MHA Today | March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018
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March 21, 2018

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In This Issue
MHA And Missouri Foundation For Health Launch exploreMOhealth.org
Trajectories: Broadening The Culture Of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence
Publication Addresses The Effects Of Increased Access To Naloxone
CMS Amends OQR Specifications Manual
CMS Releases HVBP FY 2020 Baseline Measures Reports

Spotlight


MHA And Missouri Foundation For Health Launch exploreMOhealth.org

Staff Contacts: Mat Reidhead or Leslie Porth

The new exploreMOhealth platform was unveiled today by co-developers at MHA and the Missouri Foundation for Health. The interactive population health website is designed to assist hospitals and other stakeholders in developing robust community health needs assessments using unique county- and ZIP code-level data from MFH and HIDI. Hosted by the University of Missouri, Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, exploreMOhealth.org features hundreds of community health indicators while offering several options for building community health needs assessments, maps and graphics.
exploreMOhealth

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Quality and Population Health


Trajectories: Broadening The Culture Of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

Trajectories - March 2018The March 2018 issue of Trajectories focuses on promoting a culture of safety within hospitals while addressing workplace violence. Nationally, hospitals and health care providers are four times more likely to be victims of violence in the workplace compared to all other industries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

All facilities have the responsibility to foster relationships with law enforcement; however, based on the presence or absence of security staff on-site, each relationship may look different. While just over 70 percent of hospitals have some form of security presence on-site, 28 percent of Missouri hospitals do not employ security staff at all. In these situations, the facility’s relationship with local law enforcement should be more comprehensive to ensure law enforcement has clear expectations of when and how they are contacted, as well as to facilitate safe transitions through mutually developed and implemented standard operating procedures. In Missouri, hospitals indicate that relationships with their local law enforcement partners are strong. When asked during the fall 2017 listening tour, 93 percent of respondents indicated their perception of strong working relationships.

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Publication Addresses The Effects Of Increased Access To Naloxone

Staff Contacts: Leslie Porth or Shawn Billings

Since the 1990s, states have adopted laws to increase access to the opioid overdose reversal medication, naloxone. These laws increased layperson naloxone access and established Good Samaritan laws that protect those reporting overdoses from criminal sanction. The peer-reviewed publication, “Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal” examines the relationship of naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws with opioid-overdose mortality and nonmedical opioid use in the U.S.

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CMS Amends OQR Specifications Manual

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added Section 6, Tools and Resources, to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Specifications Manual, version 11.0a. The addition identifies tools and resources for abstraction of measures and data elements, and it includes the following.

  • Arrival Time Guidelines
  • Departure Time Guidelines
  • Reason for Delay in Fibrinolytic Therapy Guidelines
  • OP-29 and OP-30 Tool
  • OP-29 Algorithm, Denominator Codes and Fact Sheet
  • OP-30 Algorithm, Denominator Codes and Fact Sheet
  • OP-31 Cataract Improvement after Surgery
  • OP-33 Algorithm and Fact Sheet

The manual is available on QualityNet.

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CMS Releases HVBP FY 2020 Baseline Measures Reports

Staff Contacts: Andrew Wheeler or Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program fiscal year 2020 baseline measures reports are available through the QualityNet secure portal. This report allows hospitals to monitor their baseline period performance for all domains and measures required for the Hospital VBP Program. Resources also are available.

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Consider This ...

Across Missouri's 958 ZIP codes, the rate of hospital-based diabetes diagnoses ranges from 0.5 to 696 per 1,000 residents. For the 16 ZIP codes in Iron County, the range per 1,000 residents is 58 in Vulcan (63675) to 395 in Ironton (63650).

Source: SME Spotlight: Magnifying Community Health in Missouri