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May 26 · Issue #75 · 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
May Watson named employee of the year at Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital
State department of health considers reorganization amid budget
HCA Named a World’s Most Ethical Company for Eighth Consecutive Year
MSU Psychology Clinic offering behavior program for preschoolers
National Health Care News
Using Predictive Analytics to Avoid Hospital Layoffs
Study of HCAHPS Best Practices in High Performing Critical Access Hospitals
How Trump plans to fix the Medicare appeals process
AMIA to FCC: Broadband will be a social determinant of health
4 Ways President Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness
CMS Releases Wage Data for FY 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted on its website the preliminary wage data for FY 2019. The public use files reflect hospitals’ FY 2015 cost report data and will be used to calculate the Medicare area wage indexes for the FY 2019 inpatient prospective payment system.
Hospitals have until Sept. 1 to submit correction requests for revisions to their FY 2015 wage data as included in the May 19 preliminary public use file and to provide documentation to support the request. Fiscal intermediaries/Medicare Administrator Contractors will have approximately 10 weeks to complete their reviews, make determinations and transmit revised data to CMS’s Division of Acute Care.
The preliminary CY 2016 occupational mix survey data is scheduled to be released July 12. The occupational mix data is collected every three years, so hospitals are encouraged to review their data carefully as it will be used to adjust the inpatient PPS wage indexes for FY 2019, FY 2020 and FY 2021. NJHA will send the preliminary CY 2016 occupational mix survey data as soon as it is available. Hospitals will have until Sept. 1 to request revisions to this data.    
Medicaid Updates
Providers ask: How much pain will per capita caps in Medicaid bring?
The Republicans’ War on Medicaid
ACA Updates
Track the GOP's Health Plan One Amendment at a Time
Premiums and Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act: Interactive Maps
AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a Target for Cuts Despite Assurance
AARP President Explains Opposition to American Health Care Act
GOP Senators Wrestle With How to Craft a Different Health-Law Overhaul
Patient And Doctor Groups Say CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws
The most alarming sentence for Republicans in CBO’s new health-care report
American Health Care Act would affect key components of Medicare
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