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March 28 · Issue #45 · View online
Providing you with the latest health care headlines almost daily. Carefully crafted by Shawn Rossi. Questions? Email srossi@mhanet.org.

Mississippi Health Care News
In May 2017, KEPRO will implement a new process for medical records in the appeals department. Bar codes will be at the top of all fax request documents sent to providers and plans, which will directly correlate to the case ID associated with the case. KEPRO will now require that all providers make the request sheets with the barcode the first sheet of each batch of records that are submitted to the BFCC-QIO. If there are multiple batches, the request sheet sent by KEPRO needs to be the first sheet of each batch. If you have any questions, please reach out to Communications by email, KEPRO.Communications@hcqis.org
Globally recognized researcher meets with Baptist Golden Triangle
Researcher’s goal: Putting an end to diabetes epidemic
Legislature starts slicing FY 2018 budgets
Mississippi's Top in Tech Awards
Emergency Preparedness
ASHE issues report on emergency power resiliency in health care
CMS issues information on implementing emergency preparedness rule
National Health Care News
AHA/AHRMM Webinar: Medical Device Cybersecurity and the Supply Chain
Phillips Healthcare recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator due to electrical issues that may prevent the device from operating properly
Are right-to-try laws a last hope for dying patients — or a false hope?
Joint Commission emphasizing assessment of self-harm risks during surveys
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $110 million in grants promoting integration of primary and behavioral health care
Readmissions Penalties Work. Here's Proof. HealthLeaders Media
CMS: CY 2016 EHR Hospital Reports Now Available
Hospitals Against Violence
Addressing Violence in Home-based Health Care Settings
OSHA considering health care workplace violence standard, requests comments
New AHA Hospitals Against Violence resource available
MACRA
Survey: 64% of healthcare providers remain 'unprepared' or 'very unprepared' for MACRA
Will MACRA Be Repealed or Replaced?
MIPS Advancing Care Information Deep Dive
ACA Repeal & Replacement
Fitch Predicts Uncompensated Care Increase under ACA
While the Affordable Care Act remains in place following the withdrawal of a House replacement bill, hospitals may experience increased levels of uncompensated care in 2018, according to Fitch Ratings.
The credit agency points to an anticipated decline in ACA exchange enrollment in 2018 as the source of increased uncompensated care levels.
Fitch stated that the failure to repeal and replace, “means that the ACA exchanges will be ostensibly functioning in 2018, but hospital companies will likely face higher levels of uncompensated care as fewer individuals enroll in exchange products.”
However, Fitch acknowledged that a good portion of the benefit to hospitals under the ACA is attributable to Medicaid expansion, not the exchanges. Analysts expect current Medicaid enrollment to remain stable, but given the uncertainty of funding, expansion efforts in additional states are unlikely.
Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year
Trump shifts blame for health-care collapse to far right
How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal
Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New 'Medicare For All' Push
Some Lawmakers Now Look to Bipartisanship on Health Care
10 changes HHS can make to ACA without Congress
More Than Obamacare Repeal, Small Businesses Want Congress to Rein In Costs
HHS Launches Site Dedicated to Administrative Changes to ACA
HHS inspector general is investigating pullback on HealthCare.gov ads
New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare is going to "explode"
Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn
Paul Ryan wrongly claims actuaries have determined Obamacare is in a 'death spiral'
Sanders says he will introduce 'Medicare for all' bill
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