership...[ Read More ]

Michigan stakeholders divided over effort to change title of certain mental health professionals

| Nov 3, 2022 | Michigan

A seemingly small change of title for certain mental health professionals could have a myriad of consequences, according to experts that testified in support of Senate Bill 1124 at a recent Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee meeting.     The bill would amend the Public Health Code to...[ Read More ]

Expert says health care affordability will continue to decrease in California’s 2023 marketplace

| Nov 2, 2022 | California

According to data recently released by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), California health plans insured 34.3 million enrollees in 2021.      Of these enrollees, 14.1 million were covered by commercial plans, 14.7 million were covered by public managed care plans, and 5.5 million were covered by administrative services...[ Read More ]

Michigan bill on anatomical donor registry information moves to Senate Floor, bill on foster care placement responsibilities signed by Gov. Whitmer

| Nov 1, 2022 | Michigan

Bills related to health facilities providing information on anatomical donations and foster care for children recently moved in the Michigan Legislature.      Senate Bill 1025, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City), would allow a physician’s private practice office or urgent care center to ask each new patient that...[ Read More ]

MiHIN partners with PointClickCare Technologies to include more long-term care facilities in statewide health information network

| Oct 28, 2022 | Michigan

Last month, the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), the nonprofit statewide health information network, announced its partnership with PointClickCare Technologies, the largest post-acute electronic medical record vendor in the country.     According to MiHIN, the partnership is meant to address the problem of many long-term care facilities and emergency...[ Read More ]