Publications

Publications

Quick Facts: Chronic Pain in Michigan

Not everyone suffers from chronic pain in Michigan, but many people do. Our Cover Michigan Survey found that more than 35 percent of the state’s residents say they experienced chronic pain which limits their lives or work within the last year. These infographics from the Center for Health and Research Transformation are based on consumer response, and show how many …

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Michigan at a Crossroads

Michigan’s Key Health Policy Issues, 2018 The Michigan government has jurisdiction over a wide array of health policy issues. From the regulation of insurance products, to oversight of the state’s Medicaid program, to investing in local public health efforts, Michigan policymakers craft policies and budgets that impact the health of millions of Michiganders. This brief will provide an overview of …

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Learning Health for Michigan: The Path Forward

In the United States, health care purchasers, consumers, and policymakers are demanding improvements in the quality and efficiency of medical care. A promising approach to meet this demand is the development of what is known as a learning health system (LHS). A learning health system has the capability to continuously study and improve itself. Among many types of benefits it …

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A Consumer’s Guide to New Michigan Medicaid Work Requirements

New Michigan Medicaid work requirements were signed into law on Friday, June 22, and will begin to take effect in 2020. The new law changes the Healthy Michigan Plan, and 700,000 people will be directly impacted. What should they expect? Read CHRT’s Consumer’s Guide to Michigan’s Medicaid Work Requirements.

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Proposed work requirements for Medicaid in Michigan June 7, 2018

At the start of 2018, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a major shift in federal policy that would allow states to request permission to establish, and test the impact of, work and community engagement requirements for able-bodied adults receiving Medicaid health insurance coverage. In the last five months, work requirement proposals have been approved in …

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Setting the stage for the 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rolling back regulations around rate increases, essential health benefits, health insurance navigators, and more, for insurers offering Qualified Health Plan coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2019. In a new fact sheet, CHRT compares the current rules and regulations to the changes that go into effect in 2019—with a special focus on Michigan. …

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Proposed work requirements for Medicaid in Michigan (April 20, 2018)

At the start of 2018, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a major shift in federal policy that would allow states to request permission to establish, and test the impact of, work and community engagement requirements for able-bodied adults receiving Medicaid health insurance coverage. In the last three months, work requirement proposals have been approved in three …

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Advancing the Profession and Sustainability of Community Health Workers

  Community Health Workers (CHWs) strive to bridge gaps between traditional healthcare providers and the communities they serve, but the community health worker profession faces several challenges to realizing its full potential. In the fall of 2017, the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) published an issue brief that focused on the ways State Innovation Model (SIM) grants have …

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Issue Brief: Bipartisan Budget Act adds $3B for substance abuse, mental health, more

The Bipartisan Budget Act was signed into law on February 9, 2018. While the main purpose of the legislation is to temporarily fund the federal government through March 23, 2018, it also includes an agreement to raise the caps on domestic and military spending for the next two years. The legislation includes many health care policies, as well. The major policies …

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