January 30, 2018
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In This Issue
340B Payment Cut And Redistribution Infographic Available
CMS Seeks IPFs Test Sites For New Quality Measure Testing And Development
Annual MAHA Spring Conference and Legislative Update
Thursday, March 29
Courtyard by Marriott
Register on or before Thursday, March 15.
state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Andrew Wheeler
The Missouri Hospital Association published an infographic describing the 2018 effects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent regulation that reduces Medicare payments to hospitals for drugs purchased through the 340B drug discount program. It describes how many hospitals participate in the 340B program, how many are affected by the CMS regulation and how the savings to the Medicare Trust Fund are redistributed to hospitals paid under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System. The redistribution is dictated by federal law and regulation. CMS officials note that with different laws, the redistribution could be more narrowly targeted. Pending litigation challenges CMS’ regulation.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering inpatient psychiatric facilities the opportunity to participate in testing a new quality measure using patient-reported outcome data. The project will enroll up to 12 test sites and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28. Details are available.
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Each year in the U.S., about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate, and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention