August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017


MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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

In This Issue
MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2018 Medicare Outpatient PPS
MHA Publishes Issue Brief On IPPS/LTCH Final Rules
June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®


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MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2018 Medicare Outpatient PPS

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

MHA has made available an analysis illustrating the financial effect of the proposed calendar year 2018 median outpatient PPS rule. The analysis, which is available online for authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage,® includes a summary for the nation, state and individual hospitals. Nationally, hospitals will experience an estimated 1.97 percent increase in payments. Missouri also is modeled to receive an estimated payment increase of 2.35 percent. Although footnoted, the analysis does not reflect the effects of the 2 percent sequestration. Hospitals have until Monday, Sept. 11 to review their hospital-specific data and submit comments.

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MHA Publishes Issue Brief On IPPS/LTCH Final Rules

Staff Contacts: Andrew Wheeler or Daniel Landon

MHA has published an issue brief on the final rules for the Medicare inpatient and long-term care prospective payment systems. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released and summarized the final rules. The regulatory changes are projected to increase Medicare inpatient PPS payments, including capital payments, by $2.4 billion in FY 2018. A change in the formula for distributing Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments is expected to increase those payments to Missouri hospitals by more than $30 million in FY 2018. The rules also address quality reporting and electronic medical records standards. A compressed version of the 2,456-page document will be published in the Federal Register on Monday, Aug. 14.

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HIDI Tech Connect


June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert

Data for the June 2017 monthly utilization report have been posted on HIDI Analytic Advantage® and are available to download for distribution or placement in a network folder. HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS has been updated to include this data. The contacts from the participating hospitals have been notified by email, and they may download and save the Excel worksheet to a secure location on their networks or PCs. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once transferred, the data must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures. July 2017 data are being collected and are scheduled to be available Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Consider This ...

The fertility rate in the U.S. continues to decline, from 62 births per 1,000 women ages 15-44 in 2016, to 61.5 in first quarter 2017.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention