MHA Today | January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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January 27, 2020

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.

In This Issue
DHSS Issues Emergency Rule For Coronavirus, CDC Schedules Clinician Call
DHSS Issues Revised STEMI Regulation
Hospitals Making Progress Combating Opioid Overdoses
HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity For AMF Program

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Watch for MHA’s comment letter to CMS regarding the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule, which is due Saturday.  


Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


DHSS Issues Emergency Rule For Coronavirus, CDC Schedules Clinician Call

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz or Sarah Willson

Today, in response to the global spread of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Service filed an emergency rule to require suspected cases be immediately reported. The DHSS already has executed its general authority to require immediate reporting under 19 CSR 20-20.20(1)(C).

DHSS is directing Missourians demonstrating symptoms to first contact their provider by phone before presenting for testing. Health care providers should notify infection control personnel within their facility, and their local or state health department, of a patient under investigation for 2019-nCoV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued interim guidance for health care providers. More information is available on the MHA and DHSS websites.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a call for clinicians at 1 p.m., CST, Friday, Jan. 31 to discuss CDC guidance and clinician information regarding the outbreak.

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DHSS Issues Revised STEMI Regulation

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has issued the final order of rulemaking on 19 CSR 30-40.750 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. The final rule becomes effective March 4. The rule adds the option of Primary Heart Attack Center by The Joint Commission to the approved list of national designations for a Level II STEMI Center and Acute Heart Attack Ready Center by TJC to the approved list of national designations for a Level III STEMI Center.

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Quality and Population Health


Hospitals Making Progress Combating Opioid Overdoses

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler Visits MU Emergency Medicine Team

Last week, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler visited University of Missouri Health Careto check on the progress made through the Boone County pilot of Engaging Patients In Care Coordination programming launched September 2018.

EPICC programming provides opioid overdose patients with referral to health and behavioral health services — including certified peer recovery coaches — to establish immediate connections to medication-assisted therapies, behavioral health care and recovery support services after discharge. Since December 2016, EPICC has been launched in the eastern, central, southwestern and western parts of Missouri and has served more than 7,000 opioid overdose survivors.

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Workforce News


HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity For AMF Program

Staff Contact: Jill Williams

The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications through Tuesday, Feb. 25 for the fiscal year 2020 Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. Addiction medicine and addiction psychiatric fellowship programs can apply to receive funding to expand the number of fellows they can train. The AMF Program aims to foster robust community-based clinical training of addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry physicians.

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Consider This ...

Three more cases of the coronavirus were reported on Sunday in the United States, two in California and one in Arizona, bringing the country’s total to five, according to the C.D.C. All three had recently been in Wuhan, health officials said.

Source: The New York Times