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Healthy Michigan Plan enrolled more than 600,000 in first year

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Michigan   More than 344,000 primary care visits

The Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage for more than 600,000 enrollees in the year following its launch.

Enrollment for the Healthy Michigan Plan started on April 1, 2014, extending health care benefits to low-income residents and encouraging healthy behaviors. As of today, 605,000 Michigan residents have enrolled in the program which has resulted in more than 344,000 primary care visits.

One of the features that make the Healthy Michigan Plan unique is its focus on encouraging beneficiaries to take steps to improve their health through healthy behaviors. Since its launch, the Healthy Michigan Plan has already resulted in more than 344,000 primary care visits, 116,000 preventive care visits, 35,000 mammograms, and 17,000 colonoscopies.

As part of the ongoing effort to assess the goals and results of the Healthy Michigan Plan, MDCH commissioned the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation to complete a recently begun five-year study of the plan’s implementation.

The study also satisfies a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services federal waiver requirement to commission an independent evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan.

The Healthy Michigan Plan had surpassed its original two-year and total eligibility projection by reaching more than 477,000 enrollees on December 11, 2014. Earlier in the year, on July 10, Michigan surpassed the entire first-year enrollment goal by reaching 323,000.

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