MHA Today | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

 

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February 14, 2019

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In This Issue
Legislators Consider Repeal Of Motorcycle Helmet Law
HHS Launches New Emergency Triage, Treatment And Transport Model
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Hosts Quality And Safety Showcase
AHA Offers Webinar On Human Trafficking And The Opioid Crisis
AHA Offers Strategic Cybersecurity And Risk Issues Webinar

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state and federal health policy developments


Legislators Consider Repeal Of Motorcycle Helmet Law

Staff Contact: Rob Monsees or Bill Anderson

A state Senate committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 120, which would repeal Missouri law requiring those age 18 or older to wear a helmet when motorcycling. The helmet requirement would remain for those under age 18 and adults with a motorcycle instruction permit. The bill requires those operating a motorcycle without a helmet to have medical insurance coverage, but the requirement does not apply to adult motorcycle passengers. MHA opposes the legislation.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


HHS Launches New Emergency Triage, Treatment And Transport Model

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced an innovative payment model, the Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport model. ET3 is a new payment model for emergency ambulance services that allows Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to receive the most appropriate level of care at the right time and place with the potential to lower out-of-pocket cost. HHS Secretary Alex Azar stated, “This model will create a new set of incentives for emergency transport and care, ensuring patients get convenient, appropriate treatment in whatever setting makes sense for them. Today’s announcement shows that we can radically rethink the incentives around care delivery, even in one of the trickiest parts of our system. A value-based health care system will help deliver each patient the right care, at the right price, in the right setting, from the right provider.”

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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.

  • New Medicare card: 0 not O
  • 2019 CMS health equity award winners
  • Comparative billing report on family practitioner office visits in February
  • Medicare hospital claims: avoid coding errors
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Quality and Population Health


MHA Hosts Quality And Safety Showcase

Staff Contact: Amanda Keilholz
MHA Quality & Safety Showcase
The 2019 MHA Quality and Safety Showcase was held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia, Mo. Throughout the day, 26 quality improvement projects were showcased from 17 different member hospitals. Presentations were heard from the 2018 Aim for Excellence award winners, participants in both the readmissions reduction/care transitions and sepsis immersion projects, and the 2018 Lean Six Sigma project participants. The day ended with a graduation ceremony presenting the Lean Six Sigma project participants with their green belt certificates.

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AHA Offers Webinar On Human Trafficking And The Opioid Crisis

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings or Tiffany Bowman

The American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a webinar, “Intersection of Human Tafficking and the Opioid Crisis,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14. The webinar will assist health care providers with understanding and addressing the role of opioid use for individuals at risk of, currently experiencing or recovering from trafficking. Hanni Stoklosa, M.D., co-founder of HEAL Trafficking and an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Elizabeth Hopper, director at Project REACH at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, will examine trauma-informed care approaches for providers and research perspectives to understand contributing factors to vulnerability. Additional information and online registration is available.

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Noteworthy


AHA Offers Strategic Cybersecurity And Risk Issues Webinar

Staff Contact: Ted Suess

The American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation will host a webinar at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, featuring the latest insights from John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, and former FBI cyber senior executive, and John Strand, senior instructor for SANS and the owner of an information security firm specializing in penetration testing. Riggi and Strand will provide an overview of the current cybersecurity threat landscape facing health care organizations and focus on the perception of cybersecurity issues, such as organizational culture, training and compliance.

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Consider This ...

Happy Valentine's Day! Conversation hearts were first created in 1866 by the New England Confectionery Co.

Source: CNN.com