MHA Today | October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018
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October 18, 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
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Health Care Providers Gather For Annual Preparedness And Safety Conference

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • Quality Payment Program: 2018 Continuing Medical Education modules, infographics and scoring guide
  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System quality data submitted via claims: 2018 performance feedback
  • 2019 Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group definitions manual and software

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Quality and Population Health

Missouri Health Care Providers Gather For Annual Preparedness And Safety Conference

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz or Daphney Partridge
Emergency Preparedness & Safety Conference
Today and tomorrow, more than 140 Missouri health care staff are gathered at our Annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Conference: Creating Safe Environments to Give and Receive Quality Care. Attendees are hearing directly from national experts to enhance their established emergency management programs, as well as how to integrate preparedness initiatives into daily hospital operations. For the latest information on hospital preparedness initiatives, visit our dedicated web page.

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Consider This ...

Acute flaccid myelitis is a condition that affects the spinal cord, making it difficult for people to move their limbs. The paralysis it causes typically comes on suddenly, and it can be permanent. More than 90 percent of cases are in children.

Source: Los Angeles Times