MHA Today | July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

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July 9, 2018

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In This Issue
Governor Signs Health-Related Legislation
DUI Blood Draw Legislation Becomes Law
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
FDA Revises Recommendations For Testing Donated Blood For Zika
CMS Encourages Collection Of NIH Stroke Scale In ICD-10-CM Codes

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Watch for more information on the implications of the governor’s budget veto of Time Critical Diagnosis staff.
  • This is the final week for the governor to sign bills passed during the 2018 legislative session.
  • MHA will hold three of its district council meetings this week — Central, Southeast and St. Louis.

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state and federal health policy developments


Governor Signs Health-Related Legislation

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

Gov. Parson signed several health-related bills enacted in the 2018 legislative session. Senate Bill 718 addresses various health topics, including post-discharge caregivers, House Bill 1456 establishes new standards for funding and implementing a statewide 911 emergency response system, House Bill 1516 permits Medicaid to cover some chiropractic services, House Bill 1953 creates an Advisory Council on Rare Diseases and Personalized Medicine in the Medicaid program, and House Bill 2129 promotes organ donation education in schools.

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DUI Blood Draw Legislation Becomes Law

Staff Contacts: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

Senate Bill 870 of the 2018 state legislative session was signed into law by Gov. Parson. Among its various changes, the bill requires patient consent or a court-approved search warrant for law enforcement to compel practitioners to take blood samples as forensic evidence to prosecute crimes of impaired driving. Revising the blood draw standard was a priority for MHA. The bill also revises standards regarding emergency medical services and the care of pregnant prisoners.

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HIDI Tech Connect


May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert

Data for the May 2018 monthly utilization report have been posted on HIDI Analytic Advantage® and are available to download for distribution or placement in a network folder. HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS has been updated to include this data. The contacts from the participating hospitals have been notified by email, and they may download and save the Excel worksheet to a secure location on their networks or PCs. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once the data have been transferred, it must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures. June 2018 data are being collected now and are scheduled to be available Monday, Aug 6.

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Quality and Population Health


FDA Revises Recommendations For Testing Donated Blood For Zika

Staff Contacts: Jackie Gatz or Toi Wilde

Final guidance has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration to revise its recommendations for testing donated whole blood and blood components for Zika virus. The guidance intends to adequately and appropriately detect early infections in an outbreak, while reducing the burden of ID-NAT testing, through the use of this technology only if screening identifies a Zika-reactive donation or if public health authorities identify an increased risk for Zika transmission in the area. Previously, the FDA recommended using ID-NAT for all blood donations or pathogen reduction for indicated blood components.

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CMS Encourages Collection Of NIH Stroke Scale In ICD-10-CM Codes

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adopted changes to the 30-day stroke mortality measure. The revised measure incorporates the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale in the risk adjustment model for fiscal year 2023 payment determination. CMS encourages the collection of NIH Stroke Scale in ICD-10-CM codes to ensure successful implementation of the revised stroke mortality measure. Additional information is available.

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Consider This ...

Among people with prescription opioid use disorder, nearly 20 percent had criminal justice involvement. For heroin users, it was 40 percent.

Source: NPR