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MDHHS issues a slew of RFPs to protect underserved Michiganders

| May 17, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently issued a slew of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) aimed at increasing access to facilities and services for underserved communities in Michigan.  Within the last month, MDHHS has issued 7 RFPs including for programs on the social determinants of health (SDOH),...[ Read More ]

Senate committee discusses bill to define who can give medical nutrition therapy

| May 13, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Legislature is working to ensure patient safety when seeking out registered dietitian nutritionists and nutritionists.  In the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee meeting on May 12th, the committee heard testimony of Amendment S2 on Senate Bill 614, which would prescribe the scope of practice and outline...[ Read More ]

MDHHS expands Behavioral Health Homes to Southeast Michigan PIHP regions

| May 12, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) expanded the Behavioral Health Home (BHH) initiative last week to more counties in Michigan. The new counties lie within the CMH Partnership of Southeast Michigan and Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs)—region six and seven respectively.  The...[ Read More ]

Addressing structurally racist policies is key to promoting health equity in Michigan, experts say

| May 11, 2022 | Michigan

Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) is an important step in addressing racism as a public health challenge, according to health equity experts in Michigan. But, it is also about the dismantling of unwritten social structures affecting health.  At our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, three...[ Read More ]

MHA discusses the significance of Medicaid’s 12-month extension for postpartum women in Michigan

| May 10, 2022 | Michigan

CMS approved an extension of Michigan’s Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months postpartum last month. It originally covered postpartum mothers up to 60 days after birth. Laura Appel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), told State of Reform...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Legislative Keynote, Experts talk through SIPs, DHHS budget update

| May 4, 2022 | Michigan

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month! We were thrilled with how our first in-person event in Michigan went, and so honored to have so many knowledgeable speakers engage with us. Our AV team made a "What You Missed" video so those who...[ Read More ]