MHA Today | February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017
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February 28, 2017

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.

In This Issue
Governors Assess Federal ACA Replacement Proposals
MHA Releases Comparison Of ACA Replacement Plans
CDC Releases Health Care Access And Use By Adults Report
MHA Offers Orientation For New Infection Prevention Professionals
Iron County Medical Center Names New CEO

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state and federal health policy developments


Governors Assess Federal ACA Replacement Proposals

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

The National Governors Association is considering the implications for state governments of proposed federal legislation to revamp the Affordable Care Act and convert Medicaid to a capped funding model. An assessment of pending proposals was presented at an NGA meeting this past weekend.

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MHA Releases Comparison Of ACA Replacement Plans

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

Health Policy Source has updated a grid that compares various Republican proposals offered to replace the Affordable Care Act. The firm advises MHA on federal matters.

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Quality and Population Health


CDC Releases Health Care Access And Use By Adults Report

Staff Contact: Alison Williams

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that summarizes 2014 data on health care access and use of clinical preventive services by adults. The report is based on a behavioral risk factor surveillance system survey. The data can be used as a baseline to assess and monitor policy changes to increase access to health care, reduce health disparities and improve the health of the adult population.

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MHA Offers Orientation For New Infection Prevention Professionals

Staff Contacts: Alison Williams or Meredith Kenyon

The MHA Center for Education is providing an orientation for new infection prevention health care professionals, April 11-12, at the MHA office in Jefferson City. With a high turnover rate in Missouri, infection preventionists play a critical role in every health care setting to ensure the prevention of health care-acquired infections, manage reporting requirements and surveillance activities, and serve as a leader for outbreak and exposure management. MHA also is planning group support to those completing the orientation program through after-conference coaching calls and ongoing webinars to promote retention.

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CEO Announcements


Iron County Medical Center Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen Joshua Gilmore

Joshua Gilmore has been named CEO of Iron County Medical Center in Pilot Knob, effective Feb. 27. He replaces Terry Nichols, who served as CEO since September 2012. Gilmore most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer of Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee, Wash. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

In the U.S., antibiotic-resistant infections kill an estimated 23,000 Americans each year.

Source: The Washington Post