December 12, 2017
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2018 State Legislative Guide Available
Analysis Of S-10 Data And Medicare DSH Implications Available From MHA
Missouri Preceptor Academies
Preceptor Academies are offered several times a year in central Missouri, St. Louis and Kansas City. Below is the first offering of 2018 in each region.
Central Missouri | Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 | Jefferson City, Mo.
St. Louis Metro Area | Thursday, March 1, 2018 | St. Louis, Mo.
Kansas City Metro Area | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Blue Springs, Mo.
Staff Contact: Daniel Landon
A legislative guide summarizing MHA’s positions on anticipated state legislative issues now is available. The guide identifies critical advocacy agenda items for the upcoming session and can be used to support and inform hospital-based advocacy efforts at the state level. The 2018 session of the Missouri General Assembly begins Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.
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state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently finalized recommendations to change the distribution of uncompensated care pool payments from using Medicaid days and SSI data to S-10 data. MHA has conducted an analysis of the effect of this change. Along with the fiscal impact study, a separate analysis is included, which is intended to provide hospitals with comparative data to ascertain if reporting improvement is needed. CMS is allowing hospitals to submit changes to S-10 data through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. MHA also has negotiated rates with BKD, LLC to assist hospitals with identifying and submitting changes. Policy and analytic studies are available for download to authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage®.
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In 2015, 1.2 percent of the U.S. population had active epilepsy. This is about 3 million adults and 470,000 children.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention