MHA Today | November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018

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November 19, 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
CMS Announces Webinars To Discuss New HQR Next Generation User Interface
TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar Series
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Names New CEO

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Happy Thanksgiving — MHA Today will not be published Thursday or Friday.

Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces Webinars To Discuss New HQR Next Generation User Interface

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

In an effort to modernize the Hospital Quality Reporting systems, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made changes to the preview reports to enable users to make better use of reported data. Upon logging in to their QualityNet account, users will see a new HQR Next Generation User Interface. Migration to the new system affects Hospital Compare preview reports. Additional details are available. A series of webinars has been scheduled to help facilities understand the Next Generation User Interface.

  • 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 — Public Reporting: Exploring the Next Generation of Preview Reports
  • 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 — Public Reporting and You

Registration is required and available at the noted links.

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TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar Series

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Joint Commission, in cooperation with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ subcontractors, is offering a series of webinars to provide concepts about clinical quality expression language. The first webinar in this series is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. Topics of discussion include a review of measure logic and common issues related to STK-2, -3 and -6 electronic clinical quality measures. Additional information, including a registration link, is available.

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CEO Announcements


Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Brett Moorehouse has been named president and CEO of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital in St. Louis, effective today. He has served as interim president and CEO since May, succeeding Laureen Tanner. Moorehouse has been with the hospital since 2006, most recently serving as chief operating officer. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

As of Nov. 5, the CDC reported 164 people in 35 states had been infected with multi-drug-resistant Salmonella, which has been linked to raw turkey products. According to the National Turkey Federation, nearly 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

Source: The Washington Post