MHA Today | November 22, 2016

November 22, 2016

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In This Issue
TJC Releases Comprehensive Cardiac Center Standards
HHS Expands Opioid Treatment Options
CMS Issues Rules On Medicaid, CHIP Coordination
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MHA Distributes Analysis For Final CY 2017 Home Health PPS
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
Dawes Resigns From Moberly Regional Medical Center


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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


TJC Releases Comprehensive Cardiac Center Standards

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

Yesterday, The Joint Commission announced the prepublication release of new comprehensive cardiac center advanced certification standards, which take effect Jan. 1, 2017. The certification is available to hospitals that demonstrate excellence in comprehensive cardiac care. Hospitals will be required to demonstrate standards compliance, quality outcomes reflective of excellent care and advanced disease-specific care requirements.

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HHS Expands Opioid Treatment Options

Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson or Leslie Porth

An announcement made by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will provide nurse practitioners and physician assistants with immediate access to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s opioid medication-assisted treatment training program. NPs and PAs can access the initial eight hours of training as a first step to being able to prescribe buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction. The remaining 16 hours of training currently is being developed. Additional information will be available on SAMHSA’s website.

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CMS Issues Rules On Medicaid, CHIP Coordination

Staff Contact: Steve Renne

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued proposed and final rules that provide states with the flexibility to coordinate Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The rules discuss eligibility notices, appeals and other related administrative procedures.

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CMS Releases Region 7 Updates

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a newsletter highlighting the following updates for Region 7.

  • Affordable Care Act and marketplace updates
    • Biweekly enrollment snapshot
    • SHOP marketplace is open for business
    • 2017 marketplace open enrollment and beyond
  • Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2015/quality payment program updates
    • CMS launches new online tool to make quality payment program easier for clinicians
    • National Rural Health Association outlines what MACRA means to you
    • Receive quality payment program email alerts
  • Message about Medicare premiums to Medicare beneficiaries
  • Medicare fraud Q&A
  • Upcoming webinars and events


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MHA Distributes Analysis For Final CY 2017 Home Health PPS

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

MHA has made available an analysis that illustrates the estimated financial effect of the calendar year 2017 final payment and policy updates for the Medicare home health PPS. The analysis, which is available online for authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage,® includes a summary for the nation, state and individual hospitals. Updates for this year include a marketbasket increase, rebasing adjustment as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, home health resource group case-mix, budget-neutrality adjustment and changes in the wage index. The effect of the proposed home health rule is estimated to increase payments in Missouri by 0.7 percent or $375,400.

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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 for Tuesday, Nov. 29. The webinar, titled “CY 2017 OPPS/ASC Final Rule: Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program,” is offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required.

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CEO Announcements


Dawes Resigns From Moberly Regional Medical Center

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

John Dawes, CEO at Moberly Regional Medical Center, resigned effective Nov. 18. He has served as CEO since April 2016. Ranee Brayton, CEO at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, will serve as Interim CEO at Moberly Regional Medical Center until a permanent replacement is named. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy affects nearly three million Americans, and 200,000 are diagnosed with the condition each year.

Source: Epilepsy Foundation