MHA Today | April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016
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In This Issue
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
New NHSC Site Application Cycle Opens

Quality And Population Health


CMS Announces OQR Webinar

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The next outreach and education webinar for hospitals participating in the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program is scheduled Wednesday, April 20. The webinar, titled “Hospital OQR Imaging Efficiency Measures,” is offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • CMS launches largest-ever multi-payer initiative to improve primary care in America
  • LTCH and IRG quality reporting program data submission deadline: May 15
  • Enforcement of the PHP 20 hours per week billing requirement MLN Matters® article
  • Medicare quarterly provider compliance newsletter


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Workforce News


New NHSC Site Application Cycle Opens

Staff Contact: Jim Mikes

The new site application cycle now is open for clinical practice sites interested in recruiting and retaining providers to underserved communities through the National Health Service Corps. Clinical sites located in a Health Professional Shortage Area may be eligible to become an NHSC approved site. A webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, to assist interested applicants. The application cycle will close Tuesday, June 7.

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Consider This ...

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention