MHA Today | May 20, 2020

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In This Issue
MHA Publishes 2020 State Legislative Session Summary
MHA Distributes FFY 2021 Proposed Medicare IRF PPS Analysis
Management And Productivity Report Available
Swope To Retire From Mercy
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Names New CEO


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MHA Publishes 2020 State Legislative Session Summary

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon or Rob Monsees

MHA published its summary of the 2020 state legislative session. It describes the outcomes of various legislative proposals affecting hospitals and health care. MHA deeply appreciates all of the support its membership provided to advance our advocacy efforts.

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MHA Distributes FFY 2021 Proposed Medicare IRF PPS Analysis

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

MHA released a summary and comprehensive analysis of proposed updates to the Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for federal fiscal year 2021. The analysis compares fiscal years 2020 and 2021, which includes market basket updates, market basket reductions mandated by the Affordable Care Act, and case-mix group and wage index updates. In aggregate, IRFs in Missouri will see an increase of 2% for services paid under the IRF PPS. The analysis does not include the effects of payments for managed care patients, sequestration or any modification in fee-for-service payments as a result of hospital participation in new payment models being tested under Medicare demonstration or pilot programs.

The analysis, which is available online for authorized users of HIDI Analytic Advantage®, includes a summary for the nation, Missouri, health systems and individual hospitals. Hospitals have until Monday, June 15, to review their hospital-specific data and submit comments regarding the proposed rule.

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HIDI Tech Connect


Management And Productivity Report Available

Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert

MHA-member hospitals that submitted first quarter data for the “Management & Productivity Report” can access their completed reports online through a secure, password-protected website. Access to this report is limited to hospitals that participate in HIDI’s voluntary management and productivity program. The reports are located on HIDI Analytic Advantage® in the “Management & Productivity” folder under the “Finance and Policy” tab. Contacts from the participating hospitals have been notified by email. Staff may download and save the reports to a secure location on their networks or PCs. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once the data have been transferred, they must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures.

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CEO Announcements


Swope To Retire From Mercy

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Jon Swope, senior vice president and regional president of Mercy Central Communities in Springfield, will retire effective Tuesday, June 30. Swope has been with Mercy for 40 years, served in his current role for the past seven years and is a past member of the MHA Board of Trustees. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

Brent Yates was named CEO of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, effective May 11. He previously served as CEO of an inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Richardson, Texas. Yates served at Kindred from 2013 to 2017, and served as a director for a Kindred acute rehabilitation unit. He succeeds Jay Guffey, who retired. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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