MHA Today | May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
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In This Issue
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

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state and federal health policy developments


General Assembly Proceeds With Special Session

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

As previously reported, Gov. Eric Greitens convened a special session of the Missouri General Assembly on May 22. It was limited to a single topic: authorizing state utility regulators to set special electricity rates to promote the placement of steel/aluminum manufacturing capacity in southeast Missouri, with the cost offset by higher rates paid by other ratepayers. The legislation has been passed by the House of Representatives with amendments to address some of the more controversial aspects of the proposal and expand the range of economic development projects that could qualify. The bill is pending in the Missouri Senate, with a committee hearing today. Full Senate debate will continue on Friday. A bipartisan group of senators are voicing concerns or opposition to the proposal. During the recently concluded regular session of the General Assembly, a similar proposal failed to win Senate approval. 

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MHA Releases Issue Brief On CBO’s AHCA Score

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

As previously reported, the Congressional Budget Office issued its much-anticipated assessment of the coverage and financing implications of the American Health Care Act as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. MHA has published an issue brief with additional details.

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Quality and Population Health


Missouri HIIN Provides Educational Conference

Staff Contact: Jessica Stultz

MHA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network is offering an educational conference for quality improvement professionals, June 6-7, in Columbia, Mo. The conference will offer strategies for care improvement and sustainability, using examples of successes in these areas. The complimentary conference is available to all Missouri hospitals.

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session On Market Trend Reports

Staff Contact: Steve Warchol

The Hospital Industry Data Institute is hosting a webinar at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, to share information about market trend reports that are available on HIDI Analytic Advantage.® Users will learn how to produce a variety of market reports showing trends throughout time. HIDI Analytic Advantage® is available to all hospitals participating in HIDI’s data collection program. The webinar is part of HIDI’s monthly focus sessions and is free to any hospital team member. Register online.

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HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report

Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde

The Hospital Profile Report is derived from several data sources and includes a comprehensive set of key hospital metrics in an Excel-based tabular display. Data from 113 Missouri hospitals, including acute care, critical access, children’s and cancer hospitals, appear side-by-side on the report. The report is available to subscribers of the HIDI Premier Reporting Package and is located on HIDI Analytic Advantage® in the “Strategic Planning/Premier Reports” folder with the following file name: MO0000_2017 Hospital Profiles_(2017.05.25).zip. Hospitals interested in subscribing to the HIDI Premier Report Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.

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