MHA Today | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018
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January 25, 2018

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.

In This Issue
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Outreach And Education Webinar

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 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.

  • panel on development of potentially preventable hospitalization measures for home health agencies – nominations due Thursday, Feb. 22
  • CMS updates open payments data
  • improved open payments data website
  • reporting changes in ownership provider compliance reminder
  • low-volume appeals settlement option call – Tuesday, Feb. 13

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Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces Outreach And Education Webinar

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education webinar for participants in the Inpatient Quality Reporting and Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs is scheduled at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. Registration is required for the webinar, “CY 2017 (FY 2019) eCQM Reporting Tips and Tools for the Hospital IQR and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs.”

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Consider This ...

During a two-year time frame, nearly $800 million worth of fentanyl pills were illegally sold to online customers in the U.S. by Chinese distributors who took advantage of internet anonymity and an explosive growth in e-commerce.

Source: The New York Times