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June 5 · Issue #78 · 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
New office ensures UMMC meets patients’ physical, emotional needs
UMMC Shares Telehealth Experience with High School Students
National Health Care News
Telecommunication Policies May Have Unintended Health Care Consequences
Healthcare CEOs doubt that quality metrics improve outcomes
Planning Flu Clinics for Next Season
Trying to understand and close the rural health care gap
Foreign-born physicians struggle with visa processing change
New administration may mean new approach to HIT
HHS announces over $70 million in grants to address the opioid crisis
4 Steps for Creating a Fire Door Maintenance Program
New Market Realities
The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care
The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000.
Supreme Court backs faith-based hospitals' ERISA exemptions
HHS task force wants cybersecurity treated as a patient safety issue
Quality/Patient Safety
CMS opens review period for readmissions reduction program data
Hospital Compare overall star ratings will not be updated in July
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in July as scheduled due to data issues with three of the measures included in the safety group score, according to a QualityNet notice yesterday. CMS is working to correct data for the central line-associated bloodstream infection measure, Clostridium difficile infection measure and PSI-90 measure. It anticipates updating the affected measures and overall star ratings in October. For the July update, data for the CLABSI measure will be suppressed, data for the C. difficile measure will be suppressed for hospitals with inaccurate data, and the PSI-90 data will not be refreshed. Hospitals should receive their preview reports for the October update about two weeks after the preview period begins on July 14. Questions related to the overall hospital quality star ratings may be submitted to cmsstarratings@lantanagroup.com.
Medicaid
How Proposed Spending Caps to Medicaid Are Calculated
What Might a Medicaid Work Requirement Mean?
Bill introduced to lower Medicaid beneficiary “churn”
Joint Commission
NPSG 7 on MDROs and CLABSIs revised for hospitals, new for nursing care centers
A Growing Patient Safety Concern: Improperly Sterilized or High-Level Disinfected Equipment
Four clarifications issued for Life Safety Code requirements for EDs, doors and fire drills
ACA Updates
The Fate Of 16.8 Million Medicaid Enrollees Rests On 20 GOP Senators From 14 States
Are Moderate Republicans Really Willing To Kill A Senate Health Care Bill?
Trump Budget, Revised AHCA, Credit Negatives for NFP Hospita
Americans increasingly rely on cost-sharing subsidies, despite uncertain future
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