MHA Today | November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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November 21, 2018

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Editor's Note: MHA Today will not be published on Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23. Happy Thanksgiving!

In This Issue
Governor Revises Ethics Standards For Executive Branch Employees
Weekly Snapshot: Marketplace Enrollment For Week 3
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


Governor Revises Ethics Standards For Executive Branch Employees

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

A new Executive Order by Gov. Mike Parson updates ethics standards for state executive branch employees. It revises a 2017 Executive Order by former Gov. Eric Greitens to reflect changes in state law, and it continues a ban on lobbyist gifts to executive branch employees and restrictions on gubernatorial staff becoming executive branch lobbyists.

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Weekly Snapshot: Marketplace Enrollment For Week 3

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released marketplace enrollment data through Nov. 17. For the first two weeks of the 2019 open enrollment period, 1,924,476 beneficiaries made plan selections in states where the HealthCare.gov platform is being utilized. Through the second week of open enrollment for 2018, 2,277,079 plan selections had been chosen. In Missouri, 47,121 beneficiaries have made plan selections for 2019, approximately 27 percent less than the 64,369 plan selections through the third week last year.

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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.

  • National Rural Health Day, improving rural health
  • Provider enrollment application fee amount for CY 2019
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System: New Patient Driven Payment Model web page
  • Open payments: Review program year 2017 data through Dec. 31
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
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Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The next webinar for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program is at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. The presentation will discuss ways to access and use IPF-specific reports and supporting documents for the Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness and the 30-Day All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Following Psychiatric Hospitalization in an IPF measures. Registration is required.

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Consider This ...

Researchers found that Make-A-Wish recipients were 1.9 times more likely to have fewer emergency department visits and 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospitalizations in the two years after their wish was granted, compared with matched children.

Source: KBIA.com