January 8, 2019
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In This Issue
State Of The State Rescheduled
Medicare Beneficiaries With Highest Cost Spend Mostly On Outpatient Care And Medications
November MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Leading Utilization Review Practices From Access to Exit
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state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Ted Wedel
Gov. Mike Parson will deliver the State of the State address at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, instead of the previously announced date of Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
The Commonwealth Fund released a new study, which concludes that the beneficiaries with the highest costs spend mostly on outpatient care and medications. Key findings include the following.
HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert
Data for the November 2018 monthly utilization report have been posted on HIDI Analytic Advantage® and are available to download for distribution or placement in a network folder. HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS has been updated to include this data. Contacts from participating hospitals have been notified by email, and they may download and save the Excel worksheet to a secure network location or PC. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once the data have been transferred, it must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures. December 2018 data are being collected now and are scheduled to be available Tuesday, Feb. 5.
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According to data from the 2017 National Population Projection Report of the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045, more than half of all Americans will belong to a racial/ethnic minority group (any group other than non-Hispanic White alone).
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention