MHA Today | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017


MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
HealthCurve Analytics To Host Readmission Penalty Predictor Pilot Program Webinar
CMS Announces Second HAC Review And Corrections Period


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HealthCurve Analytics To Host Readmission Penalty Predictor Pilot Program Webinar

Staff Contacts: Brian Waterman or Steve Warchol

Join HealthCurve Analytics and Apervita this Thursday for a webinar on HealthCurve’s Readmission Penalty Predictor Pilot Program. The pilot program, designed to aid hospitals in identifying patients that are at-risk of an excess readmission, used recent discharge data and a hybrid HIDI proprietary socio-demographic status enriched/CMS methodology to calculate individual inpatient risk scores. HealthCurve partnered with St. Anthony’s Medical Center and Apervita to conduct the program. During the webinar, Brian Waterman, Ph.D., will present the impacts of the readmissions program in Missouri and the results of the pilot study. For more information, please attend one of the upcoming webinars.

Click here to register.

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Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces Second HAC Review And Corrections Period

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

As a result of a computer programming error identified during the hospital-acquired condition reduction program review and corrections period that ended Aug. 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has recalculated scores and created corrected hospital-specific reports. CMS will conduct a second 30-day review and corrections period from Thursday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Oct. 13. Details are available.

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Consider This ...

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention