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5 Things Maryland: New Medicaid programs, MHA policy priorities, Health expenditures

| Dec 29, 2021 | Maryland

In case you missed it, last week we released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations...[ Read More ]

Michigan hospitals in 'dire' situation with highest hospitalization rate in country, workforce assistance bills needed says MHA

| Dec 13, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan set its record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations at nearly 4,700 patients last week and currently has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the U.S at 47 per 100,000 residents.  Adam Carlson, senior vice president of advocacy at Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), says the biggest issues surrounding the...[ Read More ]

MHA releases PSO annual report on patient safety efforts

| Oct 13, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center recently released their annual report, which details the center’s accomplishments throughout FY 2020-2021. The report discusses the center’s impact and future frameworks around health equity, workplace safety, and maternal health.      The MHA Keystone Center is a Federally-listed Patient Safety...[ Read More ]

Governor signs MHA-supported trauma system legislation

| Oct 11, 2021 | Michigan

A bill to fund the statewide trauma system was signed during the week of Oct. 4 and several bills impacting hospitals were taken up in the House and Senate health policy committees. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill (HB) 5094 into law Oct. 7, providing full funding for Michigan’s statewide trauma system. HB...[ Read More ]

MNA conflicts with MHA over nurse-patient assignment ratio bill package

| Jul 27, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) called on state legislators last week to set limits on nurse-patient assignment ratios in hospitals to improve patient outcomes and reduce burnout. The Safe Patient Care Act, a bill package in both chambers of the Michigan legislature, would address these concerns. The Michigan Health and...[ Read More ]

MHA highlights health bills that recently moved before summer break

| Jul 2, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Legislature’s last day before their summer break was Thursday, July 1st. Before the break, lawmakers were working hard to move many health-related bills through committee and onto the floor.      Adam Carlson, Vice President of Advocacy at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), said the legislature...[ Read More ]