MHA Today | April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020


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April 27, 2020

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In This Issue
CDC Updates ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines For COVID-19
HIDI HealthStats Features Five Most- And Least-Healthy ZIP Codes
MHA’s Statewide PFAC Celebrates Patient Experience Week

What You Need To Know This Week

    Gov Parson Press Briefing
  • Reopening resources now are available in a centralized location on the COVID-19 section of MHA’s website.
  • The Missouri House of Representatives is back in Jefferson City this week to work on the state’s budget.
  • MHA President and CEO Herb Kuhn appeared today at Gov. Parson’s COVID-19 press briefing to discuss hospitals’ readiness as the state prepares to enter the recovery phase.

COVID-19 Updates


For the latest updates and most current information on coronavirus disease 2019, visit MHA's website.

HIDI Tech Connect

CDC Updates ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines For COVID-19

Staff Contact: Tim Bock

On April 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the ICD-10-CM code set to include a new diagnosis code of U07.1, COVID-19, for coronavirus disease 2019. Correct coding for COVID-19 by medical records and the billing department is vital to the health care community. The Journal of AHIMA recently released an FAQ document, developed by AHIMA and the American Hospital Association, that provides additional information. In alignment with CDC guidance, HIDI requests that immediate and correct coding guidelines be adhered to and included in your data submissions.

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HIDI HealthStats Features Five Most- And Least-Healthy ZIP Codes

Staff Contact: Mat Reidhead
Chart of  Top- and Bottom-Five Ranked ZIP Codes
Location has a profound impact on health. The ability to examine targeted health data for a specific county, and the ZIP codes contained therein, enables health care providers and other community stakeholders to identify issues and take action to help create and sustain a healthier Missouri. exploreMOhealth is designed to facilitate the exploration of unique hyperlocal health data for a better understanding of the factors influencing outcomes across Missouri communities. HIDI HealthStats features the five most- and least-healthy ZIP codes identified in the latest Missouri ZIP Health Rankings. For more insight into the health factors and health outcomes driving the results for these, and all ZIP codes in Missouri, visit Questions, comments and feedback on the site or data are welcome at

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MHA’s Statewide PFAC Celebrates Patient Experience Week

Staff Contact: Alison Williams

MHA’s Statewide Patient Family Advisory Council is celebrating Patient Experience Week, April 27 through May 1. Initiated by The Beryl Institute, Patient Experience Week is an annual event to celebrate and honor health care staff who make a positive impact on the patient experience. Health care providers are at the heart of the patient and family experience – at no time more evident than now, as they have heroically stood up resources, support and exceptional care for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While celebrations may look different this year, health care organizations are encouraged to recognize their everyday heroes in safe, meaningful ways. For example, Children’s Mercy is sponsoring a “Notes of Encouragement” initiative, asking patients, families, and the community to submit notes of support and praise to health care workers. The notes are being read in huddles, forwarded to hospital executives, and also placed in staff break rooms.

This week also represents a time to consider how the patient experience can be further elevated. MHA’s Statewide PFAC has developed guidance, video blogs and tools to support these efforts.

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Consider This ...

Patient experience is defined as the sum of all interactions shaped by an organization's culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.

Source: The Beryl Institute