February 6, 2019
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In This Issue
Senate Committee Considers Certificate Of Need Repeal
HIDI Releases Third Quarter 2018 VBP Payments Model
TJC Announces Complimentary Integrated Care Certification Workshop
state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees
A Senate committee began a hearing on legislation to repeal the certificate of need program but was unable to finish because of time constraints. Further witnesses will be heard at a future hearing. MHA testified in opposition to the bill, as did the Missouri Health Care Association, representing many Missouri nursing homes.
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HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde
The Value-Based Purchasing Payments Model is a companion utility to the VBP Analysis that was produced for hospitals on Jan. 22. The VBP Payments Model is an interactive tool that provides hospitals with the ability to manipulate their hospital-specific quality scores to evaluate the associated change to estimated VBP payments. The VBP Payments Model is provided to subscribers of the 2019 Premier Reporting Package. The modeling utility is located on HIDI Analytic Advantage® in the “Finance and Policy/Premier Reports” or “Quality/Premier Reports” folders, with the following file name: MOxxxx_VBP FFY2020 Payments Model_2018_Q3_(2019.01.22).xlsx. Hospitals interested in subscribing to the HIDI Premier Reporting Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Joint Commission scheduled a complimentary integrated care certification workshop on Thursday, May 2, at the TJC headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Presenters include existing TJC customers, program reviewers, and experts in payer incentives and readiness tools. Questions regarding the workshop may be submitted to TJC.
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