MHA Today | June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018


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June 12, 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
Governor Parson Addresses State Legislators
U.S. House To Vote On 26 Opioid Bills
HIDI Releases First Quarter Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
June Quality Newsletter Available
Report Finds Psychiatry Remains Among Top Recruiting Challenges
Fulton Medical Center Names New CEO


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Governor Parson Addresses State Legislators

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

Governor Mike Parson, who took office June 1 following the resignation of Eric Greitens, gave his first address to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly. The former Lieutenant Governor emphasized themes of unity of purpose and public service.

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U.S. House To Vote On 26 Opioid Bills

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Leslie Porth

The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote on 26 bills pertaining to opioid abuse treatment and prevention. Congress is considering scores of such bills this summer. The Congressional Budget Office summarized and assessed the fiscal implications of 59 bills on the topic that have been approved by the House Energy and Commerce committee.

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases First Quarter Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators

Staff Contact: Josette Bax

The Readmissions, Hospital-Acquired Conditions and AHRQ Quality Indicators datasets have been refreshed within HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS to include measure calculations based on discharge data from the first quarter of calendar year 2018. These quality data updates can be found in various reports in the following Analytic Advantage PLUS locations.

  • Quality > Benchmarking
  • Quality > Readmissions
  • Quality > Strategic Quality Initiatives

Users with technical questions regarding the measures should contact Josette Bax. For questions about accessing the website or running reports, please contact HIDI.

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Quality and Population Health


June Quality Newsletter Available

Staff Contact: Alison Williams

The most recent edition of the Quality Newsletter now is available. The June issue highlights the statewide Patient and Family Advisory Council, the HIIN Regional Bootcamps and the MHA regional meetings with law enforcement, and it features an update for the FLEX MBQIP program.

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Workforce News


Report Finds Psychiatry Remains Among Top Recruiting Challenges

Staff Contact: Mary Becker

Physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins released new data, finding psychiatrists are the second most in-demand specialty for the third consecutive year. Missouri has an acute shortage of psychiatrists and behavioral health professionals. Nationally, 77 percent of U.S. counties report a severe shortage of psychiatrists. In 2016, for the first time, the largest share of health care spending in the U.S. is on mental health. According to a Merritt Hawkins spokesperson, “Expanding mental health services is considered a key to addressing societal problems such as mass shootings, suicide and drug addiction. Unfortunately, the shortage of psychiatrists is a serious impediment to this goal.”

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CEO Announcements


Fulton Medical Center Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Mike Reece has been named chief executive officer of Fulton Medical Center, effective Tuesday, May 22. He replaces Isabel Schmedemann who resigned in April to take over as CEO at Herington Municipal Hospital in Herington, Kan. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

The number of babies at risk of painful withdrawal symptoms in the first year of life has grown every year since 2011, going from 461 that year to 2,112 in 2016. By 2012, a baby was born in opioid withdrawal every 25 minutes in the U.S.

Source: The Kansas City Star