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Bridge Magazine: To improve health, boost Medicaid dental reimbursement rates, by CHRT Fellow Dr. Romesh Nalliah

“Michigan’s outdated, 29-year-old Medicaid reimbursement rates are a vestige of a different time, and a significant factor in a structure that can encourage inefficient use of healthcare resources and result in costly, suboptimal dental care for many people.”   Dr. Romesh Nalliah June 25th, 2019 We know that preventive dental care services are highly valued and sought after by consumers. …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Michigan pilot project can help reduce ER overcrowding and improve mental health treatment

In Bridge Magazine’s Health Watch series, Ted Roelofs looks at how a federally funded project — administered by CHRT on behalf of the Washtenaw Health Initiative — coordinates multiple health, mental health, and human service organizations to focus on people with substance abuse and mental health issues who are frequent emergency department patients. The project looks to match patients with …

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Click on Detroit: The Price of Health Care

New law requires hospitals to post service costs online — but does it help patients? CHRT helps WDIV TV 4 Detroit learn more…

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Crain's Detroit Business: Outlook 2019

State should focus more urgently on public health — Marianne Udow-Phillips

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WJR Radio: What’s Next for The ACA

In the wake of the recent Texas federal court ruling, CHRT Director Marianne Udow-Phillips joins Paul W. Smith on-air to talk about the court ruling and what’s next for the ACA and people who have health insurance through the ACA. Listen to the conversation here.

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Cover Michigan 2018: Health Care Benefit Use Variation by Demographics

Data from the Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey Report, “Use of Health Care Benefits in Michigan,” show which health benefits Michiganders with health insurance coverage have used in the past year and how benefit use varies by age, race, gender, and economic status. For more detail on the 2018 health care use analysis, review “Health …

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Crain's Detroit: Dr. Michelle Moniz, CHRT policy fellow, in Freep: Dangers of short term health plans for moms, babies

“Bare bones health insurance plans are about to be more accessible, and this is bad news for Michigan,” writes CHRT Policy Fellow Dr. Michelle Moniz. “Last week, the Trump administration released a final set of rules on what are known as “short-term health plans.” Set to go into effect on Aug. 10, these rules could create a disaster for many …

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Nine lessons for the leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed)

In Health Affairs’ GrantWatch column, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Kathryne O’Grady, and Phyllis Meadows share Nine lessons for the leaders of health and human services integration initiatives (and for the grantmakers that want them to succeed). “Collectively addressing the environmental and social factors that influence health, a process known as health and human services integration, is not a new concept in the …

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