MHA Today | October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018
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October 25, 2018

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In This Issue
CMS Regional Office To Host Webinars About The Omnibus On Burden Reduction Proposed Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
MHA Recognizes Missouri CAHs During Healthcare Quality Week
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Names New President

 

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CMS Regional Office To Host Webinars About The Omnibus On Burden Reduction Proposed Rule

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule to revise the Conditions of Participation for providers and conditions for coverage in an effort to reduce regulatory burden. CMS believes the proposed rule will “relieve burden on health care providers by removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements for health care facilities." CMS is estimating that the rule would save health care providers an estimated $1.12 billion annually. The CMS Regional Office is hosting two webinars about the proposed rule. Registration is required.


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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.

  • New Medicare card: Handouts and videos for patients
  • Emergency preparedness: Hospital-based incident command system, earthquakes, medical surge
  • Physician Compare: Preview period and public reporting webcast – Tuesday, Oct. 30
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility payment and coverage policies: FY 2019 final rule call – Thursday, Nov. 15

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases

Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde

The third quarter federal fiscal year 2018 inpatient and outpatient databases, including HIDI-reporting hospitals in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas City, Kan., are available for download to subscribers of the Premier Data Package on HIDI Analytic Advantage®. The databases include a patient-level limited dataset, including all HIDI-reported discharges and visits to hospitals. Files are delivered as both text files and ready-to-query Microsoft Access database files. The files are located in “Strategic Planning/Premier Data” and are organized in the following categories.

  • Q3 FFY2018, Inpatient
  • Q3 FFY2018, Outpatient Classified
  • Q3 FFY2018, Outpatient Unclassified

Hospitals interested in subscribing to the 2018 HIDI Premier Data Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.

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Quality and Population Health


MHA Recognizes Missouri CAHs During Healthcare Quality Week

Staff Contact: Peter Rao

Missouri critical access hospitals provide exceptional quality, which is evident through the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program. This program tracks measures related to processes and outcomes to providing lifesaving treatment. One such quality measure in the MBQIP program is Median Time to Fibrinolysis. This is the median time from arrival in the emergency department to receiving lifesaving intervention for a heart attack. The CAH state baseline to administer therapy is 33 minutes, and the current overall performance of Missouri CAHs is 22 minutes an example that CAHs provide high-quality, critical services to rural Missourians. It is important to recognize the health care team at these hospitals for their pursuit of excellence.

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CEO Announcements


St. Louis Children’s Hospital Names New President

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Mark Shen has been named president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, effective Monday, Nov. 12. He replaces Joan Magruder who was promoted to BJC Group President in October 2016, but also continued serving as president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Shen serves as CEO for Ascension Texas Accountable Care Network and senior vice president of network development at Ascension Texas. Before that, he served as president of Dell Children’s Medical Center/Dell Children’s Health in Austin, Texas. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

About 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Every day, more than 3,800 youth younger than 18 years smoke their first cigarette.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention