MHA Today | March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders


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In This Issue
MHA Releases Updated Self-Assessment Checklists For Acute Care Hospitals
MHA Releases Comprehensive Care For Joint Replacement Analysis


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MHA Releases Updated Self-Assessment Checklists For Acute Care Hospitals

Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson or Jim Mikes

MHA has recently updated the following acute care hospital self-assessment checklists: EMTALA, nursing services, anesthesia services and pharmacy services. The checklists are designed to help organizations assess their readiness for state and federal survey compliance. Critical access hospital checklists currently are being reviewed.

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MHA Releases Comprehensive Care For Joint Replacement Analysis

Staff Contact: Theresa Roark

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ comprehensive care for joint replacement model is set to begin Friday, April 1. With a few exceptions, hospitals located in the Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan statistical areas are required to participate. To assist hospitals affected by the proposed rule, MHA and the Hospital Industry Data Institute previously released an overview of the final rule and the bundled cost of the joint replacement episodes. To supplement this release, HIDI is releasing an enhanced analysis that adds the projected effect of certain quality metrics in setting the bundled payment target. Although CMS has not formalized expanding the model to other MSAs, reports will be available to those hospitals not required to participate. Policy and analytic studies, prepared for distribution by HIDI, are available for download to authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage®.

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Consider This ...

This week is Poison Prevention Week. The Missouri Poison Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, is the single poison center designated to serve Missouri. Seventy-eight percent of poison exposure is through ingestion.

Source: Missouri Poison Center