MHA Today | April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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April 30, 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
MHA And KHA Weigh In On Workplace Violence In Health Care
FRA Reauthorization Bills Advance
Legislators Approve Pediatric Medical Futility Proposal
Hospital Legislation Gets Senate Approval
AIM Collaborative Brings New Tools To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Missouri
CMS Announces Outreach And Education Session

 

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MHA And KHA Weigh In On Workplace Violence In Health Care

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

MHA and the Kansas Hospital Association sent a joint letter to U.S. Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri and Jerry Moran of Kansas. It concerns an overdue report by the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services on regulatory standards governing workplace violence in health care. Sens. Blunt and Moran spearheaded a law calling for the report. The letter responds to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ comments suggesting that workplace violence is attributable to inadequate staffing by hospitals.

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FRA Reauthorization Bills Advance

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

The state Senate approved Senate Bill 29, which would reauthorize the hospital Federal Reimbursement Allowance and the other state provider taxes for an additional year, to Sept. 30, 2020. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives, where a House committee today reviewed and unanimously approved a similar bill extending the provider taxes for two years.

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Legislators Approve Pediatric Medical Futility Proposal

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

An expanded version of House Bill 397 returns to the House of Representatives after receiving unanimous state Senate approval. The bill concerns child welfare and includes legislation setting new standards for withdrawing medically futile care for pediatric patients. The so-called “Simon’s Law” proposal has been controversial in past sessions, but the 2019 bill represents a compromise accord and is not being contested.

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Hospital Legislation Gets Senate Approval

Staff Contact: Rob Monsees or Bill Anderson

Senate Bill 70 won the state Senate’s final approval and now moves to the House of Representatives. The bill was amended to include several MHA legislative proposals, including measures to eliminate duplicative hospital infection control reporting, allow hospitals to be training sites for certified nursing assistants and create new conflict of interest standards for hospital surveyors.

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Quality and Population Health


AIM Collaborative Brings New Tools To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Missouri

Staff Contact: Alison Williams

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health announced Missouri’s acceptance into the AIM collaborative. AIM is a federally funded data-driven quality improvement program to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. AIM participation expands access to evidence-driven approaches to improve maternal safety and outcomes, with the goal of eliminating preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity nationwide.

MHA, with collaborative support from the March of Dimes of Missouri, is taking the lead on implementation, and HIDI will support data collection and reporting efforts.

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CMS Announces Outreach And Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for participants receiving the July 2019 Hospital Compare and fiscal year 2020 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing claims-based measure hospital-specific reports is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The presentation will provide an overview of HSRs for claims-based measures publicly reported on Hospital Compare and used in the Hospital VBP Program, including a summary of national rates and performance categories, ways to receive and read HSRs, measure calculations, and Hospital VBP Program measure calculation review and correction requests. Registration is required.

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