March 21—Next week’s healthcare finance events and developments include the deadline to submit comments on changes to the CMS hospital overall star ratings.
Stay ahead of health care news developments by knowing what is on the healthcare horizon through the HFMA listing of coming hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums, and deadlines.
The following is a list of healthcare-related calendar items for the week of March 25 through March 29.
Monday, March 25
Application deadline for the “Rural Residency Planning and Development Program” of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Learn more.
Discussion with William A. Haseltine, PhD, on his book, “World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Application deadline for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects grants. Learn more.
Meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee in Silver Spring, Maryland to address potential risks associated with breast implants (through March 26).Learn more.
Tuesday, March 26
Webinar by HFMA titled “New Proposed Interoperability Rules: Implications for Providers, Health Plans, and Business Partners.” Learn more.
Discussion at the Bipartisan Policy Committee in Washington, D.C. on a new report “Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis.” Learn more.
Webinar by America’s Health Insurance Plans titled “Understanding the Power of Persona-Based Engagement.” Learn more.
Joint Commission Pioneers in Quality eCQM Expert to Expert Webinar Series: PC-01 and PC-05 eCQMs. Learn more.
Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee titled “Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: Making Electronic Health Information Available to Patients and Providers.” Learn more.
Hearing by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee titled “Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for Veterans’ Programs and Fiscal Year 2021 Advance Appropriations Request.” Learn more.
Wednesday, March 27
Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C. (through March 28). Learn more.
Webinar sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services titled “CMS QRDA Category I Implementation Guide Changes for CY 2019 Hospital Quality Reporting.” Learn more.
Webinar by CMS on “Open Payments Review, Dispute, and Corrections.” Learn more.
Educational call sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) on “HHS Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices Guidance.” Learn more.
Webinar by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation titled “The Science of Well-being & Why It Matters.” Learn more.
Webinar by the Leapfrog Group titled “2019 Leapfrog ASC Survey Town Hall Call.” Learn more.
Webinar by CMS titled “MACRA Cost Measures Post-Field Testing.” Learn more.
Thursday, March 28
Webinar by The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity titled “Highlights of the Equity of Care Award Honoree Cone Health Using Data to Improve Care.” Learn more.
Webcast by CMS titled “Submitting Your Medicare Part A Cost Report Electronically.”Learn more.
Discussion sponsored by Politico magazine in Washington, D.C. titled “Opioid Misuse, Hepatitis C and HIV: An Emerging Crisis.” Learn more.
Friday, March 29
Deadline for public comments on the CMS “Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating on Hospital Compare Public Input Request.” Learn more.
Deadline to apply to the HRSA “Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.” Learn more.
Deadline to apply for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grants to “Develop Patient Safety Learning Labs.” Learn more.