09/20/2019

MHA Today | September 20, 2019

Insights
U.S. House Approves Short-Term Delay Of DSH Allotment Cuts
State Insurance Reform Task Force Solicits Comments
Blunt Unveils U.S. Senate Appropriations Proposal
MHA Comments On Medicare OPPS Regulatory Proposal
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Second Quarter CY 2019 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
Google Maps Adds Naloxone Availability And Recovery Meetings
TJC Announces 2020 ORYX Performance Measurement Requirements

09/18/2019

MHA Today | September 18, 2019

Judge Rules Against HHS HOPD Clinic Payment Reductions
MHA Distributes CAH Databook
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2020 Final IRF PPS
AHRQ Releases National Healthcare Quality And Disparities Report
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual
CMS Selects Hospitals For OQR CY 2021 Validation
CenterPointe Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

09/16/2019

MHA Today | September 16, 2019

DHSS Responds To MHA’s Questions About Medical Marijuana
Trajectories: Strategies To Reduce Workplace Violence To Achieve The Quadruple Aim
Tomorrow Is World Patient Safety Day

09/13/2019

MHA Today | September 13, 2019

Insights
DHSS Considering Revising Reportable Conditions Related To Vaping
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AgriSafe Offers Complimentary, Rural-Focused Health Webinars

09/11/2019

MHA Today | September 11, 2019

Federal Advocacy Trip Focuses On Rural Health
NGA Hosting Four Legal Preparedness Webinars
TJC Issues Addendum To Specifications Manual

09/09/2019

MHA Today | September 9, 2019

Trajectories: Strategies To Reduce Workplace Violence To Achieve The Quadruple Aim
NRHRC Releases The 2019 Rural Hospital Guide To Improving Care Management
CMS Seeks Nominations For Behavioral Health Measures Project
Grady Accepts New Role With Shriners Hospital For Children

09/06/2019

MHA Today | September 6, 2019

CMS Issues Final Rule Regarding Program Integrity Enhancements To Provider Enrollment Process
DHSS Releases Health Advisory Related To Vaping
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of HCAHPS Submission Deadline
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality eCQM Proven Practices Webinars
HRSA Announces Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program
MORH Offers Complimentary Webinars To Rural And Underserved Communities
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

09/04/2019

MHA Today | September 4, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative Campaign Launches
AHA Releases Report On Hospital And Health System Mergers
MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2020 Medicare Outpatient PPS
CMS Updates Market Saturation And Utilization Data Tool
CMS Revises RHC Emergency Medicine Availability Guidelines
DCI Eliminates Initial Examination Fee For Nurses
New Study Finds Legislated PDMPs Reduce Opioid-Related ED, Hospital Visits
NACHC Releases National Diabetes Prevention And Management Change Package

08/30/2019

MHA Today | August 30, 2019

CMS Releases Redesigned Medicare Plan Finder
DHSS Files Emergency STEMI Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
ICD-10 Codes Expand To Include Deep Tissue Injury
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
Surgeon General Issues Advisory On Marijuana Use
VA Medical Centers Name New Directors

08/28/2019

MHA Today | August 28, 2019

CMS And OSHA Issue Report On Workplace Violence Standards
MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To CY 2020 Medicare Home Health PPS
State Agencies Rename And Reorganize
Judge Blocks Restrictions On Abortion
CMS Publishes 2020 Reporting Period eCQM Flows
Pinnacle Regional Hospital Names New CEO

08/23/2019

MHA Today | August 23, 2019

Insights
DHHS Proposes Looser Restrictions On Substance Abuse Treatment Records
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Analytic Tool Available To Assess Wage Index Reclassification For FFY 2021
AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program Available

08/21/2019

MHA Today | August 21, 2019

OIG Faults Collection Of Medicaid Data On Opioid Prescribing
CBO Releases Federal Deficit Projection
MHA Distributes Wage And Occupational Mix Data For Review
CMS Issues Clarification On CAH Provider Locations
PFAC Releases Part Three In Vlog Series
HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity

08/19/2019

MHA Today | August 19, 2019

CMS To Update Hospital Star Ratings In 2020
CDC Releases 2018 Update On Antibiotic Use In The U.S.
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

08/16/2019

MHA Today | August 16, 2019

Insights
State Legislative Committee Hears Comments On Health Costs And Access
National Report On Mass Violence Considers Causes, Impacts And Solutions
CDC Releases Free Infection Control Training Courses
CMS Releases Updated IQR And OQR Specifications Manuals

08/14/2019

MHA Today | August 14, 2019

D.C. Court Rules Against Hospitals In DSH Litigation
CMS Reports On Enrollment In Individual Insurance Market
CMS Releases CART-Inpatient Version 4.23.1
Hospital-Specific Reports Available For CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
CMS Selects Hospitals For eCQM Validation

08/12/2019

MHA Today | August 12, 2019

MHA Submits Response To Federal Regulatory Relief Solicitation
Rural-Focused Learning Opportunities Available For Community Health Improvement
Opportunities For Buprenorphine Waiver Training Available

08/09/2019

MHA Today | August 9, 2019

Insights
Management And Productivity Report Available
Naloxone Access Increases, Gaps Still Remain
CMS Offers Listening Session Regarding OPPS And ASC Proposed Rule
Mercy Hospital Joplin Names New President

08/08/2019

Special Edition MHA Today | August 8, 2019

Issue Brief: Medicare Final FY 2020 Inpatient And LTCH PPS

08/07/2019

MHA Today | August 7, 2019

MHA Releases Issue Brief On Medicare CY 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule
MHD DME Face-To-Face Requirements Extend To Managed Care
June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
National Association of Attorneys General Recommends Increased Access To Treatment For OUD
The Beryl Institute Hosts PX Pop-Up Event At Children’s Mercy Kansas City
AHA’s The Value Initiative Hosts Executive Forum

08/05/2019

MHA Today | August 5, 2019

CMS Releases Final FY 2020 Medicare Inpatient And LTCH PPS
DHSS And MPRO Collaborate To Increase Utilization Of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Version 2020A
July 2019 Hospital Compare Data Updates Available
Nurse Leadership Fellowship Financial Aid Available
Nominations Open For Distinguished Quality Professional Award

08/02/2019

MHA Today | August 2, 2019

Insights
Congressional Committee Leaders Needle Agencies On Hospice Deficiencies And Air Ambulances
MHA Releases Issue Briefs On Payment And Policy Updates
MHD Issues New Prescriber Guidelines For Benzodiazepines
CMS Revises Immediate Jeopardy Criteria
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Planned Parenthood Challenges Changes To Abortion Laws
FY 2020 Hospital VBP Payment Adjustment Factors Available For Review

07/31/2019

MHA Today | July 31, 2019

GAO Examines States' Supplemental Medicaid Payments To Hospitals
Governor Appoints State Health Insurance Innovation Task Force
MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
MHA Releases Issue Briefs On Medicare Payment And Policy Updates
DHSS Publishes Legionella News Release
CMS Issues PHI Memo

07/29/2019

MHA Today | July 29, 2019

CMS Releases Medicare CY 2020 Proposed Rules For OPPS, ESRD And PFS
Health Care Costs Reach More Than $28,000 For Family Of Four
HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report Online
Research Medical Center Names New CEO

07/26/2019

MHA Today | July 26, 2019

Insights
DHSS Issues Emergency Rule On Legionella
Pharmacy Technician Discipline And Termination Notification
MHA And Board Of Pharmacy Hosts Webinars On August 15
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases New Inpatient Risk-Adjusted Mortality Report To Missouri Participating Hospitals
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2019 Inpatient, Outpatient, Databases

07/24/2019

MHA Today | July 24, 2019

CDC Updates Interim Recommendations For Measles In Health Care Settings
CDC Increases Support To Ebola Outbreak, U.S. Hospital Planning Resource Available
New Guide For Medication-Assisted Treatment Available

07/22/2019

MHA Today | July 22, 2019

HIDI Releases First Quarter 2019 VBP Payments Model
CMS Announces HAC Program Review And Corrections Period
CMS Announces IQR And Promoting Interoperability Programs Education Session
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Names New President

07/19/2019

MHA Today | July 19, 2019

Insights
Governor Forms Health Insurance Innovation Task Force
Medicaid Caseload Slide Continues
MHD Increases Rates For Physician Services, Therapies, Private Duty Nursing And DME
CMS Updates Medicaid Scorecards
District Court Upholds Rule Expanding Non-ACA Health Plans
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Drug-Related Deaths Rise In Missouri
CMS Announces Preview Period For October 2019 Hospital Compare Data

MHA Today | July 17, 2019

U.S House Committee Approves New Version Of Surprise Billing, Medicaid DSH Legislation
Congressional Committee Creates Rural And Underserved Communities Health Task Force
Legionella Now Reportable Within One Day
MHA Releases Issue Brief On Proposed CY 2020 Home Health Updates
Long-Term Care Facility Rules Put Patients Over Paperwork And Update Arbitration Requirement
MHA Releases Analysis Of FFY 2019 Post-Acute Care Transfer Policy
MHA PFAC Releases Part Two In Vlog Series

MHA Today | July 15, 2019

Governor Vetoes Legislation From 2019 Session
CRS Releases Report On Medicare Financial Status And Insolvency Projections
MHD Increases Reimbursement For Behavioral Health, Ambulance, Home Health Services
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS Announces HAC And HRRP Education Session

MHA Today | July 12, 2019


Insights
Governor Approves New State Laws
Congressional Subcommittee Advances Surprise Billing, DSH Cut Legislation
MHA Releases Issue Brief On Mandatory Payment Models
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2020 Home Health Updates
CMS Changes Course On Monitoring Of Medicaid Network Adequacy
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

MHA Today | July 10, 2019

MHA Comments On Surprise Billing Legislation
MHD Lifts Behavioral Health Limits
Trump Issues Kidney Health Executive Order And Kidney Care Innovation Models
MHA Releases Draft Medical Staff Bylaw Provisions Addressing Medical Marijuana
Missouri DHSS Hosts ESSENCE Training Sessions
Pulsipher Announces Retirement From Mercy Hospital Joplin

07/08/2019

MHA Today | July 8, 2019

Missouri Revenues Fall Short Of Projections
CMS Updates Inpatient Abstraction And Reporting Tools
MSPB HSRs For FY 2020 VBP Program Now Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

07/03/2019

MHA Today | July 3, 2019

Happy Fourth Of July From MHA
CMS Expands Coverage Of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
CMS Releases EMTALA FAQ For Psychiatric Hospitals
CMS Announces OQR Hospital Quality Reporting July 2019 System Release
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

07/01/2019

MHA Today | July 1, 2019

Missouri Congressional Delegation On Recess For Fourth Of July
MO-HOPE Releases Medication-Based Treatment Infographic
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
TJC Offers Webinar On Technical Aspects Of eCQM CQL
St. Alexius Hospital Names Interim CEO

06/28/2019

MHA Today | June 28, 2019

Insights
Senator Blunt Honored As Champion Of Children’s Health
MHA Releases Analysis Of The Medicare Programs And Quality Trends Reports
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Data Submission Period
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CenterPointe Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

06/26/2019

MHA Today | June 26, 2019

Missouri’s Approach To Price And Quality Transparency
U.S. Senate Committee Advances Health Proposal
President Reauthorizes Preparedness Program Funding
Governor Approves New Laws On Opioids And Radiologic Technologists
CBO Releases Long-Term Budget Outlook
MHA PFAC Releases Part Two In Vlog Series

06/24/2019

MHA Today | June 24, 2019

Trump Signs Executive Order On Health Care Transparency
MO HealthNet Division Ends “Grandfathering” For Most Drugs
CMS Releases HSRs For 2019 DRA HAC Measures
National Alliance For Recovery Residences Conference Comes To St. Louis
CMS Updates IQR Known Issues Document

06/21/2019

MHA Today | June 21, 2019

Insights
HHS Proposes New Nondiscrimination Standards For Health And Health Education Programs
MHA Comments On Proposed FY 2020 IPPS And LTCH Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Hosts Co-Location Listening Session
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Connecting Justice-Involved Individuals To Medicaid Helps Address The Opioid Epidemic
AHA Releases 2019 National Health Care Governance Survey Report
Menorah Medical Center Names New CEO

06/19/2019

MHA Today | June 19, 2019

Groups Urge Veto Of Motorcycle Helmet Repeal Legislation
MHA Submits Comments On Regulations, Interpretive Guidance
Regulators Propose Surprise Billing Arbitration Process
MedPAC Publishes June Report To Congress
CMS Issues FY 2020 IPPS And LTCH Correction Notice

06/17/2019

MHA Today | June 17, 2019

CMS Issues First Order Under NQIIC
CDC Releases Information On First Cases of Ebola Virus Disease In Uganda
MACPAC Report To Congress Recommends Removing Third-Party Payments From DSH Calculation

06/14/2019

MHA Today | June 14, 2019

Insights
HHS Proposes New Nondiscrimination Standards For Health And Health Education Programs
Final Federal Rule Revises Health Reimbursement Arrangements
MHA Seeks Member Feedback On MHA Today

06/13/2019

MHA Today | June 13, 2019

MHA Eligible To Participate As NQIIC Prime Contractor
Commonwealth Fund Releases 2019 Scorecard On State Health System Performance
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session
Learn How To Get The Best Out Of People At MHA’s Upcoming Seminar

MHA Today | June 12, 2019

University Of Missouri Announces Kidney Disease ECHO Webinars
NIOSH Releases Guidance Document On Medication-Based Treatment For Employees
Patient And Family Engagement Resources Available
HIDI Releases First Quarter CY 2019 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators

06/11/2019

MHA Today | June 11, 2019

Governor Approves State Budget Bills
CMS Extends Deadline For Issuing Final Hospital Regulation
MHA Distributes Analysis Of The Proposed FFY 2020 LTCH PPS
Missouri Supreme Court To Rehear Negligent Credentialing Case
CMS Releases Abstraction Paper Tools

06/10/2019

MHA Today | June 10, 2019

MHA Convenes Hospitals To Strengthen Workplace Violence Prevention Programs
New Article Examines The Effects Of Narcan Distribution On The Opioid Epidemic
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

06/07/2019

MHA Today | June 7, 2019

Insights
CDC Issues Recommendations Anticipating TB Antigen Shortage
CMS Issues EMTALA And Death Reporting Guidelines
MHA Promotes Safe Care Environments On National #HAVhope Day
CHNA Implementation Plan Templates Available For Chronic Diseases

06/06/2019

MHA Today | June 6, 2019

CMS Issues RFI On Patients Over Paperwork Initiative
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Spotlight Hospitals Integrate CHNAs And Implementation Plans To Improve Community Health
CMS Releases IPFQR Program Manual Version 5.0
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

06/05/2019

MHA Today | June 5, 2019

Report Shows Present And Future Opportunities Within Missouri Health Careers
VA Issues Final Rules On Access To Community And Urgent Care
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2020 Proposed Medicare IRF PPS
Rural And Nonurban Missouri Hospital Mobile Assets Participate In Communications Exercise
exploreMOhealth Platform Available To Assist with CHNAs
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of HCAHPS Submission Deadline

06/04/2019

MHA Today | June 4, 2019

Congressional Subcommittee Reviews DSH Cut And Behavioral Health Bills
MHD Updates Ambulance Reimbursement Policy
MHA Distributes Analysis Of The Proposed FFY 2020 IPF PPS
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2019 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
MHA Resource Available To Implement CHNAs

06/03/2019

MHA Today | June 3, 2019

MHA Submits Comments On Interoperability Proposed Rules
SCOTUS Issues Ruling About Medicare Disproportionate Share Rate
MHA Offers Resources During Community Health Improvement Week

MHA Today | May 31, 2019

Insights
Georgetown University Study Highlights Decline In Children’s Medicaid Coverage
MHD Changes Remittance Advice
Children’s Hospitals And State Partners Simulate Evacuation Exercise
Nearly 1,000 U.S. Measles Cases Already This Year

05/30/2019

MHA Today | May 30, 2019

MHA Increases Support For Small Rural Hospitals Through SHIP Grant
Trajectories — Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Conversation That Could Save Two Lives
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

05/29/2019

MHA Today | May 29, 2019

DHSS Finalizes Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules
CMS Finalizes Changes To The PACE Program
MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To 2020 SNF PPS
Missouri Hospitals Continue Hospital Preparedness Exercises
2019 Trustee Of The Year Call For Nominations

05/28/2019

MHA Today | May 28, 2019

Hospitals Practice Response To Highly Infectious Patient
Rural Americans Identify Health Care Challenges
Number Of U.S. Births Drops Fourth Year In A Row

05/24/2019

MHA Today | May 24, 2019

Insights
Federal Momentum Builds On Price Transparency Mandates
Trump Administration Considers Changes To Federal Poverty Measure
America’s Health Rankings Releases Senior Report
Babb Announces Retirement, Fulbright Named His Successor

05/23/2019

MHA Today | May 23, 2019

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS Payment And Policy Updates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Conversation That Could Save Two Lives
Medication First Model Receives Publication Distinction
Severe Weather And Tornadoes Damage Several Missouri Communities

05/22/2019

MHA Today | May 22, 2019

Report Shows Missouri’s Physicians Contribute $12 Billion To Gross State Product
Congressional Committee Leaders Seek Maternal Mortality Information
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2018 VBP Payments Model
CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation

05/21/2019

MHA Today | May 21, 2019

MHA Publishes 2019 State Legislative Session Summary
MHA Distributes Final Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
EPICC Expands To Address Opioid Use
Patient And Family Engagement Resources Available

05/20/2019

MHA Today | May 20, 2019

MHA Comments On Medicare Wage Index Changes Proposed By CMS
HIDI Announces 2019 Regional Meetings
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
DeSouza Leaves Research Medical Center

05/17/2019

MHA Today | May 17, 2019

Insights
General Assembly Extends FRA And Other Provider Taxes
State Legislators Enact Omnibus Health Bill
U.S. Senate Group Proposes Surprise Billing Legislation
Report Reviews Marijuana Use And Driver Impairment
TJC Offers Webinar On Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification
Health Care Leadership Convenes At MHA’s Leadership Forum

05/16/2019

MHA Today | May 16, 2019

State Legislators Enact Health Insurance Task Force
MHD Issues Guidance On Outpatient Surgical Billing
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Conversation That Could Save Two Lives
Missouri Receives Grants For Opioid Response In Rural Communities
Court Enjoins Implementation Of Liver Transplant Policy

05/15/2019

MHA Today | May 15, 2019

House Shows Strong Support For Medicaid DSH Cut Delay
House Energy & Commerce Committee Releases Discussion Draft About Surprise Billing
Tidball Named Acting Director Of Social Services
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
St. Mary’s Medical Center Names New CEO

05/14/2019

MHA Today | May 14, 2019

Legislators Enact Medical Futility Legislation
Interoperability Hardship Exception Available
Two Opportunities For Buprenorphine Waiver Training Available

05/13/2019

MHA Today | May 13, 2019

MHA Report Demonstrates Hospitals’ Significant Economic Value
CBO Scores President’s 2020 Budget
CMS Seeks Comment On Hospital Co-Location Guidance
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality eCQM Webinar
Celebrate National Hospital Week With MHA

05/10/2019

MHA Today | May 10, 2019

Insights
General Assembly Completes State Budget Enactment
State House Acts On Federal Liver Allocation Policy
Senate Advances Health Legislation Package

05/09/2019

MHA Today | May 9, 2019

White House Unveils Surprise Billing Principles
Missouri Board Of Pharmacy To Host Technician Compliance Update Webinar
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Conversation That Could Save Two Lives

05/08/2019

MHA Today | May 8, 2019

MHA Releases Analysis Of Medicare Programs And Quality Trends Reports
Department Of Justice Offers New False Claims Act Guidance
HHS Finalizes Rule To Increase Drug Pricing Transparency
March MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
DHSS Releases Health Update On Measles Prevention And Testing Recommendations

05/07/2019

MHA Today | May 7, 2019

Judge Rules On 340B Medicare Payment Reductions
CMS Announces Funding Extension
MHA PFAC Releases Vlog
Employed Physicians Outnumber Self-Employed For First Time

05/06/2019

MHA Today | May 6, 2019

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe Recognizes Hospital Volunteers At Capitol
State House Committee Approves Resolution On Federal Liver Transplant Policy
Legislators Advance Insurance Waiver Study
TJC Offers Webinar On Disease-Specific Care Certification Standards
This Week Is National Nurses Week
MHA Opens Trustee Of The Year Call For Nominations

05/03/2019

MHA Today | May 3, 2019

Legislative Committee Expands Health Proposal
Spring Newsletters Posted To Quality Reporting Center
Menorah Medical Center Names Interim CEO

05/02/2019

MHA Today | May 2, 2019

State Legislators Approve Tort Reform Bills
Legislative Committee Advances Health Proposal
CMS Administrator Posts Blog About Recovery Audit Contractor Burden
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
New Resources Available To Address The Opioid Crisis
CMS Releases QDM Version 5.5

05/01/2019

MHA Today | May 1, 2019

Committee Advances Medicaid Managed Care Reform Bill
CMS Proposes Rule To Strengthen Oversight Of Accrediting Organizations
CMS Announces Preview Period For VBP FY 2020 HSRs
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

04/30/2019

MHA Today | April 30, 2019

MHA And KHA Weigh In On Workplace Violence In Health Care
FRA Reauthorization Bills Advance
Legislators Approve Pediatric Medical Futility Proposal
Hospital Legislation Gets Senate Approval
AIM Collaborative Brings New Tools To Reduce Maternal Mortality In Missouri
CMS Announces Outreach And Education Session

04/29/2019

MHA Today | April 29, 2019

FY 2020 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule Issue Brief Available
CMMI Issues 2018 Report To Congress
Brookings Forum On Funding To Address Social Determinants Of Health
CMS Proposes Ligature Risk Interpretive Guidelines
MHA Workplace Violence Prevention Workshops Open For Registration
CHA Announces New President And CEO

04/26/2019

MHA Today | April 26, 2019

Insights
Interstate Compact For Psychologist Licensure Gets Underway
Deadline Nears For Visionary Leadership Award Applications
CMS Announces Preview Period For July 2019 Hospital Compare Data
CMS Updates April 2019 Hospital Compare Downloadable Data
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

04/25/2019

MHA Today | April 25, 2019

HHS Delays Controversial Liver Allocation Policy
House Committee Approves FRA Authorization
Senate Passes State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
Legislative Committee Reviews Short-Term Insurance Expansion
DHSS Releases CARE Consent Form
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

04/24/2019

MHA Today | April 24, 2019

FRA Reauthorization Advances In Senate After Extended Debate
Assistant Physician Bill Creates Alternative Path To Physician Licensure
State Legislators Consider Medicaid Managed Care Reform
DHSS Releases Proposed Hospital Licensing Regulations
Hospitals Sue Over Liver Allocation Policy
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital Hosts Addiction Conference

04/23/2019

MHA Today | April 23, 2019

Legislative Committee Votes To Block Medicaid Contracting Amendment
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2020 Payment And Policy Updates To The Inpatient And LTCH PPS
Missouri DHSS Releases Draft Medical Marijuana Rule For Physicians
MHA Receives HIIN Extension
2019 Aim For Excellence Award Call For Applications Reminder
Bothwell Regional Health Center Names New CEO

04/22/2019

MHA Today | April 22, 2019

New Report Says Medicare Trust Fund To Deplete In Seven Years
CMS Releases Proposed Medicare Hospice Payment Rate Update For FY 2020
CMS Releases Proposed Medicare SNF Payment And Policy Update For FY 2020
HHS Announces Medicare Primary Care Initiative
MHD Offers Behavioral Health Workshop
HIDI HealthStats — Assessing Community Health Needs With exploreMOhealt

04/19/2019

MHA Today | April 19, 2019

Insights
MHA Releases Issue Brief On CMS’ Proposed Updates To FY 2020 IPF
CMS Issues Marketplace 2020 Payment Notice
CMS Extends Deadline For Interoperability Rule Comments
MHD Modifies Precertification Requirements For Individual, Family And Group Therapy
MHD Behavioral Health Provider Training Sessions Available
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

04/18/2019

MHA Today | April 18, 2019

Hospital Boards Affirm Commitment To Rural Health Investments
State Legislative Chambers Exchange Health Care Bills
Corsi Resigns From Department Of Social Services Post
MHA Releases Issue Brief On Proposed Payment And Policy Updates To FY 2020 IRF
CMS Releases Proposed Payment And Policy Updates To FY 2020 IPF
ASAM Offers Addiction Medicine Training Opportunity

04/17/2019

MHA Today | April 17, 2019

Senate Committee Approves Hospital Inspections Bill
Senate Committee Hears Hospital Infection Control Legislation
KFF Releases Medicaid Expansion State Fact Sheets
CMS Releases Proposed Payment And Policy Updates To FY 2020 IRF
Washington University Announces Free Or Reduced Cost Medical School

04/16/2019

MHA Today | April 16, 2019

General Assembly Completes Enactment Of Supplemental Spending Bill
House Of Representatives Endorses Hospital Inspection Bill
House Advances Hospital Infection Control Legislation
State House Approves Nursing Legislation
Today Is National Healthcare Decisions Day
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

04/15/2019

MHA Today | April 15, 2019

Legislative Committee Approves Medication First Coverage Enhancements
Legislators Review Air Ambulance Surprise Billing Measure
HIDI HealthStats — Assessing Community Health Needs With exploreMOhealth
MHA Offers Workplace Violence Prevention Workshops

04/12/2019

MHA Today | April 12, 2019

Insights
MHD Delays NDC Reporting Requirement For Outpatient 340B Drug Reimbursement
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Weekly Flu Surveillance Suspended For 2018-19 Season
MHA Thanks Hospital Volunteers

04/11/2019

MHA Today | April 11, 2019

UHC Expands Bundled Payments For MA Providers
CMS Releases ACO Case Studies And Care Coordination Toolkit
HHS Launches A Volunteer HIPAA Pilot Program
MHA Reports Medicare Pay-For-Performance Overview

04/10/2019

MHA Today | April 10, 2019

Missouri Hospital Executives Advocate In Washington, D.C.
Committee Reviews Medicaid Managed Care Reform Bill
MHA Releases Analysis Of Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary

04/09/2019

MHA Today | April 9, 2019

John Bluford Receives AHA Honor Award
February MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

04/08/2019

MHA Today | April 8, 2019

Blunt Addresses AHA Annual Meeting
House Committee Hears MHA-Promoted Bill That Reverses Managed Care Hospital Rate Cap
HIDI HealthStats — Assessing Community Health Needs With exploreMOhealth
IHI Hosts Call To Discuss White Paper
LeadingAge Missouri To Host Acute And Post-Acute Summit

04/05/2019

MHA Today | April 5, 2019

Insights
CMS Issues Bad Debt Accounting Classification For Medicare-Medicaid Crossover
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

04/04/2019

MHA Today | April 4, 2019

Senate Committee Advances PDMP Legislation
Prompt Credentialing Legislation Advances
CMS Issues Bad Debt Accounting Classification For Medicare-Medicaid Crossover
Analysis Of S-10 Data And Medicare DSH Implications Available
CMS Provides Outpatient Claims Detail Reports
TJC Announces Direct Data Submission Webinar
BNDD Promotes National Drug Takeback Day

04/03/2019

MHA Today |  April 3, 2019

Senate Postpones Medicaid Managed Care Reform Hearing
GAO Finds Limited Research On Costs Of Untreated Behavioral Health Conditions
MHA Announces Approaching Award Deadlines
Black River Medical Center To Convert To Urgent Care Center
DEA Announces National Drug Takeback Day

04/02/2019

MHA Today | April 2, 2019

Infection Control Legislation Advances
Senate Committee Considers CNA Training Changes
Legislators Review Medicaid Restrictions On Anti-Psychotic Drugs
MHA Releases Enacted And Possible Additional Medicare Cuts Analysis
Medicare Advantage And Part D Rate Announcement, Final Call Letter Available
CMS Releases 4Q2018 Submission Checklists

04/01/2019

MHA Today | April 1, 2019

Updated exploreMOhealth Data Available For 940 Missouri ZIP Codes
MHA Releases Medical Marijuana Resources
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2019 Inpatient, Outpatient, Databases
CMS Posts Resources For CY 2019 eCQM Reporting Period

MHA Today | March 29, 2019

Insights
Legislative Proposals Win Committee Approval
MHA Comments On Proposed DHSS Lab Test Fee Hike
HRSA Announces Rural Maternity And Obstetrics Management Strategies Program
CDC Issues Health Alert On Influenza Activity
CMS Announces VBP Program Education Session

03/28/2019

MHA Today | March 28, 2019

Legislative Committee Advances Certificate Of Need Changes
Medicaid “Global Waiver” Bill Advances In Senate
DHSS Releases New Controlled Substances Schedules
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter CY 2018 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
MHA Presents At NACCHO Preparedness Summit

03/27/2019

MHA Today | March 27, 2019

MHA Releases New Research On The Economic Cost Of The Opioid Crisis
House Passes State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
Senate Committee Reviews Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation
MHD To Accept Assistant Physician Claims
MHD Makes Alternative Therapies Available To Chronic Pain Patients
HIDI Offers Webinars On New Market Forecaster

03/26/2019

MHA Today | March 26, 2019

House Advances Substance Abuse Policy Legislation
Legislative Committees Approve Practitioner Licensure Bills
MHA Comments On VA Community Access Rule
The National Academies Press Releases New Book

03/25/2019

MHA Today | March 25, 2019

Thousands Of Missouri Nurse Licenses Expire Friday, April 26
CMS Regulatory Burdens Cost IPFs $1.7 Billion Annually
Mosaic Life Care Finalizes Acquisition Of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital

03/22/2019

MHA Today | March 22, 2019

Insights
HHS 2018 Annual Report Available
National Academies Report Pushes More Medicaid For Opioid Treatment

03/21/2019

MHA Today | March 21, 2019

GAO Reviews Out-of-Network Air Ambulance Billings
MHD Adds Alternative Therapies For Chronic Pain Treatment
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Report Shows Fentanyl Deaths On The Rise
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Names New President

03/20/2019

MHA Today | March 20, 2019

HIDI Releases New Market Forecaster To Missouri Participating Hospitals
Six Missouri Colleges And Universities Receive Nursing Education Grants
Black River Medical Center Discusses Merger With Saint Francis Healthcare System
HRSA And Delta Regional Authority Schedule Telehealth Webinar

03/19/2019

MHA Today | March 19, 2019

Navigant Releases Preliminary Analysis Of Medicare Expansion Effects On Hospitals
CHR&R Announces Release Of The Tenth Edition Of Their Rankings
Provident Young Professionals To Host Panel On The Opioid Crisis
CMS Invites Comments On Draft 2020 QRDA I Implementation Guide

03/18/2019

MHA Today | March 18, 2019

MedPAC Releases March Report To Congress
MHA Releases Analysis Of Medicare ED Evaluation
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

03/15/2019

MHA Today | March 15, 2019

Insights
State Senate Advances Supplemental Spending Bill
House Approves Physical Therapy Practice Standard

03/14/2019

MHA Today | March 14, 2019

Committees Review Provider Tax Reauthorization
Legislative Committee Approves Network Credentialing Bill
Legislation Revises Physical Therapy Standards
Integrating Security Into The Care Team Could Improve Safety
Missouri State Board Of Nursing Approves Expansions For Nursing Programs

03/13/2019

MHA Today | March 13, 2019

Registration And Attestation Submission Deadline Is Tomorrow
DHSS Issues Emergency Hospital Licensure Rule
CMS To Improve Nursing Home Compare In April
Patient Safety And Human Trafficking Resources Available
Missouri Organ And Tissue Donor Program Requests Input

03/12/2019

MHA Today | March 12, 2019

House Budget Committee Approves State FY 2020 Budget
Committee Advances Certificate Of Need Repeal Legislation
State Legislators Consider Practitioner Licensure Legislation
Legislative Committee Approves New Standards For Hospital Inspectors
MHA Releases Issue Brief On President’s 2020 Budget
MHA Launches Resources To Promote Safe Care

03/11/2019

MHA Today | March 11, 2019

President Trump Releases 2020 Executive Budget
MHA Recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness Week
CHR&R Announces 10th Edition Ranking Release
CMS Releases Updated QRDA I File
TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar

03/08/2019

MHA Today | March 8, 2019

Insights
State House Approves Supplemental Spending Bill
Senate Committee Approves Regulatory Reform Legislation
MedPAC Posts Meeting Materials
January MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Reports Find Deaths Due To Alcohol, Drugs And Suicide Are On The Rise
New Webinar Focuses On Addiction And The ED
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

03/07/2019

MHA Today | March 7, 2019

House Committee Begins FY 2020 State Budget Mark-up
MHA Releases Map To Evaluate Proposed Access Standards For Veterans
CMS Seeks Recommendations About Purchasing Insurance Across State Lines
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Hospital Quality Reporting Center Winter 2019 Newsletter Available
CMS Announces Education Session
Nevada Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

MHA Today | March 6, 2019

MHA Opposes Legislation To Expand Authorization Of Concealed Weapons In Hospitals
CMS Issues Revised Immediate Jeopardy Conditions
MHD Corrects RHC Distant Site Telehealth Billing Requirements
Training On Medication First Treatment Of Opioid Use Disorder Available
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of HCAHPS Submission Deadline
CMS Invites Feedback On Draft eCQM Packages

03/05/2019

MHA Today | March 5, 2019

MHA To Release New Report On Adolescent Suicidality
State Senate Approves Liability Legislation Compromise
Legislation Sets New Standards For Hospital Inspectors
CMS To Hold National Call On Star Ratings
CDC Releases COCA Now On Ebola Considerations
The FDA Addresses The Opioid Crisis
Mosaic Medical Center — Maryville Names New President

03/04/2019

MHA Today | March 4, 2019

MHA Supports APRN Legislation
Code Of State Regulations Adds Controlled Substance Rules
Statewide PFAC Releases Vlog
CMS Updates Hospital Compare Data

03/01/2019

MHA Today | March 1, 2019

Committee Reviews APRN Licensure Legislation
MO HealthNet Schedules Telehealth Billing Webinars
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Announces Visionary Leadership Award Call For Nominations
HRSA Offers Federal Funding Opportunities Webinar
TJC Seeks eCQM Proven Practices Success Stories
APS Announces Partnership To Identify Energy Savings

02/28/2019

MHA Today | February 28, 2019  

Senate Committee Endorses Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill
House Budget Committee Advances Supplemental Appropriation Bill
State Senate Reaches Liability Legislation Compromise
DHSS Issues Home Health And Hospice Employment Clarification
CMS Extends eCQM Data Submission Deadline For CY2018 Reporting Period
Missouri AG Hires State Sexual Assault Kit Coordinator

02/27/2019

MHA Today | February 27, 2019

CMS Launches New Podcast — CMS: Beyond The Policy
HIDI Posts 2018 Annual Licensing Survey Of Missouri Hospitals
CMS Releases eCQM Case Detail Report
TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar
Surgery Center Wins Negligent Credentialing Appeal

MHA Today | February 26, 2019

Legislators Consider Insurer Credentialing Protection
HIDI Releases FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
Missouri STR/SOR Offers Free Buprenorphine Waiver Training
TJC Updating CY 2019 Chart-Based Measure Selections
CMS Releases 2019 QRDA Category I Schematron

02/25/2019

MHA Today | February 25, 2019

DHSS Proposes To Raise Metabolic Testing Fees
DHSS Issues Syphilis Health Advisory
CMS Issues New Strategies To Reduce Opioid Use

MHA Today | February 22, 2019

SAMHSA Report Reviews Behavioral Health Spending Trends
Study Assesses Rural Hospital Sustainability
DHSS Publishes Draft Medical Marijuana Rule
VA Issues Proposed Rule On Access To Community Providers
MHD To Allow Claims For LARCs From Administering Providers Only
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
DHSS Releases Health Update For Ebola Virus Disease

MHA Today | February 21, 2019

Senate Committee Reviews FRA Reauthorization Legislation
MHA Opposes Maternal Mortality Review Legislation
AHA Releases Surprise Billing Principles
MHA Releases CAH And PPS Rate Comparison
CMS Releases National Health Expenditure Projections
MHD To Require NDC Reporting For Outpatient 340B Drug Reimbursement

02/20/2019

MHA Today | February 20, 2019

House Budget Subcommittee Advances Recommendations
Legislative Committee Approves Medicaid Work Requirement
State House Approves Medical Futility Legislation
MHA Supports Liability And Utilization Review Legislation
OIG Report — CMS Improperly Paid SNFs $84 Million
Crittenton Children’s Center Names New President

02/19/2019

MHA Today | February 19, 2019

Uncompensated Care And Community Benefit Set Record Totals In 2017
Hospice Death Investigation Bills Advance

02/15/2019

MHA Today | February 15, 2019

CMS Proposes CAR T-Cell Therapy National Coverage
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

02/18/2019

MHA Today | February 18, 2019

CMS Issues Emergency Preparedness Updates
DHSS Files Controlled Substance Rules
Research Finds Underinsured Numbers Increase

02/14/2019

MHA Today | February 14, 2019

Legislators Consider Repeal Of Motorcycle Helmet Law
HHS Launches New Emergency Triage, Treatment And Transport Model
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Hosts Quality And Safety Showcase
AHA Offers Webinar On Human Trafficking And The Opioid Crisis
AHA Offers Strategic Cybersecurity And Risk Issues Webinar

02/13/2019

MHA Today | February 13, 2019

MHA Raises Concerns About Fetal Death Reporting Change
State Legislators Act On PDMP Legislation
Legislators Review Certificate Of Need Legislation
State House Adopts Hospice Investigation Legislation
CVS Caremark Reverses 340B Payment Cut Policy
Trump Administration Considers Changes To HIPAA Regulations

MHA Today | February 12, 2019

Report Assesses Missouri Medicaid Reform Opportunities
Senate Committee Approves Punitive Damages Legislation
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
Preview Data For April 2019 Hospital Compare Available

02/11/2019

MHA Today | February 11, 2019

CMS Advances Interoperability And Patient Access Proposed Rule
CMS Releases Independence At Home Demonstration Performance Year 3 Results
ASPR TRACIE Hosting Small And Rural Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems Webinar
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

02/08/2019

MHA Today | February 8, 2019

Insights
MHD Sets New Standards For Home Health Services
NHSC Offers Student Loan Repayment For SUD Workforce

02/07/2019

MHA Today | February 7, 2019

Statewide PDMP Legislation Makes Progress In House Of Representatives
State Legislative Committees Approve Bills
HHS Summarizes Trump Plan To Curb HIV Infection
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Version 2019A

02/06/2019

MHA Today | February 6, 2019

Senate Committee Considers Certificate Of Need Repeal
HIDI Releases Third Quarter 2018 VBP Payments Model
TJC Announces Complimentary Integrated Care Certification Workshop

02/05/2019

MHA Today | February 5, 2019

PDMP Bill Advances In House; Debate Expected Later This Week
Punitive Tort Reform Legislation Gets Senate Hearing
MHA Releases Analysis Of Top 50 APC And Drug And Utilization Reports
eCQM Reporting Deadline Approaches

02/04/2019

MHA Today | February 4, 2019

State House Committee Reviews Legislative Proposals
MHD Sets Hospital Outpatient Originating Site Fee
2019 Aim for Excellence Award — Call for Applications
TJC Announces eCQM Expert to Expert Webinar

02/01/2019

MHA Today | February 1, 2019   

HHS Updates Federal Poverty Guidelines
CMS Proposes To Lower Drug Costs By Eliminating Anti-Kickback Drug Rebate Safe Harbor
CMS Releases Medicare Advantage And Part D Advance Notice
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Escalates Flu Query Surveillance, National ILI Activity Increases
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

MHA Today | January 31, 2019

MHD Publishes Final Pharmacy Reimbursement Rule
Trump Administration Mulls Changes To Stark/Anti-Kickback Regulations
CVS Caremark Delays 340B Payment Cuts
VA Alters Standards For Coverage Of Treatment By Community Providers
Telehealth Conference Reviews Challenges And Opportunities
MHA Staff Attend CMS Quality Conference

01/30/2019

MHA Today | January 30, 2019

Legislative Committee Reviews Short-Term Insurance Expansion
State Legislators Review PDMP Legislation
Legislators Push Back On Governor’s Workforce Proposal
State Legislation Tweaks Surprise Billing Law
CMS Updates eCQI Resource Center

01/29/2019

MHA Today | January 29, 2019

Medicare App Displays Covered Medical Items And Services
Medicare Part D Enrollees Face High Out-Of-Pocket Drug Costs
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Document

01/28/2019

MHA Today | January 28, 2019

Emergency Physicians Make Out-of-Network Billing Recommendations
HIDI HealthStats – Predicting Opioid Risk in Hospital Patients
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient, Databases
CMS Seeks Comments On Follow-Up After Psychiatric Hospitalization Measure
CDC Reschedules Influenza COCA Call

01/25/2019

MHA Today | January 25, 2019

Insights
MACPAC Issues Hospital Payment Recommendations
White House Roundtable Addresses Transparency, Coverage And Surprise Billing

MHA Today | January 24, 2019

U.S. Senators Question Organ Transplant Policy
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Department Of Insurance Receives Benefit Enrollment Center Grant
CMS Selects Random Sample For IQR Program Validation
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Names Interim President

01/23/2019

MHA Today | January 23, 2019

MHA Advocates On Poison Control Funding
Senate Appropriations Committee Studies Parson’s Budget Proposal
Legislative Committee Discusses TCD Funding
MHD To Delay Outpatient Hospital Pharmacy Reimbursement Cuts
AHA Offers Webinar On Violence Intervention
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt Visits Northwest Medical Center
Cox Barton County Hospital Names New President

01/22/2019

MHA Today | January 22, 2019

MHA Releases Analysis Of The Medicare VBP Program And Quality Trends Reports
TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar

01/21/2019

MHA Today | January 21, 2019

Sen. Blunt Introduces Legislation To Fund Health Programs
HIDI HealthStats – Predicting Opioid Risk in Hospital Patients
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

01/18/2019

MHA Today | January 18, 2019

Insights
CMS Releases Notice Of Benefit And Payment Parameters For Marketplace Plans
MedPAC Presents Recommendations To Congress
Myers And Stauffer LC Address CMS’ Recent Guidance For DSH Audits
CMMI Begins Part D Payment Modernization Model In 2020

01/17/2019

MHA Today | January 17, 2019

MA Enrollment Increases Are Lower Than Expected
Analysis Of S-10 Data And Medicare DSH Implications
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC COCA Hosts Call To Provide Update On Current Influenza Season
CMS And TJC Release Guidance For Reporting Results Data

01/16/2019

MHA Today | January 16, 2019

Parson Delivers First State Of The State Address
CMS Surveyor Training Available To Providers
CMS Completes New Medicare Card Distribution Ahead Of Schedule
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

01/15/2019

MHA Today | January 15, 2019

MHA Distributes Analysis For Final Updates To CY 2019 Medicare Home Health PPS
CMS Hosts Open Door Forum On Lab Private Payer Rates Data Collection
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
Opioid Overdoses Overtake Motor Vehicle Accidents In Missouri Deaths
SSM Health Mid-Missouri Names New President

01/14/2019

MHA Today | January 14, 2019

MHA Comments On Proposed Federal Medicaid Managed Care Regulation
Human Trafficking Poster Available On DPS Website
HIDI HealthStats – Predicting Opioid Risk in Hospital Patients
Flu Season Continues With Low Severity Resulting In Fewer Hospitalizations

MHA Today | January 11, 2019

Insights
Grassley Outlines Senate Finance Agenda
Mercy Hospitals Springfield Names President

01/10/2019

MHA Today | January 10, 2019

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Landmark Hospital Of Joplin Names New CEO

01/09/2019

MHA Today | January 9, 2019

Missouri General Assembly Convenes 2019 Session
U.S. House Approves Emergency Preparedness, Medicaid Legislation
Report Assesses Air Ambulance Billing And Collection Concerns
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Issues RFP For Clinical Innovation Funding

01/08/2019

MHA Today | January 8, 2019

State Of The State Rescheduled
Medicare Beneficiaries With Highest Cost Spend Mostly On Outpatient Care And Medications
November MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

01/07/2019

MHA Today | January 7, 2019

CMS Announces New Resources For eCQM Development
CMS Announces January 2019 HQR System Release
Health Care Jobs Increase By 50,000 In December

01/04/2019

MHA Today | January 4, 2019

Insights
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases 3Q2018 Submission Checklists
CMS Updates Inpatient And Outpatient Abstraction And Reporting Tools
I-70 Community Hospital Names New CEO

01/03/2019

MHA Today | January 3, 2019

MHA Provides Input on Upcoming Medical Marijuana Rules
MHA Comments On Medicare Drug Pricing Proposal
MHD Announces Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy Rate Cuts
MHD Extends Behavioral Health Care Reimbursement To Additional Provider Types
MHD Updates Coding Requirements For ABA, Psychological Testing
CMS Finalizes New ACO Rule
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Resources
Phelps County Regional Medical Center Changes Name

01/02/2019

MHA Today | January 2, 2019

New Year Brings New Laws And Regulations
Final Rule CY 2019 Medicare OPPS Analysis Available
MHD Sets Fee Schedules For Certain Outpatient Surgical Procedures
CMS Extends Extraordinary Circumstance In Hospice Staffing
Missouri Continues Flu Query Surveillance, National ILI Activity Increases
Hospitals Gain Relief From 340B Cuts
CenterPointe Hospital Of Columbia Names CEO

12/21/2018

MHA Today | December 21, 2018

Insights
CMS Requests Feedback On AO Conflicts Of Interest
DHSS Releases Maternal And Neonatal Level Emergency Rule
CMS Finalizes New ACO Rule “Pathways to Success”
HHS Requests Information On HIPAA Rules
CMS Releases Addendum To 2019 OQR Specifications Manual

12/20/2018

MHA Today | December 20, 2018

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HHS Releases Naloxone Prescribing Guidance
CMS Releases Abstraction Resources
TJC Announces eCQM Expert to Expert Webinar
Funding Opportunity Available For Nurse Practitioners

12/19/2018

MHA Today | December 19, 2018

CMS Releases Marketplace Week 7 Enrollment
Trump Signs Maternity Care Bill
CMS Releases Addendum To 2018 OQR Specifications Manual
I-70 Community Hospital Names Interim CEO

12/18/2018

MHA Today | December 18, 2018

MHA Releases 2019 Legislative Guide
CMS And TJC Release IQR Specifications Manual Version 5.6

MHA Today | December 17, 2018

Federal Judge Rules ACA Unconstitutional
Trajectories — Trauma Informed Care: Improving Health and Resiliency

12/14/2018

MHA Today | December 14, 2018

Insights
Congress Enacts Maternal Mortality Legislation
MHD Denies Medicare Crossover Claims When Third Party Payer Is Identified
CMS Extends Deadline For Voluntary Reporting Of HWR Measure Data Under IQR Program
CMS Releases CY 2018 eCQM Data Receiving System Edits Document
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System Announces Closure

12/13/2018

MHA Today | December 13, 2018

MHD Pharmacy Reimbursement Changes Begin To Take Effect
Congressional Committee Reviews Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations At Hospitals
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

12/12/2018

MHA Today | December 12, 2018

U.S House Passes Maternal Mortality Legislation
U.S. House Authorizes Medicaid Coordinated Care Option For Medically Complex Kids
CMS Releases Marketplace Week 6 Enrollment Data
CMS Begins Reporting Additional Oversight Initiatives
CMS Releases Sample QRDA I File For HWR Measure
Steinkruger Announces Retirement From Community Hospital - Fairfax

12/11/2018

MHA Today | December 11, 2018

Uninsured Rate Increases For The First Time Since The ACA
Third Quarter CY 2018 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators Available
TJC Posts An Additional Update To Specifications Manual Addendum 2018B1
HRSA Releases Behavioral Health Workforce Projections

12/10/2018

MHA Today | December 10, 2018

TJC Issues Additional Suicide Measures
Trajectories — Trauma Informed Care: Improving Health and Resiliency
CMS Releases IPF Specific Reports For Claims-Based Measures
CMS Publishes Addendum To QRDA Category I Implementation Guide

12/07/2018

MHA Today | December 7, 2018

Insights
2017 National Health Expenditure Data Available
MedPAC Posts Slides About Payment Adequacy
CMS Finalizes Rule On Risk Adjustment Program
CMS Announces Deadline For Submission Of 3Q2018 HCAHPS Survey Data
Tomorrow Wraps Up National Hand Hygiene Awareness Week

12/06/2018

MHA Today | December 6, 2018

CMS Releases Marketplace Week 5 Enrollment Data
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
October MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
HIDI And Market Innovations Host Webinar On Healthcare Provider Predictive Scorecard
PCSS Offers Online Buprenorphine Waiver Training
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

12/05/2018

MHA Today | December 5, 2018

Federal Agencies Issue Report On Health Care Competition And Choice
CMS Releases February 2019 Hospital Compare Star Rating HSRs
MHA Offers Webinar On Community Paramedics And Their Role In Value-Based Care
CMS Announces Outreach And Education Webinars

12/04/2018

MHA Today | December 4, 2018

DIFP Releases Report On The Missouri Health Insurance Market
CMS Publishes CY MPFS Final Rule Summary
MHA Launches Annual Safety And Preparedness Assessment
MHA Extends Lean Six Sigma Application Deadline
Preview Data For February 2019 Hospital Compare Available

12/03/2018

MHA Today | December 3, 2018

OIG Releases Semiannual Report To Congress
Myers And Stauffer LC Requires Completion Of DSH Surveys
MHA Releases Notes From MHD/Hospital Systems Meeting
CMS Releases FY 2019 Value-Based Purchasing Program Results
Missouri Provider Associations Release Updated Voluntary Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

MHA Today | November 30, 2018

Insights
CMS Strengthens Nursing Home Oversight
CDC Issues Reports On Mortality
HRSA Announces Funding Opportunity For Rural Residency Development

11/29/2018

MHA Today | November 29, 2018

CMS Finalizes Rule To Penalize Drug Manufacturers
Missouri’s Medicaid Match Rate Increases For Fiscal Year 2020
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Announces Quality & Safety Showcase
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

11/28/2018

MHA Today | November 28, 2018

OIG Releases Report Citing Wage Index Vulnerabilities
Medicare Surgical Procedure Pricing Tool Available For Consumers
CMS Releases Marketplace Enrollment Data, Enhances Enrollment Process
HIDI Releases Second Quarter 2018 VBP Payments Model
CMS Updates eCQI Resource Center

11/27/2018

MHA Today | November 27, 2018

Part D Rule Aims To Lower Costs
DHSS Issues Health Guidance On Acute Flaccid Myelitis
CDC Updates Outbreak Alert On Hypocoagulopathy Associated With Synthetic Cannabinoids
CDC COCA Hosts Call On Multiple-State Hepatitis A Outbreak
CMS Updates QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource For CY 2018 eCQM Reporting

11/26/2018

MHA Today | November 26, 2018

Active Shooter Resources Available For Missouri Hospitals
TJC Posts Update To Specifications Manual Addendum 2018B1

11/21/2018

MHA Today | November 21, 2018

Governor Revises Ethics Standards For Executive Branch Employees
Weekly Snapshot: Marketplace Enrollment For Week 3
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

11/20/2018

MHA Today | November 20, 2018

GAO Calls For Greater Attention To Medicaid Managed Care Data
AHA To Host Webinar Focused On Awareness Of Labor Trafficking
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Payment For 340B Drugs
CMS Launches Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program
HIDI Releases Report On 2017 Average Hospital Charges For Medicare Patients
Notice Of Funding Opportunity For The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

11/19/2018

MHA Today | November 19, 2018

CMS Announces Webinars To Discuss New HQR Next Generation User Interface
TJC Announces eCQM Expert To Expert Webinar Series
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Names New CEO

11/16/2018

MHA Today | November 16, 2018

Medicare FFS Improper Payment Rate At Lowest Since 2010
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Publishes High Reliability Organization Toolkit
Weekly Flu Monitoring In Missouri Continues

11/15/2018

MHA Today | November 15, 2018

Lean Six Sigma Application Process Opens
At-Risk Patients Find Needed Care At Rural Hospital

11/14/2018

MHA Today | November 14, 2018

Weekly Snapshot: Marketplace Enrollment For Week 2
CMS Proposes Revised Medicaid Managed Care Rule
OIG Finds Missouri, Other States, Complied With Medicaid Provider Tax Limits
TJC Announces eCQM CQL Basics Webinar
CMS Announces Rural Open Door Forum
Rural Patient Finds Care Close To Home

11/13/2018

MHA Today | November 13, 2018

CMS Encourages Improvement In Mental Health Treatment Through Medicaid Waivers
MHA To Participate In Opioid Webinar Focusing On Midwestern Mothers And Newborns
CMS Quality Payment Program: Webinar On 2019 Final Rule Overview
This Week Is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
A Provider’s Perspective On Rural Health

11/12/2018

MHA Today | November 12, 2018

Missouri House And Senate Announce New Leadership
Management And Productivity Report Available
CDC COCA Call Addressing Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Tomorrow
AHA To Host Workplace Safety And Violence Reduction Strategies Webinar
Missouri Board Of Healing Arts Partners With The University Of Missouri School Of Medicine To Collect Physician Workforce Data
This Week, MHA Recognizes Rural Health

11/07/2018

MHA Today | November 7, 2018

ASPE Issues RFI On Social Determinants Of Health
Use Of CPT Codes And The Medicare Price Transparency Requirement
MHA Issue Briefs Available
September MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
HRSA Accepting Physician Assistant Program Applications

11/06/2018

MHA Today | November 6, 2018

CMS Finalizes Medicare CY 2019 ESRD Payment And Policy Updates
MHA Issue Briefs Available

MHA Today | November 5, 2018

CMS Finalizes Medicare CY Outpatient PPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Addendum 2018B1
AHA To Host Webinar Highlighting CEO Cyber Risk Profiles

11/02/2018

MHA Today | November 2, 2018

Insights
Final CY 2019 Payment And Policy Updates To The Medicare DME And ESRD Programs
CMS Finalizes Medicare Outpatient PPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates For CY 2019
CMS Finalizes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Payment And Policy Updates For CY 2019
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
FMT Releases CHNA And Implementation Plan Report For CAHs
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
Kindred Hospital St. Louis Names New CEO

11/01/2018

MHA Today | November 1, 2018

AHA To Host Webinar Highlighting Legal Resources For Victims Of Human Trafficking
CMS Extends Timeline For Publication Of Final Rule On Discharge Planning
CMS Issues Final CY 2019 Payment And Policy Updates For Home Health Agencies
October 2018 Hospital Compare Data Updates Available
USDA Announces Funding To Rural Communities
Bothwell Regional Health Center Names Interim CEO

10/31/2018

MHA Today | October 31, 2018

2019 Federal Health Insurance Exchange Options In Missouri
MHA Releases Analysis Of Several Programs
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting Center Fall 2018 Newsletter

10/30/2018

MHA Today | October 30, 2018

2019 Federal Health Insurance Exchange Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1
CMS Releases Additional Details About SNF VBP Program
CMS Develops A Market Saturation And Utilization Data Tool
CMS Releases Facility-Specific Reports For OP-32

10/29/2018

MHA Today | October 29, 2018

Trump Signs Opioid SUPPORT Act
CMS Proposes Select CY 2020 Medicare Advantage And Part D Changes
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program Applications Available
Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures Specifications Manual Addendum Available

MHA Today | October 26, 2018

Insights
CMS Invites Comments On International Pricing Index Model For Medicare Part B Drugs
Lean Six Sigma Application Process Opens
AHA Releases Quality Improvement Report

10/25/2018

MHA Today | October 25, 2018

CMS Regional Office To Host Webinars About The Omnibus On Burden Reduction Proposed Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
MHA Recognizes Missouri CAHs During Healthcare Quality Week
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Names New President

10/24/2018

MHA Today | October 24, 2018

MHA Suggests Improvements To Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbor Provisions
CMS Releases SNF Quality Reporting Program Data
Subscriptions Available For HIDI 2018 Premier Package
CMS Model Increases Access To OUD Treatment For Expectant And New Mothers
Hospital-Based Incident Command Systems: Real Experiences And Practical Applications
HIIN Celebrates Healthcare Quality Week

10/23/2018

MHA Today | October 23, 2018

Richardson Appointed MHD Director
This Week Is National Healthcare Quality Week
October Is Health Literacy Month

10/22/2018

MHA Today | October 22, 2018

CMS Comments On Marketplace Data Breach
State Relief And Empowerment Waivers Provide States With Additional Flexibility
This Week Is National Healthcare Quality Week
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session
HHS Awards $293 Million To Expand Primary Health Care Workforce
Gov. Parson Issues Proclamation
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

MHA Today | October 19, 2018

Insights
MHD Implements Updated 2019 ICD-10 Updated Codes
First Improvement Sprint Deadline Nears
MHA Preparedness Publication Assesses Threats And Identifies Critical Areas Of Focus
This Week Is International Infection Prevention Week

10/18/2018

MHA Today | October 18, 2018

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Health Care Providers Gather For Annual Preparedness And Safety Conference

10/17/2018

MHA Today | October 17, 2018

Active Shooter Resources Available For Hospitals To Promote Safe Care Environments
IHO To Host Free Webinar On Optimizing Patient Flow Before Flu Season

10/16/2018

MHA Today | October 16, 2018

CMS Proposes Drug Price Disclosure In Television Ads
CMS Begins Sending New Medicare Identification Numbers To Beneficiaries In Missouri
HIDI Releases Annual Licensing Survey Raw Data File And User-Defined Report Generator
Treatment Of Crime Victim Resources Available For Health Care Providers

10/15/2018

MHA Today | October 15, 2018

CMS Announces 2019 Medicare Premiums And Deductibles
MHD To Begin Denying More Claims For Services Ordered By Unenrolled Providers
MHA Policy Repository Available To Support Workplace Violence Prevention
Today Is Global Handwashing Day
Southeast Health Center Of Ripley County Closes
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

10/12/2018

MHA Today | October 12, 2018

Insights
Congressional Committee To Investigate Maternal Mortality
CMS Announces 2019 Medicare Premiums And Deductibles
MHD Steps Up Managed Care Provider Standards
CDC Releases 2016 HAI Progress Report
CMS Updates Claims Detail Reports For OP-35 And OP-36
Next Week, MHA To Recognize Healthcare Security And Safety Week

MHA Today | October 11, 2018

President Trump Signs Bills Banning Pharmacy Gag Clauses
Marketplace Premiums Drop In 2019
CMS Releases Medicare Advantage And Medicare Part D Star Ratings For 2019
OIG Releases Medicare Advantage Appeal Outcomes And Audit Findings
Issue Brief: CMS Announces Participants In New Value-Based Bundled Payment Model
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Health Care Providers Support Hurricane Michael Response
CMS Announces Education Session
Ellett Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

10/10/2018

MHA Today | October 10, 2018

HRSA Announces Nurse Faculty Loan Program

10/09/2018

MHA Today | October 9, 2018

MHD Provides Guidance On Billing Telehealth Services
CMS Announces Participants In BPCI Advanced
CMS Announces MIPS Targeted Review Request Deadline
Cooper County Community Hospital Acquired By Pinnacle Health Care System
InfoSec Institute To Host Cybersecurity Webinar

10/08/2018

MHA Today | October 8, 2018

August MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Registration Open For 16th Annual Health Policy Summit
MHD Releases Provider Bulletins For Telehealth
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Highlights Cyber Careers
Cox Barton County Hospital Names Interim CEO

10/05/2018

MHA Today | October 5, 2018

Federal Funding Streams Focus Of MHA Advocacy
CMS Strengthens Oversight Of Accrediting Organizations
DEA’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day Partner Toolkit Is Live
TJC Announces ORYX Reporting Requirements Webinar
Christie Dempsey Named To AONE Board

10/04/2018

MHA Today | October 4, 2018

Congress Enacts Opioid Legislation
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2019
CMS Changes Medicare Integrity Manual For Local Coverage Determinations
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Provides Claims Detail Reports For OP-35 and OP-36
2019 Reporting Period eCQM Flows Available
Trustee Orientation Manual Template Available

10/03/2018

MHA Today | October 3, 2018

CMS Releases 2Q2018 IQR And OQR Submission Resources
CMS Updates Inpatient And Outpatient CART

MHA Today | October 2, 2018

MHA Submits Comments Opposing Medicaid Regulation To Cut Drug Payments
Medicaid Obesity Treatment Regulation Draws Comment

10/01/2018

MHA Today | October 1, 2018

GAO Reports On Number And Characteristics Of Rural Hospital Closures
October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

09/28/2018

MHA Today | September 28, 2018

Insights
Medicare Advantage Premiums Decrease For 2019
MHA Releases Flu Monitoring Summary

09/27/2018

MHA Today | September 27, 2018

Congress Posts New Information About Pending Opioid Legislation
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Devocelle Announces Retirement From Olathe Health
Peterson Announces Retirement From Stormont Vail Health
Fletcher Announces Resignation From Ellett Memorial Hospital

09/26/2018

MHA Today | September 26, 2018

Congressional Negotiators Develop Compromise Opioid Legislation
Anthem Exits Individual Marketplace Coverage In 14 Counties
HIDI Releases 2017 Annual Survey Trends Report
Trajectories — Integrating Evidence-Based OUD Treatment: A Medication First Model
Tomorrow, CDC Hosts Webinar On Pediatric Influenza Recommendations

09/25/2018

MHA Today | September 25, 2018

MHA Releases Policy Brief On Social Determinants Of Health
Legislative Committee Takes No Action On Medicaid Outpatient Payment Regulation
MO HealthNet Revises Claim Form For Therapies For Severely Traumatized Children
MHD Tightens Claims Requirements For Prescribing Providers
MHA Conducts Weekly Flu Monitoring Beginning This Thursday
Improvement Sprints “UP” The Ante In Missouri Hospitals
Fellowship Application Period Open

09/24/2018

MHA Today | September 24, 2018

HHS Expands Access To Buprenorphine Via Telemedicine
Dept. Of Revenue To Correct State Income Tax Withholding Tables
This Week Is Falls Prevention Awareness Week
Your Vote Matters

09/21/2018

MHA Today | September 21, 2018

Insights
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Hospital Tax Exemption Statute
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis Names New CEO

09/20/2018

MHA Today | September 20, 2018

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2019 Medicare Final LTCH PPS
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AHA Discusses The Growing Importance of Workforce Planning in Health Care
Critical Access Hospital Executives Gather For In-Person Meeting

09/19/2018

MHA Today | September 19, 2018

MHA Comments On Medicare Outpatient Proposed Regulations
HHS Awards More Than $1 Billion To Combat The Opioid Crisis
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2019 Final IRF PPS
Trajectories — Integrating Evidence-Based OUD Treatment: A Medication First Model
CMS Selects Hospitals For OQR CY 2020 Validation
North Carolina Hospital Foundation Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

09/18/2018

MHA Today | September 18, 2018

U.S. Senate Approves Opioid Legislation
AHA Releases 340B Good Stewardship Principles
MHA Distributes Analysis To Final Rule For FFY 2019 IPF PPS
Issue Brief: CMS Proposes To Lift Unnecessary Regulations And Ease Burden On Providers
MHD Increases Reimbursement For Dental, Optical, Audiology And Therapy Services
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Addendum 2018A1

09/17/2018

MHA Today | September 17, 2018

CMS Proposing To Lift Unnecessary Regulations And Ease Burden On Providers
WPS Begins S-10 Audits In Missouri
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

09/14/2018

MHA Today | September 14, 2018

Insights
Missouri Board Of Nursing Clarifies APRN Mileage Regulation
Missouri Providers Support Hurricane Florence Response Efforts

09/13/2018

MHA Today | September 13, 2018

U.S. House Passes Four Medicare Bills
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Today Is World Sepsis Day
CMS Now Accepting CY 2018 eCQM Data
CMS Announces Education Session
CenterPointe Hospital Names New CEO

09/12/2018

MHA Today | September 12, 2018

General Assembly Considers Veto Of Time Critical Diagnosis Funding
State Legislative Committee Reviews Medicaid Managed Care
Navigator Programs Receive $10 Million To Support Marketplace Enrollment
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Updates To 2019 Medicare SNF PPS
CMS Modifies Individual Mandate Hardship Exception Process
Trajectories — Integrating Evidence-Based OUD Treatment: A Medication First Model
CMS Identifies Error In FY 2019 Readmissions Reduction Program HSR User Guide
IPFQR Education Session Registration Open
OQR Specifications Manual Available
Lee’s Summit Medical Center Names New CEO

09/11/2018

MHA Today | September 11, 2018

JCAR Examines Outpatient Hospital Services Reimbursement Rule
Hospitals File Lawsuit Over 340B Drug Pricing And Overcharging

MHA Today | September 10, 2018

CMS Releases Updated Guidance For Swing-bed Providers
IQR Specifications Manual Addendum Available

09/07/2018

MHA Today | September 7, 2018   

HIDI Releases Second Quarter CY 2018 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
FORHP Requests Focus Group Participants On Rural Needs In Response To The Opioid Crisis

09/06/2018

MHA Today | September 6, 2018

MHA Files Legal Brief Challenging Medicaid Reimbursement Rule
MHA Comments On Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rules
MLN Connects Provider eNewsAvailable

09/05/2018

MHA Today | September 5, 2018

Senate Passes CHGME Reauthorization; Bill Awaits President’s Signature
Ways And Means Letter To CMS Recommends Red Tape Reduction
Hospitals Refile Lawsuit To Reverse 340B Payment Cuts
CMS Releases New Rules For PRRB
Trajectories— Integrating Evidence-Based OUD Treatment: A Medication First Model

08/31/2018

MHA Today | August 31, 2018

MO HealthNet Files Rule To Cut 340B Pharmacy Reimbursement
MO HealthNet Posts Comments Received In Opposition To Proposed Outpatient Rate Cuts
CMS Provides Flexibility To Medicare Beneficiary Prescription Drug Coverage
Medicare ACOs Save CMS $314 Million
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

MHA Today | August 30, 2018

TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

08/29/2018

MHA Today | August 29, 2018

Friday Is International Overdose Awareness Day
CMS Announces Deadline For QRDA Category I Files For the Hybrid HWR Measure
Millennial Nurses Bring Higher Expectations To The Work Environment

08/28/2018

MHA Today | August 28, 2018

Congressional Committee Leaders Support New 340B Regulations
MHD Provides Guidance To Rural Health Clinics Providing School-based Services
Whitepaper Explores Nurse Retention

08/27/2018

MHA Today | August 27, 2018

MO HealthNet Meets With Hospitals On Managed Care, Reimbursement Changes
MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2018 Medicare Outpatient PPS
CMS Releases Report About Next Generation ACO Model
HIDI HealthStats — How Effective Are Medicaid MCOs At Managing Care In Missouri?
MHA Releases 2019 Annual Quality Report
Ebola Outbreak Now At 105 Cases, And Bordering Countries Are On Alert
Clinician Shortages Driving Up Hospital Labor Budgets

08/24/2018

MHA Today | August 24, 2018

Insights
CMS Announces New CHIP Model For Children’s Behavioral Health Services
CDC Releases 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card
CMS Releases HSRs For FY 2019 Readmissions Reduction Program

08/23/2018

MHA Today | August 23, 2018

MO HealthNet Increases Reimbursement For Physician Services
MO HealthNet Implements Payment Edit For Daily Maximum Drug Limits
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Registration Open For Webinar On Expanding Access To Addiction Medicine
CMS Releases Fall OQR Newsletter
340B Recertification Deadline Approaching

08/22/2018

MHA Today | August 22, 2018

MO HealthNet Increases Reimbursement For Behavioral Health Services
Place Of Service Code Requirements For MO HealthNet Telehealth Claims
Analytic Tool Available To Assess Wage Index Reclassification For FFY 2020
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

08/21/2018

MHA Today | August 21, 2018

MHA Responds To CMS Stark Law RFI
Primary Care Physicians: Missouri Workforce Update Available

08/20/2018

MHA Today | August 20, 2018

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To CY 2019 Medicare Home Health PPS
CMS Awards $8.6 Million To Help Stabilize Markets
HIDI HealthStats — How Effective Are Medicaid MCOs At Managing Care In Missouri?

08/17/2018

MHA Today | August 17, 2018

MSMA Opposes Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiatives
CMS Selects Hospitals For eCQM Validation
Human Trafficking Resources Available For Health Care Providers

08/16/2018

MHA Today | August 16, 2018

Congressional Committee Summarizes Its Red Tape Relief Project
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Active Shooter Resources Available For Hospitals To Promote Safe Care Environments
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
SSM Health Explores Transferring Ownership Of Jefferson City, Mexico And Maryville Hospitals

08/15/2018

MHA Today | August 15, 2018

Dental Board Endorses Opioid Prescribing Restrictions
HHS Announces $125 Million To Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement
Missouri Hospital Preparedness Education And Resources Available
PSVA Tool Accepting QRDA Files For HWR Measure
Synthetic Opioids Contribute To Increases In Opioid Overdose Deaths
Survey Finds Increased Awareness For Flu Vaccine

08/14/2018

MHA Today | August 14, 2018

Management And Productivity Report Available
MHA Develops Policy Repository To Support Workplace Violence Prevention

08/13/2018

MHA Today | August 13, 2018

CMS Proposes Rule To Shorten Time For Medicare ACOs To Operate Without Risk
HIDI HealthStats — How Effective Are Medicaid MCOs At Managing Care In Missouri?
MHA Participating In OSHA’s Safe And Sound Week, Promoting Safe Care Environments
Free Buprenorphine Waiver Training Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
2018 Missouri Rural Health Conference

08/10/2018

MHA Today | August 10, 2018

Insights
CMS Proposes Rule To Shorten Time For Medicare ACOs To Operate Without Risk
AHA, CHI And MGH Secure ICD-10 Codes For Human Trafficking; New Resources Available

08/09/2018

MHA Today | August 9, 2018

MHD Schedules Webinar For Clinics Wishing To Join Primary Care Health Home Program
STR-TA Offers Webinar On Primary Care Providers Implementing OUD Treatment
Mercy And SSM Announce Leadership Changes

08/08/2018

MHA Today | August 8, 2018

HIDI Releases First Quarter 2018 VBP Payments Model
CMS Updates eCQM Value Sets For 2019 Reporting
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Version 2018B

08/07/2018

MHA Today | August 7, 2018

CMS Releases Final FY 2019 Payment And Policy Updates For IPPS And LTCH
MHA Releases CAH FFY2019 VBP Reports
June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar

08/06/2018

MHA Today | August 6, 2018

HIDI HealthStats — How Effective Are Medicaid MCOs At Managing Care In Missouri?

08/03/2018

MHA Today | August 3, 2018

Insights
MHA Submits Comments In Opposition To MO HealthNet Outpatient Rate Cuts
CMS Revises Transparency Requirements In The IPPS And LTCH FY 2019 Final Rule

MHA Today | August 2, 2018

Congressional Committee Queries 340B Contract Pharmacies
MO HealthNet Offers Assistance For Providers With Managed Care Concerns
DHHS OIG Catalogs Unimplemented Recommendations On Fraud And Abuse
CMS Releases Final FY 2019 Payment And Policy Updates For IPPS And LTCH
Medicare Issues Final FY 2019 Payment And Policy Updates For Hospice
CMS Issues Clarification To Guidance On Psychiatric Environmental Risks
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Sierra Leone Reports New Ebola Species
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names Ne

08/01/2018

MHA Today | August 1, 2018

Medicare Issues Final FY 2019 Payment And Policy Updates For SNF, IRF and IPF
HHS Releases Short-Term Insurance Policy
Medicare Part D Premiums Decline In 2019
MHA Releases 2018 Annual Workforce Report
NEIP Provides Positive Impact On Nursing Programs Statewide

07/31/2018

MHA Today | July 31, 2018

In ED Study, Researchers Find 2.6 Percent Of Patients Suffer From Agitation

07/30/2018

MHA Today | July 30, 2018

New Opioid Treatment Program And Community-Based Care Coming To Mid-Missouri
MO HealthNet Increases Certain DME Reimbursement Rates
CMS Releases HSRs For FY 2019 HAC Reduction Program
Children’s Mercy Kansas City Names New President And CEO

07/20/2018

MHA Today | July 20, 2018

Insights
MO HealthNet Reduces DME Reimbursement To Comply With Federal Limits

07/27/2018

MHA Today | July 27, 2018

MO HealthNet Increases Reimbursement For Ambulance Services
July 2018 Hospital Compare Data Updates Available
CMS Announces IQR And Promoting Interoperability Program Education Session

07/26/2018

MHA Today | July 26, 2018

AHA Board Selects Estes As 2020 Chair-Elect Designate
MHA Releases Issue Brief On CY 2019 Outpatient And ASC PPS Payment And Policy Updates
DSS Suspends Opioid Prescriber Initiative
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Registration Open For Webinar On Treating Pregnant And Postpartum Women With Substance Use Disorder
CMS Announces Hospital VBP Education Session

07/25/2018

MHA Today | July 25, 2018

MHA Releases Analysis Of The Medicare VBP Program And The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program For FFYs 2017-2019
CMS Releases CY 2019 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
WHO Declares End To Ebola Outbreak In Congo

MHA Today | July 24, 2018

Funding Opportunity Available For Apprenticeship Expansion
UMKC Awarded $676,000 For Nurse Faculty Loan Program

07/23/2018

MHA Today | July 23, 2018

MHA Distributes Wage Index For Review
Federal Judge Certifies Class In Foster Care Psychotropic Drug Lawsuit
CMS Updates PSVA Tool For 2018 QRDA Category I Schematrons

MHA Today | July 19, 2018

MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
Opportunity Available To Participate In A Non-Expansion State Medicare DSH Appeal
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
ECRI Institute To Host And Support The National Guideline Clearinghouse

07/18/2018

MHA Today | July 18, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Cuts Payments For Drugs Purchased Under 340B
MO HealthNet Accepting Applications For Additional Primary Care Health Homes
Opportunity Available To Participate In A Non-Expansion State Medicare DSH Appeal

07/17/2018

MHA Today | July 17, 2018

Missouri House Budget Committee Reviews TCD, Managed Care Contract Amendment
Federal Court Upholds Dismissal Of 340B Challenge
Opportunity Available To Participate In A Non-Expansion State Medicare DSH Appeal
Enrollment Open To Join Opioid Use Disorder ECHO
Pike County Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

07/16/2018

MHA Today | July 16, 2018

CMS Releases Proposed Payment And Policy Updates To The CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
CMS Announces HAC Education Session
National Rural Health Resource Center Announces Next SRHT Project

07/13/2018

MHA Today | July 13, 2018

Insights
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

07/12/2018

MHA Today | July 12, 2018

U.S. House Energy And Commerce Approves Clinical Workforce Bills
CMS Releases Proposed Payment And Policy Updates For ESRD And DME
CMS Releases Proposed Payment And Policy Updates To The CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
MHA Distributes CAH Databook
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
FCC Proposes $100 Million For Pilot Program
HIDI Hosts Training Webinars For Long-Term Care, Rehabilitation And Psychiatric Hospitals

07/11/2018

MHA Today | July 11, 2018

House Budget Committee Schedules Hearing On Managed Care Contract Amendment
CMS Releases Proposed Payment And Policy Updates For ESRD And DME
MHA Offers New Quality Director Orientation

07/10/2018

MHA Today | July 10, 2018

Regulatory Streamlining Legislation Becomes Law
Governor Approves Pharmacy Legislation
MO HealthNet Increases Rates For School-Based IEP Services
Secretary Azar Discusses 340B Drug Discount Program
CMS Freezes 2017 Risk-Adjustment Program
2018 Medicare National Training Program Workshops
CART Tool Updated For Outpatient Encounters

07/09/2018

MHA Today | July 9, 2018

Governor Signs Health-Related Legislation
DUI Blood Draw Legislation Becomes Law
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
FDA Revises Recommendations For Testing Donated Blood For Zika
CMS Encourages Collection Of NIH Stroke Scale In ICD-10-CM Codes

07/06/2018

MHA Today | July 6, 2018

MO HealthNet Increases Home Health, Home, Private Duty Nursing, In-home Care Reimbursement
CMS Issues Clarifying Guidance For Reducing Risk Of Legionella
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases First Quarter 2018 IQR And OQR Submission Resources
CMS CART Tool Awaiting System Updates
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Sessions
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Names Interim President

07/05/2018

MHA Today | July 5, 2018

CMS Announces IQR Education Sessions
Hospital Quality Reporting Summer Newsletter Available
State General Revenue Collections Exceed Projections
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Names New Hospital Commander
CenterPointe Hospital Names Interim CEO
Ohnoutka Resigns From St. Mary’s Medical Center

07/03/2018

MHA Today | July 3, 2018

CRS Describes Federal Registration For Tele-Prescribing Controlled Substances
Report Reviews Congressional Changes To The ACA
Report Reviews Federal Opioid Legislation
CMS Proposes CY 2019 And 2020 Payment And Policy Updates For Home Health Agencies
CMS Releases Reports On The Performance Of The Health Insurance Marketplace

07/02/2018

MHA Today | July 2, 2018

Governor Acts On State Budget Legislation
MHA Responds To TCD Staffing Veto
Medical Lawsuit Notification Bill Becomes Law
Governor Extends Deadline For State Regulatory Review
Governor Signs Legislation On Employee Criminal Background Checks
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
Preview Period Opens For 2018 DRA Hospital-Acquired Conditions Measures Hospital-Specific Reports
CMS And TJC Release National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures Specifications Manual Version 5.5
HRSA Announces Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program Funding Opportunity

06/29/2018

MHA Today | June 29, 2018

Insights
MO HealthNet Retroactively Increases Selected Pediatric Critical Care Rates
CMS Advances The Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Arrangement Incentive Demonstration
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
St. Louis County Releases New Action Plan Addressing Opioids

06/28/2018

MHA Today | June 28, 2018

Senate Appropriations Legislation Includes Workplace Safety Regulatory Initiative
U.S. House Committee Advances Emergency Preparedness, Workforce And Palliative Care Bills
U.S. Senate Committee Reviews Medicaid Fraud Concerns
CMS Releases IPFQR Submission Checklists
CMS Releases OQR Manual Version 12.0

06/27/2018

MHA Today | June 27, 2018

CMS Announces Medicaid Program Integrity Initiatives
MHA Comments On Proposed Medicaid Outpatient Hospital Reimbursement Rule
CDC Extends NHSN Consent Deadline
CMS Releases CART Resources
Selle Announces Resignation From Pike County Memorial Hospital

06/26/2018

MHA Today | June 26, 2018

MO HealthNet Holds Hearing On Medicaid Managed Care Contracting Change
TJC Releases R3 Report On New Newborn Identification Requirements
Missouri Foundation For Health Launches The Net Benefit
Pagers May Be Disclosing PHI

06/25/2018

MHA Today | June 25, 2018

MO HealthNet Schedules Second Hearing On Impending Managed Care Contract Amendment

06/22/2018

MHA Today | June 22, 2018

Insights
MO HealthNet Schedules Second Hearing On Impending Managed Care Contract Amendment
Congressional Committee Leaders Investigate Hospital Sexual Assault Response Capacity
House Passes Opioid Legislation
Federal Resource Available Providing Health Care Providers With Lessons From Mass Shootings

06/21/2018

MHA Today | June 21, 2018

MHA, Hospitals And Health Systems Meet With Governor Parson
U.S. House Of Representatives Passes More Opioid Bills
Congressional Committee Reviews Opioid Programs In Military Health Care
MO HealthNet Posts Recording Of Flawed Managed Care Contract Hearing
CMS Issues RFI About Reducing Burdens Of Stark Law
CMS Issues Guidance On Extension Of EPSDT Services To Children In IMD Placements
Joint Commission Issues Safety Bulletin On Human Trafficking
CMS Launches Data Element Library
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
KPMG Study Finds Traveling Nurses Cost Less Than Staff Nurses

06/20/2018

MHA Today | June 20, 2018

U.S. Senate Committee Considers 340B Administration
FDA Provides Update On Unresolved Drug Shortages
MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To 2019 SNF PPS
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2019 Proposed LTCH PPS
Opioid Epidemic: Taking Lives And Displacing Children
MRHA To Host 2018 Missouri Rural Health Conference

06/19/2018

MHA Today | June 19, 2018

MO HealthNet Holds Managed Care Contract Hearing; Phone Problems Prevent Hospital Participation
MHA Submits Comment Letter On Proposed Medicare IPPS/LTCH Regulation Changes
Comments Offered On Proposed Medicare Rules For Psychiatric Facilities
Medicare Rehabilitation Facility Regulatory Comments Submitted
Association Health Plan Final Rule Available
NIH Research Finds Methadone And Buprenorphine Reduce Risk Of Death After Opioid Overdose
Talent For Tomorrow Initiative Hosts Regional Meetings
Trustee of the Year Award Call For Applications

06/18/2018

MHA Today | June 18, 2018

Parson Appoints Kehoe As Lt. Governor
MACPAC Releases June 2018 Report On Medicaid And CHIP To Congress
MedPAC Releases Report To Congress
CMS Notifies Hospitals Of Hospital-Specific Reports Regarding Pneumonia Readmission Measure
Federal And State Opportunities Address Opioids At Local Level

06/15/2018

MHA Today | June 15, 2018

Insights
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

06/14/2018

MHA Today | June 14, 2018

U.S. House Legislation Will Consolidate Opioid Proposals
CMS Announces Deadline For Submission Of First Quarter 2018 HCAHPS Survey Data
Sister Mary Jean Ryan Receives CHA Lifetime Achievement Award

06/13/2018

MHA Today | June 13, 2018

Opioid Legislation Advances In Congress
CMS Announces Plans For Next Round Of Pre-Claim Reviews For Home Health
MHA’s Statewide PFAC Issues Challenge To Missouri Hospitals
CMS Will Not Update Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings In July

06/12/2018

MHA Today | June 12, 2018

Governor Parson Addresses State Legislators
U.S. House To Vote On 26 Opioid Bills
HIDI Releases First Quarter Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
June Quality Newsletter Available
Report Finds Psychiatry Remains Among Top Recruiting Challenges
Fulton Medical Center Names New CEO

06/11/2018

MHA Today | June 11, 2018

CMS Outlines Medicaid Resources Available To States To Combat NAS
MO HealthNet Radiology/Imaging Requirements Available

MHA Today | June 8, 2018

Insights
CMS Releases Policy For Extreme And Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy For The CJR Model
MHA Participates In AHA's #HAVhope Efforts
Voluntary Recall Of Naloxone Hydrochloride Carpuject Injectors
CDC Releases Vital Signs Report On Suicide Rates
MHA Develops CHNA Implementation Plan Templates For Chronic Diseases
CMS To Publicly Release Hospital Sepsis Performance

06/07/2018

MHA Today | June 7, 2018

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2019
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Spotlight Hospitals Integrate CHNAs And Implementation Plans To Improve Community Health
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

06/06/2018

MHA Today | June 6, 2018

MHA Releases Policy Brief On Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome In Missouri
Issue Brief: Medicare Solvency Date Shortened To 2026
HIIN Members Convene In Columbia
ZIP Code-Level Data Assists Hospitals During Community Health Improvement Week

MHA Today | June 5, 2018

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Save 8,000 Lives And $2.9 Billion
Medicare Solvency Date Shortened To 2026
This Week Is Community Health Improvement Week
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Resources

06/04/2018

MHA Today | June 4, 2018

CMS Releases Medicaid State Scorecards
June Is National Safety Month
This Week Is Community Health Improvement Week

06/01/2018

MHA Today | June 1, 2018

Insights
FRA Renewal Bill Among Seventy-Seven Bills Gov. Greitens Approves On His Last Day In Office
MO HealthNet Files Outpatient Reimbursement Rule
White Paper Explores Health Care Workforce Strategies

05/31/2018

MHA Today | May 31, 2018

MHA Receives AHA’s Dick Davidson Award For Leadership In Quality Improvement
Joint Commission To Institute Ligature Deficiency Changes
Emergency Rule And Proposed Rule Filed On APRN Collaborative Practice
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

05/30/2018

MHA Today | May 30, 2018

$1.6 Billion Reduction In Medicare 340B Payments Could Affect S&P Ratings
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2019 Proposed Medicare IRF PPS
Trajectories: Advancing Population Health: Assessment And Action In Missouri Hospitals
NIH Convenes Experts To Discuss Chronic Pain And The Opioid Crisis

05/29/2018

MHA Today | May 29, 2018

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed FFY 2019 IPF PPS
AHIP Suggests Large Marketplace Premium Increases Likely
GAO Announces MedPAC Appointments

05/25/2018

MHA Today | May 25, 2018

CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports
Three Missouri Schools To Offer Community Health Worker Courses

05/24/2018

MHA Today | May 24, 2018

Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Initiative To Send New Round Of Practitioner Mailings
U.S. House And Senate Pass VA Bill
CMS Holds Conference Call About Expedited Medicare Appeals Settlements
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
SFCC To Offer Online Community Health Worker Training
CMS Announces IQR Education Sessions

05/23/2018

MHA Today | May 23, 2018

House Passes “Right-To-Try” Bill
Trajectories: Advancing Population Health: Assessment And Action In Missouri Hospitals
CMS Releases July 2018 Hospital Compare HSRs

05/22/2018

MHA Today | May 22, 2018

MHA Publishes 2018 State Legislative Session Summary
State Board Of Nursing Issues LPN Licensure Reminder
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

05/21/2018

MHA Today | May 21, 2018

OIG Cites MO HealthNet For Failing To Recoup Hospital Payments For Preventable Conditions
Missouri Conducts Second Survey Of Rural Concerns
Scholarship Program Targets Psychiatric-Mental Health Field

05/18/2018

MHA Today | May 18, 2018

Insights
MHA Hosts Annual Leadership Forum
2018 State Legislative Session Ends
NAADAC Announces Training Opportunity To Learn About Peer Services In MAT Settings
Centerpoint Medical Center Names New CEO

05/17/2018

MHA Today | May 17, 2018

MHA Hosts Rural Hospital Council Meeting
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

MHA Today | May 16, 2018

Congressional Column
General Assembly Enacts New Medical Liability Service Of Process Standards
Trajectories: Advancing Population Health: Assessment And Action In Missouri Hospitals

05/15/2018

MHA Today | May 15, 2018

Amendments Change Medical Liability Service Of Process Standards
Senate Revises, Advances Organ Donation Education Bill
Redesigned Drug Dashboards Available
Sen. Claire McCaskill To Host Grant And Foundation Symposium In St. Louis
Prime Healthcare Names CEO For Kansas City Region

05/14/2018

MHA Today | May 14, 2018

MHA Distributes Final Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
MO HealthNet Expands Providers Eligible To Bill Enhanced Rates For Trauma-Informed Therapy
Management And Productivity Report Available
SAMHSA Prescription Pain Medication Fact Sheets Available

05/11/2018

MHA Today | May 11, 2018

Insights
Trump Drug Pricing Initiative Highlights 340B, Site-Neutral Payment
Senate Approves FRA Reauthorization And Payment Safeguard Legislation
House Advances Hospital Regulatory Reform Proposal
CMS Releases Spring OQR Newsletter
Becker Announces Departure From SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

05/10/2018

MHA Today | May 10, 2018

Celebrate Missouri Hospital Heroes
State Legislators Complete Budget Work
House Advances Legislation On Telemedicine, Coverage Of Out-of-Network Services And Emergency Care
Sen. McCaskill Introduces Legislation On Air Ambulances
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HealthCurve Analytics To Co-Host Town Hall MIPS Webinar With SpectraMedix
MFH Offering Free Translation And Interpretation Services
Technology And The Workforce Of The Future

05/09/2018

MHA Today | May 9, 2018

Celebrate National Nurses Week
Congressional Committee Advances 27 Bills On Opioid Issues
General Assembly Enacts Hospital Licensure Reform Legislation
Mammography Insurance Coverage Bill Enacted
Trajectories: Advancing Population Health: Assessment And Action In Missouri Hospitals
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
Missouri State Board Of Nursing Workforce Report Available

05/08/2018

MHA Today | May 8, 2018

Get Social For National Hospital Week
Budget Conference Committee Favors Lower Medicaid Hospital Rate Cuts
CMS Releases eCQM Information
Hospital Compare Preview Reports Available
CMS Announces Rural Health Strategy

05/07/2018

MHA Today | May 7, 2018

MHA Celebrates National Hospital Week
CMS Seeks Comments On Proposed IPF Screening For Pregnancy Measure

MHA Today | May 4, 2018

Insights
Legislators To Negotiate Differences In Provider Tax Legislation
New Congressional Proposal Revamps VA Choice Program
World Hand Hygiene Day Is May 5
CMS Announces Preview Period For FY 2019 IQR Claims-Based Measures
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session
MHA Releases Issue Briefs For 2019 CMS Proposed Payment Systems

MHA Today | May 3, 2018

Congressional Column
Committees Advance Hospital Regulatory Reform Bills
Committee Reworks Managed Care Accreditation Bill
Committee Reviews Nursing Licensure Change
NFPA Releases Standard For Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program That May Affect Hospitals
CMS Announces Webinar For Quality Payment Program Participation Criteria
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
MHA Releases Issue Briefs For 2019 CMS Proposed Payment Systems

05/02/2018

MHA Today | May 2, 2018

House Committee Reviews Bill On Emergency And Out-Of-Network Coverage
House Advances Bill On EMS, DUI Testing
Mammography Coverage Bill Approved
Behavioral Health Legislation Gets House Endorsement
Committee Advances Newborn Eye Drops Proposal
NIH Hosting All Of Us Event At Kansas City’s Union Station This Sunday
Intermedix Announces Organizational Changes
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
MHA Releases Issue Briefs For 2019 CMS Proposed Payment Systems
St. Luke’s Hospital Acquires Des Peres Hospital
Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center Announces Closure
Nominate A Rural Health Champion
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Names Interim CEO

05/01/2018

MHA Today | May 1, 2018

Senate Committee Considers Organ Donation Legislation
Legislative Committee Reviews Collaborative Practice Bill
CMS Releases FY 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility Proposed Rule
Meaningful Measures Initiative And The FY 2019 Medicare Proposed Rules
MO HealthNet To Implement Morphine MME Limitations May 1
HIDI Releases Hospital Profile Report
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting Center Spring Newsletter
MHA Releases Issue Briefs For 2019 CMS Proposed Payment Systems

04/30/2018

MHA Today | April 30, 2018  

CMS Outlines FY 2018 Medicare Low-Volume Notification Process
CMS Releases FY 2019 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Payment, Policy Updates
CMS Releases FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Proposed Rule
CMS Releases FY 2019 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Proposed Rule
CMS Releases FY 2019 Hospice Proposed Rule
CMS Announces eCQM Education Session
2018 Trustee Of The Year Award Nomination Period Open
Fulton Medical Center Names Interim CEO

04/27/2018

MHA Today | April 27, 2018

Insights
CDC Extends Deadline For Completing NHSN Agreement To Participate And Consent Form
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

04/26/2018

MHA Today | April 26, 2018

House Approves Provider Tax Legislation
State Senate Completes Budget Work
Congressional Committees Advance A Slew Of Opioid Bills
MHA Releases Bundled Payments For Care Improvement Advanced Analysis
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Updates Hospital Compare
Patient And Family Engagement Guide For Primary Care Practices Available

04/25/2018

MHA Today | April 25, 2018

Congressional Column
House Approves Opioid Legislation
Committee Approves Emergency Care Coverage Bill
Committee Endorses Medicaid Chiropractor Benefit
CMS Releases Inpatient PPS And LTCH FFY 2019 Proposed Rule
MHA Distributes FFY 2019 Medicare SNF VBP Projection
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital Names New CEO

04/24/2018

MHA Today | April 24, 2018

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is This Saturday
State Senate Approves Bill On Insurance Coverage And Payment
HHS Issues Mental Health Parity Action Plan
Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool Available
The Leapfrog Group Releases Missouri Hospitals' Safety Scores
Shawnee Mission Health Names New CEO

04/23/2018

MHA Today | April 23, 2018

CMS Releases Feedback About Market-Driven Reforms To Focus On Patient-Centered Care
Missouri DIFP Issues Emergency Rule For APRN Mileage Guidelines

04/20/2018

MHA Today | April 20, 2018

Insights
MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
U.S. Senate Committee Considers Opioid Policy Recommendations
Legislators Review Mammography Legislation
MO HealthNet Division Issues Guidelines For School-Based Behavioral Health Services
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Report Highlights Medicaid Spending On Medications To Treat OUD And Overdose
CMS Seeking Feedback From QualityNet Users
Missouri Telehealth Network Hosts Webinar On MO HealthNet Telehealth Provider Bulletin

04/19/2018

MHA Today | April 19, 2018

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Senate Committee Limits MO HealthNet Division Hospital Cuts
Legislative Committees Reject Or Restrict Prisoner Care Mandates
Committee Reviews Prudent Layperson Proposal
Committee Approves Expansion Of Short-Term Insurance Policies
Punitive Damages Legislation Advances
State Senate Advances Nursing Licensure Bill
House Approves Organ Donation Measure
TJC Initiates Sentinel Event Alert On Workplace Violence
HHS Awards States Second Year Of Funding To Combat Opioid Crisis
NSC Releases Report On The Status Of The Opioid Crisis
CMS Hosts Quality Measures Webinar Series

MHA Today | April 18, 2018

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Committee Advances Hospital Regulatory Reform Legislation
Legislators Advance Differing Versions Of Newborn Eye Drops Bill
Legislators Consider Bills On Post-Discharge Caregivers
Senate Approves Bill On Insurer Coverage And Payment Standards
MHA Posts Recording Of MO HealthNet Division Hospital Cost Containment Call
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient, Databases
CMS Reminds IPFs About HCP Measure Data Submission Deadline
CDC Issues Spanish Version Of Antibiotic Stewardship Materials
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar

04/17/2018

MHA Today | April 17, 2018

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Senate Committee Reviews Assistant Physician Bill
Registration Open For Physician-Focused Opioid Use Disorder Conference
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 VBP Payments Model

04/16/2018

MHA Today | April 16, 2018

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Missouri Announces STEMI Designation Go-Live
CMS Announces Sepsis Education Session

04/13/2018

MHA Today | April 13, 2018

Insights
Congressional Committee Review Of Opioid Policy Continues
HRSA Officials Testify Regarding Health Workforce And Rural Communities
CMS Releases Market Saturation And Utilization Data Tool
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session

MHA Today | April 12, 2018

Congressional Committees Ponder Opioid Policy
HRSA Announces Rural Communities Opioid Response Funding Opportunity
Funding Opportunity Available For Rural Health Care Telecommunications
USDA Hosts Webinar On Applying For Telemedicine Grants

04/11/2018

MHA Today | April 11, 2018

Practitioner Licensure Boards Respond To Medicaid Opioid Prescriber Query
State House Approves Opioid Abuse Legislation
House Advances Organ Donation Measure
Legislation To Limit Punitive Damages Wins House Approval
CMS Releases Final Decision Memo For MRI
CMS Appeals Unfavorable DSH Decision
CMS Announces Preview Period For VBP FY 2019 HSRs

04/10/2018

MHA Today | April 10, 2018

CBO Releases Federal Budget And Economic Outlook: 2018 To 2028
Committee Approves Bill On DUI Blood Draw Consent Standards
Newborn Eye Drops Bill Advances
CMS Issues Final Notice Of Marketplace Benefit And Payment Parameters For 2019
NRHA Hosts Webinar On Laboratory Billing Practices

MHA Today | April 9, 2018

MO HealthNet Expands Coverage To Certain Radiology, Psychology Codes
Kaléo Announces Initiatives To Increase Access To Nalaxone
CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Includes Provision For Integrated Health Care Systems
CMS Seeks Public Comments On Draft 2019 QRDA Category I Schematron
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

04/06/2018

MHA Today | April 6, 2018

Insights
Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Legislation Expanded, Approved
Senate Committee Advances Hospice Investigation Bill
Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Telehealth Bill
MO HealthNet Updates Diabetic Supply Reference Products
Federal Appellate Court Invalidates DSH Audit Methodology
CDC Issues Outbreak Alert Of Potential Life-Threatening Vitamin K-Dependent Antagonist Coagulopathy Associated With Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
Surgeon General Advocates For Increased Access To Opioid Overdose Reversal Medication
CMS Announces Education Sessions

04/05/2018

MHA Today | April 5, 2018

House Approves Hospital Licensure Reform Legislation
Committee Revamps APRN Collaborative Practice Legislation
Congressional Committees Schedule Opioid Hearings
House Committee Advances “Right to Shop” Legislation
Bill Permits Patients To Refuse Opioids
Legislators Consider Radiation Therapy Measures
Senate Committee Considers Bone Marrow Registry Bill
Committee Approves Bill Regulating Medical Residency Placements
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Sends Survey On OUD And NAS To Hospital Members
SAMHSA Announces Grant Opportunity To Treat Serious Mental Illness

04/04/2018

MHA Today | April 4, 2018

Committee Considers New Standards For Forensic Blood Tests
Final 2018 Exchange Enrollment Information Available
HHS Releases Guide On Accessing Health Records
“Healthcare Response No-Notice Incident: Las Vegas” Webinar Recording Available
CMS Announces Forum Regarding New Medicare Card Project
Hybrid Measure Information Available

04/03/2018

MHA Today | April 3, 2018

Missouri Providers Write U.S. Cabinet Secretaries On Anthem ED Coverage Restrictions
Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program And Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Analysis Available
Committee Approves Helmet Law Repeal
CMS Finalizes Updates For Medicare Advantage And Prescription Drug Program For 2019
CMS Offers Hospitals Who Contract With MA Plans A Reprieve From 340B Cuts
MHA Award Reminders: Aim for Excellence, Visionary Leadership
MHA Hosts Boot Camps To Increase Workers’ Safety
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Announces New Name

04/02/2018

MHA Today | April 2, 2018

MO HealthNet Announces Reimbursement For Psychological Intern Services
MO HealthNet Updates CDT Code Requirements
Minnesota Hospital Leverages Community-Level Support To Tackle The Opioid Crisis

03/30/2018

MHA Today | March 30, 2018

Insights
The Joint Commission Issues Advisory On Preventing Newborn Falls In Hospitals
NQF Issues Evidence-Based Guidance On Opioid Stewardship
CMS Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Survey Data Submission Deadline Extension
MOHEC Offers Healthy Lives-Healthy Communities Conference And Preconference Workshop

03/29/2018

MHA Today | March 29, 2018

Bill Expands Physical Therapists’ Autonomy
Committee Considers Bill On Post-Discharge Caregivers
Hospital Regulatory Reform Measure Advances
Legislators Act On Voluntary Prescription Abuse Registry
Missouri House Passes FY 19 State Budget
Missouri Senate Approves FY 18 Supplemental Budget Bill
Proposal Regulates Medical Residency Placements

03/28/2018

MHA Today | March 28, 2018

Committee Reviews Helmet Law Repeal
Legislators Advance Bills On Sexual Assault Exam Kit Processing
Legislators Consider Hospice Death Investigation Bill
Trajectories: Broadening The Culture Of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence
KFF Releases HIV And Opioid Epidemic Report
Parkland Health Center — Bonne Terre Names New Administrator

03/27/2018

MHA Today | March 27, 2018

Committee Revises, Approves Certificate Of Need Bill
Health Care Tort Reform Measures Advance
Legislators Consider Enhanced Powers For Hospital Pharmacy Technicians
Legislators Endorse Regulatory Reform Proposal
State House Approves Medicaid Coverage Of Post-Partum Substance Abuse Treatment
Williams Announces Retirement From Centerpoint Medical Center

03/26/2018

MHA Today | March 26, 2018

New Report Available On The Economic Costs Of The Opioid Crisis At The County Level

03/23/2018

MHA Today | March 23, 2018   

Congress Enacts Omnibus Appropriations Legislation
Congressional Committee Leaders Question CMS On Medicaid Drug Rebates
U.S. House Committee Considers Opioid Abuse Legislation
MO HealthNet Provides Fillable OPI Feedback Form
Stratis Health Features Missouri Critical Access Hospital
Cooper County Community Hospital Names New CEO

03/22/2018

MHA Today | March 22, 2018

Congress Unveils Giant Appropriations Bill For Quick Passage
MO HealthNet Posts Feedback Form For Opioid Prescription Intervention Report
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
PSVA Tool Updates Available

03/21/2018

MHA Today | March 21, 2018

MHA And Missouri Foundation For Health Launch exploreMOhealth.org
Trajectories: Broadening The Culture Of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence
Publication Addresses The Effects Of Increased Access To Naloxone
CMS Amends OQR Specifications Manual
CMS Releases HVBP FY 2020 Baseline Measures Reports

03/20/2018

MHA Today | March 20, 2018

White House Announces Federal Opioid Initiatives
MHA Releases Issue Brief On Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act
Medicare Margins Continue To Drop
Recruitment Challenges Prompt New Wave of Innovation For U.S. Hospitals

03/19/2018

MHA Today | March 19, 2018

CMS Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 Submission Checklists

MHA Today | March 16, 2018

Insights
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter CY 2017 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
Buprenorphine Treatment Webinar Available
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

03/15/2018

MHA Today | March 15, 2018

Missouri House Budget Committee Reverses Missouri Medicaid Hospital Reductions
Senate Approves Medicaid Telemedicine Bill
Senate HELP Committee Receives Testimony About 340B Program
MHA Releases Bipartisan Budget Act Projection
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

03/14/2018

MHA Today | March 14, 2018

Committee Considers Certificate Of Need Reform Legislation
Missouri House Perfects FY 2018 Supplemental Appropriations Bill
Senate Committee Considers Expansion of Short-Term Insurance Policies
Simon’s Law Proposal Advances
State House Approves Bone Marrow Registry
HIDI Schedules Regional Meetings
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2018 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
Trajectories: Broadening The Culture Of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence
CMS Announces Education Session

03/13/2018

MHA Today | March 13, 2018

Committee Reviews Litigation Legislation
House Budget Committee Advances FRA Bills
2018 Aim For Excellence Award — Call For Applications
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis Names Interim CEO

03/12/2018

MHA Today | March 12, 2018

Patient Transport By Uber And Lyft Raise Compliance Concerns

03/09/2018

MHA Today | March 9, 2018

Insights
MO HealthNet Schedules Provider-Specific Training Sessions
CMS Announces Medicare Pharmaceutical And Technology Ombudsman
PCSS Offers MAT Waiver Trainings
Shriners Hospitals For Children Names New Administrator

03/08/2018

MHA Today | March 8, 2018

Behavioral Health Fact Sheet Available
Committee Approves Organ Donation Measure
House Approves Hospice Death Investigation Bill
Mental Health Parity Measure Advances
Senate Committee Considers Telemedicine Proposal
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses
Tools Show County-Level Hospitalization Rates For Opioids, Other Drugs
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
Federal Court Issues Memorandum Opinion In DSH Suit
Five Missouri Colleges And Universities Receive Nursing Education Grants
Hicks Announces Retirement From Overland Park Regional Medical Center

MHA Today | March 7, 2018

House Advances Advisory Committee On Rare Diseases
Committee Reviews FRA Legislation
Legislation Revamps APRN Supervision Standards
McCaskill Calls To Uphold Prudent Layperson Standards For ER Coverage
Newborn Eye Drops Bill Advances
Trajectories: Broadening The Culture Of Safety: Addressing Workplace Violence
CMS Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Survey Data Submission Deadline
CMS Announces Education Session

03/06/2018

MHA Today | March 6, 2018

House Approves Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
Committee Advances Bills To House Debate
Medicaid Imposes Limits On Opioid Prescriptions
CMS Announces MyHealthEData Initiative
Low Volume Appeals Settlement Option Update Call
SAMHSA Releases Publication Addressing Medications For Opioid Use Disorder
CMS Updates Data On IRF And LTCH Compare

03/05/2018

MHA Today | March 5, 2018

Greitens Administration Expands On Announcement Of Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Initiative
CMS Releases Corrected HSRs Related To CLABSI, CAUTI And CDI
CMS Invites Feedback On Draft eCQM Packages For 2019 Reporting
Federal Judge Issues Second Order Invalidating DSH Audit Rule

MHA Today | March 2, 2018

Insights
CMS Launches Initiative Simplifying Documentation
CMS Seeks Feedback On Evaluation And Management Guidelines
Influenza Activity in Missouri Declines
HIDI Posts 2017 Annual Licensing Survey Of Missouri Hospitals
Ken Bacon Announces Departure From Shawnee Mission Health

03/01/2018

MHA Today | March 1, 2018

AHA Releases 340B Community Benefit Report
Analysis Of Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Report Available
House Committee Advances “Right To Shop” Legislation
Legislative Committee Considers Mental Health Parity Bill
State House Approves Bill Easing Hospice Death Investigations
State Senate Approves Hospital Regulatory Relief Legislation
Issue Brief Reviews BBA Medicare Extender Provisions
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Announces Visionary Leadership Award Call For Nominations
CMS Announces Education Session
CMS Announces Next Rural Open Door Forum

02/28/2018

MHA Today | February 28, 2018

State Launches Opioid Prescriber-Accountability Initiative
State Senate Approves Hospital Regulatory Relief Legislation
MMAC Rescinds Audit Letter
HIDI Releases Third Quarter 2017 VBP Payments Model
Missouri Board Of Nursing Hosts First Military Connect Meeting

02/27/2018

MHA Today | February 27, 2018

State House Committee Approves Bill On Assistant Physicians
Missouri Joins Coalition Of States Seeking To Overturn The Affordable Care Act
CMS Clarifies ED Measures Time Difference Calculation Methods For CY 2017 eCQM Hospital Quality Reporting
CMS Accepts Comments On Draft 2019 CMS QRDA I Implementation Guide
CMS Updates OQR Known Issues Document

02/26/2018

MHA Today | February 26, 2018

MHA Opposes Legislation To Expand Concealed Weapons In Hospitals
Anthem Rescinds Modifier 25 Policy
MO HealthNet Tightens “Refill Too Soon” Criteria

02/23/2018

MHA Today | February 23, 2018

Insights
MHA And Fellow State Hospital Associations File Amici Brief In 340B Appeal
CMS Extends Submission Deadline For eCQM And Medicare EHR Incentive Program
CMS Announces CQL Education Session

02/22/2018

MHA Today | February 22, 2018

House Health Committee Advances Hospital Regulatory Relief Legislation
State Senate Committee Reviews Helmet Law Repeal
CMS Releases Hospice CAHPS Results
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC Launches Antibiotic Stewardship Online Course
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital CEO Resigns

02/21/2018

MHA Today | February 21, 2018

Missouri Faces Certified-Provider Shortage For Opioid Treatment

02/20/2018

MHA Today | February 20, 2018

HHS Proposes Changes To Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Plans
MHA And DPS Offer Regional Workshops For Hospital, EMS And Law Enforcement

02/19/2018

MHA Today | February 19, 2018

Updated Model Medical Staff Bylaws Available
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield Names New CEO

02/16/2018

MHA Today | February 16, 2018

Insights
MHA Issues Telehealth Guidance Following Rescission Of MO HealthNet Rules

02/15/2018

MHA Today | February 15, 2018

State Senate Approves FRA Legislation
2017 To 2026 Projections Of National Health Expenditures Available
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
RHG-C Acquires Cooper County Memorial Hospital

02/14/2018

MHA Today | February 14, 2018

TJC Releases Addendum To Specifications Manual Version 2017B2
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

02/13/2018

MHA Today | February 13, 2018

Issue Brief Reviews President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget
HSGAC Releases Report On Opioid Manufacturers And Third-Party Advocacy Groups
MHA Releases Analysis Of Revised Wage Index And Occupational Mix Data For Development Of FFY 2018 Wage Index
Management And Productivity Report Available

02/12/2018

MHA Today | February 12, 2018

MHA Obtains Favorable Ruling In Medicaid DSH Lawsuit
President Trump Releases FY 2019 Budget
Issue Brief: Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2018
MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
HIDI Releases FFY 2017 Inpatient And Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
Hospital Quality Reporting Center Winter 2018 Newsletter Available

02/09/2018

MHA Today | February 9, 2018

Insights — Community Investment Report
Congress Enacts Budget Legislation With Health Care Components
MHA Files Comments Opposing MO HealthNet Reductions In Lab Reimbursements
Stroke Center Designation Application Rule Is Final
AHIP Study Compares Claims Data With CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
CMS Announces IPFQR And OQR Education Sessions

02/08/2018

MHA Today | February 8, 2018

U.S. Senate Develops Its Own Budget Continuation Legislation
Analysis Of Medicare Pay-For-Performance Programs And Projections Available
MO HealthNet Enhances Reimbursement For Certified Providers Treating Severely Abused Children
CMS Hosts Comment Period On New eCQM Measures
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
NHSN Requires Updated Consent Forms
CMS Announces VBP Webinar

02/07/2018

MHA Today | February 7, 2018

MHA Opposes State Bill Restricting Covenants Not To Compete
Regulatory Relief For Hospitals Heard In Senate Committee
U.S. Senate Develops Its Own Budget Continuation Legislation
CMS Releases HQRP, HIS And Hospice CAHPS FY 2020 Requirements
2018 Aim For Excellence Award — Call For Applications
CMS Hosting Q&A Session Regarding CY 2017 EHR Attestation

02/06/2018

MHA Today | February 6, 2018

2018 Community Investment Report Finds Charity Care, Community Benefit Up In 2016
U.S. House Republicans Unveil Continuing Resolution Legislation
State Senate Advances FRA Reauthorization And Safeguard Legislation
CDC COCA Hosts Call To Update On Current Influenza Season
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Version 2018A

02/05/2018

MHA Today | February 5, 2018

Report Charts Distribution Of High-Cost Enrollees In Commercial Insurance Plans
CMMI Cancels Beneficiary Engagement Model
CMS Releases Overview And Upcoming Events For BPCI Advanced
HQRx News Blast Available
HRSA Offers NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

02/02/2018

MHA Today | February 2, 2018

Insights
2019 Medicare Advantage Plans For 1.84 Percent Increase In Payments
MO HealthNet Relaxes Telehealth Reimbursement Policy
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Reschedules IQR Education Session

02/01/2018

MHA Today | February 1, 2018

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

01/31/2018

MHA Today | January 31, 2018

Legislative Committee Advances Restrictions On Non-Compete Employment Contracts
10 Things To Know About BPCI Advanced
MO HealthNet Releases 2018 Claim Coding Requirements
MO HealthNet Modifies Nursing Facility Cost Reporting Process
February Is American Heart Month
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of eCQM Data Submission Deadline

01/30/2018

MHA Today | January 30, 2018

340B Payment Cut And Redistribution Infographic Available
CMS Seeks IPFs Test Sites For New Quality Measure Testing And Development

01/29/2018

MHA Today | January 29, 2018

Senator Hatch Letter Suggests CMS Is Better Suited To Administer 340B
HIDI HealthStats — The Economic Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic In Missouri
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
Resources For EHR Attestation Available

01/26/2018

MHA Today | January 26, 2018

MMAC Identifies Billing Error
Influenza Activity In Missouri Continues
Missouri FY 2017 Organ And Tissue Donor Annual Report Available

01/25/2018

MHA Today | January 25, 2018

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Outreach And Education Webinar

01/24/2018

MHA Today | January 24, 2018

Issue Brief: Congress Enacts Resolution To Fund Government Through Feb. 8
Senate Confirms Azar As HHS Secretary
Lawsuit Challenges Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement
2018 CPC Plus Participants Announced
FDA Extends Shelf Life Of Certain IV Solutions In Short Supply
CMS Updates OQR Specifications Manual

01/23/2018

MHA Today | January 23, 2018

Governor Releases Budget Proposal
Congress Reauthorizes CHIP, Postpones Shutdown
State Senate Committee Advances FRA Legislation
New Report Highlights The Public Health Consequences Of E-Cigarettes
CMS Corrects Third Quarter 2017 Other VTE Sub-Population Discrepancy
CMS Posts HQR News Blast

01/22/2018

MHA Today | January 22, 2018

MACs Continue Operations During Shutdown
DHHS Proposes Rule On Protecting Conscience Rights In Health Care
HIDI HealthStats — The Economic Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic In Missouri
SHEA Provides Contact Precautions Recommendations
Eady Leaving Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield

01/19/2018

MHA Today | January 19, 2018

Congress Faces Imminent Government Shutdown
Governors Make Federal Action Recommendations On Opioid Abuse
CMS Releases 2018 ACO Participants
MedPAC And MACPAC Release Dual Eligible Data Book
2018 Medicare Value Modifier Results Available
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
NGA Selects Six States To Participate In The Rural Health Learning Collaborative
State Board Of Nursing Releases Enhanced Nurse Licensure Resources
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names Interim CEO
VanConia Announces Resignation With SSM Health

01/18/2018

MHA Today | January 18, 2018

Plaintiffs In 340B Challenge File Motion For Expedited Review
CMS Issues Home Health Appendix Change Memo
CMS Releases Survey Memo On Deemed Status Removal
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Updates Inpatient CART

01/17/2018

MHA Today | January 17, 2018

HRSA Selects Two Missouri Hospitals To Receive Technical Assistance
Influenza Activity In Missouri Continues
FDA Issues Statement On Ongoing IV Fluid Shortages
CMS Announces EHR Incentive Program Demonstration
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

01/16/2018

MHA Today | January 16, 2018

New Research Finds The Opioid Crisis Cost Missouri $12.6 Billion In 2016
HHS Updates Federal Poverty Guidelines
CMS Releases BPCI Advanced Episode Definitions
Hospital Construction Standards Still On-Hold
Study Finds Increased Rate Of Alcohol-Related ED Visits
HRSA Launches Public Health Webinar Series
Mercy Hospital Aurora And Cassville Name New Administrator

01/15/2018

MHA Today |  January 15, 2018

CMS Approves Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement
MO HealthNet Seeks Comments On Reduction In Outpatient Lab Reimbursement
CMS Updates Conditions Of Participation For Hospitals
CDC Launches New Patient And Provider Sepsis Resources

01/12/2018

MHA Today | January 12, 2018

MedPAC Recommends Full Marketbasket Update For FY 2019
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

01/11/2018

MHA Today | January 11, 2018

Greitens Delivers State Of The State Speech
Legislative Committee Reviews FRA Reauthorization Legislation
CBO Estimates Cost To Extend CHIP
CMS Provides Guidance For States To Test Community Engagement For Able-Bodied Adults
WPS Adds Emergency Evaluation And Management Coding To The Probe And Educate Review Process
DHSS Requests Pre-Designated Alternative Administrator
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Foundation For Health Releases New Report On Mortality In Missouri
Influenza Activity in Missouri Continues, MHA Activates Queries To Monitor Impact
Opioid STR Announces MAT Waiver Training

MHA Today | January 10, 2018

FFY 2018 Medicare Pay-For-Performance Measure Trends Available
CMS Announces New Voluntary Bundled Payment Models
House Republicans Seek 340B Reforms
CMS Updates Schematron For CY 2018 QRDA I Implementation Guide
Plaintiffs To Appeal Dismissal Of 340B Challenge

01/09/2018

MHA Today | January 9, 2018

Task Force Recommends Rural Objectives To President
Research Indicates Higher Probability Of Hospital Closures In Nonexpansion States

01/08/2018

MHA Today | January 8, 2018

Updated List Of ACOs Available
CMS Publishes CLIA RFI
MHA Releases New Data On The Opioid Crisis In Missouri
CMS Announces Hospital Quality Reporting January 2018 System Release

01/05/2018

MHA Today | January 5, 2018

Insights
Proposed Rule Opens Association Health Plans
CMS Clarifies Texting Guidance For Hospitals And CAHs
DHSS Discontinues Zika Testing Services Of Asymptomatic Pregnant Women
Supply Chain Shortage Updates Available
Missouri Hospitals Experience Patient Surge Due To Increase In Influenza
CMS Seeks Public Comments On CLIA Personnel Requirements

01/04/2018

MHA Today | January 4, 2018

MHA And Three Physician Organizations Thank McCaskill For Anthem Inquiry
Gubernatorial Appointment Creates State Senate Vacancy
MHA Resolves Nurse Licensure Compact Glitch
DEA Imposes Highest Restrictions On Cyclopropyl Fentanyl
Analysis Of 2018 Medicare Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Available
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Activates EMResource Query To Monitor Flu Activity In Missouri
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

01/03/2018

MHA Today | January 3, 2018

General Assembly Convenes 2018 Legislative Session
CMS Launches Data System For Clinicians
Missouri Physicians Advocate For Medication-Assisted Treatment
CMS Reviews Third Quarter 2017 Inpatient Provider Participation Report Discrepancy
FCC Seeks Comments On Proposed Rule

01/02/2018

MHA Today | January 2, 2018

CMS And TJC Release National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures Specifications Manual Version 5.4 CoxHealth Acquires Barton County Memorial Hospital

12/29/2017

MHA Today | December 29, 2017

CMS Releases Guidance Related To Texting Patient Orders
MO HealthNet Suspends DME Rate Reduction
NHSN 2018 Patient Safety Component Protocols Available
CMS Reminds Hospitals About Third Quarter 2017 Submission Deadlines
NHSN 2018 Patient Safety Component Protocols Available
D.C. Court Dismisses Action Contesting 340B Rule

12/28/2017

MHA Today | December 28, 2017

MO HealthNet Modifies Billing Requirements For Lab, Radiology Services
DHHS Invites Suggestions On New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors
CDC Issues Seasonal Influenza Health Advisory
Hospital Compare Updates Available
Missouri Hospitals Targeted For Theft By Unauthorized Visitors

MHA Today | December 27, 2017

IV Therapy Administration Final Rule Available
CMS Clarifies Nursing Facility-Initiated Discharges
DHSS Updates Home Health And Hospice Aide Exam
Advanced Copy Of Revised Rural Health Clinic Guidance Available
Trajectories: ED Utilization – Right Care. Right Place. Right Time.
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual Version 11.0a
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Document
HRSA Offers Webinar To Assist Grant Applicants

12/26/2017

MHA Today | December 26, 2017

Federal Stopgap Budget Measure Includes Short Term Funding For CHIP, Community Health Centers
MO HealthNet Cuts DME Rates
CMS Updates IPFQR Resources

MHA Today | December 21, 2017

Insights — Present.
Congress Considers Legislation To Avoid Government Shut-Down, Extend CHIP
OIG Asserts Loss Of $1.3 Billion To Misclassified Medicaid Drugs
MACPAC Releases Medicaid And CHIP Data Book
Third Quarter Hospital Compare Readmission Trend Report Available
Hospital Compare Star Ratings And HAC Payment Penalties Available
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Issues Supplemental Document To OQR Specifications Manual
Hospital Quality Reporting Center Fall 2017 Newsletter Available
State Auditor Findings Analysis Available
Saint Luke’s North Hospital Names New CEO

12/20/2017

MHA Today | December 20, 2017

Congress Completes Enactment Of Tax Reform Legislation
MO HealthNet Cuts Outpatient Lab Rates
Federally Facilitated Marketplace FAQs Available
CMS To Host Medicare Low Volume Appeals Settlement Call
Trajectories: ED Utilization – Right Care. Right Place. Right Time.
Third Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching
Colonoscopy Measure Results Available

12/19/2017

MHA Today | December 19, 2017

Congress Preparing To Enact Tax Reform Legislation
CMS Clarifies Proficiency Testing Referral
CMS Clarifies Ligature Risk Policy
MO HealthNet Ends Certificate Requirements For Certain Enteral Formula And Trachea Supplies
HIIN Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project

12/18/2017

MHA Today | December 18, 2017

Medicare OPPS Final Rule CY 2018 Available
Study Concludes UberX Reduces Ambulance Usage
Missouri Flu Activity Is Widespread

12/15/2017

MHA Today | December 15, 2017

Insights — Legislative Guide Release And 2018 FRA Policy Goals
Billing 340B Modifiers Under OPPS FAQs Available

12/14/2017

MHA Today | December 14, 2017

MHA Urges Prosecutors To Use New Law To Curb Workplace Violence
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri’s Health Ranking Falls In National Survey
CMS Selects Random Sample Of Hospitals For Chart Abstracted And HAI Measures Validation
OQR Times Newsletter Available

12/13/2017

MHA Today | December 13, 2017

CMS Releases Week Six Marketplace Enrollment Results
Trajectories: ED Utilization – Right Care. Right Place. Right Time.
Second Quarter CY 2017 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators Available
Bates County Memorial Hospital Names CEO

12/12/2017

MHA Today | December 12, 2017

2018 State Legislative Guide Available
Analysis Of S-10 Data And Medicare DSH Implications Available From MHA

12/11/2017

MHA Today | December 11, 2017

Congress Passes And Trump Signs Continuing Resolution
CMS Releases Medicare Deductible, Coinsurance And Premium Rates For 2018
Free Opioid Training Available
MHA Joins Hospital Association Amicus Contesting 340B Reductions

12/08/2017

MHA Today | December 8, 2017

MO HealthNet Releases First Quarter Training Schedule
MedPAC Recommends 1.25 Percent Payment Increase For Hospitals In 2019
FDA Approves Monthly Buprenorphine Injection For OUD Treatment
ASAM Announces OUD Treatment Course
CMS Updates QRDA I Conformance Statement Resource

12/07/2017

MHA Today | December 7, 2017

Myers And Stauffer LC Announces DSH Audit Survey Training
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Deadline To Submit 3Q2017 HCAHPS Survey Data
CMS Announces Education Sessions

12/06/2017

MHA Today | December 6, 2017

Trajectories: ED Utilization – Right Care. Right Place. Right Time.
SpectraMedix To Host MACRA 2018 Final Ruling Webinar
October MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

12/05/2017

MHA Today | December 5, 2017

Missouri DHSS Releases Biennial Rural Health Care Report
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

12/04/2017

MHA Today | December 4, 2017

MHA Distributes Analysis For Final Updates To CY 2018 Medicare Home Health PPS
CMS Launches New LTC Survey Process
FDA Issues Supply Chain Update Post Hurricane
Osage Beach Center For Cognitive Disorders Names New CEO
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

12/01/2017

MHA Today | December 1, 2017

MO HealthNet Plans State Medicaid System Outages For End Of December Upgrades
HIDI Releases Annual Licensing Survey Raw Data File And User-Defined Report Generator

11/30/2017

MHA Today | November 30, 2017

Trump Administration Scales Back Mandatory Bundled Payment Initiatives
MHA Releases Study Of The Senate Finance Committee Medicare Extenders Discussion Draft
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

11/29/2017

MHA Today | November 29, 2017

Trump Visits Missouri To Promote Tax Reform Legislation
CMS Releases Results Of Week Four Marketplace Enrollment
Missouri Register Issues Proposed Rules On Reporting Health Care-Associated Infection Rates

11/28/2017

MHA Today | November 28, 2017

New Federal Legislation Would Repeal Medicare Wage Index Manipulation
MO HealthNet Issues Billing Requirements For Hospital Inpatient Consultations
Missouri Register Releases Emergency Rules And Proposed Rules Related To Abortions

11/27/2017

MHA Today | November 27, 2017

HIDI HealthStats — Hospital Super-Utilizers
Closing The Looming Health Care Talent Gap

11/22/2017

MHA Today | November 22, 2017

CMS Updates MA Value-Based Insurance Design Model
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
eCQM Reporting Resource Available
CMS Announces IQR And EHR Incentive Programs Webinar

11/21/2017

MHA Today | November 21, 2017

CMS Releases Home Health Agency Guidance
Registration Open For Quality Reporting Education Sessions
AMN Healthcare Releases Survey Of Registered Nurses

11/20/2017

MHA Today | November 20, 2017

CMS Announces 2018 Medicare Parts A And B Premiums And Deductibles
CMS Proposes Policy Changes And Updates For MA And Part D
HIDI HealthStats — Hospital Super-Utilizers
CMS Announces Improvements To HQR System
Nursing Economics Releases State Of The RN Workforce

11/17/2017

MHA Today | November 17, 2017

FDA Commissioner Provides Statement On Efforts To Address Impact Of IV Fluid Shortage
CMS Announces Education Sessions
CMS Releases December 2017 Hospital Compare HSRs
HIDI Releases 2016 Annual Survey Seven-Year Trends Report

11/16/2017

MHA Today | November 16, 2017

House Passes Tax Bill
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Interactive Health Equity Resource Available

11/15/2017

MHA Today | November 15, 2017

Week Two Marketplace Enrollment Results Released
Emergency Preparedness Rule Effective Today
End Of Month Deadline To Avoid EHR Payment Adjustments
Pharmacists May Administer Naloxone
Kindred Hospital Kansas City Announces Closure

11/14/2017

MHA Today | November 14, 2017

Three Hospital Groups And Three Provider Organizations Sue HHS
MHA Recognizes Two Missouri Hospitals For Quality Improvement Achievements

11/13/2017

MHA Today | November 13, 2017

Trump Names Secretary Nominee
National Rural Health Day Is Thursday
HIDI HealthStats — Hospital Super-Utilizers

11/10/2017

MHA Today | November 10, 2017

Six Organizations Send Joint Letter On Drug Shortages To Oversight And Investigations Subcommittee
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

11/09/2017

MHA Today | November 9, 2017

CBO Updates Estimate Of Repealing The Individual Health Insurance Mandate
CMS Releases Results Of Week One Marketplace Enrollment
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MO HealthNet To Accept Electronic Signatures
MHA Reports FFY 2018 To 2020 Medicare Pay-For-Performance Reference Guide
Patient Education Resources For ED Use Available
NOSORH Schedules Keys To Successful Grant Writing Webinar

11/08/2017

MHA Today | November 8, 2017

CMS Updates Appendix A
CMS Announces Change In Meaningful Use Attestations
IV Fluid Shortage: Missouri’s Current Status And Mitigation Efforts
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Names New President & CEO

11/07/2017

MHA Today | November 7, 2017

GAO Assesses Medicare Oversight Of Opioids
CMS Administrator Encourages States' Use Of 1115 Medicaid Waivers, Announces Transparency Reporting Initiative
September MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS And TJC Release Addendum To Inpatient Specifications Manual Version 5.3a
CMS Announces HAC Reduction Program ListServe
CMS Reports Issue With IQR CART Application
Freeman Names Interim CEO At Nevada Regional Medical Center

11/06/2017

MHA Today | November 6, 2017

Issue Briefs Available For New 2018 CMS Rules
HIDI HealthStats — Hospital Super-Utilizers
CMS Extends Question Deadline Related To Dry Run Reports For The IPFQR Readmission Measure
CMS Announces IQR Webinar
Mercy Springfield Communities Names Interim President

11/03/2017

MHA Today | November 3, 2017

MHA Supports House CHIP Reauthorization Proposal
U.S. House Approves IPAB Repeal
Task Force Recommends State Boards And Commissions Changes
CMS Releases Finalized Payment And Policy Updates For OPPS, ASC, Home Health PPS, PFS and QPP
CMS Announces New Medicaid Opioid Treatment Options
CMS Schedules Open Door Forum To Discuss Final OPPS Rule And S-10 Changes
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Announces Six-Sigma Project For HIIN Hospitals
President’s Commission Releases Final Draft Report On Opioid Crisis
CMS Releases Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating HSRs
CMS Corrects FUH-30 And FUH-7 Data Displayed In Preview Report
CMS Updates OQR Known Issues Document
HIDI Releases 2016 Average Hospital Charges For Medicare Patients Report

10/31/2017

MHA Today | October 31, 2017

U.S. House To Debate CHIP Reauthorization Bill
The Joint Commission Issues Pre-Publication Emergency Preparedness Standards
FEMA Refreshes National Incident Management System
Supplemental Document For Inpatient Specifications Manual Version 5.2b Available

10/30/2017

MHA Today | October 30, 2017

AUR And Stage 3 Delayed One Year
CMS Proposes Rule To Allow States To Define EHB
CMS Releases Final ESRD PPS Update For CY 2018
The Joint Commission Releases Suicide Prevention Recommendations
Missouri Updates Ground Ambulance Standards
Multiple Amendments Proposed Impacting Social Workers
CMS Announces New Medicare Card Project Forum
CMS Revises Technical Release Notes For eCQM
MHA Activates Missouri Hospital Query To Monitor Impact Of National IV Fluid Shortage

10/27/2017

MHA Today | October 27, 2017

MO HealthNet Claims Will Require Enrolled Ordering, Prescribing Or Referring Physician ID
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

10/26/2017

MHA Today | October 26, 2017

CBO Provides Cost Estimate For Proposed Subsidy Bill
Trump Administration Declares National Public Health Emergency For Opioid Crisis
AHA Releases Quality Advisory On IV Fluid Shortages
Resources And Strategies Available To Manage Saline Supply Shortages
CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website

10/25/2017

MHA Today | October 25, 2017

CMS Extends S-10 Submission Deadline
CDC Issues HAN Health Advisory For Treating Patients Returning From Hurricane-Affected Areas
CMS Releases Dry Run Reports Regarding IPFQR Readmission Measure
Congress Clears Second Disaster Aid Infusion
Subscriptions Available For HIDI 2018 Premier Package
HIDI Releases Second Quarter 2017 VBP Payments Model
Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

10/24/2017

MHA Today | October 24, 2017

Opioid Toolkits Available
CBO Provides Cost Estimate For CHIP Extension Bill

10/23/2017

MHA Today | October 23, 2017

CMS Releases Appendix A Update On “Primarily Engaged”
Report Evaluates Efforts To Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Residents

MHA Today | October 20, 2017

Insights - Addressing Violence In Hospitals
Congress Reauthorizes And Expands Child Deafness Programs
MO HealthNet Updates Hospice Rates
DHSS Publishes CCHD Final Rule

10/19/2017

MHA Today | October 19, 2017

Physician Compare Preview Period Opens
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Oct. 28
National Flu Vaccination Campaign Underway
Mercy And Washington County Memorial Hospital Expand Management Agreement

10/18/2017

MHA Today | October 18, 2017

Health Literacy Month Focuses Providers On Communication
Kindred Hospital Northland Names New CEO

10/17/2017

MHA Today | October 17, 2017

HealthCurve Analytics And SpectraMedix Host MIPS And APM Webinar
International Infection Prevention Week Underway
HHS Declares Wildfire Public Health Emergency; CHA Establishes Hospital Employee Relief Fund

10/16/2017

MHA Today | October 16, 2017

MO HealthNet To Begin Denying Claims For Unregistered OPR Providers
MedPAC Updates Its Payment Basics Series
VA Proposes Prosthetic And Rehabilitative Device Rules

10/13/2017

MHA Today | October 13, 2017

Insights: Open Enrollment And Changes To The Health Insurance Marketplace
President Trump Ends Health Insurance Marketplace Cost-Sharing Subsidies
ISMP Launches High-Alert Medication Safety Self Assessment Tool

10/12/2017

MHA Today | October 12, 2017

President Trump Signs Executive Order Allowing Greater Access To Association Health Plans
Medicare Advantage And Part D Star Ratings Available
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

10/11/2017

MHA Today | October 11, 2017

CHIP Extension Pauses For Bipartisan Negotiations
Eric Hargan Named As Acting HHS Secretary
MO HealthNet Issues Hot Tips On Retail Pharmacy Billing, Vaccine Claims For Dual Eligibles
MHA Supports End To Mandatory Participation in Medicare Bundled Payment Models
CMS Streamlining Meaningful Use Attestation For Eligible Hospitals
CoxHealth To Acquire Barton County Memorial Hospital

10/10/2017

MHA Today | October 10, 2017

340B Payment Cut Decision Appears Imminent
FFY 2018 Medicare VBP Projection, HAC Projection And Pay-For-Performance Measure Trends Available
Baxter Announces Saline Shipments Disrupted
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Documents
QRDA Reference And Implementation Guides Available At eCQI Resource Center
Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau Names New CEO

MHA Today | October 9, 2017

Health Care Security And Safety Week Encourages Resiliency Focus
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting 12.0
CMS Updates CART Tools

10/06/2017

MHA Today | October 6, 2017

Insights - Interest In CHIP
2018 ICD-10 Updates For MO HealthNet Billings Effective Oct. 1
August MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
CMS Releases Addendum to IQR Manual Version 5.2a
TJC Releases Addendum To Specifications Manual For National Quality Measures

10/05/2017

MHA Today | October 5, 2017

CHIP Bills Advance In Senate And House
GAO Assesses Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
CMS Publishes Correction Notice To FY 2018 SNF PPS Rates
CY 2017 Qualifying APM Participant Determination And Status Data Available
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Issues Addendum To May 2017 eCQM Specifications
December 2017 Hospital Compare Preview Reports Available

10/04/2017

MHA Today | October 4, 2017

CMS Withdraws Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model
CMS Publishes FY 2018 IPPS Rates Correction Notice
Free Opioid Training Available
Facility-Specific OP-32 Reports Available
CMS Reminds Hospitals About Second Quarter 2017 Data Submission Deadlines

10/03/2017

MHA Today | October 3, 2017

CMS Issues Revised Cost Report Instructions For Worksheet S-10
HIDI Schedules ADT Regional Meetings

10/02/2017

MHA Today | Oct. 2, 2017

Medicare Releases 2018 MA Benefit And Premium Information
Senate Finance Committee Prepares To Reauthorize CHIP
HRSA Announces Nurse Faculty Loan Program
HQR Monthly News Blast Available
CMS Announces Education Session

09/29/2017

MHA Today | September 29, 2017

Insights - Hospital Workplace Violence
HHS Delays 340B Pricing And Monetary Penalties Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
The Rehabilitation Institute Of St. Louis Names New CEO

09/28/2017

MHA Today | September 28, 2017

MO HealthNet Updates Applied Behavioral Health Precertification Form
CMS Allows Later Notice Of 2018 Premium Costs
U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Chronic Care Legislation

09/27/2017

MHA Today | September 27, 2017

DHHS Solicits FYs 2018-22 Strategic Plan Comments
MO HealthNet Gives Examples For Properly Billing Outpatient Drug Quantities
CMS Extends Worksheet S-10 Revisions Deadline
HealthCurve Analytics Schedules Readmission Penalty Predictor Pilot Program Webinar
Trajectories — Population Health: Models and Pillars for Success
TJC Announces Webinar Regarding Direct Submission Of eCQM Data
Free Opioid Training Available In Southeast Missouri
CDC Launches Opioid Awareness Campaign
New LTC Staffing Reporting Guidance Available
Lipstein Announces Retirement; Liekweg Will Lead BJC In 2018

09/26/2017

MHA Today | September 26, 2017

Graham-Cassidy Bill Stalls In U.S. Senate
CBO Releases Preliminary Analysis Of Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill
CMS Releases Preliminary CY 2018 Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Payment Rates
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
CMS Selects Hospitals For OQR Validation

09/25/2017

MHA Today | September 25, 2017

WPS Provides Teleconference About Changes In Medical Review
Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship In Minority Health Seeks Applications
CMS Updates PSVA Tool
Fulton Medical Center Names New CEO

09/22/2017

MHA Today | September 22, 2017

Insights - Graham-Cassidy and Health Reform
TJC Shares Information About Direct Submission Of eCQM Data

09/21/2017

MHA Today | September 21, 2017

MHA Comments On Proposed 340B Regulation Delay
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2018 Medicare Final LTCH PPS
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AHA Hosts Care For The Caregiver Webinar
Heartland Regional Health Equity Council Seeks Applications

09/20/2017

MHA Today | September 20, 2017

Governors Weigh In On Graham-Cassidy Federal Health Reform Legislation
CMS Seeks Feedback On New Direction To Promote Patient-Centered Care
Trajectories — Population Health: Models and Pillars for Success
CMS Announces Education Session

09/19/2017

MHA Today | September 19, 2017

Second Quarter CY 2017 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators Available
CMS Issues Addendum To eCQM Specifications

09/18/2017

MHA Today | September 18, 2017

CBO And JCT Release Analysis Of Health Insurance Subsidies
HHS Announces New Opioid Grant Funding
Webinar Focuses On Financial Distress And Rural Hospital Closures

09/15/2017

MHA Today | September 15, 2017

MO HealthNet Prepares To Enroll Managed Care Network Providers
TJC Revises Emergency Management Standards To Reflect CMS Final Rule
CMS Schedules Physician Quality Reporting System Call
CMS Releases New Medicare Card Design
St. Louis Area Hospitals Prepare For Civil Unrest Possibilities

09/14/2017

MHA Today | September 14, 2017

MHA Members Participate In Congressional Advocacy Event
Health Subcommittee Examines Funding Extensions
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

09/13/2017

MHA Today | September 13, 2017

The Florida Hospital Association Launches FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund
Trajectories— Population Health: Models and Pillars for Success
CMS Announces QualityNet Intermittent Availability
Sepsis Awareness Month: A Costly Disease

09/12/2017

MHA Today | September 12, 2017

HealthCurve Analytics To Host Readmission Penalty Predictor Pilot Program Webinar
CMS Announces Second HAC Review And Corrections Period

09/11/2017

MHA Today | September 11, 2017

Disaster Relief And Debt Limit Suspension Bill Signed Into Law
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2018
MHA Opposes Proposed Payment Reductions To Hospital Outpatient Medicare Payments
MHA Provides Update On Hurricane Irma

09/08/2017

MHA Today | September 8, 2017

Insights - Opioids and Unemployment
MHA Opposes Proposed 340B Payment Reductions
CDC Awards $28.6 Million To Help States Fight Opioid Overdose Epidemic
CMS Seeks Public Comment On Revised Medication Reconciliation On Admission Measure

09/07/2017

MHA Today | September 7, 2017

MHA Releases CHIP Fact Sheet
U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Budget Bill
CMS Issues Revisions To SOM Appendix A For Hospitals
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Beterra Health, Inc., Offers Safety Culture Webinars
CMS Extends Chemotherapy Measure Dry Run
HRSA Announces Delay In 340B Recertifications

09/06/2017

MHA Today | September 6, 2017

MO HealthNet To Include G Codes In Outpatient Lab Fee Schedule
MHA Distributes Analysis Of CMS’ Update Notice To The Medicare FFY 2018 IPF PPS
CMS Announces State Surveyors EP Training Online
Deadline Approaches For Second Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Data Submission
CMS Seeks Feedback For Changes To QualityNet Secure Portal
July MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
September Marks Sepsis Awareness Month

09/05/2017

MHA Today | September 5, 2017

Study Evaluates Opioid Misuse And Unemployment In Missouri And Kansas
Senate Parliamentarian Sets Deadline For Enacting ACA Reform By Majority Vote
MHA Seeks Hospital Experiences With Medicaid Managed Care
Conflicting Issues Exist Under Missouri’s Blood Draw Statutes

09/01/2017

MHA Today | September 1, 2017

Anthem Exits Insurance Marketplace In 16 Counties And City Of St. Louis
Senate Finance Committee Schedules Hearing On CHIP Reauthorization

08/31/2017

MHA Today | August 31, 2017

MO HealthNet Alerts Providers About Online Claims Submission Problem
MO HealthNet Posts Telehealth Rate Cut
Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Class J Proposed Pharmacy Rules
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AAMC Assesses Medical School Cost And Student Debt

08/30/2017

MHA Today | August 30, 2017

MHA Shares Hurricane Harvey Response Resources
OIG Issues Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Report
CDC Reports Uninsured Rate At Lowest Point Since Tracking
CMS Accepts Comments On Star Ratings Methodology
CMS Announces IQR And EHR Education Session
HealthCurve Analytics And Apervita Host Webinar

08/29/2017

MHA Today | August 29, 2017

Texas Hospital Association Establishes Employee Assistance Fund
HHS Seeks Comments On Further Delay Of 340B Drug Pricing Rule
ASPR TRACIE Hosts HCC Tools And Templates Webinar
HRET Provides Physician And Leader Adaptive Workshop
CMS Revises CEBP HSRs

08/28/2017

MHA Today | August 28, 2017

HIDI HealthStats — Population Health
Report Highlights National Nursing Workforce Challenges

08/25/2017

MHA Today | August 25, 2017

Insights - Great American Eclipse
MO HealthNet Modifies Approval Standards For Selected Wheelchairs
MO HealthNet Allows Schools To Bill Direct Services Of Certified School Psychologists
MHA Submits Comments Regarding State DSH Allotment Reductions
CMS Posts Summary Of SEP-1 Changes To QualityNet

08/24/2017

MHA Today | August 24, 2017

MHA Solicits Feedback On Anthem ED Experiences
MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2018 Final IRF PPS
AHA Offers Guide On Housing Strategies To Improve Community Health

08/23/2017

MHA Today | August 23, 2017

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Updates To 2018 Medicare SNF PPS
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
HealthCurve Analytics And Apervita Host Webinar

08/22/2017

MHA Today | August 22, 2017

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To CY 2018 Medicare Home Health PPS
IRS Sets Maximum Tax Penalty for Uninsured
CDC Offers NHCSs As Meaningful Use Stage 3 Opportunity
CMS Revises Notification Of Termination Process
Mercy Hospital St. Louis Names New President

08/21/2017

MHA Today | August 21, 2017

HIDI HealthStats — Population Health
HIDI Analytic Tool Assesses Wage Index Reclassification For FFY 2019
TJC Modifies 2017 ORYX Requirements, Releases 2018 ORYX Reporting Requirements
CMS Provides eCQM Submission Status Report Update

08/18/2017

MHA Today | August 18, 2017

CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For Clinical EBP Measures
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

08/17/2017

MHA Today | August 17, 2017

Missouri Times Corrects CON Article Error
IRS Revokes Hospital’s Tax Exempt Status
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Provides Free HAI Prevention Bootcamps
CMS Announces IPFQR Education Session
HealthCurve Analytics And SpectraMedix Host MIPS/APM Webinar

08/16/2017

MHA Today | August 16, 2017

Telemedicine Report Examines Policies And Status In Missouri
New Report Assesses Medicare Financing And Solvency
Subcommittee Proposes CON Policy Change
MO HealthNet Updates Retail Pharmacy Reimbursement Limits
CBO Estimates Cutting ACA Payments Would Increase Marketplace Premiums
CMS Releases Proposed Rule To Change CJR, Cancel EPMs And CR
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

08/15/2017

MHA Today | August 15, 2017

CBO Estimates Cutting ACA Payments Would Increase Insurance Premiums
CMS Releases Proposed Rule To Change CJR And Cancel EPMs And CR
AHRQ Releases 2016 Quality And Disparities Report
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report

08/14/2017

MHA Today | August 14, 2017

CMS Proposes Cancellation Of Episode Payment Models
HQR Monthly News Blast Available
HIDI HealthStats — Population Health

08/11/2017

MHA Today | August 11, 2017

Marketplace Insurers Get More Time To Submit Premium Rates
DHSS Files Time Critical Diagnosis Emergency Rule
MHA Releases Issue Briefs On Federal Regulations
CMS Releases QRDA Guidance
RWJF Announces Application Period For Culture Of Health Prize

08/10/2017

MHA Today | August 10, 2017

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
President Trump Elevates Opioid Crisis To A National Emergency
TJC Releases Specifications Manual Version 2017B

08/09/2017

MHA Today | August 9, 2017

MO HealthNet Updates Behavioral Health Provider Manual
Board Of Pharmacy Issues Class J Emergency Rule Guidance
CMS Announces Dry Run Of Hospital Visits After Outpatient Surgery Measure
Lake Regional Health System Names New CEO

08/08/2017

August 8, 2017

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2018 Medicare Outpatient PPS
MHA Publishes Issue Brief On IPPS/LTCH Final Rules
June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

08/07/2017

MHA Today | August 7, 2017

CMS Issues Psychiatric PPS Updates For FY 2018
Emergency Rule Takes Effect For Class J Pharmacies
CMS Removes Pain Questions In Final IPPS Rule
HIDI HealthStats — Population Health
HealthCurve Analytics Announces Partnership With SpectraMedix
Jennifer Tidball Named Acting MO HealthNet Director

08/04/2017

MHA Today | August 4, 2017

Insights - Engagement On Regulations Brings Results
CMS Withdraws Transparency Requirement From Final IPPS Rule
United For Missouri Files Lawsuit Against St. Charles County PDMP

08/03/2017

MHA Today | August 3, 2017

CMS Issues Psychiatric Payment Updates For FY 2018 And Solicits Comments
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC Issues Updated Zika Virus Guidance
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar

08/02/2017

MHA Today | August 2, 2017

CMS Announces Medicare IPPS/LTCH Final Regulations
MO HealthNet Gives Advance Notice Of Planned Systems Upgrade
CMS Issues Final Hospice Payment Rate Update For 2018
CMS Releases Survey And Certification Guidance
TJC Revises Medication Management EPs

08/01/2017

MHA Today | August 1, 2017

Trump’s Commission On Opioids And Drug Abuse Issues Interim Report
Hospital Price And Quality Updates Available On Focus On Hospitals
CMS Issues Final 2018 Payment And Policy Updates For IRFs And SNFs
Mercy Hospital Lebanon Names New Administrator

07/31/2017

MHA Today | July 31, 2017

McCaskill Expands Investigation Of Opioid Distribution

07/28/2017

MHA Today | July 28, 2017

Insights - Health Care's Long Legislative March
U.S. Senate Defeats ACA Repeal Legislation
Organizations Voice Concern About ED Payment Policy
MO HealthNet To Correct Payments For Certain Outpatient Radiology Codes
MHA Offers CHNA Resources
State Committee Of Psychologists Seeks Regulation Comments
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Documents
CMS Announces OQR Education Session

07/27/2017

MHA Today | July 27, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Medicare DSH Regulation
CMS Issues Proposed Rules On Medicaid DSH Allotment Reductions
MO HealthNet Posts Medicaid Home Health Rate Cut
CMS Releases Information On Exemptions From The Medicare Quality Payment Program
CMS Announces Steps To Address CLABSI, CDI, CAUTI Data Errors
CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website

07/26/2017

MHA Today | July 26, 2017

U.S. Senate Fails To Repeal Affordable Care Act
General Assembly Wraps Up Special Session On Abortion Legislation
CMS Proposes Changes To Medicare Home Health Regulations
New Marketplace Insurer Map Projects 2018 Participation

07/25/2017

MHA Today | July 25, 2017

U.S. Senate Embarks On ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation
MO HealthNet Posts Additional Medicaid Rate Cuts
MedPAC Releases Annual Report On Medicare Spending
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For HAC Reduction Program
Fulton Medical Center Announces Closure

07/24/2017

MHA Today | July 24, 2017

State Officials Distribute Joint Letter On State Opioid Initiatives
MHA Writes Governor About Stroke And STEMI Regulation
MHA Distributes Occupational Mix Data For Review

07/21/2017

MHA Today | July 21, 2017

Insights - Gov. Greiten's PDMP Proposal
CMS Announces Dry Run Of Chemotherapy Measure

07/20/2017

MHA Today | July 20, 2017

Senate Continues Work On Health Care Legislation
MO HealthNet Posts Physician Services Rate Cuts
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Missouri Foundation For Health Provides Grant Opportunities
CMS Publishes 2018 QRDA Category I HQR Implementation Guide
Gallup Releases Report: Combatting Turnover And Improving Performance

07/19/2017

MHA Today | July 19, 2017

Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
CDC Releases National, County-Based Map Of Opioid Prescribing Practices
U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules On Employer Disparagement

07/18/2017

MHA Today | July 18, 2017

MO HealthNet Posts Ambulance, Behavioral Health Payment Changes
Senate Leader Shifts Efforts On ACA Repeal
CMS Announces Next Open Door Forum

07/17/2017

MHA Today | July 17, 2017

Governor Issues Executive Order On Opioid Abuse
Greitens Approves Health Legislation
Governor Vetoes Legislation On Involuntary Medication Hearings
CMS Issues Changes To PFS And Other Part B Services
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
CMS Releases October 2017 Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Releases OQR Times Newsletter

07/14/2017

MHA Today | July 14, 2017

Insights - 2017 State Legislative Accomplishments
CMS Updates 2018 Marketplace Insurer County Map
Department Of Social Services Solicits Regulatory Reform Comments
MO HealthNet Implements FY 18 Budget Medicaid Rate Cuts
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 PFS Payment, Policy Updates
HIDI Releases First Quarter Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
CMS Announces IQR, EHR Incentive Programs Education Session
FLEX Program Releases Educational Resources For Participating CAHs
CDC Resource Offers Antimicrobial Stewardship Framework For Small Hospitals, CAHs

07/13/2017

MHA Today | July 13, 2017

Senate Releases Updated Version Of The BCRA
MO HealthNet Solicits Comments On Medicaid Fee-For-Service Access Plan
CMS Extends Date To File Or Amend FY 2014 S-10 Data
MMAC Issues Update On Women’s Health Services Attestation
MHA Releases CAH FFY 2018 VBP Reports
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Hospital VBP Program Education Session
CMS Updates IQR Known Issues Documents

07/12/2017

MHA Today | July 12, 2017

State Agency Solicits Regulatory Reform Comments
Governor Signs Bill On Emergency Services
Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
Deadline Approaches For Readmission Immersion Project
CMS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding IPFQR PY 2018 Reporting
Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems Names New CEO

07/11/2017

MHA Today | July 11, 2017

Governor Approves Health Bill
Missouri Chamber Cautions Senators About Better Care Reconciliation Act
U.S. Senate Shortens August Recess
MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
CMS Offers MIPS Webinar For Providers In Small, Rural And Underserved Areas
Whitepaper Explores Executive Turnover Issues

07/10/2017

MHA Today | July 10, 2017

Fewer Marketplace Insurance Issuers Apply For 2018 Coverage
CMS Delays CoPs For Home Health Agencies
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting Center Summer 2017 Newsletter
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
HIDI Releases First Quarter 2017 VBP Payments Model
Randall Nyp Retires As CEO For Prime Healthcare Kansas City Market

07/07/2017

MHA Today | July 7, 2017

Insights - BCRA Equity Report
New Law Enhances Criminal Penalties For Assaulting Hospital Workers
Governor Signs Suicide Awareness Legislation

07/06/2017

MHA Today | July 6, 2017

New MHA Research Finds Health Care Equity Gap Widens In Senate’s BCRA
Budget Documents Detail Gubernatorial Spending Restrictions
CMS Releases Updated Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Federal Court Orders Illinois To Pay Medicaid Providers
CMS Issues Guidance Regarding IPFQR PY 2018 Reporting

07/05/2017

MHA Today | July 5, 2017

Greitens Approves Tort Reform, Workers’ Comp Bills
Centene Plans To Fill Missouri’s Marketplace Deserts
CMS Updates Data Used To Determine Medicare DSH Adjustments
Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual

07/03/2017

MHA Today | July 3, 2017

Greitens Announces Restrictions On FY 2018 Appropriations
Greitens Vetoes Fund Sweep Bill
CMS Releases IQR Specifications Manual

06/30/2017

MHA Today | June 30, 2017

Insights - AHCA and BCRA
CBO Issues BCRA Longer-Term Projections
CBO Releases Economic Outlook And Federal Debt, Statutory Limit Reports
CMS Publishes Expectations For Reducing Legionella Risk
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2018 ESRD PPS Payment And Policy Updates

06/29/2017

MHA Today | June 29, 2017

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MHA Provides Compdata Survey Update

06/28/2017

MHA Today | June 28, 2017

MO HealthNet Releases Third Quarter Webinar Training Schedule
Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
CMS Provides IPFQR Program Updates
CHP Offers Free Training Opportunity
MU Health Care Names New CEO

06/27/2017

MHA Today | June 27, 2017

U.S. Senate Postpones Vote On ACA Repeal/Reform Legislation
CBO Releases Analysis Of Senate Health Reform Legislation
GAO Issues Report On Graduate Medical Education Trends

06/26/2017

MHA Today | June 26, 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans Release New Version Of ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation
CMS Releases 2017 VTE Reporting Requirements

06/23/2017

MHA Today | June 23, 2017

HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
First Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline Approaching
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For IPPS Deficit Reduction Act, Hospital-Acquired Conditions Measures

06/22/2017

MHA Today | June 22, 2017

Senate Reveals AHCA Proposal
MHA Policy Brief Finds 1.2 Million Missourians Have Preexisting Conditions
MHA Distributes FFY 2018 Medicare VBP Projection And Pay-For-Performance Measure Trends
CMS Opens 60-Day Comment Period On CLIA Changes
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases 1Q2017 Quality Reporting Checklists
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Resources
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
Videos: Rural Health Care Workforce Insights

06/21/2017

MHA Today | June 21, 2017

Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
MHA Distributes Wage Index Data For Review
MO HealthNet Notifies Medicare-Only MO Rx Participants About Coverage Termination
CMS Proposes Changes To MACRA In Second Year Of Quality Payment Program

06/20/2017

MHA Today | June 20, 2017

State House Of Representatives Debates Abortion Legislation
Anthem Offers 2018 Marketplace Plans In Missouri
CMS Releases New Medicare Card Details
CMS Issues New Guidance In Several Key Areas
TJC Releases New Pain Management Standards

06/19/2017

MHA Today | June 19, 2017

CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports
WPS Offers Informational Teleconference
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Names New CEO

06/16/2017

MHA Today | June 16, 2017

MHA HIIN Announces Physician Opportunities
AHA/HRET Releases Leader And Trustee Quality Modules
Mercy And St. Anthony’s Finalize Affiliation Agreement

06/15/2017

MHA Today | June 15, 2017

State Senate Approves Abortion Regulation Legislation
CMS Releases Heath Care Spending By State
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Issues Technical Guidance Regarding CY 2017 eCQM Submissions
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
MHA Provides HIIN Update

06/14/2017

MHA Today | June 14, 2017

Trajectories — Opioid Use Disorder
Health Care Foundation Releases Recommendations To Reform MO HealthNet

06/13/2017

MHA Today | June 13, 2017

Nearly 502,000 Clinicians Incur Payment Reductions
Individuals Drop Out Of Health Care Marketplace

06/12/2017

MHA Today | June 12, 2017

FY 2018 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Payment, Policy Update Comments Due Tomorrow
CMS Updates EP And Disaster Response Regulatory Crosswalk
Harrison County Community Hospital Names CEO

06/09/2017

MHA Today | June 9, 2017

Insights - #HAVHope, Community Violence
CMS Seeks Comments About Reducing Regulatory Burden Caused By ACA
MHA Launches Readmission Immersion Project
ASPR TRACIE Hosts EMS And Infectious Diseases Webinar
HRSA Announces Faculty Loan Repayment Program

06/08/2017

MHA Today | June 8, 2017

Governor Releases Special Session Details
MHA Launches Leadership And Quality Assessment Tool Survey Project
HCAHPS Announces Patient Perspectives On Care Survey Deadline
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

06/07/2017

MHA Today | June 7, 2017

Greitens Calls Special Session On Abortion Legislation
MHA Research Underscores Missouri And Nonexpansion States Inequity In AHCA
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
NCHWA Releases New Health Workforce Projections

06/06/2017

MHA Today | June 6, 2017

CMS Reminds IPFs Of Program Requirements
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Violence Awareness Day Provides Opportunity To Discuss Efforts

06/05/2017

MHA Today | June 5, 2017

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2018 Proposed LTCH PPS
CMS Releases Interpretive Guidelines For EP Rule
CMS Announces Delay In Hospital Compare Update For Certain Measures
U.S. Supreme Court Rules For Hospitals In Church Plan Dispute

06/02/2017

MHA Today | June 2, 2017

Insights - A Map To Better DSH Payments
Congressional Committee Chairs Question 340B Program
MO HealthNet Changes Claim Submission Cutoff Date
CMS Releases Hospital-Specific Reports For MSPB Measure Preview Period
TJC Updates Performance Measure Report

06/01/2017

MHA Today | June 1, 2017

DHSS Director Issues Statement On Abortion Complications Reporting
MHA Distributes Analysis For Updates To 2018 Medicare SNF PPS
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

05/31/2017

MHA Today | May 31, 2017

MHA Urges Governor To Approve Medical Liability Legislation
Report Reviews Details Of AHCA Legislation
Mallinckrodt Responds To McCaskill Drug Pricing Query
FFY 2018 Proposed Medicare IRF PPS Available
KHN Announces New Zika Threat
Rural Funding Opportunities From USDA

05/30/2017

MHA Today | May 30, 2017

CMS Announces Date To Replace SSN Identifier With New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier
DHSS Provides Emergency Preparedness Resources

05/26/2017

MHA Today | May 26, 2017

Insights - Trump Budget, CBO, AHCA
Missouri State Board Of Nursing Issues Emergency Rule
TJC Releases First SAFER™ Matrix Results

05/25/2017

MHA Today | May 25, 2017

General Assembly Proceeds With Special Session
MHA Releases Issue Brief On CBO’s AHCA Score
Missouri HIIN Provides Educational Conference
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session On Market Trend Reports
HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report

05/24/2017

MHA Today | May 24, 2017

CBO Issues Score On American Health Care Act
MHA Releases Statement On Trump Budget Plan
BCBS Of Kansas City Exits Individual Marketplace In 2018
MHA Supports Proposed Change To Medicare DSH Formula
MO HealthNet Posts Managed Care Training Presentation
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2018
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents

05/23/2017

MHA Today | May 23, 2017

Trump Releases FY 2018 Budget
MHA Submits AHCA Comments To Senate Finance Committee
MO HealthNet Clarifies Outpatient Lab Billing
CMS Posts CY 2017 eCQM Reporting Resources
Moberly Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

05/22/2017

MHA Today | May 22, 2017

HHS Delays Effective Date Of 340B Drug Pricing Rule
CMS Updates Quality Reporting Center IPFQR Resources
HIDI Hosts Monthly General Session Training Webinar
USDA Offers Distance Learning And Telemedicine Grant Workshop

05/19/2017

MHA Today | May 19, 2017

Insights - 2017 Workforce Report
Governor Nominates New Department Of Social Services Director
U.S. Senate Committee Approves Chronic Care Bill
CMS Announces Education Sessions
Mercy Names Johnston Regional President Of East Community

05/18/2017

MHA Today | May 18, 2017

Letter Urges Action On AHCA Funding Equity
Governor Calls Special Session For State Legislators
U.S. Senate Committee Approves Regulatory Process Overhaul Bill
CMS Issues Another EPM Delay
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Saint Luke’s North Hospital Names Interim CEO

05/17/2017

MHA Today | May 17, 2017

CMS Updates Marketplace Enrollment Process
MHA Provides Emergency Preparedness Resources
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report
HHS Provides Cybersecurity Updates In Wake Of WannaCry Attack
USDA Accepts Applications For Rural Telemedicine Grants
Excelsior Springs Hospital Names New CEO

05/16/2017

MHA Today | May 16, 2017

MHA Publishes 2017 State Legislative Session Summary
Emergency Physicians Say Anthem ED Pay Policy Violates “Prudent Layperson” Standard
Hospital Associations And TJC Host Sleep Accreditation Webinar
DHSS Posts Home Health CoP Guide
CMS Clarifies Transfer And Discharge Requirements For LTC
CMS Issues State Innovation Waiver Checklist
MHA Releases 2017 Annual Workforce Report

05/15/2017

MHA Today | May 15, 2017

MO HealthNet Releases Revised Electronic Signature Rule
MO HealthNet Updates Medicaid Provider Manual
CMS Offers Marketplace Coverage Enrollment Option For Small Business

05/12/2017

MHA Today | May 12, 2017

Medical Liability Legislation Enacted
Legislators Propose Prescription Drug Monitoring Accord
New State Enactment Addresses Regulatory Reform And Other Topics
WPS Creates Allowance For TJC Accredited Hospitals Performing Sleep Studies
Cyberattacks Target Health Care Facilities
ASPR TRACIE And NETEC Host Infectious Disease Webinar
Anthem/Cigna Merger Officially Off

05/11/2017

MHA Today | May 11, 2017

MHA Releases Q&A On Missouri’s Former High-Risk Pool
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation

05/10/2017

MHA Today | May 10, 2017

State Board Of Nursing Recognizes Air Force Program As P.N. Program
MHA Solicits Trustee Of The Year Nominations

05/09/2017

MHA Today | May 9, 2017

MHA Distributes Final Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
Rural Health Information Hub Hosts Substance Abuse Webinar
HIDI Posts February MUR On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

05/08/2017

MHA Today | May 8, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Hospital Week
MHA Develops Emergency Preparedness CoPs Interactive Toolkit
CMS Updates eCQM Specifications For CY 2018
Bates County Memorial Hospital Names Interim CEO

05/05/2017

MHA Today | May 5, 2017

Insights - Thoughts On Hospital Week And Federal Advocacy
State Senate Finishes Budget, Raids State Accounts To Stop Medicaid Cut
CMS Publishes Midwest Division Provider Update
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
CMS Posts Draft 2018 QRDA Implementation Guide For Public Comment
HCA Holdings To Change Name

05/04/2017

MHA Today | May 4, 2017

U.S. House Approves American Health Care Act
Budget Conference Committee Completes Work On State FY 2018 Budget
House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Department Of Insurance Urges Missouri Insurers To Provide Assistance
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
NHSN Revises Enrollment And HCP Measure Data Submission Checklist
MHA Launches Complimentary Culture Of Safety Survey
Six Missouri Colleges And Universities Receive Nursing Education Grants
Kindred Hospital St. Louis Names New Permanent And Interim CEOs

05/03/2017

MHA Today | May 3, 2017

New Amendment Could Trigger U.S. House Vote On ACA Repeal/Replacement
General Assembly Faces Budget Deadline
MO HealthNet Issues Managed Care Enrollment Report
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
CMS Hosts Opioid Epidemic Webinar
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research
CMS Announces Change In Distribution Of OQR Claims Detail Reports
CMS Accepts Submissions For QRDA Category I Files

05/02/2017

MHA Today | May 2, 2017

State House Adds 20 Amendments To Advanced Directive Bill
careLearning Celebrates 17th Anniversary

05/01/2017

MHA Today | May 1, 2017

Congress Reaches Agreement On FY 2017 Budget Accord
CMS Issues Proposed Payment, Policy Updates For SNFs
CMS Solicits Comments About SNF PPS Payment Revisions
DHSS Updates Controlled Substance List
MHA Distributes Medicare Final Episode Payment Model Analysis
MHA Releases Missouri Price And Quality Transparency Update
CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website
Ellett Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

04/28/2017

MHA Today | April 28, 2017

Insights - Opioids and PDMP
MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
MO HealthNet Releases Aetna Medicaid Managed Care Guidance
CMS Issues Proposed Payment, Policy Updates For IRF PPS
CMS Issues Proposed Hospice Payment Rate Update For 2018
CMS Issues Proposed Payment, Policy Updates For SNFs
MU Center For Health Policy Offers Health Equity Workshops
Appeals Court Upholds Denial Of Anthem/Cigna Merger

04/27/2017

MHA Today | April 27, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Senate Approves Its Version Of State Budget
General Assembly Enacts Supplemental Budget
Committee Reviews Stroke, STEMI, Trauma Regulation Bill
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Education Session

04/26/2017

MHA Today | April 26, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Committee Reviews Public Hospital Tax Levy Bill
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research
Task Force Releases Preeclampsia Recommendation Statement
CMS Issues MIPS Participation Status Letter

04/25/2017

MHA Today | April 25, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
Committee Approves Lawsuit Notification Legislation
MO HealthNet Alerts Hospitals To Upcoming EHR Incentive Deadline
MO HealthNet Clarifies Provider Eligibility Verification Requirements
DHSS Proposes CCHD Regulations
AHA Surveys Hospitals On Lean Approaches
Signature Psychiatric Hospital And Research Psychiatric Center Fill Positions

04/24/2017

MHA Today | April 24, 2017

MHA Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week
St. Louis County PDMP Launches April 25
CMS Hosts EP Requirements Final Rule Training Call
Missouri Foundation For Health Announces Public Health Infrastructure Funding
AHA And AHVRP Release New Triple Aim Resource
Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau Names New CEO

04/21/2017

MHA Today | April 21, 2017

Insights - Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Issues Proposed Regulation To Increase Transparency
Research Shows 30 Percent Increase In Appointment Wait Times

04/20/2017

MHA Today | April 20, 2017

Senate Committee Supports Medicaid Managed Care Funding
State House Approves Bill On Consent To Treatment
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trump Administration Awards $485 Million In Grants To Combat Opioid Crisis
CMS Announces FY 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Webinars
AHA Releases Hospitals Against Violence Resource
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Discussion
Six Hospital Associations Send Joint Letter To CMS
Hannon Resigns From Bates County Memorial Hospital

04/19/2017

MHA Today | April 19, 2017

Legislators To Negotiate Prescription Drug Bill Differences
State House Sends Bills To Senate
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research
CDC Releases Recommendations For Diagnosing And Managing Shigella Strains
CDC Launches Opioid Webinar Series

04/18/2017

MHA Today | April 18, 2017

CMS Releases MIPS Fact Sheets
Openings Remain In Show-Me ECHO Child Psych Clinic

04/17/2017

MHA Today | April 17, 2017

MHA Submits Comments Supporting CMS EPM Delay
CMS Releases FY 2018 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Payment, Policy Updates
CDC Releases Interim Guidance: Managing Occupational Exposures To Zika
MHA Releases Aim For Excellence Award Application Tutorial
CMS Announces Next Rural Open Door Forum

04/14/2017

MHA Today | April 14, 2017

Insights - Missouri General Assembly, Budget
Senate Revises, Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
CMS Issues Final Rule On ACA, Market Stabilization
MO HealthNet Issues Outpatient Facility Charge Guidance
MO HealthNet Updates Behavioral Health Submission Requirements

04/13/2017

MHA Today | April 13, 2017

Senate Committee Considers State Budget
Committee Reviews Physical Therapy Referral Restrictions
Legislators Consider Opioid Bills
Committee Approves Advanced Directive Registry
Bill Allows Concealed Weapons In Hospitals
House Combines Consent To Treatment, Medical Records Bills
Senate Committee Approves Perinatal Care Bill
Legislators Revise Assistant Physician Standards
CMS Releases Data About Gender And Minority Quality Of Care In MA
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

04/12/2017

MHA Today | April 12, 2017

Committee Considers, Approves Medical Liability Bills
Task Force To Assess State Boards And Commissions
Bill Addresses Medical Records, Consent To Treatment
Committee Proposes Changes To Stroke, STEMI, Trauma Standards
House Advances Bill On Physician Loan Forgiveness
HIDI HealthStats — Opioid Mortality Research

04/11/2017

MHA Today | April 11, 2017

State Legislation Revises Consent To Treatment Standards
State House Approves Helmet Repeal
Opioid Control Bills Advance
JAMA Pediatrics Analyzes Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions

04/10/2017

MHA Today | April 10, 2017

Missouri Senate Approves FY 2017 Supplemental Appropriations
Missouri House Adopts FY 2018 Budget
House Committee Reviews Concealed Weapon Bill
MedPAC Releases April Meeting Summary
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MHA Releases Interactive Opioid Toolkit
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CMS Updates 2017 QRDA Category I PSVA Tool

04/07/2017

MHA Today | April 7, 2017

Insights - Saga of Health Care
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Outpatient Preview Reports
USDA Accepts Applications For Rural Cooperative Development Grants

04/06/2017

MHA Today | April 6, 2017

House Advances Motorcycle Helmet Repeal
Committee Revises Right To Shop Proposal
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2017 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Documents
CMS Announces Education Session
HRSA Accepts Applications For Nursing Scholarships
MHA Submits Second Request To WPS

04/05/2017

MHA Today | April 5, 2017

Prescription Drug Monitoring Opponent Shifts Stance
Committees Approve Hospital Licensure Changes
CMS Releases HQR 11.1
CMS Announces Preview Period For IQR Hospital-Specific Reports
Stratis Health Releases FLEX Program Guide
CDC Announces Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Details
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Report Center Spring 2017 Newsletter

04/04/2017

MHA Today | April 4, 2017

State House Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
House Advances Medicaid Waiver Task Force Bill
CMS Finalizes 2018 Medicare Advantage And Part D Updates
MHA Award Reminders: Aim for Excellence, Visionary Leadership
FLEX Program Releases Educational Resources For Participating CAHs
CMS Releases Inpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
AHA Urges MedPAC To Delay Vote

04/03/2017

MHA Today | April 3, 2017

NQF Advocates For Quality Measurement Reduction
TJC Seeks Comments On Proposed Suicide Prevention Revisions
CMS Announces 60-Day Period For CLFS Enforcement Discretion
CMS Proposes Delay Of Home Health CoPs
AAP Hosts Zika Update Webinar
MO HealthNet Posts Clinical Practice Guidelines
MHPPS Offers Free Recruiting Workshop
NRHA Announces April Webinars

03/31/2017

MHA Today | March 31, 2017

Committee Defeats, Advances APRN Bills
MO HealthNet Revises Presumptive Eligibility Authorization Notices
Trump Executive Order Creates Opioid Abuse Commission
CMS Finalizes Rule Addressing Hospital-Specific DSH Limits
DHSS Updates Controlled Substance List
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2017 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Names Interim President And CEO

03/30/2017

MHA Today | March 30, 2017

Committee Approves Tort Reform Bills
State House Advances Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Medicare’s HAC Reduction Program
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
Americans Celebrate National Doctors’ Day 2017

03/29/2017

MHA Today | March 29, 2017

MO HealthNet Revises Pharmacy Reimbursement Methodology
CMS Releases Memo On New Emergency Preparedness Rule
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies
RWJF Releases County Health Rankings Annual Report

03/28/2017

MHA Today | March 28, 2017

Missouri House Of Representatives Passes FY 2017 Supplemental Budget Bill
Hospital Tort Reform Bill Receives House Hearing
Hospital Regulatory Relief Bill Receives Hearing In Senate Committee

03/27/2017

MHA Today | March 27, 2017

Rating Agency Suggests AHCA Halt May Increase Uncompensated Care Costs
CMS Releases HCP Measure Checklist

03/24/2017

MHA Today | March 24, 2017

U.S. House Postpones Vote On ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation
MO HealthNet Updates Pharmacy Clinical Edits For Short-Acting Opioids
CMS To Host Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call
Illinois Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Hospital Tax Exemption
Brown Resigns From Landmark Hospital Of Cape Girardeau

03/23/2017

MHA Today | March 23, 2017

MHA Releases FFY 2017-2019 Medicare Pay-For-Performance Reference Guide
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Hosts Hospice Open Door Forum
CMS Releases Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist And Submission Deadlines
JAMA Publishes Septic Shock Drug Shortage Study
MHA Joins Growing List Of Challengers To DSH Audit Methodology

03/22/2017

MHA Today | March 22, 2017

MHA Distributes CAH Databook
MO HealthNet Issues Managed Care Bulletin
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies

03/21/2017

MHA Today | March 21, 2017

CMS Delays Expansion Of Bundled Payment Programs
American Association Of Poison Centers Launches Online Help Tool
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model

03/20/2017

MHA Today | March 20, 2017

CMS Delays Expansion Of Bundled Payment Programs
HIDI Releases FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
GW Health Workforce Institute Unveils U.S. Health Workforce Report
MHA Posts Sleep Study Requirements Webinar Recording

03/17/2017

March 17, 2017

Insights - Irish Stories And Health Care
CRMC Approves Patient Safety Engagement Plan, Aims For Zero Preventable Harms
MHA Releases Estimates Of Coverage Losses Under AHCA
MO HealthNet Division Announces April Webinar Training Schedule

03/16/2017

MHA Today | March 16, 2017

Ranken Jordan Keeps Children With Medical Complexities Safe While Improving Outcomes
President Trump Releases Proposed Budget
Missouri House Finalizes Medical Liability Legislation
CMS Announces Education Session
CMS Updates IQR Known Issues Document
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
David Sindelar, CEO Of St. Anthony’s, Passes Away

03/15/2017

MHA Today | March 15, 2017

PCRMC Sees Improved Patient Outcomes And Reduced Readmissions
MHA Distributes Medicare Final Episode Payment Model Analysis
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies
MHA Updates CHNA Guidance Document
CMS Announces IQR-EHR Outreach And Education Webinar
NHSC Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

03/14/2017

MHA Today | March 14, 2017

Freeman Health System Nearly Doubles Sepsis Care Success
State House Advances Medical Liability Legislation
CBO Releases Cost Estimate Of ACA Repeal/Replace Proposed Legislation
Seema Verma Confirmed As CMS Administrator
OIG Finds Nantucket Cottage Hospital Reporting Errors
DHSS Clarifies Emergent Hospice Visits Standard
Board Of Pharmacy Chief Inspector Leads Webinar
Glassdoor Reports Four Out Of Five Top Paying Jobs Are In Health Care
MHA Offers Webinar On New Sleep Study Requirements

03/13/2017

MHA Today | March 13, 2017

Mercy Hospital Jefferson Highlights Patient Safety Week
CBO Releases Cost Estimate Of ACA Repeal/Replace Proposed Legislation
MHA Expresses Concern On Sleep Study Policy Change
MO HealthNet Schedules Claims Filing Workshops
OSHA Requests Provider Input On Workplace Violence
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
CMS Updates eCQM Document
IHI And NPSF Announce Merger
Bjelich Announces Retirement; Reese Named Successor Pending Approval

03/10/2017

MHA Today | March 10, 2017

Insights - Patient Safety
House Approves Bill On Medical Records And Consent To Treatment
House Authorizes Change In County Hospital Tax Levies
MHA Releases Webinar Series On Medicare Pay-For-Performance Programs
CMS Releases MOON FAQ Document
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
AHA Unveils New Trustee Services Website

03/09/2017

MHA Today | March 9, 2017

U.S. House Committees Approve American Health Care Act
Missouri Senate Revises Bill To Speed Up Newborn Blood Sample Deadline
House Committee Reviews Any Willing Provider Legislation
HSCC Issues Updated Active Shooter Planning And Response Guide
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of Fourth Quarter 2016 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
Cooper County Memorial Hospital Names Interim CEO

03/08/2017

MHA Today | March 8, 2017

JCT Estimates Impact Of Repeal And Replace Legislation
Trajectories — Infection Control Strategies
CDC Releases Chronic Conditions Mapping Tool
CMS Takes Steps To Alleviate Slow Processing Of eCQM Data
CMS Announces Next Open Door Forum

03/07/2017

MHA Today | March 7, 2017

House Committees Release ACA Repeal Legislation
Bill Authorizes Change In County Hospital Tax Levies
House Advances Legislation On Medical Records And Consent To Treatment

03/06/2017

MHA Today | March 6, 2017

MHA Distributes FFY 2018 Medicare VBP Projection
MHA Announces Visionary Leadership Award Call For Nominations
CMS Releases Updated QRDA Category I Conformance Statement Resource
HIDI Releases Enhanced Quality Reports
March 5-11 Marks Severe Weather Awareness Week
CMS Schedules Call To Discuss PAC Patient Assessment

03/03/2017

MHA Today | March 3, 2017

MedPAC Posts Presentations From March Public Meeting
NHHA Receives Favorable Decision On Disproportionate Share Lawsuit
CMS Expands Scope Of RACs

03/02/2017

MHA Today | March 2, 2017

House Committee Unveils ACA Reform Legislation
U.S. House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill
State Senate Approves PDMP Legislation
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

03/01/2017

MHA Today | March 1, 2017

CDC Considers Making A Third MMR Dose Available
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CMS Requests Updates To Hospital Contact Information

02/28/2017

MHA Today | February 28, 2017

Governors Assess Federal ACA Replacement Proposals
MHA Releases Comparison Of ACA Replacement Plans
CDC Releases Health Care Access And Use By Adults Report
MHA Offers Orientation For New Infection Prevention Professionals
Iron County Medical Center Names New CEO

02/27/2017

MHA Today | February 27, 2017

Trump Administration Hints At Federal Budget Proposal
President Trump Signs Executive Order To Reduce Red Tape
Republican Governors Consider Medicaid Reform Recommendations
MHA Releases Issue Brief: House ACA Replacement Draft
Attestation Deadline For Women’s Health Services Funding Changes Again
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session On Community Health Reports
WPS Releases New Policy For Hospitals Performing Sleep Studies

02/24/2017

MHA Today | February 24, 2017

Insights - Repeal and Replace, Medicaid Block Grants, Global Waiver, Per-Capita Allotments
Early House ACA Replacement Draft Leaks
MHA Publishes 2017 Legislative Guide
CMS Develops Market Saturation And Utilization Data Tool
MHA Releases Observation Notification Guide
DHSS Hosts Death Certificate Completion Webinar
CDC Hosts Zika Response Webinar

02/23/2017

MHA Today | February 23, 2017

Governor Wants Settlement Funds To Reverse Budget Cuts
State Senate Approves PDMP Legislation
Senate Committee Approves Mandated Flu Shots
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AHA Releases New Workforce Report
St. Joseph Medical Center Names New Administrator

02/22/2017

MHA Today | February 22, 2017

DHSS Develops Chronic Disease Toolkit
CMS Announces IQR Outreach And Education Webinar
CMS Updates EHR Known Issues Documents
CMS Announces Data Center System Maintenance
Mercy And St. Anthony’s Medical Center Enter Affiliation Agreement

02/21/2017

MHA Today | February 21, 2017

CMS Announces VBP Outreach And Education Session

02/20/2017

MHA Today | February 20, 2017

MHA Encourages Hospital Community To Weigh In On ACA Cuts
CMS Helps Small Practices Succeed In Quality Payment Program
BDO Offers MACRA And Quality Payment Program Conference
CMS Releases Hospital Quality Reporting Winter 2017 Newsletter

02/17/2017

MHA Today | February 17, 2017

U.S. House GOP Summarizes ACA Plan
MO HealthNet Schedules Managed Care Webinars
MO HealthNet Updates Medicaid Provider Manuals
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Organizations Host Opioid Overdose Conference

02/16/2017

MHA Today | February 16, 2017

Senate Approves Tort Reform Legislation
MO HealthNet Begins Reimbursement For HBAI Services
CMS Delays Medicare Bundled Payments Rule
HHS Issues Market Stabilization Proposed Rule
DHSS Issues Health Update On Mumps Outbreak In Missouri
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
Kindred Hospital St. Louis Names Interim CEO

02/15/2017

MHA Today | February 15, 2017

Governor Appoints Chief Insurance Regulator
Legislators Consider Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
CMS Proposes Rule To Stabilize Individual And Small Group Markets
Anthem/Cigna Squabbles Intensify
USDA Accepts Grant Applications For Broadband Services
SSM Health Names New President And CEO

02/14/2017

MHA Today | February 14, 2017

Senate Gives First-Round Approval To Tort Reform Measure
House Advances Newborn Screening Bill
Uninsured Rate Drops To Record Low
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
Aetna/Humana Calls Off Merger

02/13/2017

MHA Today | February 13, 2017

House Committee Approves Liability Reform Bill
MHA Announces Aim For Excellence Award Call For Applications
COCA Hosts Influenza Activity And Recommendations Call
CMS Announces QRDA Education Session
New Report Grades States On Telemedicine

02/10/2017

MHA Today | February 10, 2017

Senate Confirms Price As Secretary Of HHS
MO HealthNet Corrects Asthma Services Start Date
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Extends Feb. 15 Submission Deadline
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
AHA Offers Webinar On Strategies For Promoting A Safe Workplace

02/09/2017

MHA Today | February 9, 2017

Judge Rules Against Proposed Anthem/Cigna Merger
Governor Nominates Director Of Health And Senior Services
State Senate Committee Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill
CMS Updates OQR Known Issues Document
HIDI Posts 2016 Annual Licensing Survey Of Missouri Hospitals
HRSA Announces Loan Repayment Programs
Federal Officials Warn Hospitals To Be On Alert For “Lone Wolf” Terror Attacks

02/08/2017

MHA Today | February 8, 2017

Committee Defeats Substitute On Covenants Not To Compete
State Legislative Proposal Blurs Physician Board Certification Standards
MHA Supports Bills On Death Investigation And Physician Loan Repayment
Missouri ACHE Chapter Changes Name

02/07/2017

MHA Today | February 7, 2017

House Committee Hears Liability Reform Legislation
Missouri House Committee Hears PDMP Bill
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
FLEX Program Releases Educational Resources For Participating CAHs
December MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

02/06/2017

MHA Today | February 6, 2017

CMS Releases Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
OIRA Issues Guidance On “One-In, Two-Out” Executive Order
CMS Hosts MOON Webinar
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

02/03/2017

MHA Today | February 3, 2017

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Seeks Hospitals To Field Test Proposed IPFQR Chart-Based Measures
Harrison County Community Hospital Names Interim CEO
Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

02/02/2017

MHA Today | February 2, 2017

State Legislative Committees Review, Approve Bills
General Assembly Enacts “Right To Work” Law
State Legislative Chambers Exchange Tort Reform Bills
MO HealthNet Authorizes New Pediatric Asthma Services
2018 Medicare Advantage Plans To See .25 Percent Increase In Payments
TJC Extends Deadline To Submit ORYX Measure Selections
February Is American Heart Month

02/01/2017

MHA Today | February 1, 2017

MHA And Missouri Chamber Convey Joint ACA Message
Bill Enhances Penalties For Violence Against Emergency Personnel
MMAC Extends Attestation Deadline For Women’s Health Services Funding
MHD Files DSH Proposed Rule
NASEM Releases Integration Of FDA And NIOSH Processes
CMS Schedules Open Door Forum To Discuss IMPACT Act
Missouri Board Of Healing Arts Accepts Applications For Assistant Physicians

01/31/2017

MHA Today | January 31, 2017

HIDI Releases Research Investigating Opioid Crisis’ Influence On Newborns
State House Approves Tort Reform Bills
Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Today
White House Sends 340B Drug Discount Guidance Back To HHS
Mercy Hospital Lebanon Names Interim Administrator

01/30/2017

MHA Today | January 30, 2017

Trump Signs “One-In, Two-Out” Executive Order
Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation Moves In State Senate
HIDI HealthStats — Medicaid Utilization
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
CMS Extends Feb. 1 Submission Deadline

01/27/2017

MHA Today | January 27, 2017

Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Next Tuesday
Kindred Hospital Kansas City Names New CEO

01/26/2017

MHA Today | January 26, 2017

MHA Distributes Projected Payment Implications Of Medicare’s VBP, HAC And Readmissions
Coalition Releases Prior Authorization Principles

01/25/2017

MHA Today | January 25, 2017

State Legislators Advance Medical Liability Reform Legislation
CMS Provides MOON Instructions
CMS Provides Summary Of OP-33 Sampling Methodology
CMS Extends eCQM Reporting Deadline

01/24/2017

MHA Today | January 24, 2017

HHS Releases 2016 Report On Health Care Fraud And Abuse Control Program
CBO Releases 2017-2027 Budget Outlook
MU Health Care Names Interim CEO

01/23/2017

MHA Today | January 23, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Order To Ease Burden Of The ACA
CDC Issues Communicable Disease Final Rule
HIDI HealthStats — Medicaid Utilization
CMS Announces QualityNet Secure Portal Delay
CMS Announces Availability Of CART Inpatient 4.19.1
Judge Blocks Aetna/Humana Merger
RUPRI Highlights Differences Between Urban And Rural Medicaid Enrollment
CDC Report Focuses On Reducing Mortality In Rural America

01/20/2017

MHA Today | January 20, 2017

CMS Reminds Providers About MOON Implementation Deadline
Surveillance Report Finds Increased Flu Activity In Missouri
CMS Posts Additional Notes For Sepsis Abstraction
CMS Seeks Comments On Proposed Medication Reconciliation On Admission Quality Measure

01/19/2017

MHA Today | January 19, 2017

8.8 Million Americans Sign Up For Marketplace Coverage
CMS Announces APM Participants For 2017
SAMHSA Issues Confidentiality Final Rule
CMS Issues Cybersecurity Recommendations
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Extends eCQM Data Submission Deadline
MedPAC Discusses Unified Payment For Post-Acute Care
Mercy St. Francis Hospital Names New Administrator

01/18/2017

MHA Today | January 18, 2017

Gov. Greitens Presents State Of The State Address
State Legislators Hold Hearings On Health, Tort Reform Bills
MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
CMS Updates Known Issues Documents
TJC Sets Deadlines For Returning 2017 ORYX Measure Set Selections
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
Rusk Rehabilitation Center Names New CEO

01/17/2017

MHA Today | January 17, 2017

MHA Releases Annual Community Investment Report
CBO Estimates Repealing Portions Of ACA Would Affect Coverage And Premiums
CMS Issues Medicaid Managed Care Supplemental Payments Final Rule
CMS Reminds IPFQR Facilities To Enroll With NHSN
CMS Seeks Nominations For The IPFQR Technical Expert Panel
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Webinar
HHS Releases Trauma-Informed Resource Guide
HIDI Releases Third Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model

01/16/2017

MHA Today | January 16, 2017

Greitens Announces Spending Withholding Choices
HHS Finalizes New Medicare Appeals Procedures
FDA Regulation Bans Powdered Gloves
New Missouri RAC Contractor Hosts Webinar
HIDI HealthStats — Medicaid Utilization
CMS Announces Upcoming Education Sessions
RUPRI Releases Marketplace Rural Enrollment Brief
Henze Announces Retirement From Lake Regional Health System

01/13/2017

MHA Today | January 13, 2017

Preparedness Systems Activate For Winter Weather
U.S. House Approves Budget Resolution To Start ACA Repeal Process
MedPAC Makes Recommendations For 2018 Rate Increases
Missouri Hospital Death Certificate Data Highlighted In New CDC MMWR Report
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program Accepts Applications

01/12/2017

MHA Today | January 12, 2017

Senate Passes And Advances Budget Resolution
CMS Proposes Requirements For Qualified Practitioners And Suppliers Of Prosthetics
CMS Issues Preliminary Guidance On HOPD And Site-Neutral Provisions
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

01/11/2017

MHA Today | January 11, 2017

Greitens Issues Executive Orders On Ethics, State Regulations
Missouri Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Medicaid Global Waiver Legislation
NASEM Releases Health Equity Report

01/10/2017

MHA Today | January 10, 2017

MHA Writes Congressional Delegation About ACA Repeal/Replacement
CMS Announces Marketplace Enrollment Outpacing 2016
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Publishes 2016 eCQM Specifications Addendum
HIIN Offers Fellowships
CMS Offers Hospital Open Door Forum

01/09/2017

MHA Today | January 9, 2017

Political Parties Offer Contrasting Views Of ACA Repeal
Greitens Takes Oath Of Office As Governor
CMS Releases Midwest Division Provider Update
CMS Extends Temporary Moratoria

01/06/2017

MHA Today | January 6, 2017

Court Orders HHS To Clear Medicare Appeal Backlog
NRHA Offers Free Webinars

01/05/2017

MHA Today | January 5, 2017

CMMI Releases Report To Congress
CMS Releases Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
CMS Revises Hospital Guidance On Justice-Involved Individuals
DHSS Posts Hospice And Home Health Annual Statistical Reports
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
MAFP Seeks Nominations For Family Physician Of The Year Award

01/04/2017

MHA Today | January 4, 2017

HRSA Issues Final Rule On 340B Prices And Penalties
CMS Releases Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
Commonwealth Fund Reports Shorter American Lifespan
Nichols Announces Resignation From Iron County Medical Center

01/03/2017

MHA Today | January 3, 2017

Congressional Resolution Kicks Off ACA Repeal
Medicaid Bulletin Reviews Vaccines For Children Program

12/30/2016

MHA Today | December 30, 2016

Greitens To Separate State Of The State Address And Proposed Budget
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

12/29/2016

MHA Today | December 29, 2016

CMS Releases Inpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual Version 10.0a
Nance Retires From Excelsior Springs Hospital

12/28/2016

MHA Today | December 28, 2016

TJC Aligns Leadership Standards With CMS
CMS Issues Additional Guidance For VTE eCQM 2016 Reporting
CMS Updates Hospital Compare

12/27/2016

MHA Today | December 27, 2016

GAO Assesses Medicaid Personal Care Oversight
MO HealthNet Publishes Medicaid Fee-For-Service Report
CMS Seeks Comments On Expanding PACE Model
MHA Publishes Issue Brief On Episode Payment Model Rule
CMS Issues Preliminary Guidance On Off-Site Outpatient Payment Changes

12/22/2016

MHA Today | December 22, 2016

CMS Publishes Marketplace Enrollment Update
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Updates 2015 Provider Quality Data On Physician Compare
HHS Selects Missouri For CCBHC Demonstration Project
Hollis Announces Retirement From Ellett Memorial Hospital

12/21/2016

MHA Today | December 21, 2016

HHS Releases Report On Impact Of Social Determinants Of Health
CMS Finalizes New Medicare Episode Payment Models
MHA Releases CAH Reports And P4P Reference Guide
MHA Releases IPPS Reports And P4P Reference Guide
TJC Releases State Hospital Association Regulatory Update
MHA Distributes CY 2017 Medicare Outpatient PPS Final Rule
Wasden To Leave MU Health Care

12/20/2016

MHA Today | December 20, 2016

MO HealthNet Posts Women’s Health and CyberAccess Provider Bulletins
CMS Releases HQR 11.0

12/19/2016

MHA Today | December 19, 2016

CMS Cancels Medicare Prescription Drug Model Implementation
OIG Reports Vulnerabilities Remain Under Medicare’s Two-Midnight Hospital Policy
HHS States It Cannot Meet Order To Clear Medicare Appeal Backlog
CMS Finalizes Rule To Provide Risk Stabilization For Marketplace
CMS Issues Update To Life Safety Standards

12/16/2016

MHA Today | December 16, 2016

AHRQ Reports Opioid-Related Inpatient And ED Utilization Continue To Rise
Missouri Ranks 37th In Annual Health Rankings Report
CMS Reminds Users About PQRS Timeline
CMS Hosts MACRA Webinar
Liekweg Promoted To President Of BJC HealthCare

12/15/2016

MHA Today | December 15, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Confirms Accuracy Of IPFQR Facility, State And National Data

12/14/2016

MHA Today | December 14, 2016

CMS Issues Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
VA Rule Allows Full Scope Of Practice For Certain APRNs
CMS Launches IRF Compare And LTCH Compare Websites
MHA Provides Missouri ED Prescribing Guidelines Update
HIDI Releases Report On 2015 Average Hospital Charges For Medicare Patients

12/13/2016

MHA Today | December 13, 2016

Congressional Query Probes EpiPen Misclassification
MHA Provides Analysis Of Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary
CMS Announces Person And Family Engagement Strategy

12/12/2016

MHA Today | December 12, 2016

CMS Releases CJR SNF Three-Day Rule Waiver Guidance
CMS Provides Update To Patient Status Denial Settlement Opportunity

12/09/2016

MHA Today | December 9, 2016

CMS Innovation Center Announces Two New Beneficiary Engagement Incentive Programs
CMS Releases Final Hospital MOON For Implementation By March 8
New Website Aims To Address Complex Health And Social Needs

12/08/2016

MHA Today | December 8, 2016

U.S. House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill
Gov. Nixon Withholds And Releases State Funding
Congress Completes Enactment Of 21st Century Cures Legislation
Court Requires HHS To Clear Medicare Claim Appeal Backlog By End Of 2020
MedPAC Recommends Full Marketbasket Update For FY 2018
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

12/07/2016

MHA Today | December 7, 2017

CMS Issues Revision To Appendix W For CAHs
BKD Offers Missouri Medicaid DSH Webinar
Myers And Stauffer LC Announces DSH Audit Survey Training

12/06/2016

MHA Today | December 6, 2016

AHA And Federation Of American Hospitals Release Study Of ACA Repeal
OIG Issues Final Rules On Civil Money Penalties And Anti-Kickback Statute
MO HealthNet Extends Deadline For Meaningful Use Attestations
CMS Issues Additional eCQM Reporting Guidance

12/05/2016

MHA Today | December 5, 2016

DEA Announces No Grace Period For Renewals
CMS Schedules Webinar For HAC Reduction Program, Hospital VBP Program And HRRP
CMS Releases Supplemental Document To OQR Specifications Manual

12/02/2016

MHA Today | December 2, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Selects Random Sample Of Hospitals For Validation
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

12/01/2016

MHA Today | December 1, 2016

CMS Announces Scheduled Maintenance
HIDI, SLUCOR Offer Applied Health Care Quality Improvement Analytics Bootcamp
Relief Fund Supports Hospital Staff Losses From Tennessee Wildfires

11/30/2016

MHA Today | November 30, 2016

Organizations Petition Congress To Repeal IPAB
CMS Issues Biweekly Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot
OCR Alerts Covered Entities Of Phishing Scam
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim for Excellence
CMS Updates QRDA I Schematron For Hospital Quality Reporting

11/29/2016

MHA Today | November 29, 2016

Congressional Budget Office Projects Cost Of Pending Health Bill
Price Nominated To Lead HHS, Verma To Lead CMS
DSS Children’s Division Unveils Online Reporting System
CMS Clarifies Year Two Activities In Infection Control Pilot Project
MHA Hosts Expanded Newborn Screening Requirements Webinar
Zika Educational Opportunities Available
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Known Issues Document

11/28/2016

MHA Today | November 28, 2016

Congress Unveils Lame Duck Health Legislation
Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule

11/23/2016

MHA Today | November 23, 2016

CMS Announces Quality Measures Under Consideration
DMH Offers Autism Spectrum Disorder Training
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim for Excellence
AHA Webinar Examines Strategies To Prevent Workplace Violence

11/22/2016

MHA Today | November 22, 2016

TJC Releases Comprehensive Cardiac Center Standards
HHS Expands Opioid Treatment Options
CMS Issues Rules On Medicaid, CHIP Coordination
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
MHA Distributes Analysis For Final CY 2017 Home Health PPS
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
Dawes Resigns From Moberly Regional Medical Center

11/21/2016

MHA Today | November 21, 2016

CMS Proposes To Limit New Or Increased Pass-Through Payments In Medicaid Managed Care

11/18/2016

MHA Today | November 18, 2016

DHSS Issues Health Advisory For Mumps In Central Missouri
National Terrorism Advisory System Issues Updated Bulletin

11/17/2016

MHA Today | November 17, 2016

CMS Launches An Application Program Interface To Assist Clinicians
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim For Excellence
U.S. Surgeon General Releases First Report On Addiction In America
IQR Education Webinar Announced
Updated IPFQR Program Tools Available
Rural Health Conference Celebrates National Rural Health Day

11/16/2016

MHA Today | November 16, 2016

CMS Releases Marketplace Open Enrollment Data
CMS Increases CY 2017 RHC Rate
OIG Announces Work Plan For 2017
Management And Productivity Report Available
CMS Announces Availability Of Web-Based Data Collection Application

11/15/2016

MHA Today | November 15, 2016

Emergency Preparedness Conditions Of Participation Effective

11/14/2016

MHA Today | November 14, 2016

MHD Announces Medicaid Telehealth 1 Percent Rate Increase
CDC Holds "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week"
CDC Reports Adult Cigarette Smoking Rate Decline
"Winter Weather Awareness Day" Is Nov. 16

11/11/2016

MHA Today | November 11, 2016

CMS Announces 2017 Premiums And Deductibles For Medicare Parts A And B
CMS Extends Submission Deadline For Reporting Perinatal Care Elective Delivery Data
CDC Issues Guidance On Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

11/10/2016

MHA Today | November 10, 2016

MHA Distributes FFY 2019 Medicare SNF VBP Projection
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Trajectories — Missouri: Aim for Excellence
CMS Announces Unavailability Of Web-Based Data Collection Application
HRSA Opens Application Period For Rural Grant
Faircloth Announces Retirement From Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center

11/09/2016

MHA Today | November 9, 2016

Election Solidifies Republican Control
CMS Publishes Details About Payment Reduction For Film X-Rays
September MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
March of Dimes Releases 2016 Prematurity Report

11/08/2016

MHA Today | November 8, 2016

CMS Releases Final CY 2017 PFS And Other Part B Services
MO HealthNet Issues Hospice Bulletin
CMS Announces VBP Webinar

11/07/2016

MHA Today | November 7, 2016

Changes Proposed For Medical Residency Programs
CMS Provides Details About Hospital Appeals Settlement Process For 2016
TJC Releases Addendum To Specifications Manual
Webinars Scheduled For National Rural Health Day

MHA Today | November 4, 2016

CMS Issues Final CY 2017 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases Final CY 2017 PFS And MDPP Payment And Policy Updates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Program Payment Reduction Results For CY 2017 Payment Determination
CMS Announces IQR Webinar
NAHSE Schedules Annual Symposium

11/01/2016

MHA Today | November 1, 2016

CMS Releases Value-Based Purchasing Fact Sheet
CMS Issues Final CY 2017 OPPS And ASC Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases Final Payment And Policy Updates To Home Health PPS
Fourth Open Enrollment On HealthCare.gov Starts Today
CMS Awards New Contracts For RACs
Study Finds Patient Risk Factors A Key Driver Of Readmissions In Minority-Serving Hospitals
Study Shows Increase In Pediatric Hospitalizations For Prescription Opioid Poisonings
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
Aetna Protests Medicaid Managed Care Contract Award

10/31/2016

MHA Today | October 31, 2016

CMS Releases Final Updates To CY 2017 ESRD PPS
CMS Releases Home Health Final Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Offers Webinar On Transition To NHSN Rebaseline
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
MHA Releases Missouri Price And Quality Transparency Update
Wertz Announces Retirement From Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

10/28/2016

MHA Today | October 28, 2016

Federal Report Assesses Mental Health Parity
GAO Reviews Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction
CDC Hosts Reproductive Health In Emergency Preparedness And Response Webinar
CMS Posts Information From Rural Health Summit

10/27/2016

MHA Today | October 27, 2016

Report Catalogs Lapsing Federal Laws
Hearing Scheduled On Anthem-Cigna Merger
CMS Announces Inpatient Status Claims Appeals Settlement Call
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Second Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model
MHA Releases Patient Resources On Managing Opioid Prescriptions
Population Health Improvement Roundtable On Community Violence Summary Available
NRHA Schedules Webinars In November
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System Names Interim CEO
Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center Names Interim CEO
Kindred Hospital Kansas City Names Interim CEO

10/26/2016

MHA Today | October 26, 2016

HHS Releases Health Care Delivery Reform Fact Sheet
CMS Publishes State Medicaid DSH Allocations
CMS Releases Region 7 Updates
Subscriptions Available For HIDI 2017 Premier Package
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
CMS Publishes Updates To The 2016 QRDA Category I Schematrons

10/25/2016

MHA Today | October 25, 2016

CMS Addresses Hospice Nursing Shortage
GAO Requests Better Alignment Of Quality Measures
Marx Leaves Washington County Memorial Hospital
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

10/24/2016

MHA Today | October 24, 2016

HealthCare.gov Releases 2017 Marketplace Insurers, Premium Prices And Benefits
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
CMS And TJC Release Addendum To Inpatient Specifications Manual
CDC Approves Zika Supplemental Funding
National Health Care Facilities And Engineering Week
COCA Hosts Call: Flu Season Recommendations For Children
CMS Hosts Quality Payment Program Final Rule Review

10/21/2016

MHA Today | October 21, 2016

Report Assesses Rural Hospital Engagement In Delivery System Reform
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
Citizens Memorial Hospital To Join CoxHealth

10/20/2016

MHA Today | October 20, 2016

Insurers Engage CBO On Medicare Telemedicine Coverage
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

10/19/2016

MHA Today | October 19, 2016

HHS Finalizes MACRA MIPS, APM And Criteria For Physician-Focused Payment Models
CMS Announces HHCCN Form Effective Date

10/18/2016

MHA Today | October 18, 2016

MO HealthNet Managed Care Vendors Selected
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Expert-To-Expert Webinar
CDC Releases Health Advisory For Cardiac Surgery Patients

10/17/2016

MHA Today | October 17, 2016

MHA Distributes Medicare Proposed Episode Payment Model Analysis
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship Seeks Applications
State Office Recognizes Rural Health Day

10/14/2016

MHA Today | October 14, 2016

HHS Finalizes MACRA MIPS, APM And Criteria For Physician-Focused Payment Models
CMS Reminds IPFs About Flu Season Data Collection
CMS Announces IQR Webinar

10/13/2016

MHA Today | October 13, 2016

CMS Announces New Initiative To Increase Clinician Engagement
CMS Releases 2017 Star Ratings For Medicare Advantage And Prescription Drug Plans
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

10/12/2016

MHA Today | October 12, 2016

Report Assesses Inpatient Drug Costs
HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences
CMS Hosts Rural Health Solutions Summit

10/11/2016

MHA Today | October 11, 2016

MHA Distributes FFY 2017 Medicare VBP Projection
MHD Posts Amended HCBS Waiver Transition Plan
CMS Regional Office Releases Provider Updates
MHA Launches Hospital Workplace Violence Immersion Project

10/10/2016

MHA Today | October 10, 2016

CMS Contractor Evaluates IMD Demonstration
CMS Releases Hospice Transparency Data Tool

10/07/2016

MHA Today | October 7, 2016

Congress Voices Concern About Hospital Outpatient Payment Standards
CMS Announces Sepsis Validation Delay

10/06/2016

MHA Today | October 6, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
August MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

10/05/2016

MHA Today | October 5, 2016  

NIH Releases Youth Suicide Prevention Plan
CMS Clarifies Coding For Advanced Care Planning
CMS Releases Final LTCF Reform Requirements
MHD Releases Behavioral Health Provider Bulletin
CMS Releases EHR Alignment Preparation Checklist For eCQM Reporting
TJC Releases Information Regarding 2017 ORYX® Performance Requirements
NCSBN Offers Free SUD Education

10/04/2016

MHA Today | October 4, 2016

New Analysis Indicates 2.5 Million Could Qualify For Marketplace Tax Credits
$13.4 Million In Funding To Implement New Pediatric Quality Measures
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2016 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
CMS And TJC Release Supplements To Specifications Manuals
CMS Announces Availability Of IPF Reports And IPFQR Webinar

10/03/2016

MHA Today | October 3, 2016

MHA Comments On The Proposed Medicare EPMs
CMS Issues Correction Notice For Medicare FFY 2017 IPPS
CMS Announces Release Of HQR 10.2
CMS Schedules IQR And EHR Incentive Program Outreach And Education Webinar

09/30/2016

MHA Today | September 30, 2016

179 U.S. House Members Urge CMS To Stop Mandatory Payment Experiments
CMS Plans Another Settlement Offer For Inpatient Status Denials
CMS Releases Inpatient Quality Reporting Checklist

09/29/2016

MHA Today | September 29, 2016

Medicaid Directors Recap IMD Issues
Congress Enacts New Law On Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence
TJC To Delete 51 Elements Of Performance
CMS Issues Final Rule Improving Care, Safety And Consumer Protections
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Awards $347 Million To Continue Progress Towards A Safer Health Care System

09/28/2016

MHA Today | September 28, 2016

DHSS Expands Reportable Disease Mandates
SAMHSA Releases MAT Requirements
Trajectories — Sepsis

09/27/2016

MHA Today | September 27, 2016

DSS Considers One-Year Extension For Gateway To Better Health Project

09/26/2016

MHA Today | September 26, 2016

MHA Submits Letter And Research To CMS On Star Ratings
MHA Posts Presumptive Eligibility Plan Resources
MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2017
VA St. Louis Health Care System Names Director

09/23/2016

MHA Today | September 23, 2016

Medicare Advantage Premiums Expected To Decrease For 2017
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
U.N. Leaders Take Action To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
HEN 2.0 Concludes Today
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital And Progress West Hospital Name New President

09/22/2016

MHA Today | September 22, 2016

HHS Partners With Drug Companies To Develop New Antibiotics
HEN 2.0 Project Results Reveal Impressive Improvements
MHA Recruits For Antibiotic Stewardship Program Immersion Project
Registration Opens For MHA’s Immersion Pilot Project Showcase
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting PPS Reports

09/21/2016

MHA Today | September 21, 2016

State Courts Rule On Ballot Measures
Trajectories — Sepsis
CMS Releases Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist
Hospitals Present Harm And Readmission Reduction Stories At HEN 2.0 Summit

09/20/2016

MHA Today | September 20, 2016

MHA Releases Guide For Nonprofit Hospitals
CMS Issues Proposed Rule On Medicaid Fraud Control
CMS Announces IQR Webinar
NQF Revises Measure Endorsement Procedures
IHI Posts Helpful Definitions On Health Equity

09/19/2016

MHA Today | September 19, 2016

Your Vote Matters
Trajectories — Sepsis
CMS To Update PSVA Tool
This Week Marks Prescription Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week
CDC Releases Influenza Season Update

09/16/2016

MHA Today | September 16, 2016

Governor Restricts Selected State Spending
MO HealthNet Proposes Reduced Rates For Nonemergent ER Visits
CDC Releases Cybersecurity Discussion Guide

09/15/2016

MHA Today | September 15, 2016

Legislators Override Veto Of Transparency, Medicaid Fee Legislation
MHA Distributes Analysis For The Update Notice To FY 2017 IPF PPS
CMS Posts Proposed Revisions To CJR Model Slide Deck
MO HealthNet Approves Provider Rate Increases
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Practitioner Licensure Board Releases Plan For Refunding Fees
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
HIDI Releases Third Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases

09/14/2016

MHA Today | September 14, 2016

FSD Changes Location For Submitting Paper Applications
U.S. Census Bureau Claims Decreases In Uninsured Rate
St. Louis Community Receives RWJF Culture Of Health Award
Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

09/13/2016

MHA Today | September 13, 2016

Congressional Committee Leaders Query CMS On Fraud Preventions
FSD Releases Presumptive Eligibility Plan
CMS Resumes Short-Stay Patient Status Reviews

09/12/2016

MHA Today | September 12, 2016

CBO Projects Hospital Profit Margins In 2025
MHA Comments On Proposed Medicaid DSH Regulations
CMS And OCR Revise Civil Rights Clearance Procedure
MHA Updates Quality Reporting Guides

09/09/2016

MHA Today | September 9, 2016

CMS Announces New MACRA Options
CMS Finalizes Emergency Preparedness Rule

09/08/2016

MHA Today | September 8, 2016

U.S. House Subcommittee Receives Testimony About Medicare’s Pay-For-Performance
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
July MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

09/07/2016

MHA Today | September 7, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Final LTCH PPS
CMS Announces 2017 Marketplace Navigator Grant Awardees
TJC Proposes Changes To Medication Management Standards
CMS Releases FY 2017 Medicaid Hospice Payment Rates

09/06/2016

MHA Today | September 6, 2016

DOJ Finalizes New Higher Civil Monetary Penalties
CMS Announces ICD-10 Flexibility Period Deadline
Board Of Pharmacy Provides Sterile Compounding Emergency Rule Resources

MHA Today | September 2, 2016

MHA Comments on Proposed Medicare OPPS-ASC Regulations
CMS Announces eCQM Receiving System Production File Acceptance Dates
CMS Releases EHR Incentive Program Fact Sheet

09/01/2016

MHA Today | September 1, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Final Updates To 2017 SNF PPS
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Education Session
September Marks Sepsis Awareness Month
AHRQ Data Identify Highest Ranked States In Health Care Quality

08/31/2016

MHA Today | August 31, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Final IRF PPS
HIDI Releases 2015 Annual Survey 7-Year Trends Report

08/30/2016

MHA Today | August 30, 2016

CMS Proposes Marketplace Annual Notice Of Benefit And Payment Parameters For 2018
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases

08/29/2016

MHA Today | August 29, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Data File And User-Defined Report Generator
CMS Schedules Education Session On IPPS Final Rule For IQR-EHR Incentive Program

08/26/2016

 MHA Today | August 26, 2016

MHA Comments On Medicare Appeals Proposed Rule
MO HealthNet Prepares To Open State-Level Registry For Meaningful Use
CMS Updates Appendix I-Life Safety In State Operations Manual
CMS Announces Review Period Deadline

08/25/2016

MHA Today | August 25, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting PPS Reports
NRHA Announces 340B Audit Webinar

08/24/2016

MHA Today | August 24, 2016

CBO Releases Budget And Economic Outlook Update
CMS Hosts Episode Payment Models Webinar
Region 7 Releases “The Pulse of CMS” Newsletter
CDC Updates Zika Considerations For Health Care Settings
Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New Executive Team Chairman

08/23/2016

MHA Today | August 23, 2016

Commonwealth Fund Publishes Chronic Disease Study
Eiler Represents Mental Health At AHA
State Board Of Nursing Executive Director Receives Award

08/22/2016

MHA Today | August 22, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Analytic Tool To Assess Wage Index Reclassification
MHA Releases Missouri Price And Quality Transparency Update
HSAG Encourages Report Review
Deadline Approaches For Quality IPF Reporting
RWJF Opens Call For Applications
Hospitals Test Emergency Response Capabilities In National Exercise

08/19/2016

MHA Today | August 19, 2016

CMS Seeks Information About Steering Patients To Higher Payment Health Plans
CMWF Finds ACA Disparities Remain
Louisiana Hospital Employee Assistance Fund Accepting Donations

08/18/2016

MHA Today | August 18, 2016

Deloitte Issues Health Policy Brief On Evolving Landscape Of Telehealth
Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall
CMS Releases New Prescription Drug Cost Data
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
The Academies Explore Community Approaches To Disaster Risk Reduction

08/17/2016

MHA Today | August 17, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed CY 2017 Medicare Outpatient PPS
AHA Issues Compendium Of Appropriate Use Toolkits

08/16/2016

MHA Today | August 16, 2016

CMS Solicits Comments On MOON Through Sept. 1
CMS Schedules Education Session On IPPS Quality Reporting
Mercy Hospital Washington Names New President

08/15/2016

MHA Today | August 15, 2016

HIDI Releases First Quarter 2016 VBP Payments Model
CDC Issues Proposed Rules On Quarantine Standards
CMS Updates Appendix J And Exhibit 355
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Program Education Session
CMS Schedules IRF And LTCH Public Quality Reporting Webinar
CDC Researchers Identify Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Variation Among States
HRSA Offers COPD Webinar

08/12/2016

MHA Today | August 12, 2016

Insights - Herb Kuhn and Tom Bell
CMS Proposes Medicaid DSH Standards Rule
HRSA Issues Proposed 340B Dispute Resolution Rule
TJC Announces Standards Updates

08/11/2016

MHA Today | August 11, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sepsis Hospitalization Five-Year Trends In Kansas And Missouri
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Update to Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators
MHA Publishes Quality Resource Brief
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

08/10/2016

MHA Today | August 10, 2016

MHA Comments On Proposed Rule
CMS To Make Incentive Payments For Independence At Home Demonstration
CMS Announces Next Open Door Forum
CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings
HRSA Provides Shortage Designation Project Webinar Recordings
340B Recertification Process Begins Today

08/09/2016

MHA Today | August 9, 2016

TJC Releases Specifications Manual
CMS Provides Updated Tools And Tips For IPF Reporting

08/08/2016

MHA Today | August 8, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To CY 2017 Home Health PPS
Observation Status Notice Law Takes Effect
June MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

08/05/2016

MHA Today | August 5, 2016

CMS Announces FCHIP Demonstration Participants
MHA Releases Issue Brief On Final Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Releases CY 2016 eCQM Reporting FAQs
CMS Uploads October 2016 Overall Star Rating HSRs

08/04/2016

MHA Today | August 4, 2016

TJC Releases Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Update
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Senators Urge CMS To Rescind IMD Exclusion
CIHQ Hosts Webinar On Proposed Changes To CMS CoPs

08/03/2016

MHA Today | August 3, 2016

State Releases July 2016 General Revenue Report
CMS Releases Final Payment And Policy Updates
TJC Releases Survey Update For Life Safety
New Patient Safety Primer Highlights Learning Through Debriefing

08/02/2016

MHA Today | August 2, 2016

CMS Opens Application Period For Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

08/01/2016

MHA Today | August 1, 2016

CMS Issues Multiple Final Rules
Organizations Release eCQM Survey Results
CDC Updates NHSN Version 8.5.4 Release Notes
CMS Releases PPSR For FY 2017 VBP Program

07/29/2016

MHA Today | July 29, 2016

CMS Issues Final Rules For Medicare Hospice, SNFs And Inpatient Rehabilitation
MHA Issue Brief Assesses Medicare PPS Psychiatric Update
CMS Issues QIO Short-Stay Review FAQs
Local Transmission Of Zika Reported In Florida
Osage Beach Center For Cognitive Disorders Names New CEO

07/28/2016

MHA Today | July 28, 2016

CMS Issues Psychiatric PPS Payment Update
MHD Announces Ambulance Payment Increases
OIG Renders Advisory Opinion On Hospice Payments
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

07/27/2016

MHA Today | July 27, 2016

Issue Brief Describes Proposed Coordinated Care Models
MHA Updates Self-Assessment Checklists For CAHs
CMS Issues Guidance On Care Of Justice Involved Individuals
CMS Announces Reconsideration Requests For Hospices
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
CMS Publishes Initial Hospital Quality Star Rating Data
MHA Releases 2016 Annual Workforce Report

07/26/2016

MHA Today | July 26, 2016

Federal Legislation Would Delay Star Quality Ratings
CMS Expands Coordinated Care Models
Missouri FLEX Program Awarded National Certificate Of Excellence

07/25/2016

MHA Today | July 25, 2016

President Approves New Opioid Abuse Law
CMS Reports On Program Integrity Results
OIG Report Assesses Rehabilitation Hospital Patient Harms
MHD Announces Rate Increase For Adult Day Care Waiver
HRSA Hosts Workshop On Rural Health Funding Opportunities

07/22/2016

MHA Today | July 22, 2016

CMS Announces Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model Participants
HIDI Releases Enhanced Readmissions Report Suite On HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS
CMS Announces Availability Of Hospital Compare Reports

07/21/2016

MHA Today | July 21, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Sues To Block Insurance Mergers
CMS Data Brief Explains Distribution Of Hospital Quality Star Ratings
National Academies Release Social Risk Factors Analysis
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
DHSS Posts Economic Impact Of CAHs
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Names New President

07/20/2016

MHA Today | July 20, 2016

State Releases First MMIS RFP
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
Ozarks Community Hospital Applies For License Suspension
Registration Opens For IRF And LTCH Quality Reporting Program Trainings

07/19/2016

MHA Today | July 19, 2016

CMS Announces Outreach And Education Webinars
CMS Posts Additional Sepsis Guidance
AHRQ Medication-Assisted Treatment Of Opioid Abuse Grants

07/18/2016

MHA Today | July 18, 2016

MedPAC Releases June 2016 Health Care Spending And Medicare Program Data Book
State Publishes Medicaid Managed Care RFP Addendum 5
CMS Publishes QRDA Resources
NHSN Announces Quality Reporting Reminders
HRET Releases CHNA Process Guide

07/15/2016

MHA Today | July 15, 2016

Congressional Committee Advances Emergency Preparedness Legislation
TJC Changes SOC Process For Life Safety
CMS Extends IPFQR And PC-01 Submission Deadlines
BLS Reports Nearly 1 In 4 Jobs Created Is In Health Care

07/14/2016

MHA Today | July 14, 2016

Congress Approves Opioid Abuse Response Legislation
CMS Announces 2015-2025 National Health Expenditures Data Projections
HHS Study Recommends Approaches To Control For Social Determinants Of Health
DSS Announces Partners For Missouri Perinatal Health Management Pilot Program
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Offers Analytic Advantage® Training Course
CMS Announces IQR-EHR Incentive Program Outreach And Education Session
JAMA Research Shows Surgical Departments Lack Mentorship Programs
CMS Offers Provider Training For IRF And LTCH Quality Reporting Programs

07/13/2016

MHA Today | July 13, 2016

CMS Releases Transplant Survey And Certification Memo
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
CDC Releases Recommendations On Multistate Outbreak
Missouri Enacts Nursing Licensure Compact
New Pokémon Go Game App Includes Activities On Some Hospital Campuses
SAMHSA Releases States Report On Adolescent Depression
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital Names New Director

07/12/2016

MHA Today | July 12, 2016

MHA Distributes FFY 2017 Medicare VBP Projection
MHA And VizientTM Enter New Patient Safety Partnership And Align With HSG
JAMA Study Sites Risk For Chronic Opioid Use

07/11/2016

MHA Today | July 11, 2016

Nixon Signs Health And Public Safety Bill
MHD Provides Coverage For Group Health Smoking Cessation
CMS Proposes CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Payment And Policy Updates

07/08/2016

MHA Today | July 8, 2016

U.S. House Committee Approves Rural Direct Supervision Bill
CMS Releases Medicare OPPS Proposed CY 2017 Payment And Policy Updates
CMS Proposes CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Payment And Policy Updates
TJC Releases Data On Diagnostic Imaging Compliance
May MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

07/07/2016

MHA Today | July 7, 2016

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases OQR Specifications Manual
TJC Offers eCQM Webinars
AHRQ Releases PSO Program Briefs

07/06/2016

MHA Today | July 6, 2016

Governor Acts On Seven Health Bills
Governor Orders $115 Million In Spending Restrictions
U.S. House Advances Mental Health Bill
State Releases June 2016 General Revenue Report
CMS Releases Medicare OPPS And ASC Proposed Payment And Policy Updates
HIDI Releases Second Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient, Missouri Databases
Trajectories — Diabetes: Population Health Improvement
HRSA Announces 340B Recertification Webinar

07/05/2016

MHA Today | July 5, 2016

DOJ Hikes Civil False Claim Penalties
CMS And TJC Release National Inpatient Quality Measures Specifications Manual
CMS Announces PC-01 First Quarter 2016 Data Submission Period Delay

07/01/2016

MHA Today | July 1, 2016

CMS Releases 2015 Open Payments Data
HHS Announces Oncology Care Model
CMS Finalizes Rule Giving Access To Information For Better Patient Care
TJC Releases Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards
CMS Publishes Correction To Recently Updated Fire Safety Requirements
CMS Announces Open Door Forums
Tracy Resigns From Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital And Progress West Hospital

06/30/2016

MHA Today | June 30, 2016

Governor To Suspend Women’s Health Program In Response To New State Laws
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

06/29/2016

MHA Today | June 29, 2016

Governor Vetoes Tort Reform Bills
CMS Releases Proposed CY 2017 Home Health Payment And Policy Update
HHS Proposes Medicare Appeals Procedures

06/28/2016

MHA Today | June 28, 2016

State Extends Medicaid Managed Care RFP Deadline
CMS Issues Proposed CY 2017 Home Health Payment And Policy Update
CMS Requires EIDM System Users To Recertify Accounts
NHSN Updates 2016 Self-Paced Interactive Trainings
NHSN Posts Meeting Slides

06/27/2016

MHA Today | June 27, 2016

MHA Distributes Financial Indicators Analysis
CMS Issues Proposed CY 2017 ESRD PPS Payment And Policy Update
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri
MHA Updates July 2016 Star Rating Hospital-Specific Reports
CMS Announces IPFQR Data Submission Period
CMS Releases Quality Reporting Checklists And HCAHPS Review And Correction Period
DHSS Posts Informational Webinar Resources

06/24/2016

MHA Today | June 24, 2016

Aetna Appeals Adverse Merger Decision
MHA Submits Comments On Proposed MACRA Physician Payment Regulations
CMS Proposes Rules To Make Antibiotic Stewardship Mandatory
Senate Introduces Family First Act On Foster Care
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
SAMHSA Releases Protocol Addressing Men’s Behavioral Needs
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association To Host Free Webinars

06/23/2016

MHA Today | June 23, 2016

DOL Persuader Rule To Take Effect July 1
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar

06/22/2016

MHA Today | June 22, 2016

Governor Approves Expanded Access To Naloxone
U.S. House Republicans Unveil “Repeal and Replace” Plan
CMS Releases The 2016 Medicare Trustees Report
MO HealthNet Posts Reminder Of Quit Smoking Benefits
TJC Proposes New Outcome Standards For Behavioral Health
TJC Releases Updates On Texting And Antimicrobial Stewardship
CDC Recommendations For Zika IgM Antibody Testing

06/21/2016

MHA Today | June 21, 2016

MHD Posts Updates To DME Coverage
MHD Extends Registered Behavior Technician Credential Deadline
HHS Announces $100 Million To Help With MACRA Payment Provisions
CMS Releases Life Safety Survey And Certification Memo
TJC Revises CT Elements Of Performance Standards
CDC Issues Preparedness Plan For Locally-Acquired Zika Cases

06/20/2016

MHA Today | June 20, 2016

Congressional Committee To Assess National Trauma System
CMS Issues Final Rule Setting Lab Test Payment Rates
CMS Proposes Changes To Payment Error Rate And Eligibility Determination Standards
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri

06/17/2016

MHA Today | June 17, 2016

Insights - Georgetown Study on Medicaid Expansion
Inspector General Reports On Provider-Based Payments
Supreme Court Restricts Use Of Implied Certification Theory
CMS Releases Additional Information On Partial Hospitalization Program

06/16/2016

MHA Today | June 16, 2016

Congressional Committee Advances Mental Health Bill
MedPAC And MACPAC Issue June Reports To Congress
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces Sepsis Education Session
CMS Releases HSR Review And Correction Information

06/15/2016

MHA Today | June 15, 2016

MHA Comments On Proposed Rules For Medicare SNFs And Hospices
CMS Releases Hospital Compare Overall Star Rating Reports

06/14/2016

MHA Today | June 14, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Proposed LTCH PPS
CMS Issues Proposed CoP Changes
MHA Comments On Proposed Rules For Medicare IPPS And Long-Term Care Hospitals
CMS Postpones IPFQR Measure Data Collection
CMS Posts Summary Of Sepsis Changes
AMA Names Barbe President-Elect

06/13/2016

MHA Today | June 13, 2016

CDC Collaborates On New Opioid Patient Education Tool
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri
CMS Alerts Hospitals To Error In HAC Hospital-Specific Reports
CMS Develops Checklist On Submitting eCQM’s File Testing Data
CMS Announces Submission Deadline For First Quarter 2016 HCAHPS Surveys
CMS Hosts IQR Education Session

06/10/2016

MHA Today | June 10, 2016

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Health Appropriations Bill
GAO Report Assesses Medicare Appeals Backlog
Insurance Director Warns Of Worsening Earthquake Insurance Market
CMS Updates IPFQR Program Resources
CMS Releases Supplement To OQR Specifications Manual

06/09/2016

MHA Today | June 9, 2016

Medicaid Eligibility Change Signed Into Law
Nixon Signs Bills On FRA, Infection Control, Telemedicine and Pharmacy
U.S. Senators Voice Concern About Opioid Antidote Pricing
CMS Announces Medicare Home Health Prior Authorization Demonstration
House Energy And Commerce Committee Approves Preparedness Bill
CMS Updates Short-Stay Patient Status Reviews
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HHS Releases Zika Resource Guide
APS Provides Educational Offerings

06/08/2016

MHA Today | June 8, 2016

House Of Representatives Passes “Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act”
CMS Announces Delay In JW Modifier Requirement
CMS Releases Proposed Rule That Strengthens Marketplace
HIDI HealthStats — Mental Health In Missouri
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
MHA Provides Orientation Resources For Quality Staff
AHA And CDC Issue Patient Education Resource On Prescription Opioids
MHA Selects New Patient Safety Organization Vendor

06/07/2016

MHA Today | June 7, 2016

Congressional Committee Circulates Draft Of Mental Health Legislation
CMS Releases Final ACO Program Rule
CMS Project Seeks Innovative Hospital Quality Practices
CMS Updates Abstraction And Reporting Tool
CMS Announces Special Edition Rural Health Open Door Forum

06/06/2016

MHA Today | June 6, 2016

Issue Brief: Proposed Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act Of 2016
State Releases May 2016 General Revenue Report
MHA Releases Updated Quality Transparency Initiative Data
Kindred Hospital Northland Names New CEO

06/03/2016

MHA Today | June 3, 2016

DHSS Issues Health Advisory On Rabies Threat In Missouri
CMS Announces Opportunities To Provide Feedback

06/02/2016

MHA Today | June 2, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For Proposed Updates To 2017 SNF PPS
MO HealthNet Restores Dental Benefits For Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MO HealthNet Issues Bulletin Regarding Telehealth Reimbursement
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AHA Releases Report To Help Hospitals Strengthen Behavioral Health Workforce

06/01/2016

MHA Today | June 1, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis For FFY 2017 Proposed IRF PPS
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
HIIN Releases RFP

05/31/2016

MHA Today | May 31, 2016

CMS Announces Hospital Quality Reporting Release 10.0
eCQM Receiving System Now Accepting Test Files For 2016
MHA Posts Quality Transparency Measure Resources

05/27/2016

MHA Today | May 27, 2016

HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2016 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
Organizations Release New Playbook On Antibiotic Stewardship
CMS Selects Targeted Hospitals For IQR Program Validation
QRC Hosts eCQM Reporting Process Webinar

05/26/2016

MHA Today | May 26, 2016

VA Issues Proposed Regulations On APRN Practice Authority
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC Issues Health Update: Diagnostic Testing Of Urine Specimens For Zika

05/25/2016

MHA Today | May 25, 2016

Insurance Director Thwarts Aetna/Humana Merger Plans In Missouri
Congressional Committee Advances Hospital Bill
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness

05/24/2016

MHA Today | May 24, 2016

Commonwealth Fund Releases Cost-Sharing In Marketplace Plan Report
OCR Provides Guidance About Patient Safety Work Product
AHRQ Releases Patient And Family Engagement Toolkit
Upcoming Educational Offerings For Rural Hospitals

05/23/2016

MHA Today | May 23, 2016

Congressional Committees Review Hospital Issues

05/19/2016

MHA Today | May 19, 2016

Congressional Committee Creates Hospital Legislation
MHD Posts Provider Spenddown Form Bulletin
DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule
CMS Issues Change Request Regarding Reporting Of Drugs
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

05/18/2016

MHA Today | May 18, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS For FFY 2017
HIDI Hosts Expanded Discharge Data Collection Webinar
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness
CMS Makes Available IRF QRP Provider Training Resources

05/17/2016

MHA Today | May 17, 2016

MHA Publishes Summary Of The 2016 State Legislative Session
EEOC Issues Final Rule On Wellness Programs
Christian Hospital Names New President

05/16/2016

MHA Today | May 16, 2016

State Offers Provider Training For Presumptive Eligibility
CMS Issues New Survey And Certification Guideline
TJC Releases Standards Clarification
Opioid Epidemic: Making Progress
AHRQ Releases Opioid Disorder Management Draft Report
SAMHSA Kicks Off 5th Annual National Prevention Week

05/13/2016

MHA Today | May 13, 2016

New State Enactment Addresses Public Safety
General Assembly Enacts Various Health Changes
Legislature Endorses Eligibility Verification
Report Criticizes 340B Hospitals
Legislators Approve Backup Enactment
Legislators Limit Mental Health Practitioner Liability
New Enactment Focuses On Emergency Care Regulations
Legislators Enact Health Bill
HIDI Posts Hospital Profile Report
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report
CMS Extends HCP Measure Data Submission Deadline

05/12/2016

MHA Today | May 12, 2016

American College Of Surgeons Releases New Statement On Principles
MO HealthNet Allows Separate Payment For Long-Term Contraceptive Devices
CMS Releases RHC Billing Requirements
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Announces OQR Webinar
Chicago Real Estate Investment Group Sues Illinois Hospitals Over Tax-Exemptions

05/11/2016

MHA Today | May 11, 2016

State Legislators Expand Access To Opioid Overdose Antidote
New Enactment Affects Pharmacy And Insurance Regulation
MHA Develops Acute Care And Critical Access QAPI Guide
CMS Hosts Health Care Fraud Awareness Symposium
Region 7 Releases “The Pulse of CMS” Newsletter
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness
FDA Panel: Physician Opioid Training Should Be Mandatory

05/10/2016

MHA Today | May 10, 2016

General Assembly Enacts Medicaid Eligibility Change
Legislators Enact Physician Licensure Bill
MHD Reinstates Adult Dental Services Coverage
Issue Brief Describes Drivers Of 2017 Health Insurance Premium Changes
CMS Releases Additional RHC Billing Guidance
AHRQ Releases Updated 2015 Beers Criteria

05/09/2016

MHA Today | May 9, 2016

Medicaid Updates Restorative Dental Services Provisions
MHA Comments On Medicare Part B Drug Payment Rule
CMS Updates RAC ADR Limits
CMS Posts Preview Reports
CDC Reports On State Health Care Utilization

05/06/2016

MHA Today | May 6, 2016

Insights - Emergency Preparedness
CMS Clarifies Care For Justice-Involved Individuals
March MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CDC Study Sites More Support For Antibiotic Stewardship Programming

05/05/2016

MHA Today | May 5, 2016

CMS Publishes Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model Proposed Rule
FDA Issues New Tobacco Regulation Standards
CMS Releases Physician And Other Supplier Utilization And Payment Data
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Releases OQR Times
Quality Institute Releases Report: Measures That Matter
QRC Hosts FY 2017 IPPS Proposed Rule Webinar

05/04/2016

MHA Today | May 4, 2016

Legislators Block Wage Increase For Personal Care Workers
State Releases April 2016 General Revenue Report
Trajectories — Hospital Preparedness
HIDI Releases First Quarter FFY 2016 Update To Discharge Data-Based Quality Indicators

05/03/2016

MHA Today | May 3, 2016

CMS Publishes Fire Safety Requirements Final Rule
CMS Reminds IPFs Of HCP Submission Deadline
Nursing, Pharmacy And Medical Schools Pledge To Educate On Opioid Crisis

05/02/2016

MHA Today | May 2, 2016

MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
MHD Posts Reminder For Inpatient Validation Review
CMS Updates IQR Program Known Issues Document
MO HealthNet Division Requires DiagnosticSite Certification
CMS Releases FY 2018 Quality Measures Document
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis Names New President

04/29/2016

MHA Today | April 29, 2016

Prisoners Released To Halfway Houses To Get Medicaid Coverage
State Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP
CMS Awards DMEPOS Recompete Contracts
CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule
CMS Releases Expanded QVL And FAQ Document For RHCs

04/28/2016

MHA Today | April 28, 2016

New Tort Reform Law Concerns Expert Witnesses
State House Repeats Amendment Barrage
TJC Releases New Fire Protection Standard Module
TJC To Delete 131 Accreditation Standards
CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30
USPSTF Posts Final Research On Screening Prostate Cancer

04/27/2016

MHA Today | April 27, 2016

HHS Awards $5 Million To Puerto Rico To Combat Zika
NHSN Identifies Central Line Insertion Practices Analysis Defect
DHSS Releases Health In Rural Missouri Biennial Report
Report Assesses National Health Security And Preparedness Levels

04/26/2016

MHA Today | April 26, 2016

General Assembly Enacts New Infection Control And Telemedicine Laws
State Legislators Enact Tort Reform Law
CMS Issues Final Rule On Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Clarifies Computed Tomography Compliance
CMS Releases Policy Clarification On Acceptable Control Materials
Missouri Hospitals’ Safety Scores Improve
CMS Announces IQR Education Session

04/25/2016

MHA Today | April 25, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
CMS Releases Supplement To IQR Specifications Manual
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
NHSN Updates 2016 Training Materials
MHA Publishes Quality Resource Brief
MHA Award Reminder: Trustee Of The Year
Vlosich To Leave Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

04/22/2016

MHA Today | April 22, 2016

Insights - CMS Star Rating System
Legislators Complete State Budget Enactments
CMS Extends Next Generation ACO LOI Deadline
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2017 SNF PPS Rule
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2017 IRF PPS Rule
CMS Releases Proposed FY 2017 Hospice Payment And Policy Updates
Opioids — A Population Health Strategy

04/21/2016

MHA Today | April 21, 2016

Infection Control Bill Advances
Senate Committee Hears Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Bill
Legislative Amendments Change Nursing Licensure Standards
Legislators Swarm Telemedicine Bill
Congressional Subcommittee Approves Opioid Bills
CMS Releases FY 2017 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Detailing Available Readmissions Reports

04/20/2016

MHA Today | April 20, 2016

CMS Delays Star Rating Of Overall Hospital Quality
FRA Reauthorization Bill Advances
House Approves Hospital Helipad Bill
Legislators Enact New Pharmacy Law
CMS Releases MA Quality Data For Racial And Ethnic Minorities
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
CPS Publishes Patient Safety Report
DHSS Issues Funding Opportunity For State-Designated Ebola Assessment Hospitals

04/19/2016

MHA Today | April 19, 2016

Majority Of U.S. House And Senate Support CMS Star Rating Delay
MHD Posts Mental Health Crisis Prevention Project 1115 Waiver
CMS Releases FY 2017 IPPS And LTCH Proposed Rule

04/18/2016

MHA Today | April 18, 2016

MHA Distributes Analysis Of Medicare’s HAC Reduction Program
WPS Hosts New Rural Health Clinic Billing Teleconference
CMS Publishes Final Rule On Home And Community-Based Services
HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
CMS Issues Guidance For Labs And Radiology

04/15/2016

MHA Today | April 15, 2016

House Committee Advances Bill On Price Transparency And Medicaid Fees
Senate Committee Approves Three Health Care Bills
CDC Releases New Youth Tobacco Use Report

04/14/2016

MHA Today | April 14, 2016

CMS Announces OQR Webinar
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
New NHSC Site Application Cycle Opens

04/13/2016

MHA Today | April 13, 2016

Senate Approves FY 2016 Supplemental Appropriations Bill
Organizations Provide Missouri Children’s Trauma Network Training Summit
NAMD Submits Comments On Outpatient Drug Rule
MHA Updates Quality Reporting Guides
NHSN Releases New Worksheet Generator For Surveillance
BKD Offers Bundled Payment Success Webinar

04/12/2016

MHA Today | April 12, 2016

Governor Orders State Agencies To “Ban The Box”
Senate Approves Helipad, Prescription Refill Bills
House Advances Health Bills
HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
CMS Announces Availability Of Hospital-Specific Reports For 2017
USPSTF Releases Recommendations Linking Aspirin Use To CVD And CRC Prevention
QRC Announces VBP Program Webinar

04/11/2016

MHA Today | April 11, 2016

CMS Announces CPC+ Model
MSMA Offers Workshop On Physician Office Commercial Payor Billing And Collections
MHA Award Reminders: Aim For Excellence, Visionary Leadership
CMS Announces Rural Health Open Door Forum

04/08/2016

MHA Today | April 8, 2016

State Senate Completes Budget Work
Infection Reporting Bills Advance
Senate Committee Approves Workforce Data Center Bill
Price And Contract Disclosure Removed From Legislation
AHA Launches Comprehensive Telehealth Resource
Studies Show Biological Myths Can Lead To Racial Disparities In Pain Treatment
COCA Announces Zika Clinical Guidance Webinar

04/07/2016

MHA Today | April 7, 2016

Senate Committee Advances Medicaid Managed Care Reform Bill
House Committee Advances STEMI/Stroke Certification Bill
Committees Address Hospital Regulatory Concerns
House Approves Life Safety Code Legislation
Senate Advances Helipad Fencing Bill
House Approves Legislative Proposals
Departments Announce New Summary Of Benefits And Coverage
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
AAMC Report Predicts Physician Shortage

04/06/2016

MHA Today | April 6, 2016

CMS Offers IRF QRP Training
TJC Releases 2015 Most Cited Standards List
CMS Accepts Primary Source Verification For Laboratories
Department Of Social Services Engages Contractor To Conduct Audits
ONC Offers New Website Resources To Manage Opioids
JAMA Study Notes Increase In Average Price Of Insulin

04/05/2016

MHA Today | April 5, 2016

Bill Restricts Bail Bond Recovery Arrests In Hospitals
Bill Advances With Hospital Regulatory Relief Amendment
MO HealthNet Issues 2016 Outpatient Radiology Fee Schedule
February MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS Adjusts Medicare Advantage Plans Based On Dually-Eligible
Stakeholders Meet To Improve Diabetes Care, Health Outcomes And Health Equity
CMS Reminds Hospitals Of IQR Reporting Deadlines
CMS Releases Quality Reporting Checklists
HRSA Hosts Webinar On New GME Tool For Rural Areas

04/04/2016

MHA Today | April 4, 2016

Report Assesses 2014 Commercial Insurance Market
State Releases March 2016 General Revenue Report
TJC Revises Deemed Program Requirement For Psychiatric Hospitals
HIDI HealthStats — Diabetes And Health Equity
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Program Education Session

04/01/2016

MHA Today | April 1, 2016

CMS Reminds LTCHs Of New Reporting Requirements
CMS Announces IPFQR Webinar
MHA Releases Grow Your Own Health Care Workforce Programs Compendium
April Marks National Donate Life Month

03/31/2016

MHA Today | March 31, 2016

State House Advances Telemedicine Bill
Medicaid Issues Federal Upper Limits And Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug Final Rule
CMS Provides Additional RHC Billing Guidance
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
State And Federal Agencies Release Zika Virus Resources
AHRQ Releases Report: Improving Cultural Competence To Reduce Health Disparities

03/30/2016

MHA Today | March 30, 2016

MHA Provides Analysis Of Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary
House Approves Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Bill
Committee Reviews Child Abuse Training Requirement
Oklahoma Medicaid Proposes 25 Percent Provider Payment Cut
Report Assesses Prescription Drug Monitoring Laws
CMS Releases Mental Health Parity Rule
MDIFP Announces Hearing For Aetna’s Proposal To Acquire Humana
Proposed Federal Rule Would Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Treatment
Trajectories — Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
AHRQ Releases Special Emphasis Notice And Final Reports

03/29/2016

MHA Today | March 29, 2016

Senate Appropriations Begins Work On FY2017 Budget
Report Assesses Behavioral Health Effects Of Medicaid Expansion

03/28/2016

MHA Today | March 28, 2016

CBO Releases 10-Year Updated Budget Projections
RHC Qualifying Visit List Expands
CMS Posts Second Quarter 2015 Benchmarks Of Care
MHA Reminds Hospitals Of Quality Measure Revisions

03/25/2016

MHA Today | March 25, 2016

CMS Unveils Initiative To Curb Avoidable Hospitalization Of Nursing Home Residents
CBO Assesses Federal Coverage Subsidies
CMS Assesses Insurer Risk-Adjustment Options
FDA Proposes Standards For Abuse-Resistant Opioid Generic Drugs
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session: Comprehensive Care Joint Replacement Reports
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

03/24/2016

MHA Today | March 24, 2016

Insurer Initiative Targets Provider Directories
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HHS Secretary Announces Diabetes Initiative
White House Pushes States On Opioid Action
DHS And HHS Encourage Vigilance After Belgium Terrorist Attacks
CenterPointe Hospital And Signature Psychiatric Hospital Name New CEOs

03/23/2016

MHA Today | March 23, 2016

Trajectories — Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma

03/22/2016

MHA Today | March 22, 2016

CMS Provides Update On Next Generation ACO Model
FDA Proposes Ban On Powdered Gloves
CMS Releases New Survey And Certification Memo On Exit Conferences
NIH Convenes Workshop To Prevent Youth Suicide

03/21/2016

MHA Today | March 21, 2016

MHA Releases Updated Self-Assessment Checklists For Acute Care Hospitals
MHA Releases Comprehensive Care For Joint Replacement Analysis

03/18/2016

MHA Today | March 18, 2016

Legislative Leaders Oppose Federal Provider Tax Cuts
Senate Committee Reviews Medicaid Managed Care Reform Legislation
Committee Reverses Tort Reform Defeat
CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Federal Office Of Rural Health Policy Hosts Webinar
CMS Updates Abstraction And Reporting Tool
RWJF Updates 2016 County Health Rankings Report

03/17/2016

MHA Today | March 17, 2016

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Mental Health Bills
House Completes Work On Supplemental Budget
Local Government Bill Includes Hospital Tax Levy Change
Ransomware Virus Infects Hospital Computer Systems
AHRQ Chartbook Shows 17 Percent Decline In HACs
CMS Provides Additional Information Regarding OP-33
CMS Extends Fourth Quarter 2015 OQR Submission Deadline

03/16/2016

MHA Today | March 16, 2016

Committee Defeats Bill To Restrict Covenants Not To Compete
House Advances Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Bill
Committee Reviews Bills On Deceased Patients
House Releases Budget Plan
CMS Announces DMEPOS Competitive Bidding
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter 2015 VBP Payments Model
Trajectories — Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
MHA HEN Participants Convene
AHRQ Releases TeamSTEPPS® Training
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Names New Commander

03/15/2016

MHA Today | March 15, 2016

U.S. House Committee Advances Provider Tax Rate Cut
MedPAC And MACPAC Issue March 2016 Reports To Congress
CMS Issues New Guidance For Organ Transplant Centers
HPOE Releases New Triple Aim Strategies Guide
CMS Announces IQR Education Session
CDC Issues Recommendations For Prescribing Opioids For Pain
Moberly Regional Medical Center Names New CEO

03/14/2016

MHA Today | March 14, 2016

Hospital And Physician Groups Convey Quality Data Burden
CMS Releases New Survey And Certification Memo

03/11/2016

MHA Today | March 11, 2016

Legislators Reverse Votes To Defeat Tort Reform Bill
MHA Announces Transparency Initiative Quality Measure Revisions

03/10/2016

MHA Today | March 10, 2016

FRA Reauthorization Gets Committee Review
Supplemental Appropriations Bill Advances
House Completes Budget Work
MHA Releases Issue Brief: Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Model Proposal
CMS Announces QualityNet Secure Portal Downtime
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
Governor Urges Missourians To Prepare For Severe Weather

03/09/2016

MHA Today | March 9, 2016

House Advances State Budget Bills
Senate Filibuster Delays Health Bill Hearings
Committee Considers Health Proposals
Committee Reviews Nurse Licensure Compact Changes
Bill Addresses Off-Label Cancer Drugs
CMS Releases SNF Utilization And Payment Data
CMS Proposes Testing New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models
Trajectories – Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
CMS Announces OQR Webinar

03/08/2016

MHA Today | March 8, 2016

MHA Provides FFY 2016-2018 Medicare Pay-For-Performance Reference Guide
January MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
CMS Updates OP-33 Flowchart
NIH Publishes Article On Understanding Anxiety Disorders

03/07/2016

MHA Today | March 7, 2016

CMS Announces Next Generation ACO Model
Federal Budget Deficit Reduction Group Issues Recommendations
TJC Announces Updates To The Physical Environment Portal
Government Accountability Office Releases Reports
MHA Announces Visionary Leadership Award Call For Nominations
IOM Releases New Report About Social Determinants
CDC Lists Top 10 Public Health Problems And Concerns
James Announces Resignation From Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

03/04/2016

MHA Today | March 4, 2016

House Committee Endorses FRA Reauthorization
U.S. House Approves Medicaid Provider Bill
Report Finds 20 Million People Are Insured Because Of The ACA
HHS Meets Better Care, Smarter Spending, Healthier People Goal For 2016
MHD Reminds Providers To Use 2016 CPT And HCPCS Codes
MO HealthNet Provider Bulletins Address 2016 Updates
CMS Issues Comprehensive Care For Joint Replacement Correction Notice
CDC Releases Annual Vital Signs Report On Health Care-Associated Infections

03/03/2016

MHA Today | March 3, 2016

State House Advances Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
House Approves Perinatal Standards Bill
House Finishes Work On Infection Control Bill
Committee Reviews Consent For Treatment Bill
State Releases February 2016 General Revenue Report
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Hosts Monthly Focus Session Highlighting Community Health Reports
TJC Announces CSTK Updates
JAMA Publishes Cardiac Arrest Article
Study Finds Hospital Readmission Rates Are Declining

03/02/2016

MHA Today | March 2, 2016

House Advances Infection Control Measure
Committee Approves Certificate Of Need Bill
VA Announces Efforts To Improve Timely Payment To Community Providers
HHS Announces Proposed Rule To Support Certified Health IT
Region 7 Releases “The Pulse of CMS” Winter Edition
Trajectories – Opioids: A Population Health Dilemma
CMS Announces eCQM Program Education Webinar
HHS Releases Comprehensive Zika Virus Resource

03/01/2016

MHA Today | March 1, 2016

Legislative Proposal Would Abolish And Consolidate State Agencies
State Legislators Consider New Health Information Organization Standards
State House Advances Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation
MHA Distributes FFY 2017 Medicare VBP Projection
CMS Releases 2017 Marketplace Notice Of Benefit And Payment Parameters
MHD Files DSH Proposed Rule
CMS Announces SNF/LTC Open Door Forum
MHA Announces New Aim For Excellence Award

02/29/2016

MHA Today | February 29, 2016

HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System Names New CEO
Western Missouri Medical Center Names New President And CEO

02/26/2016

MHA Today | February 26, 2016

MHA Requests Hospitals Contact Lawmakers Regarding Prescription Monitoring Bill
Hospital Construction Regulatory Relief Legislation Advances To House Floor
CMS Issues Program Integrity Enhancements Proposed Rule For Provider Enrollment Process
WPS Denying Claims In Error Due To LCD Edits
TJC Updates Specifications Manual

02/25/2016

MHA Today | February 25, 2016

State House Sends Bills to Senate
Missouri Senate Advances Legislation
MMAC Sends DRA Attestations To Providers
FSD Updates Matrix For Submitting Supporting Documentation
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Report On 2014 Average Hospital Charges For Medicare Patients
CMS Releases CART Paper Tools For Fourth Quarter 2015 Encounters
Improvement Guide And Toolkit Available For Critical Access Hospitals
BKD Offers Free Webinar On Rural Health Reimbursement Opportunities

02/24/2016

MHA Today | February 24, 2016

Committee Reviews Health Information Exchange Bill
Committee Considers Price Transparency Bill
State House Approves Bills
U.S. Senate Committee Considers Opioid Abuse
CMS Approves April Start For Iowa Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Updates OQR Program Known Issues Document
MHA Posts MACRA Resources
CMS Reschedules Rural Health Open Door Forum
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Names New President

02/23/2016

MHA Today | February 23, 2016

Missouri Children's Trauma Network Offers Motivational Interviewing Training Program
MHD Posts Draft 1115 Waiver For Mental Health Crisis Prevention Project
CMS Publishes Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider And Supplier List
AHRQ Releases Health Literacy Toolkit For Primary Care Practice
HRSA Announces Rural Telehealth Grants
CMS Issues AHRQ PSI-90 Technical Updates

02/22/2016

MHA Today | February 22, 2016

CMS Issues 2017 MA And Part D Advance Notice And Draft Call Letter
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures

02/19/2016

MHA Today | February 19, 2016

State Senate Approves Tort Reform Bill
Convenants Not To Compete Bill Sent Back To Lower Committee
MHA Comments To Congressional Committee On Site-Neutral Payments
MHD Issues Program Updates
CMS Releases Supplemental Guidance For Abstracting Sepsis
CMS Schedules Rural Health Open Door Forum

02/18/2016

MHA Today | February 18, 2016

House Committee Approves Perinatal Care Legislation
Hospital Life Safety Bill Advances
St. Louis County Considers Prescription Monitoring Program
Senate Advances Legislation On Patient Cost-Sharing And Price Transparency
CMS Provides OP-33 EBRT Flowchart
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HIDI Releases Management And Productivity Report
CDC Seeks Feedback From LTCHs And IRFs On Additional Training Needs

02/17/2016

MHA Today | February 17, 2016

MHA Releases Community Investment Report
House Approves Collaborative Practice Legislation
Senate Advances Tort Reform Measure
TJC Announces New Requirements For Diagnostic Imaging Services
CMS Provides Information On Data Entry And Public Reporting Of OP-31
FDA Releases Fact Sheet About New Opioid Action Plan
ACGME Announces Funding Opportunity For Physician And Resident Education

02/16/2016

MHA Today | February 16, 2016

State Senate Approves Infection Control Measure
MMAC Issues Forged Prescription Alert
CMS Announces Physician Quality Measure Alignment Initiative

02/15/2016

MHA Today | February 15, 2016

CMS Issues Guidance On CAH Necessary Provider Status
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
Landmark Hospital Of Columbia Names New CEO

02/12/2016

MHA Today | February 12, 2016


Senate Telehealth Legislation Gains First Round Approval
Convenants Not To Compete Bill Stalls In House Select Committee
Committee Approves Helipad Safety Bill
CBO Releases Effect Of Federal Policy On Private Health Insurance Premiums Study
CMS Provides Guidance On Medicaid Outpatient Drug Rule
MHA Releases Issue Brief
CMS Releases Supplemental Document To OQR Specifications Manual

02/11/2016

MHA Today | February 11, 2016

President Releases FY 2017 Proposed Budget
CMS Publishes Final Rule: Medicare Reporting And Returning Of Overpayments
CMS Announces OQR Education Session    
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Posts Videos Of Provider Training For LTCH QR

02/10/2016

MHA Today | February 10, 2016

House Committee Votes Down HMO High-Deductible Legislation
Senate Advances Amendments On Price Transparency And Patient Responsibility
Senate Approves Advance Directives Registry
House Committee Votes Do Pass On APRN Legislation
General Assembly Blocks Personal Care Wage Increase
D.C. Appeals Court Reverses Decision On RAC Hearing Backlogs
Southeast Health Center Of Reynolds County To Close

02/09/2016

MHA Today | February 9, 2016

President Releases FY 2017 Budget Proposal
CMS Extends Marketplace Special Enrollment Period For Select Consumers
Proposed Rule Revamps Substance Abuse Confidentiality Standards
HIDI Releases FFY 2015 Inpatient/Outpatient Physician Loyalty Report
HIDI Releases FFY 2016 CAH VBP Payments Model

02/08/2016

MHA Today | February 8, 2016

CMS Issues Change Request, Adjusting IPPS Rates
CMS Announces QualityNet Data Center Migration
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
CDC Updates Zika Virus Guidelines
CMS Hosts Medicare Quality Reporting Webinars

02/05/2016

MHA Today | February 5, 2016

Congressional Committee Leaders Seek Input On Site-Neutral Payments
FDA Releases Opioid Action Plan
Perinatal Regulatory Standards Bill Advances
CMS Announces IPFQR Program Webinar
HIDI Releases Fourth Quarter FFY 2015 Inpatient, Outpatient Databases
December MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
NHSN Posts 2016 Patient Safety Manual

02/04/2016

MHA Today | February 4, 2016

House Committee Reviews APRN Bills
Missouri Senate Approves Palliative Care Bill
Senate Advances Infection Control Legislation
State House Approves Mental Health Measures
Senate Veterans Affairs And Health Committee Hears Helicopter Barrier Bill
House Select Committee Approves Health Care Workforce Analysis Legislation
MHA Distributes Wage Index, Occupational Mix Data For Review
State Releases January 2016 General Revenue Report
CMS Announces eCQM Program Education Webinar
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
RWJF Publishes Tools On How To Increase Nursing Workforce Diversity

02/03/2016

MHA Today | February 3, 2016

MHA Launches New Price And Quality Data On Focus On Hospitals Website
Committee Reviews Infection Control Update Bill
Committee Considers Ban On Non-Compete Contracts
MHA Comments On 0.2 Percent IPPS Reduction Because Of 2-Midnight Rule
CMS Updates IPFQR Resources
TJC Announces Pioneers In Quality Program
HIDI HealthStats — Sociodemographic Factors In Risk-Adjusted Readmission Measures
President Proposes $1.5 Billion In Funding To Address Opioid Abuse And Heroin Epidemic

02/02/2016

MHA Today | February 2, 2016

CMS Reminds Hospitals Of IP Submission Deadlines
CMS Updates OP-33 Measure Information Form
CMS Issues Survey And Certification Letter

02/01/2016

MHA Today | February 1, 2016

CMS Proposes Update To ACO Benchmark Methodology
CMS Requests Public Comments For Two Quality Measures
MO HealthNet Changes Precertification Requirements

01/29/2016

MHA Today | January 29, 2016

Schaaf Contract Transparency Bill Passes Senate Committee
Senate Veterans Affairs And Health Committee Endorses Telehealth Legislation
CMS Proposes Update To ACO Benchmark Methodology
CMS Proposes Rule To Give Providers And Employers Access To Quality Information
TJC Releases New Prepublication Standards For Substance Abuse, Palliative Care
CMS Corrects Dates On Hospital Compare Preview Reports
CMS Issues Report On Star Ratings Methodology And Summary Results

01/28/2016

MHA Today | January 28, 2016

MHD Posts Hospice Rate Changes
CMS Releases Home Health Patient Experience Star Ratings
CDC Responds To Increased Hepatitis C In Dialysis Patients
HB 618 Expands Authorization To Complete Death Certificates
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CDC Provides Zika Virus Resources To Health Care Providers
USPSTF Releases Adult Depression Screening Recommendation
MFH Seeks Letters Of Interest For Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative

01/27/2016

MHA Today | January 27, 2016

House Committee Delays HMO High-Deductible Legislation
Committee Endorses Workforce Data Center
House Advances Newborn Screening Bill
Legislators Review Prescription Monitoring Bill
HIPAA Releases Rule Change For Reporting Mental Health Prohibitors
Medicare Learning Network Offers Infection Control Courses For Surveyors
Trajectories — Care Coordination
AHA Releases Principles To Achieve The Triple Aim

01/26/2016

MHA Today | January 26, 2016

HMO Legislation Encounters Vigorous Opposition In Senate Hearing
MHA Distributes CAH Databook
CBO Releases 2016-2026 Budget And Economic Outlook
MHD Revises Outpatient Codes
MHD Posts Rate Update For Home And Community-Based Services
CMS Releases Guide To Prevent Readmissions Among Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries
TJC Awards First Integrated Care Certification
CMS Updates The Submission Engine Validation Tool
CDC Launches Prediabetes Awareness Campaign

01/25/2016

MHA Today | January 25, 2016

MHA Provides Analysis Of Potential Effect On Medicare's VBP On CAHs
CMS Releases Resources For PAC Providers

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