MHA Today | May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 22, 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 Publishes 2018 State Legislative Session Summary
State Board Of Nursing Issues LPN Licensure Reminder
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

Upcoming SEMINAR
16th Annual Health Care Leadership Series 2018-2019

Series Dates
All sessions are held on Fridays.

  • Session 1 — Sept. 7, 2018
  • Session 2 — Oct. 5, 2018
  • Session 3 — Nov. 16, 2018
  • Session 4 — Jan. 11, 2019
  • Session 5 — Feb. 1, 2019
  • Session 6 — March 1, 2019
  • Session 7 — April 5, 2019
  • Session 8 — May 3, 2019


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state and federal health policy developments

MHA Publishes 2018 State Legislative Session Summary

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees
2018 Legislative Session Summary
MHA published its summary of the 2018 legislative session. It describes the outcomes of various legislative proposals affecting hospitals and health care. MHA deeply appreciates all of the support its membership provided to advance our advocacy efforts.

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Workforce News

State Board Of Nursing Issues LPN Licensure Reminder

Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson or Jill Williams

The Missouri State Board of Nursing issued several reminders that licensed practical nursing licenses expire Thursday, May 31. Renewals not submitted by Thursday, May 24, will be considered expired. Currently, more than 6,000 LPNs have not renewed their licenses. Renewal information can be found on the BON website. Nurses can enroll in Nursys e-Notify, a free service to receive license renewal reminders and notifications of any changes to a license or discipline status.

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Quality and Population Health

CMS Announces IQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Registration is required for the webinar, “Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Spending per Beneficiary Measure Overview.”

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Consider This ...

In 2016, all U.S. states had more than 20 percent of adults with obesity. Young adults were half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. Adults aged 18 to 24 had the lowest self-reported obesity (17.3 percent) compared to adults aged 45 to 54 who had the highest prevalence (35.1 percent).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention