Upcoming Conference
Michigan - Virtual, May 27, 2021

What State of Reform in Michigan looks like

DJ Wilson | Apr 13, 2021 | Michigan

We are working hard to curate more than 60 speakers for you ahead of our 2021 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on May 27th -- and we are super excited to welcome a few hundred of our closest friends in Michigan health care to join us...[ Read More ]

CDC advises Michigan to lockdown, no additional vaccines

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 13, 2021 | Michigan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the state of Michigan to enter another lockdown on Monday as the state suffers from the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has previously said that she will not institute a lockdown order to deal with the current...[ Read More ]

Healthy Michigan Plan enrollment eclipses 900,000

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 12, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday that there are now more than 900,000 people enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan. Healthy Michigan is that state’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It passed in 2014, four years after the ACA was passed by...[ Read More ]

Innovative telemedicine device now available at Henry Ford Health

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 9, 2021 | Michigan

Henry Ford Health System in Michigan is now using a new technology that allows physicians to remotely look inside patient’s throats and ears, listen to their hearts and examine skin conditions virtually. TytoCare is a virtual exam kit approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can further exam ...[ Read More ]

Medicaid work requirements in Michigan rescinded by Biden administration

Mansur Shaheen | Apr 8, 2021 | Michigan

Work requirements to access Medicaid in Michigan have been rescinded by the Biden administration. The work requirements assured that Medicaid beneficiaries in the state of Michigan were either employed or attended school. The door for work requirements was opened when the Trump administration began to allow it in 2018. Former...[ Read More ]

Making the Case for Adjusting Quality Measures for Social Risk Factors

| Apr 7, 2021 | Michigan

A new analysis by a team of researchers led by Dr. David Nerenz of Henry Ford Health System suggests that accounting for social risk factors like poverty, housing instability and transportation insecurity can have meaningful impact on healthcare quality measures without compromising quality of care. In a report published today in Health...[ Read More ]

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