MHA Today | October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019

 

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October 2, 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
MHD Implements 2020 ICD-10 Updates
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2020
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2019 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
CDC Hosts Guidance Call Regarding Vaping
CMS Updates QRDA Category I Guide
CMS Hospital Quality Reporting System Accepting CY 2019 eCQM Data


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MHD Implements 2020 ICD-10 Updates

Staff Contact: Kim Duggan or Brian Kinkade

Claims for services delivered on and after Oct. 1 to the MO HealthNet Division fee-for-service participants must be submitted with updated 2020 ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.

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MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2020

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

MHA released a summary and analysis of the federal fiscal year 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed payment and policy updates. The analysis includes the financial effects of market basket updates, the budget neutrality adjustment, reductions mandated by the Affordable Care Act and coding adjustments. The analysis also includes the results of the wage index policy change and the full transition to distribute Medicare disproportionate share payments based on Medicare cost report worksheet S-10. Results are illustrated in national, Missouri, health system and individual hospital groupings. Inpatient PPS hospitals in Missouri are projected to receive an estimated 4.5% increase in Medicare payments. Although footnoted, the effects of the Medicare sequestration are not included.

Policy and analytic studies, prepared for distribution by the Hospital Industry Data Institute, are available for download to authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage.®

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HIDI Tech Connect


HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2019 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

Staff Contact: Shane VanOverschelde

The third quarter federal fiscal year 2019 inpatient and outpatient databases, including HIDI-reporting hospitals in Missouri and Illinois (but excluding hospitals in Kansas City, Kan., for the current quarter), now are available for download to subscribers of the Premier Data Package on HIDI Analytic Advantage.® These databases will be updated to include the Kansas City, Kan., hospital data for the current quarter in the coming days. The databases consist of a patient-level limited dataset, including all HIDI-reported discharges and visits to hospitals. Files are delivered as both text files and ready-to-query Microsoft Access database files. The files are located in “Strategic Planning/Premier Data” and are organized in the following categories.

  • Q3 FFY2019, Inpatient
  • Q3 FFY2019, Outpatient Classified
  • Q3 FFY2019, Outpatient Unclassified

Hospitals interested in subscribing to the 2019 HIDI Premier Data Package should review the package information. Current subscribers with questions about downloading files should contact HIDI.

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Quality and Population Health


CDC Hosts Guidance Call Regarding Vaping

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings or Tiffany Bowman

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a guidance and informational call from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, to address the updated information related to vaping. The agenda will include an update from the incident manager, CDC guidance to public health organizations, Food and Drug Administration updates, and a Q&A session. Participants should join the call a few minutes early using the following information.

  • Phone number: 1-888-455-8172
  • Participant code: 5123701
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CMS Updates QRDA Category I Guide

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated the CMS Implementation Guide for Quality Reporting Document Architecture Category I to include additional guidance on reason template placement and to emphasize the change to not include value set object identifiers when reporting for the 2019 reporting period. The guide outlines requirements for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals reporting electronic clinical quality measures for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. Additional information is available.

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CMS Hospital Quality Reporting System Accepting CY 2019 eCQM Data

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

The Hospital Quality Reporting system has been updated and now is accepting test and production electronic clinical quality measure data for the calendar year 2019 reporting period. The deadline for submitting CY 2019 eCQM data is March 2, 2020. Additional information from CMS is available.

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Consider This ...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Missouri in 2016, there were 5,034 new cases of female breast cancer. For every 100,000 women, 132 female breast cancer cases were reported.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention