MHA Today | March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018


MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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March 19, 2018

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

What You Need To Know This Week

  • On Wednesday, a new public website,, will be launched. The site provides targeted health data specific to Missouri ZIP codes.
  • This week, the Missouri General Assembly is on legislative spring break. Watch for opportunities to meet with them on specific hospital issues.

Quality and Population Health

CMS Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 Submission Checklists

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

Available on the Quality Reporting Center are the fourth quarter 2017 submission checklists for the Inpatient Quality Reporting and Outpatient Quality Reporting programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also posted the healthcare-associated infection reporting checklist for fourth quarter 2017.

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Consider This ...

U.S. adults consumed more than 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, or about 470 binge drinks per binge drinker. One in six, or 37 million, adults binge drink about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge. More than half of the binge drinks consumed each year were by adults ages 35 years and older.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention