MHA Today | February 26, 2019

 


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February 26, 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
Legislators Consider Insurer Credentialing Protection
HIDI Releases FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
Missouri STR/SOR Offers Free Buprenorphine Waiver Training
TJC Updating CY 2019 Chart-Based Measure Selections
CMS Releases 2019 QRDA Category I Schematron


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Legislators Consider Insurer Credentialing Protection

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

A state House committee held a hearing on House Bill 654, which revises state law on insurers’ credentialing of practitioners for their networks. Upon credentialing a practitioner, the insurer will pay for the practitioner’s treatment of its enrollees while the credentialing application was pending. MHA joined the Missouri State Medical Association, the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians and a representative from rural health clinics in supporting the legislation. In opposition were representatives from the Missouri Insurance Coalition, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem and the Missouri Association of Health Plans.

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report

Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde

The Hospital Industry Data Institute posted the full federal fiscal year 2018 inpatient and outpatient physician loyalty report for subscribers to the Premier Reporting Package. This report displays a list of physicians by name and the frequency in which they were attending physicians across combinations of various categories, including inpatient/outpatient setting, hospital, patient ZIP code, DRG and payer. This data is delivered in a ready-to-query Microsoft Access database file and is located in the “Strategic Planning/Premier Reports” folder with the file name “MO0000_PHY_LOY_HIDI_RGNs_2018.zip.”

Hospitals interested in subscribing to the 2019 HIDI Premier Data Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.

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Quality and Population Health


Missouri STR/SOR Offers Free Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings or Tiffany Bowman

The Missouri Opioid State Targeted Response and Missouri State Opioid Response, along with the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is offering a free Buprenorphine waiver training. The first four hours of the course will be in person, and the last four hours will be individual online work. All in-person trainings will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The following dates are available.

  • Kansas City, Mo. | Register
    • Saturday, March 9
    • Saturday, May 25
  • St. Louis, Mo. | Register
    • Saturday, April 6
    • Saturday, Aug. 10

This coursework will go toward APN or PA 24 hours of training. Once completed, finish the other 16 hours of work to get your certificate. For additional information, contact Emily Conde at econde@mocoalition.org, or 573/634-4626, ext. 103.

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TJC Updating CY 2019 Chart-Based Measure Selections

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Joint Commission is updating hospitals’ 2019 chart-based measure selections in the ORYX measure selection application during first quarter 2019. Upon completion, TJC will send a confirmation email to the hospital, and the selections will be reflected in hospitals’ reports and will be visible on the TJC extranet.

TJC retained ED-1, IMM-2 and VTE-6 as additional available chart-based measures. These measures will not automatically be end-dated. An organization wishing to discontinue submitting those measures must submit a calendar year 2019 measure selection form.

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CMS Releases 2019 QRDA Category I Schematron

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated 2019 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category I Schematron for Hospital Quality Reporting. Additional information is posted to QualityNet.

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Consider This ...

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 140 cases of human trafficking reported in Missouri in 2017 — one of the highest totals in the country.

Source: Columbia Missourian