MHA Today | June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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June 19, 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
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports
WPS Offers Informational Teleconference
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Names New CEO

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Watch for your Schedule A later this week for the Medicaid payment policy starting Saturday, July 1.

Quality and Population Health


CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

Hospital-specific reports for the fiscal year 2018 Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program are available on the QualityNet Secure Portal. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourages hospitals to review their reports, including discharge-level data, and submit any questions during the review and corrections period that ends Friday, June 30.

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Noteworthy


WPS Offers Informational Teleconference

Staff Contact: Jim Mikes

Wisconsin Physicians Services Government Health Administrators is offering a teleconference at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, for those new to working with Medicare. The teleconference will focus on WPS contacts for different situations, and the following topics. Registration is required.

  • departments within WPS GHA and their contact information
  • which department to contact for best results
  • when to use the self-service technologies


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CEO Announcements


Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Randy Wertz, CEO of Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, will be retiring, effective June 30. He announced his retirement in October 2016. Craig Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Wertz as CEO. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

The highest infant mortality rates in the U.S. are among infants of non-Hispanic black women.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention