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Leadership Summit on State Medicaid Waivers
Join us Sept. 29, in Chicago, for a one-day summit on incentivizing delivery system reform. We'll present current trends in Medicaid waiver design and perspectives from hospital executives, government relations experts, and waiver state officials.

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Annual member characteristics data report documents essential hospitals' commitment to vulnerable patients and communities with high-quality care and vital services, such as trauma, burn, and psychiatric care and physician training. It also shows member hospitals provided outstanding care while often operating at a loss and underscores the need for ongoing funding support.

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The playbook, developed by a team of leading experts, provides best practices for eliminating EEDs and strategies for overcoming barriers.

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Data collection for a chart-abstracted sepsis measure is delayed until further notice based on an NQF recommendation.

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The interactive toolkit and guide aim to address the unique clinical and socioeconomic characteristics of Medicaid patients that can lead to readmissions.

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CMS is compiling three TEPs to provide technical input to CMS contractors on the development, selection, and maintenance of quality measures. Nominations are due Sept. 12 and Sept. 19.

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The webcasts are part of the RoadTo10 Webcast Series designed to help with the transition to ICD-10, which is set for Oct. 1, 2015.

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Models should use evidence-based social and behavioral insights to increase engagement in health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries, Medicaid beneficiaries, dual-eligible patients, and/or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries.

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Hennepin County Medical Center's Aquí Para Ti/Here for You outpatient clinic provides aims to reduce health disparities for Latino teens using an integrated, bilingual, culturally competent approach to comprehensive youth development and primary health care

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In preparation for the Nov. 15 start of open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace, CMS issues guidance on certification requirements for navigators, certified application counselors, and others who help consumers with the enrollment process.

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Interactive resource for eligible hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) Incentive Program will help hospitals report clinical quality measures for 2014.

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Florida, New York, and Wisconsin consider options to allow hospitals to subsidize insurance premiums for individuals. Financial assistance would increase opportunities for coverage and continuous, coordinated care.

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GAO released a report recommending that CMS increase oversight of the Medicare claims review process and release additional guidance for contractors to increase efficiency and reduce duplicative claim reviews.

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Data entry deadline has passed, contact National Healthcare Safety Network help desk for questions or assistance

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The opportunities come through two new comparative effectiveness research programs on improving health systems and addressing health and health care disparities. Letters of intent are due by Sept. 5.

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The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations called an emergency hearing to address the Ebola outbreak, including the capacity to contain it in the United States.

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Harris Health System has developed a quick triage model and best practices to care for a growing number of acute-care dialysis patients in the Houston area.

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Using a multidisciplinary approach and a diligent provider and patient education program, Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center reduced the number of patients taking more than 10 medications by 30 percent and, as a result, lowered adverse drug events (ADEs) by more than one-third.

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The final rule updates Medicare payment policies, rates for inpatient stays at general acute care hospitals, and provisions related to quality improvement programs.

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A recent study published in Health Affairs found that California essential hospitals were more likely to be penalized than other California hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, despite lower 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rates.

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OPA notify hospitals via email of the need to recertify for eligibility for the 340B program. Hospitals must recertify annually to show compliance with all parts of the 340 program.

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The CDC invites facilities reporting health care personnel influenza vaccination summary data to attend training webinars covering collection and submission requirements. Registration is required and limited.

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Resources include a review of the latest research examining how and why Medicaid beneficiaries seek care in the ED, a scan of how individual states set payment rates and supplemental payments to hospitals, and a review of several states' approach to Medicaid payment and delivery system reform.

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The House and Senate head into August recess after voting to clear a VA assistance bill, sending it to the president on Friday. The Senate couldn't pass border emergency supplemental legislation, while the House passed a less expensive version. CMS faced tough criticism from Republicans about HealthCare.gov contractors.

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These members of Congress went on record supporting the 340B Drug Pricing Program and the patients it benefits.

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CMS issued a final rule establishing Oct. 1, 2015 as the transition date to International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) diagnosis and procedure codes. The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 required at least a one-year delay of this transition date, previously set for Oct. 1, 2014.

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The agency's recommendations include tips for patient placement, environmental infection control, use of personal protective equipment, and patient care considerations.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), is the only national association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education for hospital leadership.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

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