Report Shows Missouri’s Physicians Contribute $12 Billion To Gross State Product
Staff Contact: Dave Dillon
New research finds that the state’s physicians are a significant economic driver of Missouri’s economy, with more than $12.3 billion in Missouri’s Gross State Product linked to their economic contribution — approximately 7.2 percent of total GSP. The research, conducted by David Mitchell, Ph.D., professor of economics at Missouri State University, in Springfield, Mo., and commissioned by the Missouri Hospital Association, is the second in a series defining the economic impact of health care on Missouri’s economy. According to the analysis, the 15,590 physicians practicing in Missouri support nearly 130,000 jobs through their direct, indirect and induced effects on the economy. Physicians pay approximately $6.746 billion in wages. As these wages move through the economy, they support $3.2 billion in additional income for Missourians, totaling $9.9 billion.
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CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected the targeted sample of hospitals for validation of chart-abstracted and healthcare-associated infection measures for the fiscal year 2021 annual payment update determination for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. The quarters included in FY 2021 inpatient validation are third quarter 2018, fourth quarter 2018, first quarter 2019 and second quarter 2019. CMS targeted hospitals based on the following.
- failure to meet validation requirements in FY 2020
- lower bound confidence interval less than or equal to 75 percent in FY 2020
- failure to report at least half of the HAI events detected during FY 2020 to the National Healthcare Safety Network
- rapidly changing data patterns
- abnormal or conflicting data patterns
- submission of data to NHSN after the IQR submission deadline
- not having been validated in the previous three years
An updated list of the selected hospitals is available on QualityNet. Validation resources also are available.
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