MHA Today | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
CMS Delays Expansion Of Bundled Payment Programs
American Association Of Poison Centers Launches Online Help Tool
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


CMS Delays Expansion Of Bundled Payment Programs

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced an interim final rule that delays the implementation date from Saturday, July 1, to Sunday, Oct. 1, for the Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model, and changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. MHA has published an issue brief with additional details.

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Quality and Population Health


American Association Of Poison Centers Launches Online Help Tool

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

The American Association of Poison Centers has made available an online triage tool for public use in the event of a poison exposure. PoisonHelp.org provides information and treatment guidance for exposure to an extensive list of hazardous products and substances. The tool also provides an immediate user assistance hotline at 800/222-1222 or 911 based on the patient’s condition.

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model

Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde

The Value-Based Purchasing Payments Model is a companion utility to the VBP Analysis that was produced for hospitals on March 6. The VBP Payments Model is an interactive tool that provides hospitals with the ability to manipulate their hospital-specific quality scores to evaluate the associated change to estimated VBP payments. The VBP Payments Model is provided to subscribers of the 2017 Premier Reporting Package. The modeling utility is located on HIDI Analytic Advantage® in the “Finance and Policy/Premier Reports” or “Quality/Premier Reports” folders, with the following file name: MOxxxx_VBP FFY2018 Payments Model_2016_Q4_(2017.03.20).xlsx. Hospitals interested in subscribing to the HIDI Premier Report Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.


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Consider This ...

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention