June 14, 2018
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In This Issue
U.S. House Legislation Will Consolidate Opioid Proposals
CMS Announces Deadline For Submission Of First Quarter 2018 HCAHPS Survey Data
Sister Mary Jean Ryan Receives CHA Lifetime Achievement Award
state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Leslie Porth
The Republican chairmen and ranking Democrats of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees have introduced H.R. 6. It will be the legislative vehicle used to consolidate the scores of pending legislative proposals regarding opioid abuse treatment and prevention.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The submission deadline for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems patient perspectives on care survey data for first quarter 2018 discharges (Jan. 1 to March 31) is Thursday, July 5. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourages all hospitals to submit data at least two days before the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues. Additional information is available on QualityNet.
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Former SSM Health President/CEO and Board Chair, Sister Mary Jean Ryan, FSM, R.N., MHA, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Catholic Health Association on Monday, June 11. Each year, CHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has devoted much of his or her life to Catholic health care. The leadership of the recipients extends past the Catholic health ministry to influence and impact the local community and beyond.
Sr. Mary Jean was appointed as the first CEO of SSM Health in 1986, and throughout her 25-year tenure as CEO, she “focused on three areas inherent to Catholic health ministry: Continuous Quality Improvement, diversity and preserving the Earth’s gifts.” Sr. Mary Jean’s fundamental belief that all people deserve access to topnotch care brought change to the entire health care industry.
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Obesity prevalence is significantly higher among adults living in rural counties (34.2 percent) than among those living in metropolitan counties (28.7 percent).
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention