MHA Today | June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016
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MHA Comments On Proposed Rules For Medicare SNFs And Hospices
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Overall Star Rating Reports

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


MHA Comments On Proposed Rules For Medicare SNFs And Hospices

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

MHA has submitted a comment letter regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed regulatory changes for the Medicare PPS for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2017. The proposed rules were issued in late April and MHA published an issue brief. Public comments can be electronically submitted to CMS until 4 p.m. Monday, June 20.

MHA also has submitted a comment letter regarding CMS’ proposed regulatory changes for the Medicare PPS for hospices for fiscal year 2017. The proposed rules were issued in late April and MHA published an issue brief. Public comments can be electronically submitted to CMS until 4 p.m. Monday, June 20.

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Quality and Population Health


CMS Releases Hospital Compare Overall Star Rating Reports

Staff Contacts: Dana Dahl or Stephen Njenga

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the July 2016 Hospital Compare Overall Star Rating Hospital-Specific Reports. Hospitals are required to download the reports from the QualityNet Secure Portal before the deadline of Monday, July 11. Reports will be located in individuals’ QualityNet inbox. Questions related to overall star ratings can be submitted to cmsstarratings@lantanagroup.com. Contact the help desk at qnetsupport@hcqis.org or 866/288-8912 for assistance.

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Consider This ...

Experts predict that the U.S. will be short 90,000 doctors by 2020 and 130,000 by 2025. This is backed by statistics that demonstrate that 1 in 3 practicing physicians is older than 55.

Source: Healthcare Trends Institute