MHA Today | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019

 

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March 19, 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
Navigant Releases Preliminary Analysis Of Medicare Expansion Effects On Hospitals
CHR&R Announces Release Of The Tenth Edition Of Their Rankings
Provident Young Professionals To Host Panel On The Opioid Crisis
CMS Invites Comments On Draft 2020 QRDA I Implementation Guide


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Navigant Releases Preliminary Analysis Of Medicare Expansion Effects On Hospitals

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Navigant released a preliminary analysis about the effect of Medicare expansion on hospital finances. The report includes an analysis of the effect of various Medicare expansion scenarios on the finances of a medium-sized multihospital system. Navigant believes “the extent of Medicare expansion directly correlates to financial stress on hospitals and will place a premium on their having coherent revenue and expense control strategies.” The three scenarios include 1) voluntary Medicare buy-in after age 50; 2) Medicare as a public option; and 3) Medicare as a single-payer. The effect on hospital net margins range from a status quo of 2.3 percent to -22.1 percent as a single-payer Medicare system.

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Quality and Population Health


CHR&R Announces Release Of The Tenth Edition Of Their Rankings

Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga or Mat Reidhead

The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released the 10th edition of their rankings. This year’s release includes updated community health information for each county, summary reports that explore health differences across the nation, and new guidance to help the audience understand and use the rankings of where they live. The Missouri ZIP Health Rankings data included on exploreMOhealth will be updated during National Public Health Week 2019, which begins Monday, April 1. The updates will reflect data generated by Missouri hospitals between fiscal years 2016 and 2018, and the 2017 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Provident Young Professionals To Host Panel On The Opioid Crisis

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings or Tiffany Bowman

The Provident Young Professionals group is hosting a panel discussion on Missouri’s opioid crisis. The panel features Rachel Winograd, Ph.D., project director of the opioid STR/SOR at Missouri Institute for Mental Health, and Chad Sabora, executive director of the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery. The discussion is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Central Library in Carnegie Room in St. Louis. Registration is available online.

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CMS Invites Comments On Draft 2020 QRDA I Implementation Guide

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invites comments on the draft 2020 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category I Implementation Guide for Hospital Quality Reporting. Additional information, including how to submit comments, is available. The deadline is Monday, April 8.

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Consider This ...

A new report found that just over 11 percent of adults prescribed medication in the past year said they didn’t take it as prescribed as a way to cut costs. The report defined that practice as skipping doses, taking less of a drug than prescribed or waiting to fill a prescription.

Source: STAT