MHA Today | April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.


In This Issue
FY 2020 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule Issue Brief Available
CMMI Issues 2018 Report To Congress
Brookings Forum On Funding To Address Social Determinants Of Health
CMS Proposes Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines
MHA Workplace Violence Prevention Workshops Open For Registration
CHA Announces New President And CEO

What You Need To Know This Week

  • The U.S. House of Representatives will hold the first ever Congressional hearing on Medicare for All this week.
  • There are three weeks left in this year’s Missouri legislative session — two weeks until the budget must be approved. This week, budget negotiators will work to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget.

Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


FY 2020 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule Issue Brief Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released the proposed Inpatient PPS and Long-Term Care Hospital payment system rules. The proposed rules address payment rates, including Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments, and significant revisions to the area wage index calculation. In addition, the proposed rules contain federal fiscal year 2020 quality and value program payments, Medicare and Medicaid interoperability attestation guidelines and changes to the LTCH system. MHA has published an issue brief detailing the rules' provisions.

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CMMI Issues 2018 Report To Congress

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon or Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has released its Report to Congress for 2018. It reviews the various financing and delivery models the agency oversees and the results they have shown.

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Brookings Forum On Funding To Address Social Determinants Of Health

Staff Contact: Mat Reidhead

The Brookings Institution is hosting a public forum on how to establish more flexible funding strategies to improve community health and economic mobility. The event is being held Wednesday, May 1 from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. (CST) in Washington, D.C., or via webcast. Registration is required.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


CMS Proposes Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released draft proposed ligature risk interpretive guidelines. Hospitals have until Monday, June 17, to submit comments and questions to the CMS hospital resource mailbox at HospitalSCG@cms.hhs.gov.

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Quality and Population Health


MHA Workplace Violence Prevention Workshops Open For Registration

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

In November 2018, the American College of Healthcare Executives released a policy statement on the role of health care executives in mitigating workplace violence, stating, “ACHE recognizes that violence manifests in many ways and mitigating it is a complex issue requiring a multi-faceted approach. Health care executives should lead efforts to ensure comprehensive violence prevention plans are in place for their facilities.”

This June, MHA is offering a series of complimentary one-day interactive workshops to provide information and tools to develop an effective workplace violence prevention program. Hospitals are encouraged to send small groups of staff who are or who will be responsible for developing and managing this type of program. The workshop is offered on the following dates. Workshop content is identical and the meetings are provided regionally for convenience.

Additional information and online registration is available at the respective links.

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Noteworthy


CHA Announces New President And CEO

Staff Contact: Dave Dillon

The Catholic Health Association of the United States announced Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, will serve as the association’s president and CEO. Sr. Mary joined CHA in 2009 and currently oversees critical areas of sponsorship, mission, ethics, leadership formation and learning integration. “Sr. Mary is an authentic and energetic leader who will work tirelessly to advance the Catholic health ministry,” said Mike Slubowski, CHA board chair. Before joining CHA, Sr. Mary served as an administrative fellow at Saint Anthony's Health System in Alton, Ill., and on the regional leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy, St. Louis. Sr. Mary replaces Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, who will retire in June after leading CHA for the past 14 years.

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Consider This ...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that reported measles cases in the country has hit 695, the highest number since before measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Cases have been reported from 22 states.

Source: STAT