MHA Today | June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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June 4, 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
CMS Releases Medicaid State Scorecards
June Is National Safety Month
This Week Is Community Health Improvement Week

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Missouri’s new governor, Mike Parson, was sworn in on Friday evening. Before he left office, former governor Greitens signed 77 bills into law. See a summary of those bills that affect Missouri’s hospitals.
  • The MOHealthNet Division issued a new proposed rule on Missouri Medicaid outpatient payments. MHA will collaborate with its members to relay a coordinated response.

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state and federal health policy developments


CMS Releases Medicaid State Scorecards

Staff Contacts: Brian Kinkade or Daniel Landon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a scorecard that compares states’ Medicaid programs in three areas: state health system performance, state administrative accountability and federal administrative accountability. The state health system performance scorecard includes comparative metrics on issues, such as well child visits, mental health conditions, children’s preventive dental services and care for chronic health conditions. The state and federal accountability scorecard provides metrics on plan amendment submissions and approvals. The CMS website also has a Missouri overview page, which provides facts on Missouri’s Medicaid program, including facts on eligibility limits, Missouri’s Medicaid state plan and waivers, and its performance relative to other states on a number of measures.

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Quality and Population Health


June Is National Safety Month

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz
National Safety Month
In line with MHA’s S.A.F.E.R. Initiative, MHA members and community partners will convene throughout the week to discuss a variety of safety-related topics. Further, this Friday is the American Hospital Association’s violence awareness day. This is the second annual Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday, which will focus national attention on ending all forms of violence with a digital media campaign of shared tweets and photos, in addition to other online efforts.

Follow MHA on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay updated on how we’re working to assist our member hospitals with building safer care environments. We encourage you to share the safety efforts of your hospital by tagging #MOhospitals.

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This Week Is Community Health Improvement Week

Community Health Improvement Week

Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga

Community Health Improvement Week is a national event that raises awareness, demonstrates impact, and celebrates the individuals and organizations that work to advance the health and well-being of their communities.

A community health needs assessment describes the community a hospital serves and identifies the health needs of the population. To assist hospitals with conducting their own CHNAs, MHA published a guidance document on our website. The guide incorporates the most current regulatory requirements by the Internal Revenue Service while providing tools necessary to complete the assessment.

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Consider This ...

Accidental injury has become the No. 3 cause of death for the first time in U.S. history. Based on new injury statistics, an American is accidentally injured every second and killed every three minutes by a preventable event – a drug overdose, a vehicle crash, a fall, a drowning or another preventable incident.

Source: National Safety Council