MHA Today | November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019

 

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November 13, 2019

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In This Issue
Weekly Snapshot: Marketplace Enrollment For Week 2
CMS Issues Proposed Rule On Medicaid Taxes And Payments
Statewide Programs Address Diabetes Prevalence In Missouri


UPCOMING SEMINARS
Chargemaster Coding Updates and Implementation for 2020

Wednesday, Dec. 4
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Jefferson City, Mo.
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Thursday, Dec. 5
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Blue Springs, Mo.
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Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


Weekly Snapshot: Marketplace Enrollment For Week 2

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released marketplace enrollment data through Nov. 9. During week two of the 2020 open enrollment period, 754,967 beneficiaries made plan selections using the HealthCare.gov platform, totaling 932,049 since Nov. 1. Through the second week of open enrollment for 2019, 1,176,232 plan selections had been chosen.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


CMS Issues Proposed Rule On Medicaid Taxes And Payments

Staff Contact: Kim Duggan, Brian Kinkade or Daniel Landon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule regarding Medicaid financing and payment standards. Billed as a fiscal accountability measure, the proposal addresses Medicaid supplemental payments, financing arrangements such as intergovernmental transfers, state provider taxes and provider donations, and oversight of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments. CMS also issued a fact sheet.

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Quality and Population Health


Statewide Programs Address Diabetes Prevalence In Missouri

Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga

This month is Diabetes Awareness Month, an important topic for the state as diabetes was identified as a priority health issue following a review of Missouri hospital community health needs assessments. To address the prevalence of diabetes in the state, MHA continues to coordinate and facilitate the Missouri Diabetes Shared Learning Network to develop and implement a statewide system for shared learning and collaboration among community, public health and provider organizations to increase prevention and improve care coordination.

At the recommendation of the Network to address the slightly higher prevalence of diabetes in the southeast region of Missouri, the Missouri Telehealth Network launched the “SEMO Diabetes” Show-Me ECHO in August 2019. The program engages various stakeholders, including hospitals and primary care providers, with the primary goal of improving health outcomes for people with diabetes.

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Consider This ...

The rate of new lung cancer cases in Missouri is 73.2 per 100,000 people and is significantly higher than the national rate of 59.6. Missouri ranks 45th among all states.

Source: American Lung Association