MHA Today | June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Provides Compdata Survey Update

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • Evaluation and management correct coding compliance
  • New Medicare number: prepare your systems for April 2018
  • Durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies: payment for Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchair accessories effective July 1
  • Creating and verifying your national provider identifier call — July 12
  • Medicare basics: revised commonly used acronyms educational tool


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Workforce News


MHA Provides Compdata Survey Update

Staff Contact: Mike Dunaway

In July, Compdata Surveys & Consulting will conduct the MHA Physician and Mid-Level Compensation Survey. Data collected also will include “hot jobs” for select employees within the organization. MHA members who provide a complete data submission will have access to the results, which will be released in October. The survey covers 70 physician specialties and more than 20 mid-level positions, including pay practices for physician on-call pay and paid-medical directorships. In addition, the mid-year employee survey focuses on 60 hot jobs. For more information, contact Theresa Worman at 800/300-9570. 

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Consider This ...

Four states — Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota and Oklahoma — allow residents to legally purchase fireworks at age 12. Children are much more likely than adults to get hurt — 12-year-olds sustain more fireworks injuries than any other age group.

Source: STAT