07/25/2017

MHA Today | July 25, 2017

U.S. Senate Embarks On ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation
MO HealthNet Posts Additional Medicaid Rate Cuts
MedPAC Releases Annual Report On Medicare Spending
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For HAC Reduction Program
Fulton Medical Center Announces Closure

07/24/2017

MHA Today | July 24, 2017

State Officials Distribute Joint Letter On State Opioid Initiatives
MHA Writes Governor About Stroke And STEMI Regulation
MHA Distributes Occupational Mix Data For Review

07/21/2017

MHA Today | July 21, 2017

Insights - Gov. Greiten's PDMP Proposal
CMS Announces Dry Run Of Chemotherapy Measure

07/20/2017

MHA Today | July 20, 2017

Senate Continues Work On Health Care Legislation
MO HealthNet Posts Physician Services Rate Cuts
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Foundation For Health Provides Grant Opportunities
CMS Publishes 2018 QRDA Category I HQR Implementation Guide
Gallup Releases Report: Combatting Turnover And Improving Performance

07/19/2017

MHA Today | July 19, 2017

Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
CDC Releases National, County-Based Map Of Opioid Prescribing Practices
U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules On Employer Disparagement

07/18/2017

MHA Today | July 18, 2017

MO HealthNet Posts Ambulance, Behavioral Health Payment Changes
Senate Leader Shifts Efforts On ACA Repeal
CMS Announces Next Open Door Forum

07/17/2017

MHA Today | July 17, 2017

Governor Issues Executive Order On Opioid Abuse
Greitens Approves Health Legislation
Governor Vetoes Legislation On Involuntary Medication Hearings
CMS Issues Changes To PFS And Other Part B Services
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
CMS Releases October 2017 Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Releases OQR Times Newsletter

07/14/2017

MHA Today | July 14, 2017

Insights - 2017 State Legislative Accomplishments
CMS Updates 2018 Marketplace Insurer County Map
Department Of Social Services Solicits Regulatory Reform Comments
MO HealthNet Implements FY 18 Budget Medicaid Rate Cuts
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 PFS Payment, Policy Updates
HIDI Releases First Quarter Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
CMS Announces IQR, EHR Incentive Programs Education Session
FLEX Program Releases Educational Resources For Participating CAHs
CDC Resource Offers Antimicrobial Stewardship Framework For Small Hospitals, CAHs

07/13/2017

MHA Today | July 13, 2017

Senate Releases Updated Version Of The BCRA
MO HealthNet Solicits Comments On Medicaid Fee-For-Service Access Plan
CMS Extends Date To File Or Amend FY 2014 S-10 Data
MMAC Issues Update On Women’s Health Services Attestation
MHA Releases CAH FFY 2018 VBP Reports
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Hospital VBP Program Education Session
CMS Updates IQR Known Issues Documents

07/12/2017

MHA Today | July 12, 2017

State Agency Solicits Regulatory Reform Comments
Governor Signs Bill On Emergency Services
Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
Deadline Approaches For Readmission Immersion Project
CMS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding IPFQR PY 2018 Reporting
Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems Names New CEO

07/11/2017

MHA Today | July 11, 2017

Governor Approves Health Bill
Missouri Chamber Cautions Senators About Better Care Reconciliation Act
U.S. Senate Shortens August Recess
MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
CMS Offers MIPS Webinar For Providers In Small, Rural And Underserved Areas
Whitepaper Explores Executive Turnover Issues

07/10/2017

MHA Today | July 10, 2017

Fewer Marketplace Insurance Issuers Apply For 2018 Coverage
CMS Delays CoPs For Home Health Agencies
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting Center Summer 2017 Newsletter
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
HIDI Releases First Quarter 2017 VBP Payments Model
Randall Nyp Retires As CEO For Prime Healthcare Kansas City Market

07/07/2017

MHA Today | July 7, 2017

Insights - BCRA Equity Report
New Law Enhances Criminal Penalties For Assaulting Hospital Workers
Governor Signs Suicide Awareness Legislation

07/06/2017

MHA Today | July 6, 2017

New MHA Research Finds Health Care Equity Gap Widens In Senate’s BCRA
Budget Documents Detail Gubernatorial Spending Restrictions
CMS Releases Updated Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Federal Court Orders Illinois To Pay Medicaid Providers
CMS Issues Guidance Regarding IPFQR PY 2018 Reporting

07/05/2017

MHA Today | July 5, 2017

Greitens Approves Tort Reform, Workers’ Comp Bills
Centene Plans To Fill Missouri’s Marketplace Deserts
CMS Updates Data Used To Determine Medicare DSH Adjustments
Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual

07/03/2017

MHA Today | July 3, 2017

Greitens Announces Restrictions On FY 2018 Appropriations
Greitens Vetoes Fund Sweep Bill
CMS Releases IQR Specifications Manual

06/30/2017

MHA Today | June 30, 2017

Insights - AHCA and BCRA
CBO Issues BCRA Longer-Term Projections
CBO Releases Economic Outlook And Federal Debt, Statutory Limit Reports
CMS Publishes Expectations For Reducing Legionella Risk
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 ESRD PPS Payment And Policy Updates

06/29/2017

MHA Today | June 29, 2017

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Provides Compdata Survey Update

06/28/2017

MHA Today | June 28, 2017

MO HealthNet Releases Third Quarter Webinar Training Schedule
Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
CMS Provides IPFQR Program Updates
CHP Offers Free Training Opportunity
MU Health Care Names New CEO

06/27/2017

MHA Today | June 27, 2017

U.S. Senate Postpones Vote On ACA Repeal/Reform Legislation
CBO Releases Analysis Of Senate Health Reform Legislation
GAO Issues Report On Graduate Medical Education Trends

06/26/2017

MHA Today | June 26, 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans Release New Version Of ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation
CMS Releases 2017 VTE Reporting Requirements

06/23/2017

MHA Today | June 23, 2017

HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
First Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For IPPS Deficit Reduction Act, Hospital-Acquired Conditions Measures

06/22/2017

MHA Today | June 22, 2017

Senate Reveals AHCA Proposal
MHA Policy Brief Finds 1.2 Million Missourians Have Preexisting Conditions
MHA Distributes FFY 2018 Medicare VBP Projection And Pay-For-Performance Measure Trends
CMS Opens 60-Day Comment Period On CLIA Changes
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases 1Q2017 Quality Reporting Checklists
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Resources
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
Videos: Rural Health Care Workforce Insights

06/21/2017

MHA Today | June 21, 2017

Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
MHA Distributes Wage Index Data For Review
MO HealthNet Notifies Medicare-Only MO Rx Participants About Coverage Termination
CMS Proposes Changes To MACRA In Second Year Of Quality Payment Program

06/20/2017

MHA Today | June 20, 2017

State House Of Representatives Debates Abortion Legislation
Anthem Offers 2018 Marketplace Plans In Missouri
CMS Releases New Medicare Card Details
CMS Issues New Guidance In Several Key Areas
TJC Releases New Pain Management Standards

06/19/2017

MHA Today | June 19, 2017

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

06/16/2017

MHA Today | June 16, 2017

MHA HIIN Announces Physician Opportunities
AHA/HRET Releases Leader And Trustee Quality Modules
Mercy And St. Anthony’s Finalize Affiliation Agreement

06/15/2017

MHA Today | June 15, 2017

State Senate Approves Abortion Regulation Legislation
CMS Releases Heath Care Spending By State
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Issues Technical Guidance Regarding CY 2017 eCQM Submissions
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
MHA Provides HIIN Update

06/14/2017

MHA Today | June 14, 2017

Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
Health Care Foundation Releases Recommendations To Reform MO HealthNet

06/13/2017

MHA Today | June 13, 2017

Nearly 502,000 Clinicians Incur Payment Reductions
Individuals Drop Out Of Health Care Marketplace

06/12/2017

MHA Today | June 12, 2017

FY 2018 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Payment, Policy Update Comments Due Tomorrow
CMS Updates EP And Disaster Response Regulatory Crosswalk
Harrison County Community Hospital Names CEO

06/09/2017

MHA Today | June 9, 2017

Insights - #HAVHope, Community Violence
CMS Seeks Comments About Reducing Regulatory Burden Caused By ACA
MHA Launches Readmission Immersion Project
ASPR TRACIE Hosts EMS And Infectious Diseases Webinar
HRSA Announces Faculty Loan Repayment Program

06/08/2017

MHA Today | June 8, 2017

Governor Releases Special Session Details
MHA Launches Leadership And Quality Assessment Tool Survey Project
HCAHPS Announces Patient Perspectives On Care Survey Deadline
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

06/07/2017

MHA Today | June 7, 2017

Greitens Calls Special Session On Abortion Legislation
MHA Research Underscores Missouri And Nonexpansion States Inequity In AHCA
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
NCHWA Releases New Health Workforce Projections

06/06/2017

MHA Today | June 6, 2017

CMS Reminds IPFs Of Program Requirements
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Violence Awareness Day Provides Opportunity To Discuss Efforts

06/05/2017

MHA Today | June 5, 2017

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2018 Proposed LTCH PPS
CMS Releases Interpretive Guidelines For EP Rule
CMS Announces Delay In Hospital Compare Update For Certain Measures
U.S. Supreme Court Rules For Hospitals In Church Plan Dispute

06/02/2017

MHA Today | June 2, 2017

Insights - A Map To Better DSH Payments
Congressional Committee Chairs Question 340B Program
MO HealthNet Changes Claim Submission Cutoff Date
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For MSPB Measure Preview Period
TJC Updates Performance Measure Report

06/01/2017

MHA Today | June 1, 2017

DHSS Director Issues Statement On Abortion Complications Reporting
MHA Distributes Analysis For Updates To 2018 Medicare SNF PPS
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

05/31/2017

MHA Today | May 31, 2017

MHA Urges Governor To Approve Medical Liability Legislation
Report Reviews Details Of AHCA Legislation
Mallinckrodt Responds To McCaskill Drug Pricing Query
FFY 2018 Proposed Medicare IRF PPS Available
KHN Announces New Zika Threat
Rural Funding Opportunities From USDA

05/30/2017

MHA Today | May 30, 2017

CMS Announces Date To Replace SSN Identifier With New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier
DHSS Provides Emergency Preparedness Resources

05/26/2017

MHA Today | May 26, 2017

Insights - Trump Budget, CBO, AHCA
Missouri State Board Of Nursing Issues Emergency Rule
TJC Releases First SAFER™ Matrix Results

05/25/2017

MHA Today | May 25, 2017

General Assembly Proceeds With Special Session
MHA Releases Issue Brief On CBO’s AHCA Score
Missouri HIIN Provides Educational Conference
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session On Market Trend Reports
HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report

05/24/2017

MHA Today | May 24, 2017

CBO Issues Score On American Health Care Act
MHA Releases Statement On Trump Budget Plan
BCBS Of Kansas City Exits Individual Marketplace In 2018
MHA Supports Proposed Change To Medicare DSH Formula
MO HealthNet Posts Managed Care Training Presentation
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2018
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents

05/23/2017

MHA Today | May 23, 2017

Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget
MHA Submits AHCA Comments To Senate Finance Committee
MO HealthNet Clarifies Outpatient Lab Billing
CMS Posts CY 2017 eCQM Reporting Resources
Moberly Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

05/22/2017

MHA Today | May 22, 2017

HHS Delays Effective Date Of 340B Drug Pricing Rule
CMS Updates Quality Reporting Center IPFQR Resources
HIDI Hosts Monthly General Session Training Webinar
USDA Offers Distance Learning And Telemedicine Grant Workshop

05/19/2017

MHA Today | May 19, 2017

Insights - 2017 Workforce Report
Governor Nominates New Department Of Social Services Director
U.S. Senate Committee Approves Chronic Care Bill
CMS Announces Education Sessions
Mercy Names Johnston Regional President Of East Community

05/18/2017

MHA Today | May 18, 2017

Letter Urges Action On AHCA Funding Equity
Governor Calls Special Session For State Legislators
U.S. Senate Committee Approves Regulatory Process Overhaul Bill
CMS Issues Another EPM Delay
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Saint Luke’s North Hospital Names Interim CEO

05/17/2017

MHA Today | May 17, 2017

CMS Updates Marketplace Enrollment Process
MHA Provides Emergency Preparedness Resources
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report
HHS Provides Cybersecurity Updates In Wake Of WannaCry Attack
USDA Accepts Applications For Rural Telemedicine Grants
Excelsior Springs Hospital Names New CEO

05/16/2017

MHA Today | May 16, 2017

MHA Publishes 2017 State Legislative Session Summary
Emergency Physicians Say Anthem ED Pay Policy Violates “Prudent Layperson” Standard
Hospital Associations And TJC Host Sleep Accreditation Webinar
DHSS Posts Home Health CoP Guide
CMS Clarifies Transfer And Discharge Requirements For LTC
CMS Issues State Innovation Waiver Checklist
MHA Releases 2017 Annual Workforce Report

05/15/2017

MHA Today | May 15, 2017

MO HealthNet Releases Revised Electronic Signature Rule
MO HealthNet Updates Medicaid Provider Manual
CMS Offers Marketplace Coverage Enrollment Option For Small Business

05/12/2017

MHA Today | May 12, 2017

Medical Liability Legislation Enacted
Legislators Propose Prescription Drug Monitoring Accord
New State Enactment Addresses Regulatory Reform And Other Topics
WPS Creates Allowance For TJC Accredited Hospitals Performing Sleep Studies
Cyberattacks Target Health Care Facilities
ASPR TRACIE And NETEC Host Infectious Disease Webinar
Anthem/Cigna Merger Officially Off

05/11/2017

MHA Today | May 11, 2017

MHA Releases Q&A On Missouri’s Former High-Risk Pool
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation

05/10/2017

MHA Today | May 10, 2017

State Board Of Nursing Recognizes Air Force Program As P.N. Program
MHA Solicits Trustee Of The Year Nominations

05/09/2017

MHA Today | May 9, 2017

MHA Distributes Final Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
Rural Health Information Hub Hosts Substance Abuse Webinar
HIDI Posts February MUR On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

05/08/2017

MHA Today | May 8, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Hospital Week
MHA Develops Emergency Preparedness CoPs Interactive Toolkit
CMS Updates eCQM Specifications For CY 2018
Bates County Memorial Hospital Names Interim CEO

05/05/2017

MHA Today | May 5, 2017

Insights - Thoughts On Hospital Week And Federal Advocacy
State Senate Finishes Budget, Raids State Accounts To Stop Medicaid Cut
CMS Publishes Midwest Division Provider Update
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
CMS Posts Draft 2018 QRDA Implementation Guide For Public Comment
HCA Holdings To Change Name

05/04/2017

MHA Today | May 4, 2017

U.S. House Approves American Health Care Act
Budget Conference Committee Completes Work On State FY 2018 Budget
House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Department Of Insurance Urges Missouri Insurers To Provide Assistance
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
NHSN Revises Enrollment And HCP Measure Data Submission Checklist
MHA Launches Complimentary Culture Of Safety Survey
Six Missouri Colleges And Universities Receive Nursing Education Grants
Kindred Hospital St. Louis Names New Permanent And Interim CEOs

05/03/2017

MHA Today | May 3, 2017

New Amendment Could Trigger U.S. House Vote On ACA Repeal/Replacement
General Assembly Faces Budget Deadline
MO HealthNet Issues Managed Care Enrollment Report
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
CMS Hosts Opioid Epidemic Webinar
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research
CMS Announces Change In Distribution Of OQR Claims Detail Reports
CMS Accepts Submissions For QRDA Category I Files

05/02/2017

MHA Today | May 2, 2017

State House Adds 20 Amendments To Advanced Directive Bill
careLearning Celebrates 17th Anniversary

05/01/2017

MHA Today | May 1, 2017

Congress Reaches Agreement On FY 2017 Budget Accord
CMS Issues Proposed Payment, Policy Updates For SNFs
CMS Solicits Comments About SNF PPS Payment Revisions
DHSS Updates Controlled Substance List
MHA Distributes Medicare Final Episode Payment Model Analysis
MHA Releases Missouri Price And Quality Transparency Update
CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website
Ellett Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

04/28/2017

MHA Today | April 28, 2017

Insights - Opioids and PDMP
MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
MO HealthNet Releases Aetna Medicaid Managed Care Guidance
CMS Issues Proposed Payment, Policy Updates For IRF PPS
CMS Issues Proposed Hospice Payment Rate Update For 2018
CMS Issues Proposed Payment, Policy Updates For SNFs
MU Center For Health Policy Offers Health Equity Workshops
Appeals Court Upholds Denial Of Anthem/Cigna Merger

04/27/2017

MHA Today | April 27, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Senate Approves Its Version Of State Budget
General Assembly Enacts Supplemental Budget
Committee Reviews Stroke, STEMI, Trauma Regulation Bill
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Education Session

04/26/2017

MHA Today | April 26, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Committee Reviews Public Hospital Tax Levy Bill
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research
Task Force Releases Preeclampsia Recommendation Statement
CMS Issues MIPS Participation Status Letter

04/25/2017

MHA Today | April 25, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Committee Approves Lawsuit Notification Legislation
MO HealthNet Alerts Hospitals To Upcoming EHR Incentive Deadline
MO HealthNet Clarifies Provider Eligibility Verification Requirements
DHSS Proposes CCHD Regulations
AHA Surveys Hospitals On Lean Approaches
Signature Psychiatric Hospital And Research Psychiatric Center Fill Positions

04/24/2017

MHA Today | April 24, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
St. Louis County PDMP Launches April 25
CMS Hosts EP Requirements Final Rule Training Call
Missouri Foundation For Health Announces Public Health Infrastructure Funding
AHA And AHVRP Release New Triple Aim Resource
Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau Names New CEO

04/21/2017

MHA Today | April 21, 2017

Insights - Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Issues Proposed Regulation To Increase Transparency
Research Shows 30 Percent Increase In Appointment Wait Times

04/20/2017

MHA Today | April 20, 2017

Senate Committee Supports Medicaid Managed Care Funding
State House Approves Bill On Consent To Treatment
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trump Administration Awards $485 Million In Grants To Combat Opioid Crisis
CMS Announces FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Webinars
AHA Releases Hospitals Against Violence Resource
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Discussion
Six Hospital Associations Send Joint Letter To CMS
Hannon Resigns From Bates County Memorial Hospital

04/19/2017

MHA Today | April 19, 2017

Legislators To Negotiate Prescription Drug Bill Differences
State House Sends Bills To Senate
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research
CDC Releases Recommendations For Diagnosing And Managing Shigella Strains
CDC Launches Opioid Webinar Series

04/18/2017

MHA Today | April 18, 2017

CMS Releases MIPS Fact Sheets
Openings Remain In Show-Me ECHO Child Psych Clinic

04/17/2017

MHA Today | April 17, 2017

MHA Submits Comments Supporting CMS EPM Delay
CMS Releases FY 2018 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Payment, Policy Updates
CDC Releases Interim Guidance: Managing Occupational Exposures To Zika
MHA Releases Aim For Excellence Award Application Tutorial
CMS Announces Next Rural Open Door Forum

04/14/2017

MHA Today | April 14, 2017

Insights - Missouri General Assembly, Budget
Senate Revises, Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
CMS Issues Final Rule On ACA, Market Stabilization
MO HealthNet Issues Outpatient Facility Charge Guidance
MO HealthNet Updates Behavioral Health Submission Requirements

04/13/2017

MHA Today | April 13, 2017

Senate Committee Considers State Budget
Committee Reviews Physical Therapy Referral Restrictions
Legislators Consider Opioid Bills
Committee Approves Advanced Directive Registry
Bill Allows Concealed Weapons In Hospitals
House Combines Consent To Treatment, Medical Records Bills
Senate Committee Approves Perinatal Care Bill
Legislators Revise Assistant Physician Standards
CMS Releases Data About Gender And Minority Quality Of Care In MA
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

04/12/2017

MHA Today | April 12, 2017

Committee Considers, Approves Medical Liability Bills
Task Force To Assess State Boards And Commissions
Bill Addresses Medical Records, Consent To Treatment
Committee Proposes Changes To Stroke, STEMI, Trauma Standards
House Advances Bill On Physician Loan Forgiveness
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research

04/11/2017

MHA Today | April 11, 2017

State Legislation Revises Consent To Treatment Standards
State House Approves Helmet Repeal
Opioid Control Bills Advance
JAMA Pediatrics Analyzes Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions

04/10/2017

MHA Today | April 10, 2017

Missouri Senate Approves FY 2017 Supplemental Appropriations
Missouri House Adopts FY 2018 Budget
House Committee Reviews Concealed Weapon Bill
MedPAC Releases April Meeting Summary
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MHA Releases Interactive Opioid Toolkit
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CMS Updates 2017 QRDA Category I PSVA Tool

04/07/2017

MHA Today | April 7, 2017

Insights - Saga of Health Care
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Outpatient Preview Reports
USDA Accepts Applications For Rural Cooperative Development Grants

04/06/2017

MHA Today | April 6, 2017

House Advances Motorcycle Helmet Repeal
Committee Revises Right To Shop Proposal
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Documents
CMS Announces Education Session
HRSA Accepts Applications For Nursing Scholarships
MHA Submits Second Request To WPS

04/05/2017

MHA Today | April 5, 2017

Prescription Drug Monitoring Opponent Shifts Stance
Committees Approve Hospital Licensure Changes
CMS Releases HQR 11.1
CMS Announces Preview Period For IQR Hospital-Specific Reports
Stratis Health Releases FLEX Program Guide
CDC Announces Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Details
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Report Center Spring 2017 Newsletter

04/04/2017

MHA Today | April 4, 2017

State House Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
House Advances Medicaid Waiver Task Force Bill
CMS Finalizes 2018 Medicare Advantage And Part D Updates
MHA Award Reminders: Aim for Excellence, Visionary Leadership
FLEX Program Releases Educational Resources For Participating CAHs
CMS Releases Inpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
AHA Urges MedPAC To Delay Vote

04/03/2017

MHA Today | April 3, 2017

NQF Advocates For Quality Measurement Reduction
TJC Seeks Comments On Proposed Suicide Prevention Revisions
CMS Announces 60-Day Period For CLFS Enforcement Discretion
CMS Proposes Delay Of Home Health CoPs
AAP Hosts Zika Update Webinar
MO HealthNet Posts Clinical Practice Guidelines
MHPPS Offers Free Recruiting Workshop
NRHA Announces April Webinars

03/31/2017

MHA Today | March 31, 2017

Committee Defeats, Advances APRN Bills
MO HealthNet Revises Presumptive Eligibility Authorization Notices
Trump Executive Order Creates Opioid Abuse Commission
CMS Finalizes Rule Addressing Hospital-Specific DSH Limits
DHSS Updates Controlled Substance List
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2017 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Names Interim President And CEO

03/30/2017

MHA Today | March 30, 2017

Committee Approves Tort Reform Bills
State House Advances Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Medicare’s HAC Reduction Program
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
Americans Celebrate National Doctors’ Day 2017

03/29/2017

MHA Today | March 29, 2017

MO HealthNet Revises Pharmacy Reimbursement Methodology
CMS Releases Memo On New Emergency Preparedness Rule
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies
RWJF Releases County Health Rankings Annual Report

03/28/2017

MHA Today | March 28, 2017

Missouri House Of Representatives Passes FY 2017 Supplemental Budget Bill
Hospital Tort Reform Bill Receives House Hearing
Hospital Regulatory Relief Bill Receives Hearing In Senate Committee

03/27/2017

MHA Today | March 27, 2017

Rating Agency Suggests AHCA Halt May Increase Uncompensated Care Costs
CMS Releases HCP Measure Checklist

03/24/2017

MHA Today | March 24, 2017

U.S. House Postpones Vote On ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation
MO HealthNet Updates Pharmacy Clinical Edits For Short-Acting Opioids
CMS To Host Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call
Illinois Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Hospital Tax Exemption
Brown Resigns From Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau

03/23/2017

MHA Today | March 23, 2017

MHA Releases FFY 2017-2019 Medicare Pay-For-Performance Reference Guide
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Hosts Hospice Open Door Forum
CMS Releases Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist And Submission Deadlines
JAMA Publishes Septic Shock Drug Shortage Study
MHA Joins Growing List Of Challengers To DSH Audit Methodology

03/22/2017

MHA Today | March 22, 2017

MHA Distributes CAH Databook
MO HealthNet Issues Managed Care Bulletin
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies

03/21/2017

MHA Today | March 21, 2017

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

03/20/2017

MHA Today | March 20, 2017

CMS Delays Expansion Of Bundled Payment Programs
HIDI Releases FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
GW Health Workforce Institute Unveils U.S. Health Workforce Report
MHA Posts Sleep Study Requirements Webinar Recording

03/17/2017

March 17, 2017

Insights - Irish Stories And Health Care
CRMC Approves Patient Safety Engagement Plan, Aims For Zero Preventable Harms
MHA Releases Estimates Of Coverage Losses Under AHCA
MO HealthNet Division Announces April Webinar Training Schedule

03/16/2017

MHA Today | March 16, 2017

Ranken Jordan Keeps Children With Medical Complexities Safe While Improving Outcomes
President Trump Releases Proposed Budget
Missouri House Finalizes Medical Liability Legislation
CMS Announces Education Session
CMS Updates IQR Known Issues Document
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
David Sindelar, CEO Of St. Anthony’s, Passes Away

03/15/2017

MHA Today | March 15, 2017

PCRMC Sees Improved Patient Outcomes And Reduced Readmissions
MHA Distributes Medicare Final Episode Payment Model Analysis
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies
MHA Updates CHNA Guidance Document
CMS Announces IQR-EHR Outreach And Education Webinar
NHSC Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

03/14/2017

MHA Today | March 14, 2017

Freeman Health System Nearly Doubles Sepsis Care Success
State House Advances Medical Liability Legislation
CBO Releases Cost Estimate Of ACA Repeal/Replace Proposed Legislation
Seema Verma Confirmed As CMS Administrator
OIG Finds Nantucket Cottage Hospital Reporting Errors
DHSS Clarifies Emergent Hospice Visits Standard
Board Of Pharmacy Chief Inspector Leads Webinar
Glassdoor Reports Four Out Of Five Top Paying Jobs Are In Health Care
MHA Offers Webinar On New Sleep Study Requirements

03/13/2017

MHA Today | March 13, 2017

Mercy Hospital Jefferson Highlights Patient Safety Week
CBO Releases Cost Estimate Of ACA Repeal/Replace Proposed Legislation
MHA Expresses Concern On Sleep Study Policy Change
MO HealthNet Schedules Claims Filing Workshops
OSHA Requests Provider Input On Workplace Violence
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
CMS Updates eCQM Document
IHI And NPSF Announce Merger
Bjelich Announces Retirement; Reese Named Successor Pending Approval

03/10/2017

MHA Today | March 10, 2017

Insights - Patient Safety
House Approves Bill On Medical Records And Consent To Treatment
House Authorizes Change In County Hospital Tax Levies
MHA Releases Webinar Series On Medicare Pay-For-Performance Programs
CMS Releases MOON FAQ Document
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
AHA Unveils New Trustee Services Website

03/09/2017

MHA Today | March 9, 2017

U.S. House Committees Approve American Health Care Act
Missouri Senate Revises Bill To Speed Up Newborn Blood Sample Deadline
House Committee Reviews Any Willing Provider Legislation
HSCC Issues Updated Active Shooter Planning And Response Guide
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of Fourth Quarter 2016 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
Cooper County Memorial Hospital Names Interim CEO

03/08/2017

MHA Today | March 8, 2017

JCT Estimates Impact Of Repeal And Replace Legislation
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies
CDC Releases Chronic Conditions Mapping Tool
CMS Takes Steps To Alleviate Slow Processing Of eCQM Data
CMS Announces Next Open Door Forum

03/07/2017

MHA Today | March 7, 2017

House Committees Release ACA Repeal Legislation
Bill Authorizes Change In County Hospital Tax Levies
House Advances Legislation On Medical Records And Consent To Treatment

03/06/2017

MHA Today | March 6, 2017

MHA Distributes FFY 2018 Medicare VBP Projection
MHA Announces Visionary Leadership Award Call For Nominations
CMS Releases Updated QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource
HIDI Releases Enhanced Quality Reports
March 5-11 Marks Severe Weather Awareness Week
CMS Schedules Call To Discuss PAC Patient Assessment

03/03/2017

MHA Today | March 3, 2017

MedPAC Posts Presentations From March Public Meeting
NHHA Receives Favorable Decision On Disproportionate Share Lawsuit
CMS Expands Scope Of RACs

03/02/2017

MHA Today | March 2, 2017

House Committee Unveils ACA Reform Legislation
U.S. House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill
State Senate Approves PDMP Legislation
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

03/01/2017

MHA Today | March 1, 2017

CDC Considers Making A Third MMR Dose Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CMS Requests Updates To Hospital Contact Information

02/28/2017

MHA Today | February 28, 2017

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

02/27/2017

MHA Today | February 27, 2017

Trump Administration Hints At Federal Budget Proposal
President Trump Signs Executive Order To Reduce Red Tape
Republican Governors Consider Medicaid Reform Recommendations
MHA Releases Issue Brief: House ACA Replacement Draft
Attestation Deadline For Women’s Health Services Funding Changes Again
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session On Community Health Reports
WPS Releases New Policy For Hospitals Performing Sleep Studies

02/24/2017

MHA Today | February 24, 2017

Insights - Repeal and Replace, Medicaid Block Grants, Global Waiver, Per-Capita Allotments
Early House ACA Replacement Draft Leaks
MHA Publishes 2017 Legislative Guide
CMS Develops Market Saturation And Utilization Data Tool
MHA Releases Observation Notification Guide
DHSS Hosts Death Certificate Completion Webinar
CDC Hosts Zika Response Webinar

02/23/2017

MHA Today | February 23, 2017

Governor Wants Settlement Funds To Reverse Budget Cuts
State Senate Approves PDMP Legislation
Senate Committee Approves Mandated Flu Shots
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AHA Releases New Workforce Report
St. Joseph Medical Center Names New Administrator

02/22/2017

MHA Today | February 22, 2017

DHSS Develops Chronic Disease Toolkit
CMS Announces IQR Outreach And Education Webinar
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Documents
CMS Announces Data Center System Maintenance
Mercy And St. Anthony’s Medical Center Enter Affiliation Agreement

02/21/2017

MHA Today | February 21, 2017

CMS Announces VBP Outreach And Education Session

02/20/2017

MHA Today | February 20, 2017

MHA Encourages Hospital Community To Weigh In On ACA Cuts
CMS Helps Small Practices Succeed In Quality Payment Program
BDO Offers MACRA And Quality Payment Program Conference
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting Winter 2017 Newsletter

02/17/2017

MHA Today | February 17, 2017

U.S. House GOP Summarizes ACA Plan
MO HealthNet Schedules Managed Care Webinars
MO HealthNet Updates Medicaid Provider Manuals
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Organizations Host Opioid Overdose Conference

02/16/2017

MHA Today | February 16, 2017

Senate Approves Tort Reform Legislation
MO HealthNet Begins Reimbursement For HBAI Services
CMS Delays Medicare Bundled Payments Rule
HHS Issues Market Stabilization Proposed Rule
DHSS Issues Health Update On Mumps Outbreak In Missouri
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
Kindred Hospital St. Louis Names Interim CEO

02/15/2017

MHA Today | February 15, 2017

Governor Appoints Chief Insurance Regulator
Legislators Consider Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
CMS Proposes Rule To Stabilize Individual And Small Group Markets
Anthem/Cigna Squabbles Intensify
USDA Accepts Grant Applications For Broadband Services
SSM Health Names New President And CEO

02/14/2017

MHA Today | February 14, 2017

Senate Gives First-Round Approval To Tort Reform Measure
House Advances Newborn Screening Bill
Uninsured Rate Drops To Record Low
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
Aetna/Humana Calls Off Merger

02/13/2017

MHA Today | February 13, 2017

House Committee Approves Liability Reform Bill
MHA Announces Aim For Excellence Award Call For Applications
COCA Hosts Influenza Activity And Recommendations Call
CMS Announces QRDA Education Session
New Report Grades States On Telemedicine

02/10/2017

MHA Today | February 10, 2017

Senate Confirms Price As Secretary Of HHS
MO HealthNet Corrects Asthma Services Start Date
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Extends Feb. 15 Submission Deadline
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
AHA Offers Webinar On Strategies For Promoting A Safe Workplace

02/09/2017

MHA Today | February 9, 2017

Judge Rules Against Proposed Anthem/Cigna Merger
Governor Nominates Director Of Health And Senior Services
State Senate Committee Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill
CMS Updates OQR Known Issues Document
HIDI Posts 2016 Annual Licensing Survey Of Missouri Hospitals
HRSA Announces Loan Repayment Programs
Federal Officials Warn Hospitals To Be On Alert For “Lone Wolf” Terror Attacks

02/08/2017

MHA Today | February 8, 2017

Committee Defeats Substitute On Covenants Not To Compete
State Legislative Proposal Blurs Physician Board Certification Standards
MHA Supports Bills On Death Investigation And Physician Loan Repayment
Missouri ACHE Chapter Changes Name

02/07/2017

MHA Today | February 7, 2017

House Committee Hears Liability Reform Legislation
Missouri House Committee Hears PDMP Bill
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
FLEX Program Releases Educational Resources For Participating CAHs
December MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

02/06/2017

MHA Today | February 6, 2017

CMS Releases Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
OIRA Issues Guidance On “One-In, Two-Out” Executive Order
CMS Hosts MOON Webinar
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

02/03/2017

MHA Today | February 3, 2017

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Seeks Hospitals To Field Test Proposed IPFQR Chart-Based Measures
Harrison County Community Hospital Names Interim CEO
Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

02/02/2017

MHA Today | February 2, 2017

State Legislative Committees Review, Approve Bills
General Assembly Enacts “Right To Work” Law
State Legislative Chambers Exchange Tort Reform Bills
MO HealthNet Authorizes New Pediatric Asthma Services
2018 Medicare Advantage Plans To See .25 Percent Increase In Payments
TJC Extends Deadline To Submit ORYX Measure Selections
February Is American Heart Month

02/01/2017

MHA Today | February 1, 2017

MHA And Missouri Chamber Convey Joint ACA Message
Bill Enhances Penalties For Violence Against Emergency Personnel
MMAC Extends Attestation Deadline For Women’s Health Services Funding
MHD Files DSH Proposed Rule
NASEM Releases Integration Of FDA And NIOSH Processes
CMS Schedules Open Door Forum To Discuss IMPACT Act
Missouri Board Of Healing Arts Accepts Applications For Assistant Physicians

01/31/2017

MHA Today | January 31, 2017

HIDI Releases Research Investigating Opioid Crisis’ Influence On Newborns
State House Approves Tort Reform Bills
Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Today
White House Sends 340B Drug Discount Guidance Back To HHS
Mercy Hospital Lebanon Names Interim Administrator

01/30/2017

MHA Today | January 30, 2017

Trump Signs “One-In, Two-Out” Executive Order
Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation Moves In State Senate
HIDI HealthStats — Medicaid Utilization
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CMS Extends Feb. 1 Submission Deadline

01/27/2017

MHA Today | January 27, 2017

Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Next Tuesday
Kindred Hospital Kansas City Names New CEO

01/26/2017

MHA Today | January 26, 2017

MHA Distributes Projected Payment Implications Of Medicare’s VBP, HAC And Readmissions
Coalition Releases Prior Authorization Principles

01/25/2017

MHA Today | January 25, 2017

State Legislators Advance Medical Liability Reform Legislation
CMS Provides MOON Instructions
CMS Provides Summary Of OP-33 Sampling Methodology
CMS Extends eCQM Reporting Deadline

01/24/2017

MHA Today | January 24, 2017

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

01/23/2017

MHA Today | January 23, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Order To Ease Burden Of The ACA
CDC Issues Communicable Disease Final Rule
HIDI HealthStats — Medicaid Utilization
CMS Announces QualityNet Secure Portal Delay
CMS Announces Availability Of CART Inpatient 4.19.1
Judge Blocks Aetna/Humana Merger
RUPRI Highlights Differences Between Urban And Rural Medicaid Enrollment
CDC Report Focuses On Reducing Mortality In Rural America

01/20/2017

MHA Today | January 20, 2017

CMS Reminds Providers About MOON Implementation Deadline
Surveillance Report Finds Increased Flu Activity In Missouri
CMS Posts Additional Notes For Sepsis Abstraction
CMS Seeks Comments On Proposed Medication Reconciliation On Admission Quality Measure

01/19/2017

MHA Today | January 19, 2017

8.8 Million Americans Sign Up For Marketplace Coverage
CMS Announces APM Participants For 2017
SAMHSA Issues Confidentiality Final Rule
CMS Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Extends eCQM Data Submission Deadline
MedPAC Discusses Unified Payment For Post-Acute Care
Mercy St. Francis Hospital Names New Administrator

01/18/2017

MHA Today | January 18, 2017

Gov. Greitens Presents State Of The State Address
State Legislators Hold Hearings On Health, Tort Reform Bills
MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
TJC Sets Deadlines For Returning 2017 ORYX Measure Set Selections
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
Rusk Rehabilitation Center Names New CEO

01/17/2017

MHA Today | January 17, 2017

MHA Releases Annual Community Investment Report
CBO Estimates Repealing Portions Of ACA Would Affect Coverage And Premiums
CMS Issues Medicaid Managed Care Supplemental Payments Final Rule
CMS Reminds IPFQR Facilities To Enroll With NHSN
CMS Seeks Nominations For The IPFQR Technical Expert Panel
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
HHS Releases Trauma-Informed Resource Guide
HIDI Releases Third Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model

01/16/2017

MHA Today | January 16, 2017

Greitens Announces Spending Withholding Choices
HHS Finalizes New Medicare Appeals Procedures
FDA Regulation Bans Powdered Gloves
New Missouri RAC Contractor Hosts Webinar
HIDI HealthStats — Medicaid Utilization
CMS Announces Upcoming Education Sessions
RUPRI Releases Marketplace Rural Enrollment Brief
Henze Announces Retirement From Lake Regional Health System

01/13/2017

MHA Today | January 13, 2017

Preparedness Systems Activate For Winter Weather
U.S. House Approves Budget Resolution To Start ACA Repeal Process
MedPAC Makes Recommendations For 2018 Rate Increases
Missouri Hospital Death Certificate Data Highlighted In New CDC MMWR Report
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program Accepts Applications

01/12/2017

MHA Today | January 12, 2017

Senate Passes And Advances Budget Resolution
CMS Proposes Requirements For Qualified Practitioners And Suppliers Of Prosthetics
CMS Issues Preliminary Guidance On HOPD And Site-Neutral Provisions
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

01/11/2017

MHA Today | January 11, 2017

Greitens Issues Executive Orders On Ethics, State Regulations
Missouri Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Medicaid Global Waiver Legislation
NASEM Releases Health Equity Report

01/10/2017

MHA Today | January 10, 2017

MHA Writes Congressional Delegation About ACA Repeal/Replacement
CMS Announces Marketplace Enrollment Outpacing 2016
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Publishes 2016 eCQM Specifications Addendum
HIIN Offers Fellowships
CMS Offers Hospital Open Door Forum

01/09/2017

MHA Today | January 9, 2017

Political Parties Offer Contrasting Views Of ACA Repeal
Greitens Takes Oath Of Office As Governor
CMS Releases Midwest Division Provider Update
CMS Extends Temporary Moratoria

01/06/2017

MHA Today | January 6, 2017

Court Orders HHS To Clear Medicare Appeal Backlog
NRHA Offers Free Webinars

01/05/2017

MHA Today | January 5, 2017

CMMI Releases Report To Congress
CMS Releases Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
CMS Revises Hospital Guidance On Justice-Involved Individuals
DHSS Posts Hospice And Home Health Annual Statistical Reports
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MAFP Seeks Nominations For Family Physician Of The Year Award

01/04/2017

MHA Today | January 4, 2017

HRSA Issues Final Rule On 340B Prices And Penalties
CMS Releases Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
Commonwealth Fund Reports Shorter American Lifespan
Nichols Announces Resignation From Iron County Medical Center

01/03/2017

MHA Today | January 3, 2017

Congressional Resolution Kicks Off ACA Repeal
Medicaid Bulletin Reviews Vaccines For Children Program

12/30/2016

MHA Today | December 30, 2016

Greitens To Separate State Of The State Address And Proposed Budget
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

12/29/2016

MHA Today | December 29, 2016

CMS Releases Inpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual Version 10.0a
Nance Retires From Excelsior Springs Hospital

12/28/2016

MHA Today | December 28, 2016

TJC Aligns Leadership Standards With CMS
CMS Issues Additional Guidance For VTE eCQM 2016 Reporting
CMS Updates Hospital Compare

12/27/2016

MHA Today | December 27, 2016

GAO Assesses Medicaid Personal Care Oversight
MO HealthNet Publishes Medicaid Fee-For-Service Report
CMS Seeks Comments On Expanding PACE Model
MHA Publishes Issue Brief On Episode Payment Model Rule
CMS Issues Preliminary Guidance On Off-Site Outpatient Payment Changes

12/22/2016

MHA Today | December 22, 2016

CMS Publishes Marketplace Enrollment Update
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Updates 2015 Provider Quality Data On Physician Compare
HHS Selects Missouri For CCBHC Demonstration Project
Hollis Announces Retirement From Ellett Memorial Hospital

12/21/2016

MHA Today | December 21, 2016

HHS Releases Report On Impact Of Social Determinants Of Health
CMS Finalizes New Medicare Episode Payment Models
MHA Releases CAH Reports And P4P Reference Guide
MHA Releases IPPS Reports And P4P Reference Guide
TJC Releases State Hospital Association Regulatory Update
MHA Distributes CY 2017 Medicare Outpatient PPS Final Rule
Wasden To Leave MU Health Care

12/20/2016

MHA Today | December 20, 2016

MO HealthNet Posts Women’s Health and CyberAccess Provider Bulletins
CMS Releases HQR 11.0

12/19/2016

MHA Today | December 19, 2016

CMS Cancels Medicare Prescription Drug Model Implementation
OIG Reports Vulnerabilities Remain Under Medicare’s Two-Midnight Hospital Policy
HHS States It Cannot Meet Order To Clear Medicare Appeal Backlog
CMS Finalizes Rule To Provide Risk Stabilization For Marketplace
CMS Issues Update To Life Safety Standards

12/16/2016

MHA Today | December 16, 2016

AHRQ Reports Opioid-Related Inpatient And ED Utilization Continue To Rise
Missouri Ranks 37th In Annual Health Rankings Report
CMS Reminds Users About PQRS Timeline
CMS Hosts MACRA Webinar
Liekweg Promoted To President Of BJC HealthCare

12/15/2016

MHA Today | December 15, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Confirms Accuracy Of IPFQR Facility, State And National Data

12/14/2016

MHA Today | December 14, 2016

CMS Issues Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
VA Rule Allows Full Scope Of Practice For Certain APRNs
CMS Launches IRF Compare And LTCH Compare Websites
MHA Provides Missouri ED Prescribing Guidelines Update
HIDI Releases Report On 2015 Average Hospital Charges For Medicare Patients

12/13/2016

MHA Today | December 13, 2016

Congressional Query Probes EpiPen Misclassification
MHA Provides Analysis Of Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary
CMS Announces Person And Family Engagement Strategy

12/12/2016

MHA Today | December 12, 2016

CMS Releases CJR SNF Three-Day Rule Waiver Guidance
CMS Provides Update To Patient Status Denial Settlement Opportunity

12/09/2016

MHA Today | December 9, 2016

CMS Innovation Center Announces Two New Beneficiary Engagement Incentive Programs
CMS Releases Final Hospital MOON For Implementation By March 8
New Website Aims To Address Complex Health And Social Needs

12/08/2016

MHA Today | December 8, 2016

U.S. House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill
Gov. Nixon Withholds And Releases State Funding
Congress Completes Enactment Of 21st Century Cures Legislation
Court Requires HHS To Clear Medicare Claim Appeal Backlog By End Of 2020
MedPAC Recommends Full Marketbasket Update For FY 2018
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

12/07/2016

MHA Today | December 7, 2017

CMS Issues Revision To Appendix W For CAHs
BKD Offers Missouri Medicaid DSH Webinar
Myers And Stauffer LC Announces DSH Audit Survey Training

12/06/2016

MHA Today | December 6, 2016

AHA And Federation Of American Hospitals Release Study Of ACA Repeal
OIG Issues Final Rules On Civil Money Penalties And Anti-Kickback Statute
MO HealthNet Extends Deadline For Meaningful Use Attestations
CMS Issues Additional eCQM Reporting Guidance

12/05/2016

MHA Today | December 5, 2016

DEA Announces No Grace Period For Renewals
CMS Schedules Webinar For HAC Reduction Program, Hospital VBP Program And HRRP
CMS Releases Supplemental Document To OQR Specifications Manual

12/02/2016

MHA Today | December 2, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Selects Random Sample Of Hospitals For Validation
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

12/01/2016

MHA Today | December 1, 2016

CMS Announces Scheduled Maintenance
HIDI, SLUCOR Offer Applied Health Care Quality Improvement Analytics Bootcamp
Relief Fund Supports Hospital Staff Losses From Tennessee Wildfires

11/30/2016

MHA Today | November 30, 2016

Organizations Petition Congress To Repeal IPAB
CMS Issues Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
OCR Alerts Covered Entities Of Phishing Scam
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim for Excellence
CMS Updates QRDA I Schematron For Hospital Quality Reporting

11/29/2016

MHA Today | November 29, 2016

Congressional Budget Office Projects Cost Of Pending Health Bill
Price Nominated To Lead HHS, Verma To Lead CMS
DSS Children’s Division Unveils Online Reporting System
CMS Clarifies Year Two Activities In Infection Control Pilot Project
MHA Hosts Expanded Newborn Screening Requirements Webinar
Zika Educational Opportunities Available
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Known Issues Document

11/28/2016

MHA Today | November 28, 2016

Congress Unveils Lame Duck Health Legislation
Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule

11/23/2016

MHA Today | November 23, 2016

CMS Announces Quality Measures Under Consideration
DMH Offers Autism Spectrum Disorder Training
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim for Excellence
AHA Webinar Examines Strategies To Prevent Workplace Violence

11/22/2016

MHA Today | November 22, 2016

TJC Releases Comprehensive Cardiac Center Standards
HHS Expands Opioid Treatment Options
CMS Issues Rules On Medicaid, CHIP Coordination
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MHA Distributes Analysis For Final CY 2017 Home Health PPS
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
Dawes Resigns From Moberly Regional Medical Center

11/21/2016

MHA Today | November 21, 2016

CMS Proposes To Limit New Or Increased Pass-Through Payments In Medicaid Managed Care

11/18/2016

MHA Today | November 18, 2016

DHSS Issues Health Advisory For Mumps In Central Missouri
National Terrorism Advisory System Issues Updated Bulletin

11/17/2016

MHA Today | November 17, 2016

CMS Launches An Application Program Interface To Assist Clinicians
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim For Excellence
U.S. Surgeon General Releases First Report On Addiction In America
IQR Education Webinar Announced
Updated IPFQR Program Tools Available
Rural Health Conference Celebrates National Rural Health Day

11/16/2016

MHA Today | November 16, 2016

CMS Releases Marketplace Open Enrollment Data
CMS Increases CY 2017 RHC Rate
OIG Announces Work Plan For 2017
Management And Productivity Report Available
CMS Announces Availability Of Web-Based Data Collection Application

11/15/2016

MHA Today | November 15, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Conditions Of Participation Effective

11/14/2016

MHA Today | November 14, 2016

MHD Announces Medicaid Telehealth 1 Percent Rate Increase
CDC Holds "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week"
CDC Reports Adult Cigarette Smoking Rate Decline
"Winter Weather Awareness Day" Is Nov. 16

11/11/2016

MHA Today | November 11, 2016

CMS Announces 2017 Premiums And Deductibles For Medicare Parts A And B
CMS Extends Submission Deadline For Reporting Perinatal Care Elective Delivery Data
CDC Issues Guidance On Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

11/10/2016

MHA Today | November 10, 2016

MHA Distributes FFY 2019 Medicare SNF VBP Projection
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim for Excellence
CMS Announces Unavailability Of Web-Based Data Collection Application
HRSA Opens Application Period For Rural Grant
Faircloth Announces Retirement From Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center

11/09/2016

MHA Today | November 9, 2016

Election Solidifies Republican Control
CMS Publishes Details About Payment Reduction For Film X-Rays
September MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
March of Dimes Releases 2016 Prematurity Report

11/08/2016

MHA Today | November 8, 2016

CMS Releases Final CY 2017 PFS And Other Part B Services
MO HealthNet Issues Hospice Bulletin
CMS Announces VBP Webinar

11/07/2016

MHA Today | November 7, 2016

Changes Proposed For Medical Residency Programs
CMS Provides Details About Hospital Appeals Settlement Process For 2016
TJC Releases Addendum To Specifications Manual
Webinars Scheduled For National Rural Health Day

MHA Today | November 4, 2016

CMS Issues Final CY 2017 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases Final CY 2017 PFS And MDPP Payment And Policy Updates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Program Payment Reduction Results For CY 2017 Payment Determination
CMS Announces IQR Webinar
NAHSE Schedules Annual Symposium

11/01/2016

MHA Today | November 1, 2016

CMS Releases Value-Based Purchasing Fact Sheet
CMS Issues Final CY 2017 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases Final Payment And Policy Updates To Home Health PPS
Fourth Open Enrollment On HealthCare.gov Starts Today
CMS Awards New Contracts For RACs
Study Finds Patient Risk Factors A Key Driver Of Readmissions In Minority-Serving Hospitals
Study Shows Increase In Pediatric Hospitalizations For Prescription Opioid Poisonings
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
Aetna Protests Medicaid Managed Care Contract Award

10/31/2016

MHA Today | October 31, 2016

CMS Releases Final Updates To CY 2017 ESRD PPS
CMS Releases Home Health Final Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Offers Webinar On Transition To NHSN Rebaseline
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
MHA Releases Missouri Price And Quality Transparency Update
Wertz Announces Retirement From Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

10/28/2016

MHA Today | October 28, 2016

Federal Report Assesses Mental Health Parity
GAO Reviews Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction
CDC Hosts Reproductive Health In Emergency Preparedness And Response Webinar
CMS Posts Information From Rural Health Summit

10/27/2016

MHA Today | October 27, 2016

Report Catalogs Lapsing Federal Laws
Hearing Scheduled On Anthem-Cigna Merger
CMS Announces Inpatient Status Claims Appeals Settlement Call
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Second Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model
MHA Releases Patient Resources On Managing Opioid Prescriptions
Population Health Improvement Roundtable On Community Violence Summary Available
NRHA Schedules Webinars In November
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System Names Interim CEO
Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center Names Interim CEO
Kindred Hospital Kansas City Names Interim CEO

10/26/2016

MHA Today | October 26, 2016

HHS Releases Health Care Delivery Reform Fact Sheet
CMS Publishes State Medicaid DSH Allocations
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
Subscriptions Available For HIDI 2017 Premier Package
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
CMS Publishes Updates To The 2016 QRDA Category I Schematrons

10/25/2016

MHA Today | October 25, 2016

CMS Addresses Hospice Nursing Shortage
GAO Requests Better Alignment Of Quality Measures
Marx Leaves Washington County Memorial Hospital
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

10/24/2016

MHA Today | October 24, 2016

HealthCare.gov Releases 2017 Marketplace Insurers, Premium Prices And Benefits
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
CMS And TJC Release Addendum To Inpatient Specifications Manual
CDC Approves Zika Supplemental Funding
National Health Care Facilities And Engineering Week
COCA Hosts Call: Flu Season Recommendations For Children
CMS Hosts Quality Payment Program Final Rule Review

10/21/2016

MHA Today | October 21, 2016

Report Assesses Rural Hospital Engagement In Delivery System Reform
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
Citizens Memorial Hospital To Join CoxHealth

10/20/2016

MHA Today | October 20, 2016

Insurers Engage CBO On Medicare Telemedicine Coverage
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

10/19/2016

MHA Today | October 19, 2016

HHS Finalizes MACRA MIPS, APM And Criteria For Physician-Focused Payment Models
CMS Announces HHCCN Form Effective Date

10/18/2016

MHA Today | October 18, 2016

MO HealthNet Managed Care Vendors Selected
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Expert-To-Expert Webinar
CDC Releases Health Advisory For Cardiac Surgery Patients

10/17/2016

MHA Today | October 17, 2016

MHA Distributes Medicare Proposed Episode Payment Model Analysis
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship Seeks Applications
State Office Recognizes Rural Health Day

10/14/2016

MHA Today | October 14, 2016

HHS Finalizes MACRA MIPS, APM And Criteria For Physician-Focused Payment Models
CMS Reminds IPFs About Flu Season Data Collection
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

10/13/2016

MHA Today | October 13, 2016

CMS Announces New Initiative To Increase Clinician Engagement
CMS Releases 2017 Star Ratings For Medicare Advantage And Prescription Drug Plans
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

10/12/2016

MHA Today | October 12, 2016

Report Assesses Inpatient Drug Costs
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
CMS Hosts Rural Health Solutions Summit

10/11/2016

MHA Today | October 11, 2016

MHA Distributes FFY 2017 Medicare VBP Projection
MHD Posts Amended HCBS Waiver Transition Plan
CMS Regional Office Releases Provider Updates
MHA Launches Hospital Workplace Violence Immersion Project

10/10/2016

MHA Today | October 10, 2016

CMS Contractor Evaluates IMD Demonstration
CMS Releases Hospice Transparency Data Tool

10/07/2016

MHA Today | October 7, 2016

Congress Voices Concern About Hospital Outpatient Payment Standards
CMS Announces Sepsis Validation Delay

10/06/2016

MHA Today | October 6, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
August MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

10/05/2016

MHA Today | October 5, 2016  

NIH Releases Youth Suicide Prevention Plan
CMS Clarifies Coding For Advanced Care Planning
CMS Releases Final LTCF Reform Requirements
MHD Releases Behavioral Health Provider Bulletin
CMS Releases EHR Alignment Preparation Checklist For eCQM Reporting
TJC Releases Information Regarding 2017 ORYX® Performance Requirements
NCSBN Offers Free SUD Education

10/04/2016

MHA Today | October 4, 2016

New Analysis Indicates 2.5 Million Could Qualify For Marketplace Tax Credits
$13.4 Million In Funding To Implement New Pediatric Quality Measures
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2016 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
CMS And TJC Release Supplements To Specifications Manuals
CMS Announces Availability Of IPF Reports And IPFQR Webinar

10/03/2016

MHA Today | October 3, 2016

MHA Comments On The Proposed Medicare EPMs
CMS Issues Correction Notice For Medicare FFY 2017 IPPS
CMS Announces Release Of HQR 10.2
CMS Schedules IQR And EHR Incentive Program Outreach And Education Webinar

09/30/2016

MHA Today | September 30, 2016

179 U.S. House Members Urge CMS To Stop Mandatory Payment Experiments
CMS Plans Another Settlement Offer For Inpatient Status Denials
CMS Releases Inpatient Quality Reporting Checklist

09/29/2016

MHA Today | September 29, 2016

Medicaid Directors Recap IMD Issues
Congress Enacts New Law On Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence
TJC To Delete 51 Elements Of Performance
CMS Issues Final Rule Improving Care, Safety And Consumer Protections
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Awards $347 Million To Continue Progress Towards A Safer Health Care System

09/28/2016

MHA Today | September 28, 2016

DHSS Expands Reportable Disease Mandates
SAMHSA Releases MAT Requirements
Trajectories — Sepsis

09/27/2016

MHA Today | September 27, 2016

DSS Considers One-Year Extension For Gateway To Better Health Project

09/26/2016

MHA Today | September 26, 2016

MHA Submits Letter And Research To CMS On Star Ratings
MHA Posts Presumptive Eligibility Plan Resources
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2017
VA St. Louis Health Care System Names Director

09/23/2016

MHA Today | September 23, 2016

Medicare Advantage Premiums Expected To Decrease For 2017
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
U.N. Leaders Take Action To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
HEN 2.0 Concludes Today
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital And Progress West Hospital Name New President

09/22/2016

MHA Today | September 22, 2016

HHS Partners With Drug Companies To Develop New Antibiotics
HEN 2.0 Project Results Reveal Impressive Improvements
MHA Recruits For Antibiotic Stewardship Program Immersion Project
Registration Opens For MHA’s Immersion Pilot Project Showcase
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting PPS Reports

09/21/2016

MHA Today | September 21, 2016

State Courts Rule On Ballot Measures
Trajectories — Sepsis
CMS Releases Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
Hospitals Present Harm And Readmission Reduction Stories At HEN 2.0 Summit

09/20/2016

MHA Today | September 20, 2016

MHA Releases Guide For Nonprofit Hospitals
CMS Issues Proposed Rule On Medicaid Fraud Control
CMS Announces IQR Webinar
NQF Revises Measure Endorsement Procedures
IHI Posts Helpful Definitions On Health Equity

09/19/2016

MHA Today | September 19, 2016

Your Vote Matters
Trajectories — Sepsis
CMS To Update PSVA Tool
This Week Marks Prescription Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week
CDC Releases Influenza Season Update

09/16/2016

MHA Today | September 16, 2016

Governor Restricts Selected State Spending
MO HealthNet Proposes Reduced Rates For Nonemergent ER Visits
CDC Releases Cybersecurity Discussion Guide

09/15/2016

MHA Today | September 15, 2016

Legislators Override Veto Of Transparency, Medicaid Fee Legislation
MHA Distributes Analysis For The Update Notice To FY 2017 IPF PPS
CMS Posts Proposed Revisions To CJR Model Slide Deck
MO HealthNet Approves Provider Rate Increases
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Practitioner Licensure Board Releases Plan For Refunding Fees
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

09/14/2016

MHA Today | September 14, 2016

FSD Changes Location For Submitting Paper Applications
U.S. Census Bureau Claims Decreases In Uninsured Rate
St. Louis Community Receives RWJF Culture Of Health Award
Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

09/13/2016

MHA Today | September 13, 2016

Congressional Committee Leaders Query CMS On Fraud Preventions
FSD Releases Presumptive Eligibility Plan
CMS Resumes Short-Stay Patient Status Reviews

09/12/2016

MHA Today | September 12, 2016

CBO Projects Hospital Profit Margins In 2025
MHA Comments On Proposed Medicaid DSH Regulations
CMS And OCR Revise Civil Rights Clearance Procedure
MHA Updates Quality Reporting Guides

09/09/2016

MHA Today | September 9, 2016

CMS Announces New MACRA Options
CMS Finalizes Emergency Preparedness Rule

09/08/2016

MHA Today | September 8, 2016

U.S. House Subcommittee Receives Testimony About Medicare’s Pay-For-Performance
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
July MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

09/07/2016

MHA Today | September 7, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Final LTCH PPS
CMS Announces 2017 Marketplace Navigator Grant Awardees
TJC Proposes Changes To Medication Management Standards
CMS Releases FY 2017 Medicaid Hospice Payment Rates

09/06/2016

MHA Today | September 6, 2016

DOJ Finalizes New Higher Civil Monetary Penalties
CMS Announces ICD-10 Flexibility Period Deadline
Board Of Pharmacy Provides Sterile Compounding Emergency Rule Resources

MHA Today | September 2, 2016

MHA Comments on Proposed Medicare OPPS-ASC Regulations
CMS Announces eCQM Receiving System Production File Acceptance Dates
CMS Releases EHR Incentive Program Fact Sheet

09/01/2016

MHA Today | September 1, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Updates To 2017 SNF PPS
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
September Marks Sepsis Awareness Month
AHRQ Data Identify Highest Ranked States In Health Care Quality

08/31/2016

MHA Today | August 31, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Final IRF PPS
HIDI Releases 2015 Annual Survey 7-Year Trends Report

08/30/2016

MHA Today | August 30, 2016

CMS Proposes Marketplace Annual Notice Of Benefit And Payment Parameters For 2018
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases

08/29/2016

MHA Today | August 29, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Data File And User-Defined Report Generator
CMS Schedules Education Session On IPPS Final Rule For IQR-EHR Incentive Program

08/26/2016

 MHA Today | August 26, 2016

MHA Comments On Medicare Appeals Proposed Rule
MO HealthNet Prepares To Open State-Level Registry For Meaningful Use
CMS Updates Appendix I-Life Safety In State Operations Manual
CMS Announces Review Period Deadline

08/25/2016

MHA Today | August 25, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting PPS Reports
NRHA Announces 340B Audit Webinar

08/24/2016

MHA Today | August 24, 2016

CBO Releases Budget And Economic Outlook Update
CMS Hosts Episode Payment Models Webinar
Region 7 Releases “The Pulse of CMS” Newsletter
CDC Updates Zika Considerations For Health Care Settings
Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New Executive Team Chairman

08/23/2016

MHA Today | August 23, 2016

Commonwealth Fund Publishes Chronic Disease Study
Eiler Represents Mental Health At AHA
State Board Of Nursing Executive Director Receives Award

08/22/2016

MHA Today | August 22, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Analytic Tool To Assess Wage Index Reclassification
MHA Releases Missouri Price And Quality Transparency Update
HSAG Encourages Report Review
Deadline Approaches For Quality IPF Reporting
RWJF Opens Call For Applications
Hospitals Test Emergency Response Capabilities In National Exercise

08/19/2016

MHA Today | August 19, 2016

CMS Seeks Information About Steering Patients To Higher Payment Health Plans
CMWF Finds ACA Disparities Remain
Louisiana Hospital Employee Assistance Fund Accepting Donations

08/18/2016

MHA Today | August 18, 2016

Deloitte Issues Health Policy Brief On Evolving Landscape Of Telehealth
Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall
CMS Releases New Prescription Drug Cost Data
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
The Academies Explore Community Approaches To Disaster Risk Reduction

08/17/2016

MHA Today | August 17, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2017 Medicare Outpatient PPS
AHA Issues Compendium Of Appropriate Use Toolkits

08/16/2016

MHA Today | August 16, 2016

CMS Solicits Comments On MOON Through Sept. 1
CMS Schedules Education Session On IPPS Quality Reporting
Mercy Hospital Washington Names New President

08/15/2016

MHA Today | August 15, 2016

HIDI Releases First Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model
CDC Issues Proposed Rules On Quarantine Standards
CMS Updates Appendix J And Exhibit 355
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Program Education Session
CMS Schedules IRF And LTCH Public Quality Reporting Webinar
CDC Researchers Identify Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Variation Among States
HRSA Offers COPD Webinar

08/12/2016

MHA Today | August 12, 2016

Insights - Herb Kuhn and Tom Bell
CMS Proposes Medicaid DSH Standards Rule
HRSA Issues Proposed 340B Dispute Resolution Rule
TJC Announces Standards Updates

08/11/2016

MHA Today | August 11, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Update to Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
MHA Publishes Quality Resource Brief
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

08/10/2016

MHA Today | August 10, 2016

MHA Comments On Proposed Rule
CMS To Make Incentive Payments For Independence At Home Demonstration
CMS Announces Next Open Door Forum
CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings
HRSA Provides Shortage Designation Project Webinar Recordings
340B Recertification Process Begins Today

08/09/2016

MHA Today | August 9, 2016

TJC Releases Specifications Manual
CMS Provides Updated Tools And Tips For IPF Reporting

08/08/2016

MHA Today | August 8, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To CY 2017 Home Health PPS
Observation Status Notice Law Takes Effect
June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

08/05/2016

MHA Today | August 5, 2016

CMS Announces FCHIP Demonstration Participants
MHA Releases Issue Brief On Final Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases CY 2016 eCQM Reporting FAQs
CMS Uploads October 2016 Overall Star Rating HSRs

08/04/2016

MHA Today | August 4, 2016

TJC Releases Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Update
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Senators Urge CMS To Rescind IMD Exclusion
CIHQ Hosts Webinar On Proposed Changes To CMS CoPs

08/03/2016

MHA Today | August 3, 2016

State Releases July 2016 General Revenue Report
CMS Releases Final Payment And Policy Updates
TJC Releases Survey Update For Life Safety
New Patient Safety Primer Highlights Learning Through Debriefing

08/02/2016

MHA Today | August 2, 2016

CMS Opens Application Period For Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

08/01/2016

MHA Today | August 1, 2016

CMS Issues Multiple Final Rules
Organizations Release eCQM Survey Results
CDC Updates NHSN Version 8.5.4 Release Notes
CMS Releases PPSR For FY 2017 VBP Program

07/29/2016

MHA Today | July 29, 2016

CMS Issues Final Rules For Medicare Hospice, SNFs And Inpatient Rehabilitation
MHA Issue Brief Assesses Medicare PPS Psychiatric Update
CMS Issues QIO Short-Stay Review FAQs
Local Transmission Of Zika Reported In Florida
Osage Beach Center For Cognitive Disorders Names New CEO

07/28/2016

MHA Today | July 28, 2016

CMS Issues Psychiatric PPS Payment Update
MHD Announces Ambulance Payment Increases
OIG Renders Advisory Opinion On Hospice Payments
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

07/27/2016

MHA Today | July 27, 2016

Issue Brief Describes Proposed Coordinated Care Models
MHA Updates Self-Assessment Checklists For CAHs
CMS Issues Guidance On Care Of Justice Involved Individuals
CMS Announces Reconsideration Requests For Hospices
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
CMS Publishes Initial Hospital Quality Star Rating Data
MHA Releases 2016 Annual Workforce Report

07/26/2016

MHA Today | July 26, 2016

Federal Legislation Would Delay Star Quality Ratings
CMS Expands Coordinated Care Models
Missouri FLEX Program Awarded National Certificate Of Excellence

07/25/2016

MHA Today | July 25, 2016

President Approves New Opioid Abuse Law
CMS Reports On Program Integrity Results
OIG Report Assesses Rehabilitation Hospital Patient Harms
MHD Announces Rate Increase For Adult Day Care Waiver
HRSA Hosts Workshop On Rural Health Funding Opportunities

07/22/2016

MHA Today | July 22, 2016

CMS Announces Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model Participants
HIDI Releases Enhanced Readmissions Report Suite On HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS
CMS Announces Availability Of Hospital Compare Reports

07/21/2016

MHA Today | July 21, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Sues To Block Insurance Mergers
CMS Data Brief Explains Distribution Of Hospital Quality Star Ratings
National Academies Release Social Risk Factors Analysis
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
DHSS Posts Economic Impact Of CAHs
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Names New President

07/20/2016

MHA Today | July 20, 2016

State Releases First MMIS RFP
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
Ozarks Community Hospital Applies For License Suspension
Registration Opens For IRF And LTCH Quality Reporting Program Trainings

07/19/2016

MHA Today | July 19, 2016

CMS Announces Outreach And Education Webinars
CMS Posts Additional Sepsis Guidance
AHRQ Medication-Assisted Treatment Of Opioid Abuse Grants

07/18/2016

MHA Today | July 18, 2016

MedPAC Releases June 2016 Health Care Spending And Medicare Program Data Book
State Publishes Medicaid Managed Care RFP Addendum 5
CMS Publishes QRDA Resources
NHSN Announces Quality Reporting Reminders
HRET Releases CHNA Process Guide

07/15/2016

MHA Today | July 15, 2016

Congressional Committee Advances Emergency Preparedness Legislation
TJC Changes SOC Process For Life Safety
CMS Extends IPFQR And PC-01 Submission Deadlines
BLS Reports Nearly 1 In 4 Jobs Created Is In Health Care

07/14/2016

MHA Today | July 14, 2016

Congress Approves Opioid Abuse Response Legislation
CMS Announces 2015-2025 National Health Expenditures Data Projections
HHS Study Recommends Approaches To Control For Social Determinants Of Health
DSS Announces Partners For Missouri Perinatal Health Management Pilot Program
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Offers Analytic Advantage® Training Course
CMS Announces IQR-EHR Incentive Program Outreach And Education Session
JAMA Research Shows Surgical Departments Lack Mentorship Programs
CMS Offers Provider Training For IRF And LTCH Quality Reporting Programs

07/13/2016

MHA Today | July 13, 2016

CMS Releases Transplant Survey And Certification Memo
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
CDC Releases Recommendations On Multistate Outbreak
Missouri Enacts Nursing Licensure Compact
New Pokémon Go Game App Includes Activities On Some Hospital Campuses
SAMHSA Releases States Report On Adolescent Depression
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital Names New Director

07/12/2016

MHA Today | July 12, 2016

MHA Distributes FFY 2017 Medicare VBP Projection
MHA And VizientTM Enter New Patient Safety Partnership And Align With HSG
JAMA Study Sites Risk For Chronic Opioid Use

07/11/2016

MHA Today | July 11, 2016

Nixon Signs Health And Public Safety Bill
MHD Provides Coverage For Group Health Smoking Cessation
CMS Proposes CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Payment And Policy Updates

07/08/2016

MHA Today | July 8, 2016

U.S. House Committee Approves Rural Direct Supervision Bill
CMS Releases Medicare OPPS Proposed CY 2017 Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Proposes CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Payment And Policy Updates
TJC Releases Data On Diagnostic Imaging Compliance
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

07/07/2016

MHA Today | July 7, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual
TJC Offers eCQM Webinars
AHRQ Releases PSO Program Briefs

07/06/2016

MHA Today | July 6, 2016

Governor Acts On Seven Health Bills
Governor Orders $115 Million In Spending Restrictions
U.S. House Advances Mental Health Bill
State Releases June 2016 General Revenue Report
CMS Releases Medicare OPPS And ASC Proposed Payment And Policy Updates
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
HRSA Announces 340B Recertification Webinar

07/05/2016

MHA Today | July 5, 2016

DOJ Hikes Civil False Claim Penalties
CMS And TJC Release National Inpatient Quality Measures Specifications Manual
CMS Announces PC-01 First Quarter 2016 Data Submission Period Delay

07/01/2016

MHA Today | July 1, 2016

CMS Releases 2015 Open Payments Data
HHS Announces Oncology Care Model
CMS Finalizes Rule Giving Access To Information For Better Patient Care
TJC Releases Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards
CMS Publishes Correction To Recently Updated Fire Safety Requirements
CMS Announces Open Door Forums
Tracy Resigns From Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital And Progress West Hospital

06/30/2016

MHA Today | June 30, 2016

Governor To Suspend Women’s Health Program In Response To New State Laws
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

06/29/2016

MHA Today | June 29, 2016

Governor Vetoes Tort Reform Bills
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2017 Home Health Payment And Policy Update
HHS Proposes Medicare Appeals Procedures

06/28/2016

MHA Today | June 28, 2016

State Extends Medicaid Managed Care RFP Deadline
CMS Issues Proposed CY 2017 Home Health Payment And Policy Update
CMS Requires EIDM System Users To Recertify Accounts
NHSN Updates 2016 Self-Paced Interactive Trainings
NHSN Posts Meeting Slides

06/27/2016

MHA Today | June 27, 2016

MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
CMS Issues Proposed CY 2017 ESRD PPS Payment And Policy Update
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri
MHA Updates July 2016 Star Rating Hospital-Specific Reports
CMS Announces IPFQR Data Submission Period
CMS Releases Quality Reporting Checklists And HCAHPS Review And Correction Period
DHSS Posts Informational Webinar Resources

06/24/2016

MHA Today | June 24, 2016

Aetna Appeals Adverse Merger Decision
MHA Submits Comments On Proposed MACRA Physician Payment Regulations
CMS Proposes Rules To Make Antibiotic Stewardship Mandatory
Senate Introduces Family First Act On Foster Care
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
SAMHSA Releases Protocol Addressing Men’s Behavioral Needs
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association To Host Free Webinars

06/23/2016

MHA Today | June 23, 2016

DOL Persuader Rule To Take Effect July 1
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

06/22/2016

MHA Today | June 22, 2016

Governor Approves Expanded Access To Naloxone
U.S. House Republicans Unveil “Repeal and Replace” Plan
CMS Releases The 2016 Medicare Trustees Report
MO HealthNet Posts Reminder Of Quit Smoking Benefits
TJC Proposes New Outcome Standards For Behavioral Health
TJC Releases Updates On Texting And Antimicrobial Stewardship
CDC Recommendations For Zika IgM Antibody Testing

06/21/2016

MHA Today | June 21, 2016

MHD Posts Updates To DME Coverage
MHD Extends Registered Behavior Technician Credential Deadline
HHS Announces $100 Million To Help With MACRA Payment Provisions
CMS Releases Life Safety Survey And Certification Memo
TJC Revises CT Elements Of Performance Standards
CDC Issues Preparedness Plan For Locally-Acquired Zika Cases

06/20/2016

MHA Today | June 20, 2016

Congressional Committee To Assess National Trauma System
CMS Issues Final Rule Setting Lab Test Payment Rates
CMS Proposes Changes To Payment Error Rate And Eligibility Determination Standards
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri

06/17/2016

MHA Today | June 17, 2016

Insights - Georgetown Study on Medicaid Expansion
Inspector General Reports On Provider-Based Payments
Supreme Court Restricts Use Of Implied Certification Theory
CMS Releases Additional Information On Partial Hospitalization Program

06/16/2016

MHA Today | June 16, 2016

Congressional Committee Advances Mental Health Bill
MedPAC And MACPAC Issue June Reports To Congress
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Sepsis Education Session
CMS Releases HSR Review And Correction Information

06/15/2016

MHA Today | June 15, 2016

MHA Comments On Proposed Rules For Medicare SNFs And Hospices
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Overall Star Rating Reports

06/14/2016

MHA Today | June 14, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Proposed LTCH PPS
CMS Issues Proposed CoP Changes
MHA Comments On Proposed Rules For Medicare IPPS And Long-Term Care Hospitals
CMS Postpones IPFQR Measure Data Collection
CMS Posts Summary Of Sepsis Changes
AMA Names Barbe President-Elect

06/13/2016

MHA Today | June 13, 2016

CDC Collaborates On New Opioid Patient Education Tool
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri
CMS Alerts Hospitals To Error In HAC Hospital-Specific Reports
CMS Develops Checklist On Submitting eCQM’s File Testing Data
CMS Announces Submission Deadline For First Quarter 2016 HCAHPS Surveys
CMS Hosts IQR Education Session

06/10/2016

MHA Today | June 10, 2016

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Health Appropriations Bill
GAO Report Assesses Medicare Appeals Backlog
Insurance Director Warns Of Worsening Earthquake Insurance Market
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Resources
CMS Releases Supplement To OQR Specifications Manual

06/09/2016

MHA Today | June 9, 2016

Medicaid Eligibility Change Signed Into Law
Nixon Signs Bills On FRA, Infection Control, Telemedicine and Pharmacy
U.S. Senators Voice Concern About Opioid Antidote Pricing
CMS Announces Medicare Home Health Prior Authorization Demonstration
House Energy And Commerce Committee Approves Preparedness Bill
CMS Updates Short-Stay Patient Status Reviews
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HHS Releases Zika Resource Guide
APS Provides Educational Offerings

06/08/2016

MHA Today | June 8, 2016

House Of Representatives Passes “Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act”
CMS Announces Delay In JW Modifier Requirement
CMS Releases Proposed Rule That Strengthens Marketplace
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
MHA Provides Orientation Resources For Quality Staff
AHA And CDC Issue Patient Education Resource On Prescription Opioids
MHA Selects New Patient Safety Organization Vendor

06/07/2016

MHA Today | June 7, 2016

Congressional Committee Circulates Draft Of Mental Health Legislation
CMS Releases Final ACO Program Rule
CMS Project Seeks Innovative Hospital Quality Practices
CMS Updates Abstraction And Reporting Tool
CMS Announces Special Edition Rural Health Open Door Forum

06/06/2016

MHA Today | June 6, 2016

Issue Brief: Proposed Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act Of 2016
State Releases May 2016 General Revenue Report
MHA Releases Updated Quality Transparency Initiative Data
Kindred Hospital Northland Names New CEO

06/03/2016

MHA Today | June 3, 2016

DHSS Issues Health Advisory On Rabies Threat In Missouri
CMS Announces Opportunities To Provide Feedback

06/02/2016

MHA Today | June 2, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To 2017 SNF PPS
MO HealthNet Restores Dental Benefits For Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MO HealthNet Issues Bulletin Regarding Telehealth Reimbursement
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AHA Releases Report To Help Hospitals Strengthen Behavioral Health Workforce

06/01/2016

MHA Today | June 1, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Proposed IRF PPS
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
HIIN Releases RFP

05/31/2016

MHA Today | May 31, 2016

CMS Announces Hospital Quality Reporting Release 10.0
eCQM Receiving System Now Accepting Test Files For 2016
MHA Posts Quality Transparency Measure Resources

05/27/2016

MHA Today | May 27, 2016

HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
Organizations Release New Playbook On Antibiotic Stewardship
CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation
QRC Hosts eCQM Reporting Process Webinar

05/26/2016

MHA Today | May 26, 2016

VA Issues Proposed Regulations On APRN Practice Authority
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC Issues Health Update: Diagnostic Testing Of Urine Specimens For Zika

05/25/2016

MHA Today | May 25, 2016

Insurance Director Thwarts Aetna/Humana Merger Plans In Missouri
Congressional Committee Advances Hospital Bill
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness

05/24/2016

MHA Today | May 24, 2016

Commonwealth Fund Releases Cost-Sharing In Marketplace Plan Report
OCR Provides Guidance About Patient Safety Work Product
AHRQ Releases Patient And Family Engagement Toolkit
Upcoming Educational Offerings For Rural Hospitals

05/23/2016

MHA Today | May 23, 2016

Congressional Committees Review Hospital Issues

05/19/2016

MHA Today | May 19, 2016

Congressional Committee Creates Hospital Legislation
MHD Posts Provider Spenddown Form Bulletin
DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule
CMS Issues Change Request Regarding Reporting Of Drugs
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

05/18/2016

MHA Today | May 18, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2017
HIDI Hosts Expanded Discharge Data Collection Webinar
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness
CMS Makes Available IRF QRP Provider Training Resources

05/17/2016

MHA Today | May 17, 2016

MHA Publishes Summary Of The 2016 State Legislative Session
EEOC Issues Final Rule On Wellness Programs
Christian Hospital Names New President

05/16/2016

MHA Today | May 16, 2016

State Offers Provider Training For Presumptive Eligibility
CMS Issues New Survey And Certification Guideline
TJC Releases Standards Clarification
Opioid Epidemic: Making Progress
AHRQ Releases Opioid Disorder Management Draft Report
SAMHSA Kicks Off 5th Annual National Prevention Week

05/13/2016

MHA Today | May 13, 2016

New State Enactment Addresses Public Safety
General Assembly Enacts Various Health Changes
Legislature Endorses Eligibility Verification
Report Criticizes 340B Hospitals
Legislators Approve Backup Enactment
Legislators Limit Mental Health Practitioner Liability
New Enactment Focuses On Emergency Care Regulations
Legislators Enact Health Bill
HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report
CMS Extends HCP Measure Data Submission Deadline

05/12/2016

MHA Today | May 12, 2016

American College Of Surgeons Releases New Statement On Principles
MO HealthNet Allows Separate Payment For Long-Term Contraceptive Devices
CMS Releases RHC Billing Requirements
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
Chicago Real Estate Investment Group Sues Illinois Hospitals Over Tax-Exemptions

05/11/2016

MHA Today | May 11, 2016

State Legislators Expand Access To Opioid Overdose Antidote
New Enactment Affects Pharmacy And Insurance Regulation
MHA Develops Acute Care And Critical Access QAPI Guide
CMS Hosts Health Care Fraud Awareness Symposium
Region 7 Releases “The Pulse of CMS” Newsletter
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness
FDA Panel: Physician Opioid Training Should Be Mandatory

05/10/2016

MHA Today | May 10, 2016

General Assembly Enacts Medicaid Eligibility Change
Legislators Enact Physician Licensure Bill
MHD Reinstates Adult Dental Services Coverage
Issue Brief Describes Drivers Of 2017 Health Insurance Premium Changes
CMS Releases Additional RHC Billing Guidance
AHRQ Releases Updated 2015 Beers Criteria

05/09/2016

MHA Today | May 9, 2016

Medicaid Updates Restorative Dental Services Provisions
MHA Comments On Medicare Part B Drug Payment Rule
CMS Updates RAC ADR Limits
CMS Posts Preview Reports
CDC Reports On State Health Care Utilization

05/06/2016

MHA Today | May 6, 2016

Insights - Emergency Preparedness
CMS Clarifies Care For Justice-Involved Individuals
March MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CDC Study Sites More Support For Antibiotic Stewardship Programming

05/05/2016

MHA Today | May 5, 2016

CMS Publishes Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model Proposed Rule
FDA Issues New Tobacco Regulation Standards
CMS Releases Physician And Other Supplier Utilization And Payment Data
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases OQR Times
Quality Institute Releases Report: Measures That Matter
QRC Hosts FY 2017 IPPS Proposed Rule Webinar

05/04/2016

MHA Today | May 4, 2016

Legislators Block Wage Increase For Personal Care Workers
State Releases April 2016 General Revenue Report
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2016 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators

05/03/2016

MHA Today | May 3, 2016

CMS Publishes Fire Safety Requirements Final Rule
CMS Reminds IPFs Of HCP Submission Deadline
Nursing, Pharmacy And Medical Schools Pledge To Educate On Opioid Crisis

05/02/2016

MHA Today | May 2, 2016

MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
MHD Posts Reminder For Inpatient Validation Review
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MO HealthNet Division Requires DiagnosticSite Certification
CMS Releases FY 2018 Quality Measures Document
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis Names New President

04/29/2016

MHA Today | April 29, 2016

Prisoners Released To Halfway Houses To Get Medicaid Coverage
State Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP
CMS Awards DMEPOS Recompete Contracts
CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule
CMS Releases Expanded QVL And FAQ Document For RHCs

04/28/2016

MHA Today | April 28, 2016

New Tort Reform Law Concerns Expert Witnesses
State House Repeats Amendment Barrage
TJC Releases New Fire Protection Standard Module
TJC To Delete 131 Accreditation Standards
CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30
USPSTF Posts Final Research On Screening Prostate Cancer

04/27/2016

MHA Today | April 27, 2016

HHS Awards $5 Million To Puerto Rico To Combat Zika
NHSN Identifies Central Line Insertion Practices Analysis Defect
DHSS Releases Health In Rural Missouri Biennial Report
Report Assesses National Health Security And Preparedness Levels

04/26/2016

MHA Today | April 26, 2016

General Assembly Enacts New Infection Control And Telemedicine Laws
State Legislators Enact Tort Reform Law
CMS Issues Final Rule On Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Clarifies Computed Tomography Compliance
CMS Releases Policy Clarification On Acceptable Control Materials
Missouri Hospitals’ Safety Scores Improve
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

04/25/2016

MHA Today | April 25, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
CMS Releases Supplement To IQR Specifications Manual
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
NHSN Updates 2016 Training Materials
MHA Publishes Quality Resource Brief
MHA Award Reminder: Trustee Of The Year
Vlosich To Leave Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

04/22/2016

MHA Today | April 22, 2016

Insights - CMS Star Rating System
Legislators Complete State Budget Enactments
CMS Extends Next Generation ACO LOI Deadline
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2017 SNF PPS Rule
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2017 IRF PPS Rule
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2017 Hospice Payment And Policy Updates
Opioids — A Population Health Strategy

04/21/2016

MHA Today | April 21, 2016

Infection Control Bill Advances
Senate Committee Hears Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Bill
Legislative Amendments Change Nursing Licensure Standards
Legislators Swarm Telemedicine Bill
Congressional Subcommittee Approves Opioid Bills
CMS Releases FY 2017 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Detailing Available Readmissions Reports

04/20/2016

MHA Today | April 20, 2016

CMS Delays Star Rating Of Overall Hospital Quality
FRA Reauthorization Bill Advances
House Approves Hospital Helipad Bill
Legislators Enact New Pharmacy Law
CMS Releases MA Quality Data For Racial And Ethnic Minorities
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
CPS Publishes Patient Safety Report
DHSS Issues Funding Opportunity For State-Designated Ebola Assessment Hospitals

04/19/2016

MHA Today | April 19, 2016

Majority Of U.S. House And Senate Support CMS Star Rating Delay
MHD Posts Mental Health Crisis Prevention Project 1115 Waiver
CMS Releases FY 2017 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule

04/18/2016

MHA Today | April 18, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Medicare’s HAC Reduction Program
WPS Hosts New Rural Health Clinic Billing Teleconference
CMS Publishes Final Rule On Home And Community-Based Services
HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
CMS Issues Guidance For Labs And Radiology

04/15/2016

MHA Today | April 15, 2016

House Committee Advances Bill On Price Transparency And Medicaid Fees
Senate Committee Approves Three Health Care Bills
CDC Releases New Youth Tobacco Use Report

04/14/2016

MHA Today | April 14, 2016

CMS Announces OQR Webinar
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
New NHSC Site Application Cycle Opens

04/13/2016

MHA Today | April 13, 2016

Senate Approves FY 2016 Supplemental Appropriations Bill
Organizations Provide Missouri Children’s Trauma Network Training Summit
NAMD Submits Comments On Outpatient Drug Rule
MHA Updates Quality Reporting Guides
NHSN Releases New Worksheet Generator For Surveillance
BKD Offers Bundled Payment Success Webinar

04/12/2016

MHA Today | April 12, 2016

Governor Orders State Agencies To “Ban The Box”
Senate Approves Helipad, Prescription Refill Bills
House Advances Health Bills
HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
CMS Announces Availability Of Hospital-Specific Reports For 2017
USPSTF Releases Recommendations Linking Aspirin Use To CVD And CRC Prevention
QRC Announces VBP Program Webinar

04/11/2016

MHA Today | April 11, 2016

CMS Announces CPC+ Model
MSMA Offers Workshop On Physician Office Commercial Payor Billing And Collections
MHA Award Reminders: Aim For Excellence, Visionary Leadership
CMS Announces Rural Health Open Door Forum

04/08/2016

MHA Today | April 8, 2016

State Senate Completes Budget Work
Infection Reporting Bills Advance
Senate Committee Approves Workforce Data Center Bill
Price And Contract Disclosure Removed From Legislation
AHA Launches Comprehensive Telehealth Resource
Studies Show Biological Myths Can Lead To Racial Disparities In Pain Treatment
COCA Announces Zika Clinical Guidance Webinar

04/07/2016

MHA Today | April 7, 2016

Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Managed Care Reform Bill
House Committee Advances STEMI/Stroke Certification Bill
Committees Address Hospital Regulatory Concerns
House Approves Life Safety Code Legislation
Senate Advances Helipad Fencing Bill
House Approves Legislative Proposals
Departments Announce New Summary Of Benefits And Coverage
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AAMC Report Predicts Physician Shortage

04/06/2016

MHA Today | April 6, 2016

CMS Offers IRF QRP Training
TJC Releases 2015 Most Cited Standards List
CMS Accepts Primary Source Verification For Laboratories
Department Of Social Services Engages Contractor To Conduct Audits
ONC Offers New Website Resources To Manage Opioids
JAMA Study Notes Increase In Average Price Of Insulin

04/05/2016

MHA Today | April 5, 2016

Bill Restricts Bail Bond Recovery Arrests In Hospitals
Bill Advances With Hospital Regulatory Relief Amendment
MO HealthNet Issues 2016 Outpatient Radiology Fee Schedule
February MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS Adjusts Medicare Advantage Plans Based On Dually-Eligible
Stakeholders Meet To Improve Diabetes Care, Health Outcomes And Health Equity
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of IQR Reporting Deadlines
CMS Releases Quality Reporting Checklists
HRSA Hosts Webinar On New GME Tool For Rural Areas

04/04/2016

MHA Today | April 4, 2016

Report Assesses 2014 Commercial Insurance Market
State Releases March 2016 General Revenue Report
TJC Revises Deemed Program Requirement For Psychiatric Hospitals
HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Program Education Session

04/01/2016

MHA Today | April 1, 2016

CMS Reminds LTCHs Of New Reporting Requirements
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
MHA Releases Grow Your Own Health Care Workforce Programs Compendium
April Marks National Donate Life Month

03/31/2016

MHA Today | March 31, 2016

State House Advances Telemedicine Bill
Medicaid Issues Federal Upper Limits And Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug Final Rule
CMS Provides Additional RHC Billing Guidance
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
State And Federal Agencies Release Zika Virus Resources
AHRQ Releases Report: Improving Cultural Competence To Reduce Health Disparities

03/30/2016

MHA Today | March 30, 2016

MHA Provides Analysis Of Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary
House Approves Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Bill
Committee Reviews Child Abuse Training Requirement
Oklahoma Medicaid Proposes 25 Percent Provider Payment Cut
Report Assesses Prescription Drug Monitoring Laws
CMS Releases Mental Health Parity Rule
MDIFP Announces Hearing For Aetna’s Proposal To Acquire Humana
Proposed Federal Rule Would Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Treatment
Trajectories — Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
AHRQ Releases Special Emphasis Notice And Final Reports

03/29/2016

MHA Today | March 29, 2016

Senate Appropriations Begins Work On FY2017 Budget
Report Assesses Behavioral Health Effects Of Medicaid Expansion

03/28/2016

MHA Today | March 28, 2016

CBO Releases 10-Year Updated Budget Projections
RHC Qualifying Visit List Expands
CMS Posts Second Quarter 2015 Benchmarks Of Care
MHA Reminds Hospitals Of Quality Measure Revisions

03/25/2016

MHA Today | March 25, 2016

CMS Unveils Initiative To Curb Avoidable Hospitalization Of Nursing Home Residents
CBO Assesses Federal Coverage Subsidies
CMS Assesses Insurer Risk-Adjustment Options
FDA Proposes Standards For Abuse-Resistant Opioid Generic Drugs
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session: Comprehensive Care Joint Replacement Reports
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

03/24/2016

MHA Today | March 24, 2016

Insurer Initiative Targets Provider Directories
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HHS Secretary Announces Diabetes Initiative
White House Pushes States On Opioid Action
DHS And HHS Encourage Vigilance After Belgium Terrorist Attacks
CenterPointe Hospital And Signature Psychiatric Hospital Name New CEOs

03/23/2016

MHA Today | March 23, 2016

Trajectories — Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma

03/22/2016

MHA Today | March 22, 2016

CMS Provides Update On Next Generation ACO Model
FDA Proposes Ban On Powdered Gloves
CMS Releases New Survey And Certification Memo On Exit Conferences
NIH Convenes Workshop To Prevent Youth Suicide

03/21/2016

MHA Today | March 21, 2016

MHA Releases Updated Self-Assessment Checklists For Acute Care Hospitals
MHA Releases Comprehensive Care For Joint Replacement Analysis

03/18/2016

MHA Today | March 18, 2016

Legislative Leaders Oppose Federal Provider Tax Cuts
Senate Committee Reviews Medicaid Managed Care Reform Legislation
Committee Reverses Tort Reform Defeat
CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Federal Office Of Rural Health Policy Hosts Webinar
CMS Updates Abstraction And Reporting Tool
RWJF Updates 2016 County Health Rankings Report

03/17/2016

MHA Today | March 17, 2016

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Mental Health Bills
House Completes Work On Supplemental Budget
Local Government Bill Includes Hospital Tax Levy Change
Ransomware Virus Infects Hospital Computer Systems
AHRQ Chartbook Shows 17 Percent Decline In HACs
CMS Provides Additional Information Regarding OP-33
CMS Extends Fourth Quarter 2015 OQR Submission Deadline

03/16/2016

MHA Today | March 16, 2016

Committee Defeats Bill To Restrict Covenants Not To Compete
House Advances Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Bill
Committee Reviews Bills On Deceased Patients
House Releases Budget Plan
CMS Announces DMEPOS Competitive Bidding
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2015 VBP Payments Model
Trajectories — Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
MHA HEN Participants Convene
AHRQ Releases TeamSTEPPS® Training
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Names New Commander

03/15/2016

MHA Today | March 15, 2016

U.S. House Committee Advances Provider Tax Rate Cut
MedPAC And MACPAC Issue March 2016 Reports To Congress
CMS Issues New Guidance For Organ Transplant Centers
HPOE Releases New Triple Aim Strategies Guide
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
CDC Issues Recommendations For Prescribing Opioids For Pain
Moberly Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

03/14/2016

MHA Today | March 14, 2016

Hospital And Physician Groups Convey Quality Data Burden
CMS Releases New Survey And Certification Memo

03/11/2016

MHA Today | March 11, 2016

Legislators Reverse Votes To Defeat Tort Reform Bill
MHA Announces Transparency Initiative Quality Measure Revisions

03/10/2016

MHA Today | March 10, 2016

FRA Reauthorization Gets Committee Review
Supplemental Appropriations Bill Advances
House Completes Budget Work
MHA Releases Issue Brief: Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Model Proposal
CMS Announces QualityNet Secure Portal Downtime
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Governor Urges Missourians To Prepare For Severe Weather

03/09/2016

MHA Today | March 9, 2016

House Advances State Budget Bills
Senate Filibuster Delays Health Bill Hearings
Committee Considers Health Proposals
Committee Reviews Nurse Licensure Compact Changes
Bill Addresses Off-Label Cancer Drugs
CMS Releases SNF Utilization And Payment Data
CMS Proposes Testing New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models
Trajectories – Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
CMS Announces OQR Webinar

03/08/2016

MHA Today | March 8, 2016

MHA Provides FFY 2016-2018 Medicare Pay-For-Performance Reference Guide
January MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS Updates OP-33 Flowchart
NIH Publishes Article On Understanding Anxiety Disorders

03/07/2016

MHA Today | March 7, 2016

CMS Announces Next Generation ACO Model
Federal Budget Deficit Reduction Group Issues Recommendations
TJC Announces Updates To The Physical Environment Portal
Government Accountability Office Releases Reports
MHA Announces Visionary Leadership Award Call For Nominations
IOM Releases New Report About Social Determinants
CDC Lists Top 10 Public Health Problems And Concerns
James Announces Resignation From Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

03/04/2016

MHA Today | March 4, 2016

House Committee Endorses FRA Reauthorization
U.S. House Approves Medicaid Provider Bill
Report Finds 20 Million People Are Insured Because Of The ACA
HHS Meets Better Care, Smarter Spending, Healthier People Goal For 2016
MHD Reminds Providers To Use 2016 CPT And HCPCS Codes
MO HealthNet Provider Bulletins Address 2016 Updates
CMS Issues Comprehensive Care For Joint Replacement Correction Notice
CDC Releases Annual Vital Signs Report On Health Care-Associated Infections

03/03/2016

MHA Today | March 3, 2016

State House Advances Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
House Approves Perinatal Standards Bill
House Finishes Work On Infection Control Bill
Committee Reviews Consent For Treatment Bill
State Releases February 2016 General Revenue Report
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting Community Health Reports
TJC Announces CSTK Updates
JAMA Publishes Cardiac Arrest Article
Study Finds Hospital Readmission Rates Are Declining

03/02/2016

MHA Today | March 2, 2016

House Advances Infection Control Measure
Committee Approves Certificate Of Need Bill
VA Announces Efforts To Improve Timely Payment To Community Providers
HHS Announces Proposed Rule To Support Certified Health IT
Region 7 Releases “The Pulse of CMS” Winter Edition
Trajectories – Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
CMS Announces eCQM Program Education Webinar
HHS Releases Comprehensive Zika Virus Resource

03/01/2016

MHA Today | March 1, 2016

Legislative Proposal Would Abolish And Consolidate State Agencies
State Legislators Consider New Health Information Organization Standards
State House Advances Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
MHA Distributes FFY 2017 Medicare VBP Projection
CMS Releases 2017 Marketplace Notice Of Benefit And Payment Parameters
MHD Files DSH Proposed Rule
CMS Announces SNF/LTC Open Door Forum
MHA Announces New Aim For Excellence Award

02/29/2016

MHA Today | February 29, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System Names New CEO
Western Missouri Medical Center Names New President And CEO

02/26/2016

MHA Today | February 26, 2016

MHA Requests Hospitals Contact Lawmakers Regarding Prescription Monitoring Bill
Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Legislation Advances To House Floor
CMS Issues Program Integrity Enhancements Proposed Rule For Provider Enrollment Process
WPS Denying Claims In Error Due To LCD Edits
TJC Updates Specifications Manual

02/25/2016

MHA Today | February 25, 2016

State House Sends Bills to Senate
Missouri Senate Advances Legislation
MMAC Sends DRA Attestations To Providers
FSD Updates Matrix For Submitting Supporting Documentation
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Report On 2014 Average Hospital Charges For Medicare Patients
CMS Releases CART Paper Tools For Fourth Quarter 2015 Encounters
Improvement Guide And Toolkit Available For Critical Access Hospitals
BKD Offers Free Webinar On Rural Health Reimbursement Opportunities

02/24/2016

MHA Today | February 24, 2016

Committee Reviews Health Information Exchange Bill
Committee Considers Price Transparency Bill
State House Approves Bills
U.S. Senate Committee Considers Opioid Abuse
CMS Approves April Start For Iowa Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Updates OQR Program Known Issues Document
MHA Posts MACRA Resources
CMS Reschedules Rural Health Open Door Forum
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Names New President

02/23/2016

MHA Today | February 23, 2016

Missouri Children's Trauma Network Offers Motivational Interviewing Training Program
MHD Posts Draft 1115 Waiver For Mental Health Crisis Prevention Project
CMS Publishes Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider And Supplier List
AHRQ Releases Health Literacy Toolkit For Primary Care Practice
HRSA Announces Rural Telehealth Grants
CMS Issues AHRQ PSI-90 Technical Updates

02/22/2016

MHA Today | February 22, 2016

CMS Issues 2017 MA And Part D Advance Notice And Draft Call Letter
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures

02/19/2016

MHA Today | February 19, 2016

State Senate Approves Tort Reform Bill
Convenants Not To Compete Bill Sent Back To Lower Committee
MHA Comments To Congressional Committee On Site-Neutral Payments
MHD Issues Program Updates
CMS Releases Supplemental Guidance For Abstracting Sepsis
CMS Schedules Rural Health Open Door Forum

02/18/2016

MHA Today | February 18, 2016

House Committee Approves Perinatal Care Legislation
Hospital Life Safety Bill Advances
St. Louis County Considers Prescription Monitoring Program
Senate Advances Legislation On Patient Cost-Sharing And Price Transparency
CMS Provides OP-33 EBRT Flowchart
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report
CDC Seeks Feedback From LTCHs And IRFs On Additional Training Needs

02/17/2016

MHA Today | February 17, 2016

MHA Releases Community Investment Report
House Approves Collaborative Practice Legislation
Senate Advances Tort Reform Measure
TJC Announces New Requirements For Diagnostic Imaging Services
CMS Provides Information On Data Entry And Public Reporting Of OP-31
FDA Releases Fact Sheet About New Opioid Action Plan
ACGME Announces Funding Opportunity For Physician And Resident Education

02/16/2016

MHA Today | February 16, 2016

State Senate Approves Infection Control Measure
MMAC Issues Forged Prescription Alert
CMS Announces Physician Quality Measure Alignment Initiative

02/15/2016

MHA Today | February 15, 2016

CMS Issues Guidance On CAH Necessary Provider Status
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

02/12/2016

MHA Today | February 12, 2016


Senate Telehealth Legislation Gains First Round Approval
Convenants Not To Compete Bill Stalls In House Select Committee
Committee Approves Helipad Safety Bill
CBO Releases Effect Of Federal Policy On Private Health Insurance Premiums Study
CMS Provides Guidance On Medicaid Outpatient Drug Rule
MHA Releases Issue Brief
CMS Releases Supplemental Document To OQR Specifications Manual

02/11/2016

MHA Today | February 11, 2016

President Releases FY 2017 Proposed Budget
CMS Publishes Final Rule: Medicare Reporting And Returning Of Overpayments
CMS Announces OQR Education Session    
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Posts Videos Of Provider Training For LTCH QR

02/10/2016

MHA Today | February 10, 2016

House Committee Votes Down HMO High-Deductible Legislation
Senate Advances Amendments On Price Transparency And Patient Responsibility
Senate Approves Advance Directives Registry
House Committee Votes Do Pass On APRN Legislation
General Assembly Blocks Personal Care Wage Increase
D.C. Appeals Court Reverses Decision On RAC Hearing Backlogs
Southeast Health Center Of Reynolds County To Close

02/09/2016

MHA Today | February 9, 2016

President Releases FY 2017 Budget Proposal
CMS Extends Marketplace Special Enrollment Period For Select Consumers
Proposed Rule Revamps Substance Abuse Confidentiality Standards
HIDI Releases FFY 2015 Inpatient/Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
HIDI Releases FFY 2016 CAH VBP Payments Model

02/08/2016

MHA Today | February 8, 2016

CMS Issues Change Request, Adjusting IPPS Rates
CMS Announces QualityNet Data Center Migration
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
CDC Updates Zika Virus Guidelines
CMS Hosts Medicare Quality Reporting Webinars

02/05/2016

MHA Today | February 5, 2016

Congressional Committee Leaders Seek Input On Site-Neutral Payments
FDA Releases Opioid Action Plan
Perinatal Regulatory Standards Bill Advances
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Webinar
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2015 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
December MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
NHSN Posts 2016 Patient Safety Manual

02/04/2016

MHA Today | February 4, 2016

House Committee Reviews APRN Bills
Missouri Senate Approves Palliative Care Bill
Senate Advances Infection Control Legislation
State House Approves Mental Health Measures
Senate Veterans Affairs And Health Committee Hears Helicopter Barrier Bill
House Select Committee Approves Health Care Workforce Analysis Legislation
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
State Releases January 2016 General Revenue Report
CMS Announces eCQM Program Education Webinar
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
RWJF Publishes Tools On How To Increase Nursing Workforce Diversity

02/03/2016

MHA Today | February 3, 2016

MHA Launches New Price And Quality Data On Focus On Hospitals Website
Committee Reviews Infection Control Update Bill
Committee Considers Ban On Non-Compete Contracts
MHA Comments On 0.2 Percent IPPS Reduction Because Of 2-Midnight Rule
CMS Updates IPFQR Resources
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Program
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
President Proposes $1.5 Billion In Funding To Address Opioid Abuse And Heroin Epidemic

02/02/2016

MHA Today | February 2, 2016

CMS Reminds Hospitals Of IP Submission Deadlines
CMS Updates OP-33 Measure Information Form
CMS Issues Survey And Certification Letter

02/01/2016

MHA Today | February 1, 2016

CMS Proposes Update To ACO Benchmark Methodology
CMS Requests Public Comments For Two Quality Measures
MO HealthNet Changes Precertification Requirements

01/29/2016

MHA Today | January 29, 2016

Schaaf Contract Transparency Bill Passes Senate Committee
Senate Veterans Affairs And Health Committee Endorses Telehealth Legislation
CMS Proposes Update To ACO Benchmark Methodology
CMS Proposes Rule To Give Providers And Employers Access To Quality Information
TJC Releases New Prepublication Standards For Substance Abuse, Palliative Care
CMS Corrects Dates On Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Issues Report On Star Ratings Methodology And Summary Results

01/28/2016

MHA Today | January 28, 2016

MHD Posts Hospice Rate Changes
CMS Releases Home Health Patient Experience Star Ratings
CDC Responds To Increased Hepatitis C In Dialysis Patients
HB 618 Expands Authorization To Complete Death Certificates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC Provides Zika Virus Resources To Health Care Providers
USPSTF Releases Adult Depression Screening Recommendation
MFH Seeks Letters Of Interest For Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative

01/27/2016

MHA Today | January 27, 2016

House Committee Delays HMO High-Deductible Legislation
Committee Endorses Workforce Data Center
House Advances Newborn Screening Bill
Legislators Review Prescription Monitoring Bill
HIPAA Releases Rule Change For Reporting Mental Health Prohibitors
Medicare Learning Network Offers Infection Control Courses For Surveyors
Trajectories — Care Coordination
AHA Releases Principles To Achieve The Triple Aim

01/26/2016

MHA Today | January 26, 2016

HMO Legislation Encounters Vigorous Opposition In Senate Hearing
MHA Distributes CAH Databook
CBO Releases 2016-2026 Budget And Economic Outlook
MHD Revises Outpatient Codes
MHD Posts Rate Update For Home And Community-Based Services
CMS Releases Guide To Prevent Readmissions Among Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries
TJC Awards First Integrated Care Certification
CMS Updates The Submission Engine Validation Tool
CDC Launches Prediabetes Awareness Campaign

01/25/2016

MHA Today | January 25, 2016

MHA Provides Analysis Of Potential Effect On Medicare's VBP On CAHs
CMS Releases Resources For PAC Providers

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