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CHRT study shows effectiveness of MDHHS outreach methods to Medicaid members

| Jun 30, 2022 | Michigan

The Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan deemed Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) communications with Medicaid members robust and helpful to their continuing coverage.  CHRT recently released a study discussing how well MDHHS communication methods promulgated the implementation of new work...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Nina Abubakari, Advantage Health Centers

| Jun 29, 2022 | Michigan

Nina Abubakari, President and CEO of Advantage Health Centers in Detroit, said they use an integrated model for primary care, dental care, behavioral health care, and more to treat underserved people in cost-effective fashion.  At our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Abubakari discussed her integrated work at...[ Read More ]

BCBSM awards $50,000 to new Corktown Health LGBTQIA+ education and training initiative

| Jun 28, 2022 | Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) awarded $50,000 to support the creation of the Corktown Health Institute, which aims to expand education and training for providers and organizations on LGBTQIA+ affirming care.  The Institute will act as the “education, policy, and advocacy arm” of Corktown Health Center, the first...[ Read More ]

Michigan House health committee tackles ways to improve mental health statewide

| Jun 17, 2022 | Michigan

Finding ways to improve mental health continues to be at the center of the House Health Policy Committee in the Michigan Legislature.  At its recent meeting on June 16th, the committee discussed bills that would require mental health parity reports to state organizations and reduce Certificate of Need (CON) requirements...[ Read More ]

BCBS of Michigan expands portfolio of its flexible marketplace health plans

| Jun 15, 2022 | Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) are adding 18 new health plans for the individual market for the 2023 ACA marketplace open enrollment period. The new plans include a new HMO virtual primary care plan and a localized network option that gives members more...[ Read More ]

Michigan institutes new implicit bias training rules for licensed health professionals

| Jun 14, 2022 | Michigan

Michigan health care professionals are now required to complete training on implicit bias, reducing disparities, and current research as part of acquiring or renewing their license.   The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) said these requirements will apply to new applicants and those renewing existing licenses or registrations....[ Read More ]