July 30, 2018
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In This Issue
New Opioid Treatment Program And Community-Based Care Coming To Mid-Missouri
MO HealthNet Increases Certain DME Reimbursement Rates
CMS Releases HSRs For FY 2019 HAC Reduction Program
Children’s Mercy Kansas City Names New President And CEO
The Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule will be released this week — watch for an Issue Brief.
Today, a letter is being sent to members of the Missouri House of Representatives regarding 340B. Because they are on recess, you may have an opportunity to talk with them about 340B and workplace violence.
A hearing about Medicaid payment cuts will be held by the Department of Social Services and the MO HealthNet Division on Friday. MHA will have representatives at the hearing.
Staff Contact: Dave Dillon
Hospitals, community and behavioral health stakeholders, and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler attended a briefing at University of Missouri Health Care today to learn about how area health care providers are working collaboratively to assist patients admitted for opioid-related overdose with the care, tools and support to increase the chance of recovery.
The Boone County pilot, Engaging Patients In Care Coordination, provides opioid overdose patients with referral to health and behavioral health services — including certified peer recovery coaches — to establish immediate connections to medication-assisted therapies, behavioral health care and recovery support services after discharge. EPICC programming will launch on Saturday, Sept. 1. Partners in the project include MU Health Care, Boone Hospital Center, Phoenix Health Programs, Pathways Community Health, Burrell Behavioral Health, MIMH, NCADA and the Missouri Hospital Association.
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the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade
The MO HealthNet Division increased certain reimbursement rates for durable medical equipment by 1.5 percent for dates of service on and after July 1, in accordance with the state budget adopted for fiscal year 2019. The adjustment excludes DME reimbursements that were recently cut to ensure compliance with limits on aggregate Medicaid DME reimbursement established by the 21st Century Cures Act. Claims paid before MHD’s payment system rate tables are updated will be corrected by MHD through a mass adjustment.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
Hospital-specific reports for the fiscal year 2019 Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program are available on the QualityNet Secure Portal. The 30-day scoring calculations review and corrections period is open until Monday, Aug. 27. Additional details are available.
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Staff Contact: Carol Boessen
Paul Kempinski has been named president and CEO of Children’s Mercy Kansas City, effective Thursday, Nov. 1. Kempinski currently serves as president of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC) in Wilmington, Del. He will succeed Randall L. O’Donnell who is retiring after having served as president and CEO since January 1993. A list of CEO changes is available online.
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A new study shows that a quarter of the adults who went to hospital emergency departments with sprained ankles were prescribed opioid painkillers. The median prescription was 15 tablets, or three days’ worth of hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol or other narcotics.
Source: The Washington Post