MHA Today | May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018


MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 7, 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
MHA Celebrates National Hospital Week
CMS Seeks Comments On Proposed IPF Screening For Pregnancy Measure

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Celebrate Missouri hospitals during National Hospital Week, May 6 – 12.
  • This week is the American Hospital Association annual meeting. Watch for hospital-specific news with HHS Secretary Alex Azar addressing the group on Wednesday morning.
  • President Trump is slated to give his long-awaited drug price speech on Tuesday.
  • There is still time to weigh in with your state lawmakers on state budget negotiations with regard to the Medicaid budget.


MHA Celebrates National Hospital Week

Staff Contact: Mary Becker

National Hospital Week 2018 During National Hospital Week, May 6 – 12, join MHA in celebrating and thanking Missouri hospital employees and volunteers for their dedication to improving lives in their communities. Through compassionate care and hard work, our hospital family delivers hope, humanity and heroism to fellow Missourians each and every day.

MHA’s “H” campaign was launched during Hospital Week 2016 and continues to honor “hospital heroes” through nominations, and each month, we select a “Hospital Hero of the Month.” The winner is recognized in the Hospital Hero Hall of Fame, on Missouri Health Matters’ social media channels and by their respective hospital, and receives a $100 Visa gift card (as does their nominator).

We know each Missouri hospital boasts many heroes within its walls, and we want to recognize them. To help promote nominations for your heroes and to share your hospital's story, we have provided a Hospital Hero Toolkit, which includes promotional flyers, digital and shareable graphics and sample social media messages.

We encourage our members to use Hospital Week as a platform to honor hospital heroes and to share our new hospital appreciation video to show the positive impact Missouri hospitals have on their communities.

Hospital Week Video

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Quality and Population Health

CMS Seeks Comments On Proposed IPF Screening For Pregnancy Measure

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments on the proposed screening for pregnancy quality measure being developed under the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Outcome and Process Measure Development and Maintenance Project. The proposed measure assesses the percentage of female patients of childbearing age admitted to an IPF who have documentation in their medical record of a pregnancy status. The public comment period ends Thursday, May 31. Additional information is available on the CMS public comment web page.

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Consider This ...

This week is National Hospital Week. In 2016, Missouri hospitals provided $719 million in charity care. Put into perspective, that is equivalent to 701,039 free emergency department visits each year, 17,327 free physician office visits every day or 5.9 million free mammograms each year.

Source: Missouri Hospital Association