MHA Today | February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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February 11, 2019

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 Advances Interoperability And Patient Access Proposed Rule
CMS Releases Independence At Home Demonstration Performance Year 3 Results
ASPR TRACIE Hosting Small And Rural Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems Webinar
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Watch for a final vote this week in the Missouri House on a PDMP bill.
  • Another partial federal government shutdown could occur on Friday unless an agreement on border security is reached. Hospital and other provider payments would not be affected by a shutdown.

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state and federal health policy developments


CMS Advances Interoperability And Patient Access Proposed Rule

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

In an effort to improve patient access and advance electronic data exchange and care coordination, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed policy changes supporting its MyHealthEData initiative. The Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule “makes patient data more useful and transferable through open, secure, standardized and machine-readable formats.” CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the proposal gives patients safe, secure access to, and control over, their health data, which in turn, improves health care quality for all Americans. Comments are due 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.

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CMS Releases Independence At Home Demonstration Performance Year 3 Results

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released results for the third performance year of the independence at home demonstration program. The IAH demonstration is a payment incentive and service delivery model for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with multiple chronic illnesses and tests whether home-based primary care improves health outcomes. According to the report, IAH practices saved approximately 4.7 percent, or an average of $1,431 per beneficiary.

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Quality and Population Health


ASPR TRACIE Hosting Small And Rural Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems Webinar

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

Hospital-based incident command systems have been used formally in U.S. hospitals since the late 1970s as a way to manage incidents, coordinate resources and communications, and collaborate with community-based response agencies. Despite their widespread adoption and use, there is very little published information available on lessons learned, best practices and real-world adaptation of these systems. ASPR TRACIE is hosting a free webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, that will feature speakers from small and rural hospitals who have experienced a recent emergency and activated their hospital-based incident command systems. The speakers will provide a brief overview of the incident, describe how they implemented their incident command system, share lessons learned and tools for small and rural hospitals, and discuss how they have incorporated these lessons into their current systems and plans.

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CMS Announces OQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Outpatient Quality Reporting Program has been scheduled on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The webinar, “The Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program: Back to Basics,” is offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required.

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Consider This ...

Nearly one-third of all Missourians are considered obese. Obesity can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes, which are among the most prevalent causes of death in Missouri.

Source: Missouri Life