Michigan delays implementing health care program
Lansing — Michigan is delaying the implementation of its health care coordination program for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
The Michigan Department of Community Health said Monday the start date for MI Health Link will move from Jan. 1, 2015 to March 1, 2015 to make sure it’s prepared to deliver services. Enrollment will start in February and the program will operate through December 2018 instead of December 2017.
Officials say the change will allow more time for preparation and system tests before enrollment starts.
Community Health Director Nick Lyon says the program will coordinate care for some of Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. It will launch in four regions of the state in two phases and will include passive enrollment for people who don’t opt out.