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KHA Submits Comment Letter on KanCare Extension
KanCare The Kansas Hospital Association recently submitted its comment letter on the one-year extension of the current 1115 demonstration waiver for the KanCare program. While KHA recognized that there continues to be shortcomings in the current KanCare program, the one-year extension is more acceptable than continuation of another five years under the current program. Further, the one-year extension should only proceed with careful scrutiny by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the state's compliance with provisions of Senate Substitute for House Bill 2026 that was passed by the 2017 Kansas Legislature. In addition, it was recommended the Governor's administration must resume their work of the Kansas Process Improvement Working Group to continue addressing the issues identified by the participating stakeholders. Lastly, KHA recommended that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment should be required to develop a KanCare Provider Advisory Committee that would meet regularly to allow KanCare providers the opportunity to provide direct communication to KDHE on the progress of changes needed for the program. The federal public comment period will remain open until Sept.10, 2017. Interested parties may submit comments online.
--Chad Austin
For more information, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436.
The subject matter experts for this workshop will be presenting insights for safety net hospitals to tap into the benefits of the 340B program, including increasing financial support that enables hospitals to provide better care, improve patient outcomes, and help the indigentuninsured gain access to the discounted medications they need.
This course on corporate compliance will build on basic principles and advance the knowledge of corporate compliance officers. The course material is designed for those individuals at the hospital directly responsible for the creation and maintenance of the corporate compliance program. Attendees will be given time to network and discuss issues with each other. All participants will be provided with reference materials.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage at spoage@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
Come and network, have some lunch and hear from talented communication professionals and hot topics related to health care. For more information or additional information, contact Jan Fenwick or Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436.