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Hospital And Physician Groups Convey Quality Data Burden
CMS Releases New Survey And Certification Memo
Medical Staff Update
Tuesday, March 22
state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Daniel Landon
MHA, the Missouri State Medical Association and the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons have sent a joint letter to the 11 state legislators who are health care clinicians. It summarizes a new study in the journal Health Affairs that assesses the cost and value implications of quality-of-care data reporting on physician group practices. The letter reiterates the importance of advocacy efforts to streamline and standardize data reporting requirements.
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the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson or Jim Mikes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a new survey and certification memo, “Certification Number (CCN) State Codes — State Operations Manual Section 2779A Revisions,” which provides guidance regarding the numbering system for CCNs for Medicare-participating providers and suppliers. The revisions reflect the addition of new state codes.
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This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Adverse medication events cause more than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year at a cost as high as $5.6 billion annually.
Source: Center for Patient Safety