MHA Today | February 1, 2018

February 1, 2018
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February 1, 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
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

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.

  • targeted probe and educate: new resources
  • eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals: get help with attestation on QualityNet
  • low-volume appeals settlement option call – Tuesday, Feb. 13

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde

The fourth quarter federal fiscal year 2017 inpatient and outpatient databases, including HIDI-reporting hospitals in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas City, Kan. now are available for download to subscribers of the Premier Data Package on HIDI Analytic Advantage®. The databases consist of a patient-level limited dataset, including all HIDI-reported discharges and visits to hospitals. Files are delivered as both text files and ready-to-query Microsoft Access database files. The files are located in “Strategic Planning/Premier Data” and are organized in the following categories.

  • Q1-Q4 FFY2017, Inpatient
  • Q1-Q4 FFY2017, Outpatient Classified
  • Q1-Q4 FFY2017, Outpatient Unclassified

Hospitals interested in subscribing to the 2018 HIDI Premier Data Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.

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Consider This ...

February is American Heart Month. Only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat, yet 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

Source: Go Red for Women