MHA Today | October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017

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Opioid Toolkits Available
CBO Provides Cost Estimate For CHIP Extension Bill


2017 MHA Convention


Quality and Population Health

Opioid Toolkits Available

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

The American Hospital Association released "Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic." This toolkit provides guidance, information and case examples to hospitals and health systems on how to tackle opioid abuse. MHA released its Opioid Crisis Interactive Toolkit in April.

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state and federal health policy developments

CBO Provides Cost Estimate For CHIP Extension Bill

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Congressional Budget Office provided cost estimates for H.R. 3921, which would extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years and make adjustments to Medicare premium subsidies for higher-income individuals. The net effect of the proposed bill would reduce the deficit by $1.1 billion from 2018 to 2027.

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Consider This ...

More than 120 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed so far this season.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention