MHA Today | June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017
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CMS Reminds IPFs Of Program Requirements
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Violence Awareness Day Provides Opportunity To Discuss Efforts

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CMS Reminds IPFs Of Program Requirements

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program data submission period is scheduled Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, Aug. 15. To successfully submit data before the Aug. 15 deadline, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reminded IPFs that they must perform the following tasks.

  • Ensure the facility has at least one active QualityNet security administrator for the calendar year 2017 data submission period.
  • Have an IPFQR Program notice of participation status of “participating” on file; an existing NOP status will carry over from one year to the next unless a change is submitted on the QualityNet Secure Portal.


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HIDI Tech Connect


April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert

Data for the April 2017 monthly utilization report have been posted on HIDI Analytic Advantage® and are available to download for distribution or placement in a network folder. HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS has been updated to include this data. The contacts from the participating hospitals have been notified by email, and they may download and save the Excel worksheet to a secure location on their networks or PCs. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once transferred, the data must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures. May 2017 data are being collected and are scheduled to be available Wednesday, July 5.

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Noteworthy


Violence Awareness Day Provides Opportunity To Discuss Efforts

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

On Friday, the American Hospital Association is asking the nation’s hospitals to participate in a day of awareness about the high cost of violence. Hospitals are encouraged to sign up as partners in the event and send pictures of outreach and awareness activities using #HAVHope on social platforms. The occasion provides Missouri hospitals with an opportunity to share efforts to protect staff, patients and families within the hospital, and community resiliency work to address the social and physical toll on communities throughout the state.

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The death rate for African Americans decreased 25 percent from 1999 to 2015.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention