MHA Today | April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017




MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
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

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MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital

In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, MHA will feature the 2016 hospital auxiliaries and auxilian of the year award winners. Today, we recognize Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. The auxiliary was recognized at MHA’s annual convention for its volunteer activities as an auxiliary representing a hospital with between 31 and 100 licensed beds. The hospital’s 190 volunteering auxilians contributed 23,702 hours of service in various activities in the community and throughout the hospital from June 2015 through May 2016. The auxiliary supports scholarships for team members to broaden their knowledge in health care fields, funding $7,000 in $500 scholarships to members of the Hannibal Regional Health Care System community. In total, the auxiliary contributed $99,374 to the hospital for equipment, services and scholarships. Highlight your hospital’s auxiliary or an auxilian during National Volunteer Week by submitting an Auxiliary of the Year or Auxilian of the Year award nomination form by Friday, June 30.

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state and federal health policy developments


Committee Approves Lawsuit Notification Legislation

Staff Contacts: Rob Monsees or Daniel Landon

A state Senate committee has approved a new version of Senate Bill 524. The bill would establish deadlines for providing notice that a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit has been filed. It was developed and is being promoted by MHA to squelch abuses of the notification process.

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MO HealthNet Alerts Hospitals To Upcoming EHR Incentive Deadline

Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade

Hospitals must apply before Monday, July 31, to receive all of the Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments for which they may be eligible. The deadline applies to hospitals that have not yet participated in the program, as well as those that have participated in the past but have not yet received all possible incentive payments. Applications must be filed with Missouri’s state registry.

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MO HealthNet Clarifies Provider Eligibility Verification Requirements

Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade

MO HealthNet is reminding providers that Missouri Medicaid eligibility is “day specific” and providers must verify their patients’ eligibility on the day that service is rendered. The reminder follows an April 19 announcement that MO HealthNet’s provider billing portal, e-MOMED, now reports participant eligibility and managed care enrollment status up to 31 days into the future even though a participant’s continued eligibility is not assured for future dates.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


DHSS Proposes CCHD Regulations

Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson or Jim Mikes

The Monday, May 1, edition of the Missouri Register includes proposed rules for critical congenital heart disease screening. In 2013, Senate Bill 230, also known as Chloe’s Law, was passed making it mandatory for every newborn in the state to receive a pulse oximeter congenital heart disease screening effective Jan. 1, 2014. Incorporated by reference for the procedure is the article “Strategies for Implementing Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease” published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Department of Health and Senior Services’ website has numerous resources and tools referenced in the proposed rule. The proposed rule states that all screenings will be reported using the MoEVR system or a department-specific reporting form. Mail DHSS a statement in support of, or opposition to, the proposed rule, to the address below. To be considered, comments must be received by Tuesday, May 30. No public hearing is scheduled.

DHSS Division of Community and Public Health
Attn: Harold Kirbey, Division Director
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570


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Quality and Population Health


AHA Surveys Hospitals On Lean Approaches

Staff Contact: Alison Williams

The American Hospital Association’s Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate is surveying adult and pediatric acute-care hospitals about their use of Lean approaches to performance improvement to aid in future educational programming and policy initiatives. Instructions for accessing the survey were mailed to hospital CEOs this week. Participants will receive a confidential feedback report comparing their performance improvement assessment with that of other hospitals nationally. For more information, contact AHA at surveysupport@aha.org or 800/530-9092.

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CEO Announcements


Signature Psychiatric Hospital And Research Psychiatric Center Fill Positions

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Lisa St. Aubyn has been named CEO of Signature Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., effective Monday, May 1. She previously served as CEO of Research Psychiatric Center in Kansas City, Mo., since March 2014. St. Aubyn is replacing Dennis Anderson, who resigned after having served as CEO since February 2015.

Effective April 24, Research Psychiatric Center has appointed Shannon Griggs as Interim CEO, replacing Lisa St. Aubyn. Griggs previously served as Vice President of Operations at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. A search is underway for a permanent replacement. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

This week is National Healthcare Volunteer Week. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.6 percent of all volunteer hours in the U.S. are for a hospital or health organization.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics