MHA Today | August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016
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In This Issue
HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Update to Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
MHA Publishes Quality Resource Brief
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri

Staff Contacts: Shane VanOverschelde or Brian Waterman

HIDI HealthStats The August edition of HIDI HealthStats explores the prevalence of septicemia and sepsis in Missouri and Kansas hospitals. Septicemia generally originates from a severe localized infection, such as pneumonia, or a kidney or urinary tract infection, which then enters the bloodstream and circulates throughout the body. Sepsis is a serious complication of septicemia. Sepsis is difficult to predict, diagnose and treat, and can result in a life-threatening systemic inflammatory response, septic shock, multiple organ failure and death. Missouri and Kansas sepsis rates align with national trends. However, both states are making progress in reducing sepsis and sepsis-related excess inpatient hospitalization.

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HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Update to Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators

Staff Contact: Josette Bax

The Readmissions data, the Hospital-Acquired Conditions data and the AHRQ Quality Indicators data have been refreshed within HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS to include measure calculations based on discharge data from the second quarter of federal fiscal year 2016. These quality data updates can be found in various reports in the following Analytic Advantage PLUS locations.

Quality > Benchmarking
Quality > Readmissions
Quality > Strategic Quality Initiatives

Technical questions regarding these measures should be directed to Josette Bax. For questions about accessing the website or running these reports, please contact HIDI.

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Quality and Population Health


MHA Publishes Quality Resource Brief

Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga

MHA has published a quality resource brief titled, “Measures of Variation.” The brief is the second in a series designed to expand the understanding of statistical applications in evaluating and improving care delivery. A step-by-step process for completing basic statistical functions using Excel is provided.

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CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated the known issues document associated with the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. The document has been updated with issue resolutions and newly identified issues, and is available on QualityNet.

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Regulatory News


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.

  • TEP on IMPACT Act quality measures: nominations due Aug. 21
  • Medicare announces participants in effort to improve access, quality of care in rural areas
  • ICD-10 GEMS for 2017 available
  • Provider compliance: preventive services
  • Global surgery proposed data collection town hall

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Consider This ...

More than a million Americans are hospitalized with septicemia or sepsis each year

Source: HIDI HealthStats