MHA Today | June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
Greitens Calls Special Session On Abortion Legislation
MHA Research Underscores Missouri And Nonexpansion States Inequity In AHCA
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
NCHWA Releases New Health Workforce Projections

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Greitens Calls Special Session On Abortion Legislation

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

Gov. Eric Greitens has convened a state legislative special session to address several issues relating to the regulation of abortions. The special session will begin Monday, June 12.

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MHA Research Underscores Missouri And Nonexpansion States Inequity In AHCA

Staff Contact: Mat Reidhead AHCA Per Capita Fed Net Medicaid Expenditures by Expansion Status

New research from MHA finds that the American Health Care Act would disadvantage the 19 Medicaid nonexpansion states, including Missouri, by more than $680 billion throughout 10 years. The significant disparity is evident even after the bill’s restored disproportionate share hospital payments and $10 billion safety-net fund are included in the analysis. The research projects that federal per capita Medicaid spending disparity between states will be 67 percent with $1,936 in spending per capita in expansion states and $1,158 in nonexpansion states in 2025. The U.S. Senate is expected to outline its replacement for the Affordable Care Act this week.

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Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program has been scheduled at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 20. The webinar is titled “IPFQR Program: Keys to Successful FY 2018 Reporting.” Registration is required.

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Workforce News


NCHWA Releases New Health Workforce Projections

Staff Contact: Meredith Kenyon

The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis has released a new report and four fact sheets on the national supply of, and demand for, the following positions.

  • geriatricians
  • general pediatricians
  • neurology physicians and physician assistants
  • physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and physician assistants
  • physicians and physician assistants in emergency medicine


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Consider This ...

There are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners licensed in the U.S. More than 1 billion patients visit nurse practitioners annually.

Source: American Association of Nurse Practitioners