MHA Today | May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 20, 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 Comments On Medicare Wage Index Changes Proposed By CMS
HIDI Announces 2019 Regional Meetings
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
DeSouza Leaves Research Medical Center

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Tomorrow, watch for MHA’s annual end of the session report.
  • “An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Missouri Physicians,” the second report in a series being released in May and June, will be released to the public on Wednesday and to MHA members tomorrow.

Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


MHA Comments On Medicare Wage Index Changes Proposed By CMS

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon or Andrew Wheeler

MHA submitted comments regarding the Medicare wage index changes included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rules for the Medicaid Inpatient Prospective Payment System for fiscal year 2020. The association supports CMS’ proposed actions. Comments on other aspects of the rules will be submitted separately.

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Announces 2019 Regional Meetings

Staff Contact: Theresa Roark

The Hospital Industry Data Institute is hosting a series of regional meetings in June. Attendees will learn about the value and benefits of using HIDI Advantage® services, receive updates on HIDI Advantage Alerts, and gain insights into HIDI’s business intelligence transition and new reports. Registration is available at the respective links.

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Quality and Population Health


CMS Announces IQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program is scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. The presentation will share information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital IQR Program chart-abstracted data validation process for fiscal year 2021. Registration is required.

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CEO Announcements


DeSouza Leaves Research Medical Center

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Jackie DeSouza, CEO of Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., accepted the CEO position at Riverside Hospital in Riverside, Calif., an HCA Healthcare facility, effective May 14. She served as CEO of Research Medical Center since February 2014, and before that, she served as CEO of Lee’s Summit Medical Center and chief operating officer at Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. John Myers, chief operating officer at Research Medical Center, will serve as interim CEO while HCA Midwest Healthcare conducts a search for a permanent replacement. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

A new study shows that the suicide rate among girls ages 10 to 14 has been increasing faster than it has for boys of the same age.

Source: NPR