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MHA Revue - Issue #622


MHA Revue

December 6 · Issue #622 · View online
Providing you with the latest health care headlines almost daily. Carefully crafted by Shawn Rossi. Questions? Email

Charlotte Sutton
Charlotte Sutton
North Mississippi Medical Clinics recently named Charlotte Sutton, admission/discharge specialist at Calhoun County Medical Clinic, as the November Employee of the Month.
Neshoba General wins Best Overall in the Christmas Parade
Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in Mississippi
Efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening in MS yield positive results
Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver Amendment approved by CMS | Mississippi Division of Medicaid
CON Weekly Report for November 22 and 29, 2019
Gov.-elect Tate Reeves warns legislative Republicans on gas tax, Medicaid expansion
Who will pay $250K to eat with Tate Reeves at inauguration dinner? Here's why you may never know
House lawmakers may revive provider-friendly surprise billing proposal
A Pediatric Leader's Perspective: Treating the Vaping Epidemic
AHA, others sue over rule requiring public disclosure of negotiated rates
Disparities between care in rural, urban areas getting worse
How changing Affordable Care Act rules affected health insurance premium costs
Buttigieg proposes social determinants of health plan for first 100 days
340B savings linked to improved patient outcomes
The Impact and Prevention of False Positive CLABSIs - Free Health Forum Webinar
USDA announces dozens of grants to support rural telehealth rollouts
Training for MBQIP Changes from FORHP
Rural hospital closures hit record high in 2019 — here's why
Medicare reopens deadline for providers to signal interest in direct contracting
Upside-only pay surges as risk-based pay, clinical results remain flat, scorecard finds
AHA again asks court to enforce judgement in site-neutral case
MedPAC says ambulatory surgical centers don't need a pay raise
CMS call Dec. 10 on health care price transparency rules
Swing Bed and The Best Way to Improve Your Outcomes: CORE Transitional Care Program Launching March 2020 - Allevant Webinar
Does Your Critical Shortage Facility Qualify for Nurse Corps?
MedPAC discusses draft payment recommendations for 2021
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on December 5 discussed two possible proposals to increase payment rates for hospital inpatient and outpatient services, which the panel will consider again before voting on them in January. One proposal would increase hospital payments by 2.0% in 2021, with an additional 0.8% increase allotted via MedPAC’s proposed Hospital Value Incentive Program. The other proposal would update hospital rates by the full 2.8% in 2021 with an additional increase allotted to the HVIP or “efficient” providers. MedPAC also will vote in January on proposals to increase 2021 payment rates for physicians and other health professional services by the amount specified in current law; eliminate the ambulatory surgical center conversion factor update for 2020; and require ASCs to report cost data. The commission is scheduled to discuss draft recommendations for post-acute care later today.
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