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FY 2018 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Payment, Policy Update Comments Due Tomorrow
CMS Updates EP And Disaster Response Regulatory Crosswalk
Harrison County Community Hospital Names CEO
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the fiscal year 2018 payment and policy updates to the acute inpatient and long-term care PPS. The proposed rule includes several revisions that are noteworthy, including revisions to the way Medicare disproportionate share payments are distributed, incorporation of social risk factors into certain pay-for-performance program measures, changes to instructions for the review of critical access hospital 96-hour certification requirements and general payment updates. MHA previously submitted comments in support of the transition to using the Medicare cost report Worksheet S-10 for distribution of Medicare DSH funds. Today, MHA also submitted a letter with other comments about the proposed rule. As a reminder, comments are due to CMS by 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 13.
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Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson, Jim Mikes or Leslie Porth
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ emergency preparedness Conditions of Participation were finalized in November 2016. Hospitals and other identified entities will be surveyed using the CoPs beginning Wednesday, Nov. 15. Recently, Yale New Haven Health updated its EP final rule CoPs crosswalk. The crosswalk maps CMS hospital and critical access hospital requirements with those of several accrediting organizations.
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Staff Contact: Carol Boessen
Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany named Christina (Tina) Gillespie as CEO, effective June 9. She has served as Interim CEO since January 2017, Chief Operating Officer since 2016, and was Chief Financial Officer from March 2003 to June 2013. A list of CEO changes is available online.
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In 2015, nearly 28 million men in the U.S., ages 18 and older, did not visit a doctor or health professional.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention