News to Know – Feb. 13, 2023

  • Prospective payment system hospitals are reminded that any requests for corrections to the January public use file (PUF) data being used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the fiscal year 2024 Medicare wage index must be received, along with supporting documentation, by the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) by Feb. 15, 2023. At this time, only requests for data corrections related to data mishandling by the CMS or the MAC, or revisions of desk review adjustments as included in the January PUF, will be accepted. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.
  • The MHA is offering its popular Healthcare Leadership Academy program on March 13-15 and May 15-16. Physicians, clinicians and others who are engaged in healthcare and wish to strengthen their leadership skills are encouraged to register for the Healthcare Leadership Academy. Registration includes both the March and May module dates.
  • MHA Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) Demand Workforce/Qodex will host a free 30-minute webinar on Mission Impossible: Let’s Talk About How to Heal Your Staffing Crisis at noon ET Feb. 22 to discuss healthcare trends in staffing including creative approaches to deliberately using your nursing workforce. Attendees will view a brief demo of the on-demand mobile app platform. MHA members are invited to registerand share information about the webinar with their colleagues. To learn more, visit the EBP profile page for Demand Workforce or contact Patrick Pickarts at Demand Workforce.