Release Date: May 2, 2013

Health-care reform expert to speak at Lawrence Tech May 14

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT) in Ann Arbor, will discuss health reform at the federal, state and local level on Tuesday, May 14, from 8:30-10 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

CHRT is a non-profit partnership between the University of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Udow-Phillips will provide an update on what is happening with implementation of the PPACA of 2010 (Federal Healthcare Reform Act) including recent decisions by the state of Michigan on health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion.

“Anyone who seeks to get the latest on the progress in Michigan and nationally on implementation of the federal healthcare reform will find this very valuable and informative,” said Jerry Lindman, director of LTU’s Center for Nonprofit Management.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Mary Marburger Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building. The cost is $30. Go to for online registration. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management at (248) 204-3095 or, or the Blender Consulting Group at (248) 245-7900 or

Udow-Phillip’s presentation is part of the four-part Executive to Executive speaker series for leaders in the nonprofit sector, which is offered through a partnership with the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Plante Moran, the McGregor Fund, the Blender Consulting Group and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management.

Lawrence Tech now offers a graduate certificate in healthcare information technology. For more information, visit

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Bloomberg Businessweek lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 20 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.

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