MHA Today | January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
HHS Releases 2016 Report On Health Care Fraud And Abuse Control Program
CBO Releases 2017-2027 Budget Outlook
MU Health Care Names Interim CEO


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HHS Releases 2016 Report On Health Care Fraud And Abuse Control Program

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued its fiscal year 2016 annual report about the Department of Justice Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program. According to the report, nearly $1 billion more in health care fraud recoveries were made in 2016, amounting to $3.3 billion. The report also concludes that the return on investment throughout the last three years was 5 to 1, which is slightly lower than that in the FY 2015 report of 6.1 to 1.

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CBO Releases 2017-2027 Budget Outlook

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Congressional Budget Office released a budget and economic outlook for 2017 through 2027. In 2017, the budget deficit is expected to be $559 billion, or 2.9 percent of GDP. This projection is lower than the proposed deficit posted in 2016 of $587 billion. The budget deficit is projected to be $1.4 trillion by 2027. Because of the expected budget deficit projections, the national debt held by the public is estimated to be $15 trillion by the end of 2017 and increase to $25 trillion by 2027. This would increase the debt percentage of GDP from 77 percent in 2017 to 89 percent by 2027.

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CEO Announcements


MU Health Care Names Interim CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Jonathan Curtright, Chief Operating Officer for MU Health Care in Columbia, has been named Interim CEO, effective Feb. 25. He has more than 20 years of health care leadership experience and joined MU Health Care in February 2016. He will succeed Mitch Wasden, who served as CEO since January 2013 and accepted the Executive Vice President position at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year and about 4,000 of those women will die. Most women with human papillomavirus will not develop cervical cancer, but it’s very important to have regular screening tests.

Source: National Cervical Cancer Coalition