MHA Today | May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 8, 2017

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

In This Issue
MHA 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

What You Need To Know This Week

  • MHA members and staff are in Washington this week meeting with members and staff of Missouri’s Congressional Delegation discussing a variety of issues as outlined in briefing materials prepared for the visit.
  • It is the final week of the state legislative session, which must end by 6 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Spotlight


MHA Celebrates National Hospital Week

Staff Contact: Mary BeckerHospital Week 2017

This week, join us in celebrating the great work that goes on every day in Missouri’s hospitals during National Hospital Week, May 7-13.

MHA’s “H” campaign was launched during Hospital Week 2016 and is ongoing. The campaign materials provide a number of resources for hospitals, including social media images and promotional flyers.

As part of the “H” campaign, MHA has been soliciting “hospital hero” nominations for the past year. Each month, we select a “Hospital Hero of the Month.” The winner is recognized in the Hospital Hero Hall of Fame, on Missouri Health Matters’ social media channels and by their respective hospital, and receives a $100 Visa gift card (as does their nominator).

We encourage you to use Hospital Week as a platform to honor hospital heroes throughout your hospital and ask your social media followers to nominate their heroes. The American Hospital Association also has promotional tools available on their website.

Please share the importance of this effort with your staff – Hospital Week is designed to celebrate their work.

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Quality and Population Health


MHA Develops Emergency Preparedness CoPs Interactive Toolkit

Staff Contacts: Jackie Gatz or Sarah Willson

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a comprehensive list of emergency preparedness conditions of participation in November 2016, with a one-year implementation period for all providers and suppliers. MHA has developed an interactive toolkit that provides technical implementation assistance to Missouri hospitals and health care organizations by compiling state and national planning and response resources. The document draws awareness to current, established systems of preparedness to facilitate alignment among providers rather than duplicate efforts. The document is most effective viewed electronically; however, can be printed for reference. MHA will update the toolkit as new information becomes available. In addition to this resource, additional information related to the final rule is available on MHA’s website.

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CMS Updates eCQM Specifications For CY 2018

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted the 2017 annual update for electronic clinical quality measures for calendar year 2018 reporting for eligible and critical access hospitals, and CY 2018 performance for eligible professionals and clinicians. The updated eCQMs are fully specified and may be used to electronically report 2018 clinical quality measure data for CMS quality reporting programs. Measures will not be eligible for 2018 reporting until they are proposed and finalized through the rulemaking process for each applicable program. The updated measure specifications for eligible and critical access hospitals, and eligible professionals and merit-based incentive payment system eligible clinicians, are available on the eCQI Resource Center website.

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CEO Announcements


Bates County Memorial Hospital Names Interim CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

John Bustle, M.D., has been named Interim CEO at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, effective Friday, May 12. He will replace Ed Hannon, who resigned for the CEO position at CHI Health Saint Francis in Grand Island, Neb. Hannon has served as CEO since September 2013. A search is underway for a permanent replacement. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

Between 2014 and 2024, Missouri hospital employment is estimated to grow by nearly 10 percent.

Source: MissouriEconomy.org