MHA Today | November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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

What You Need To Know This Week

  • The Anthem/Cigna merger trial begins today in federal court.
  • The MHA offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care

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

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Kim Duggan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a proposed rule to limit states’ ability to increase or create new pass-through payments for hospitals, physicians or nursing homes under Medicaid managed care contracts. CMS provided for a 10-year phase-out of pass-through payments in its May final rule. The deadline for submitting comments is Thursday, Dec. 22.

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Turkey and all poultry should be cooked to at least 165 degrees. A stuffed turkey should cook until the stuffing reaches 165 degrees.

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration