MHA Today | May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 15, 2018

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In This Issue
Amendments Change Medical Liability Service Of Process Standards
Senate Revises, Advances Organ Donation Education Bill
Redesigned Drug Dashboards Available
Sen. Claire McCaskill To Host Grant And Foundation Symposium In St. Louis
Prime Healthcare Names CEO For Kansas City Region


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Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


Amendments Change Medical Liability Service Of Process Standards

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

MHA has successfully promoted identical amendments to House Bill 2562 and Senate Bill 871. They would create a new service of process requirement to ensure timely notification of the filing of medical malpractice or wrongful death litigation.

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Senate Revises, Advances Organ Donation Education Bill

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

The state Senate approved a new version of House Bill 2129. The bill will return to the House of Representatives for consideration of the Senate changes. The revised bill directs governing boards of public and charter schools to hear presentations requested by recognized state or national programs providing unbiased information about organ, eye and tissue donation. Those boards will consider whether and how such information will be presented to students and their parents. Students with religious or emotional objections will be exempted from the instruction.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


Redesigned Drug Dashboards Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled a redesigned version of the Drug Spending Dashboards. The revisions include year-over-year drug price changes and highlight which manufacturers have been increasing their prices. The interactive dashboards allow patients, clinicians, researchers and the public to understand trends in drug spending. CMS Administrator Seema Verma stated, “CMS is committed to putting patients first and increasing transparency. Publishing how much individual drugs cost from one year to the next will provide much-needed clarity and will empower patients and doctors with the information they need.”

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Noteworthy


Sen. Claire McCaskill To Host Grant And Foundation Symposium In St. Louis

Staff Contact: Mary Becker

Sen. Claire McCaskill's office is hosting a Grant and Foundation Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Harris Stowe State University in St. Louis. This event is focused on helping statewide nonprofit organizations and local governments learn helpful information and best practices about how to access federal and foundation funding opportunities. Space is limited, and registration is required.

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CEO Announcements


Prime Healthcare Names CEO For Kansas City Region

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Prime Healthcare named Steven Wilkinson chief executive officer for the Kansas City Region, effective Monday, May 14. He will oversee operations at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.; Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.; St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.; and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo. Wilkinson served as CEO of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., for 17 years and has more than 30 years of health care leadership experience. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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