MHA Today | August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016
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In This Issue
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting PPS Reports
NRHA Announces 340B Audit Webinar

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • ICD-10: Updated questions and answers
  • lumbar spinal infusion provider compliance
  • Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 standardized assessment data: Comments due Monday, Sept. 12

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HIDI Tech Connect

HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting PPS Reports

Staff Contact: Steve Warchol

Join Hospital Industry Data Institute staff in an upcoming webinar to learn how to data mine changes in diagnosis-related group discharges from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The reports provide hospitals the ability to compare changes to discern how the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding may impact reimbursement. Andrew Wheeler, MHA’s Vice President of Federal Finance, will provide further insight on the reports as they pertain to hospital operations and finances.

This webinar is part of HIDI’s monthly focus sessions and free to any hospital team member. The webinar will be presented at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29. Click here to register.

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NRHA Announces 340B Audit Webinar

Staff Contact: Jim Mikes

The National Rural Health Association is sponsoring a free webinar on 340B audits, which will provide a brief overview of the current Health Resources and Services Administration auditing environment, provide real world audit insight gained through supporting HRSA audits, and highlight best practices for self-auditing a 340B program. The webinar is schedule at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Registration is required.

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Consider This ...

Losing 5 to 10 percent of your current weight can raise HDL (good cholesterol), along with reducing blood pressure and blood sugar.

Source: September 2016 edition of TopHealth®