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1.6M Have Medicaid Coverage Renewed, 778k Disenrolled In Last Year
Friday, May 24, 2024

It's been almost a year since the Department of Health and Human Services began the process of redetermining Medicaid coverage, and nearly 1.6 million people have renewed their coverage, while 778,000 have been disenrolled.

MDARD Director Declares Bird Flu In Cattle 'Extraordinary Emergency'
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Tim Boring signed an emergency order Wednesday in the wake of continued outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in dairy cattle in Michigan, which will require the implementation of biosecurity measures to ensure the state's food supply remains uncontaminated.

141K Medicaid Renewals In March, Total Now More Than 1.5M
Friday, April 26, 2024

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday it renewed 141,471 residents for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan coverage during March, pushing the state's enrollment to about 1.5 million.

State Breaks Ground On New Facility For Public Health, Enviro Labs
Friday, April 19, 2024

DIMONDALE – State officials gathered Friday in front of what's currently a pit just south of Lansing to celebrate what it will become: a new, state-of-the-art facility to house public health and environmental science testing laboratories for three large agencies on the state secondary campus.

State Shakes Up Medicaid Health Plans In Rebid
Monday, April 8, 2024

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan saw the biggest territory gains as the state completed its rebid of Medicaid health plans.

Early Childhood Courts Program Expanding To Two New Counties
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Michigan's Early Childhood Court program is expanding to Saginaw and St. Clair counties thanks to a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, the Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday.

MiLEAP Policy Change To Streamline Access To Child Care Program
Friday, March 22, 2024

A change in policy by the Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement and Potential will expand the number of families eligible for free or low-cost child care, removing a requirement that a primary parent must cooperate with the Office of Child Support to qualify for care.

Nessel, DHHS Create Welfare Fraud Diversion Program
Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Department of Attorney General and the Department of Health and Human Services have banded together to create a welfare fraud pretrial diversion program, the agencies announced Thursday.

MSU Receives DHHS Grant To Address Direct Care Worker Shortage
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Michigan State University has received a $25 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services aimed at fixing issues within Michigan's direct care workforce, the university announced Wednesday.

130K Medicaid Renewals Bring Total Enrollment To 1.2 Million
Friday, March 1, 2024

The Department of Health and Human Services renewed Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan coverage for 130,688 people in January, bumping the state's total enrollment to 1.2 million people.

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