November 5, 2018
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In This Issue
CMS Finalizes Medicare CY Outpatient PPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Addendum 2018B1
AHA To Host Webinar Highlighting CEO Cyber Risk Profiles
The online registration deadline has been extended to
2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6!
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final CY 2019 payment and policy updates for the Medicare outpatient prospective payment and ambulatory surgical center payment systems. MHA published a summary and issue brief with additional details.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Joint Commission released an addendum to the Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures. Version 2018B1 is effective with discharges Jan. 1 through June 30, 2019, and is available on The Joint Commission Performance Measurement System Extranet Track (PET). Updates include the following.
Staff Contact: Ted Suess
The American Hospital Association will host a webinar at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, to share the top 12 considerations to help CEOs and their staff identify the practical steps necessary for defending systems and networks against the most dangerous threats.
Speaker John Riggi, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, will discuss today’s cyber threat landscape, emerging threats and hidden risks, as well as leadership considerations from understanding your strategic risk to culture, strategy and enterprise risk mitigation. Additional information and online registration is available.
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Tomorrow is the general election. According to a 2016 study, the voter turnout rate for people with disabilities is 6 percent lower than the general population. In Missouri, the disability gap is even worse, at 10 percent lower voting rates. That difference translated to an estimated 2.2 million fewer eligible votes cast in the 2016 general election nationwide.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch