health care

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. January 24, 2017

    Projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance genomics analysis

    Three U-M research projects will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing.

  9. January 3, 2017

    Military health system will test reform concept developed at U-M

    A health care reform idea originated by U-M faculty will get a major test among members of the nation’s military and their families, as part of a new national defense spending bill.

  10. May 21, 2016

    Incentives paid to improve health care have little impact in U.K.

    The world’s largest primary pay-for-performance program designed to improve patient health care and outcomes has failed to save additional lives, a U-M researcher says.