MHA Today | May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 31, 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 Receives AHA’s Dick Davidson Award For Leadership In Quality Improvement
Joint Commission To Institute Ligature Deficiency Changes
Emergency Rule And Proposed Rule Filed On APRN Collaborative Practice
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

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MHA Receives AHA’s Dick Davidson Award For Leadership In Quality Improvement

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth
Leadership Forum Speakers
The American Hospital Association announced that MHA will receive the 2018 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. The award is presented annually to a state, regional or metropolitan hospital association that demonstrates leadership and innovation in quality improvement and for contributions to national health care improvement efforts.

MHA was recognized for member-focused initiatives to achieve the Triple Aim of better health and better care at lower costs, programs to curb opioid abuse, and population health improvement investments. The Ohio Hospital Association received an honorable mention. AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said, “America’s hospitals and health systems are deeply committed to improving the safety of care for the patients and communities we proudly serve each day. Missouri and Ohio are leading the way in advancing quality of care issues and serve as a shining example for other states in our field to follow and learn from.” The award will be presented in July at the 2018 AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


Joint Commission To Institute Ligature Deficiency Changes

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

According to Joint Commission Online, Joint Commission surveyors will begin citing ligature risk and self-harm deficiencies under the Patient’s Rights Condition of Participation 482.13, effective Sunday, July 1. The decision was made after conversations with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Non-ligature/self-harm deficiencies will continue to be cited under Physical Environment CoP 482.41. This change applies to hospitals, as well as inpatient psychiatric facilities.

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Emergency Rule And Proposed Rule Filed On APRN Collaborative Practice

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

The State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts and State Board of Nursing filed emergency rules and proposed amendments related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Collaborative Practice Agreements in the May 15 issue of the Missouri Register. This follows the emergency amendment, which was filed on April 16 and was effective on April 26. The rule simplifies the mileage restrictions stating the APRN must be practicing within 75 miles of the physician with whom they have a collaborative practice agreement.

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MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • New Medicare card project — Card mailing update
  • Provider Minute video: The importance of proper documentation
  • Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act: FAQs call — Thursday, June 21
  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Submit quality measures for consideration by Thursday, June 21

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Consider This ...

Today is World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890,000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Source: World Health Organization