MHA Today | June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019
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June 13, 2019

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In This Issue
MHA Eligible To Participate As NQIIC Prime Contractor
Commonwealth Fund Releases 2019 Scorecard On State Health System Performance
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session
Learn How To Get The Best Out Of People At MHA’s Upcoming Seminar

Quality and Population Health


MHA Eligible To Participate As NQIIC Prime Contractor

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

MHA is one of 59 organizations selected as a prime vendor in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor program. Acceptance as a vendor allows MHA to compete for NQIIC task orders during the program’s five-year authorization. CMS has allocated $25 billion to the quality improvement initiative. Although MHA now qualifies to submit proposals for participation in the initiative, no task orders have been issued. MHA is poised to compete for program funding when CMS issues NQIIC task orders.

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Commonwealth Fund Releases 2019 Scorecard On State Health System Performance

Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga

The Commonwealth Fund released the 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state-by-state report assesses a wide range of health care measures, covering access to care, quality of care, costs, health outcomes, income-based disparities and more. The report finds that most states “are losing ground on key measures related to life expectancy as premature deaths from suicide, alcohol and drug overdose continue to increase.”

Missouri’s overall ranking dropped two places since last year to 43rd in the nation. The state saw 19 health care indicators improve, while 11 worsened and 15 had little or no change.

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CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program is scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Registration is required for the webinar, “IPFQR Program: Keys to Successful FY 2020 Reporting.”

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Noteworthy


Learn How To Get The Best Out Of People At MHA’s Upcoming Seminar

Staff Contact: Daphney Partridge

When we find great employees who work hard, are motivated and engaged, and have passion for their work, we want to encourage their growth and find their true potential! At the same time, however, we don’t want these go-getters to experience burnout. How do we get the best out of people while helping them enjoy the process?

During MHA’s upcoming seminar – presented by Dr. Wayne Sotile who is a Studer Program presenter – participants will learn practical tools for better understanding and motivating team members to shape a culture of collaboration and collegiality.

The seminar is Wednesday, June 19, in Columbia, Mo. Register on or before Sunday.

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Consider This ...

About 5,000 animals — mostly wildlife — test positive for rabies each year in the U.S., and every 10 minutes, someone in the U.S. is treated for possible exposure to rabies.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention