Monday Report
Dec. 5, 2016

Posted on December 05, 2016

Action Taken on Healthcare Bills in Lame-duck Session

The House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Callton (R-Nashville), heard testimony Tuesday on Senate Bill (SB) 1019, legislation to give hospitals more flexibility in choosing anesthesia delivery models to best meet the needs of their patients. ... Read more

MHA Academy Teaches Skills Needed to Redefine Healthcare Delivery

As witnessed by government and other payers that incentivize quality care through payment and delivery reform, physicians will be paid more by doing things other than treating patients. For example, physicians will be paid more for proper care coordination and managing a patient’s total cost of care. ... Read more

Visit the New MHA Website!

For those who missed last week’s announcement, the MHA launched its new and improved website at The site provides MHA resources in a user-friendly format to help members find the tools they need in the midst of healthcare’s continuing transformation. ... Read more

Updated Resources Available During National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), scheduled Dec. 4 through 10, provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals, health advocates, communities and families to work together to encourage as many people as possible to be vaccinated against the flu this season. ... Read more

CMS Proposes New Medicaid Managed Care Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule that codifies guidance the agency issued in July. The guidance would preclude states from establishing new or increasing existing Medicaid managed care pass-through payments ... Read more

Patient Restraint Requirements Reviewed in MHA Webinar

The use of restraints in a healthcare facility is not a panacea and can prevent significant risks to the patient. While situations sometime require restraints, their use is controversial and highly regulated. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission closely monitor ... Read more

Social Security Number Removal Initiative Aims to Reduce Identity Theft Risk

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the removal from Medicare cards of the health insurance claim number (HICN) that is based on a beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN). ... Read more

MHA Webinar Examines CMS-proposed Changes for Nondiscrimination Provision

The MHA Health Foundation webinar A New Law for Hospitals — the CMS Conditions of Participation and Office of Civil Rights Nondiscrimination and Interpreter Rules will prepare healthcare facilities for updates required by the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act ... Read more

Medicare Quality-focused Webinars Offered Free of Charge

In January and February, the MHA and DataGen, a subsidiary of the Healthcare Association of New York State, are co-hosting three webinars highlighting key aspects of the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) quality-based programs, ... Read more

The Keckley Report

“On the website, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is deemed the innovation engine for the federal government supporting 'the development and testing of innovative health care payment and service delivery models.' ... Read more

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news ... Read more


  • Monday Report <br>Dec. 5, 2016

Tags: lame-duck, HB 5877, Pyxis, HCP, restraint, SB 1019, Anderson, Jenks, HB 5479-5482, POST, SB 753, telehealth, CRNA, Leadership training, MSU, NIVW, influenza, MCO, SSN removal, nondiscrimation, Medicare quality

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