October 21, 2019
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In This Issue
MHD To Enforce NPI Requirement For Claims Submissions
Missouri DHSS, NACDD And Leavitt Partners To Host A Diabetes Prevention Meeting
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade
The Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance unit reminds hospitals and other Medicaid billing providers that federal regulations require claims to include the ordering, prescribing, referring or attending care provider’s National Provider Identifier. For the past 12 months, the MO HealthNet Division has been warning providers when claims were submitted without the identifier. Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, MHD will deny claims that are submitted without the requisite NPI.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and Leavitt Partners are hosting a meeting, “Show Me How Diabetes Prevention is Good Business: Improve Your Members’ Health and Reduce Costs,” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Columbia, Mo.
The meeting will include a group discussion about the benefits, outcomes and member engagement advantages of covering the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program. Attendees will gain expertise on promoting their employees’ accessibility to this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led, evidence-based intervention. Attendees also will gather insights about covering the program through commercial payers and large employer groups. Registration is available until Friday, Nov. 1.
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Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting Program has been scheduled at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Registration is required for the webinar, “IPFQR Program FY 2020 Data Review.”
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For the 2018-2019 flu season, only about 45% of adults and 63% of children got vaccinated. The CDC estimates that between 36,000 and 61,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu.
Source: The Wall Street Journal