MHA Today | May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019
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May 1, 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
Committee Advances Medicaid Managed Care Reform Bill
CMS Proposes Rule To Strengthen Oversight Of Accrediting Organizations
CMS Announces Preview Period For VBP FY 2020 HSRs
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


Committee Advances Medicaid Managed Care Reform Bill

Staff Contact: Rob Monsees or Bill Anderson

By a vote of 13 “yeses” and one “present,” a state House committee approved a new version of MHA’s legislation to create new standards for Medicaid managed care. House Bill 247 is sponsored by Rep. Jim Neely, a physician.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


CMS Proposes Rule To Strengthen Oversight Of Accrediting Organizations

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule that builds on previous work to strengthen the oversight of Accrediting Organizations. The proposal requires greater transparency when AO ownership changes occur. If finalized, AOs would be required “to notify CMS when they are contemplating or negotiating a change in ownership.”

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Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces Preview Period For VBP FY 2020 HSRs

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The preview period for hospital-specific reports for fiscal year 2020 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program hospital-specific reports for 30-day, risk-standardized mortality measures for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia, as well as the procedure-specific, risk-standardized total hip arthroplasty/total knee arthroplasty complication measure, now is open through Thursday, May 30. Hospitals can view their HSRs on the QualityNet Secure Portal. Additional details are available.

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CEO Announcements


Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Glenn Piche was named CEO of Landmark Hospital of Columbia, effective April 29. He most recently served as CEO of Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage, Calif., and has more than 20 years of experience in health care executive leadership roles. He replaces Laura Anstaett Peckham, who served as CEO since May 2018. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

This week is National Infant Immunization Week. Routine childhood immunization among children born 1994-2018 will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations and 936,000 early deaths throughout the course of their lifetimes.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention