MHA Today | March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019
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March 13, 2019

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In This Issue
Registration And Attestation Submission Deadline Is Tomorrow
DHSS Issues Emergency Hospital Licensure Rule
CMS To Improve Nursing Home Compare In April
Patient Safety And Human Trafficking Resources Available
Missouri Organ And Tissue Donor Program Requests Input

Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


Registration And Attestation Submission Deadline Is Tomorrow

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The deadline to submit registration and attestation information for the Promoting Interoperability Program is tomorrow, March 14.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


DHSS Issues Emergency Hospital Licensure Rule

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson or Daniel Landon

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Division of Regulation and Licensure issued an emergency rule, 19 CSR 30-20.013 Incorporation of Medicare Conditions of Participation. The rule incorporates the Medicare Conditions of Participation into hospital regulations as directed in chapter 197.005, RSMo. The rule, published in the March 15 Missouri Register, went into effect Feb. 24.

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CMS To Improve Nursing Home Compare In April

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Next month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will offer increased support to consumers looking to compare quality between nursing homes. Updates to the Nursing Home Compare website include revisions to the inspection process, enhancement of new staffing information and implementation of new quality measures. CMS Administrator Seema Verma says, “Our goal is to drive quality improvements across the industry and empower consumers to make decisions, with more confidence, for their loved ones.”

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Quality and Population Health


Patient Safety And Human Trafficking Resources Available

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson or Jane Drummond

In addition to direct patient care, hospitals play an important role in the safety of their patients, visitors and communities from external factors. In 2018, the Missouri legislature approved House Bill 1246 to combat human trafficking by requiring the placement of posters in many public buildings throughout the state that include resources to assist human trafficking victims. Emergency rooms and urgent care centers are among the public places mandated, per Section 595.120, RSMo, to display such posters. The Missouri Department of Public Safety has a web page devoted to information on the mandate, as well as a downloadable print of the required poster. Facilities had to be compliant with this law by March 1.

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Noteworthy


Missouri Organ And Tissue Donor Program Requests Input

Staff Contact: Dave Dillon

In working toward its statewide strategic plan, the Missouri Organ and Tissue Donor Program is requesting valuable input on the topic of organ, eye and tissue donation. Results from the survey will be utilized by the program, and other organizations and individuals across Missouri working to further the cause of organ, eye and tissue donation. The survey must be complete by Wednesday, March 27.

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Consider This ...

Noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, are collectively responsible for more than 70 percent of all deaths worldwide.

Source: World Health Organization