August 14, 2020

health care

  1. May 28, 2020

    #FitForTheFrontLine supports health care workers

    Michigan Medicine, in partnership with 21 other health care systems and NBC Universal, has joined a national fitness challenge to get people moving in ways that are compatible with social distancing. #FitForTheFrontLine began May 26 and culminates June 14. Similar to a virtual 5K run, participants pledge to exercise on their own time between now…
  2. May 5, 2020

    Job cuts, other steps part of Michigan Medicine economic recovery plan

    Michigan Medicine will undertake an economic recovery plan that includes furloughs or layoffs for hundreds of employees as well as other measures to cover hundreds of millions of dollars in projected losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. April 8, 2020

    University expands health benefits for COVID-19 care

    U-M has revised its health benefits in a continuing effort to ensure its communities have the comprehensive care needed during the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  4. March 26, 2020

    HR announces benefit updates in response to COVID-19

    Members of the U-M community covered under university health plans now have coverage for virtual medical and behavioral health visits, and cost sharing is waived for virtual medical visits through April 30.

  5. March 20, 2020

    Researchers, community donate protective gear to aid COVID-19 fight

    U-M’s hospitals and clinics currently have the gear needed to protect themselves and others as they care for those with COVID-19. But Michigan Medicine is asking for donations now so supplies will be sufficient when needed.

  6. October 2, 2019

    Expanding Medicaid means health problems get found, study finds

    A new study from U-M’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation found Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program often helped those enrolled learn about a chronic illness that had never been diagnosed.

  7. April 22, 2019

    U-M health plans to expand coverage for transgender members

    U-M health plan members who are transgender will soon have coverage for additional medical procedures, certain facial feminization surgeries, Adam’s apple reduction and facial hair removal.

  8. February 21, 2018

    Medicare patients nationwide get access to U-M insurance idea

    Value-Based Insurance Design, a concept that grew from U-M research, may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare, allowing them to save money while getting treated for chronic diseases.

  9. April 11, 2017

    Voluntary value-based health programs cut hospital readmissions

    When it comes to programs that improve quality and cost in hospitals, new research from U-M finds a carrot is indeed better than a stick.

  10. February 7, 2017

    How work, health and insurance may change post-ACA

    The link between health insurance and the labor market means proposals to dismantle some provisions of the Affordable Care Act have important consequences for the labor market, a U-M researcher says.