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Noon Briefing: Update on Medicare's Quality Improvement Initiatives – Nov. 8

Quality Join us for a Noon Briefing on Wednesday, Nov. 8, when Nadyne Hagmeier, quality improvement project manager for the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc., will provide an overview of the Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program. Hagmeier will discuss the potential impact of the federal fiscal year 2018 VBP Program based on publicly available data and program rules established by CMS. Kendra Tinsley, executive director, also will provide a brief update on quality improvement activities of the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.

To wrap up the webinar, Susan Runyan, consultant for the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, will share information about the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project that supports Critical Access Hospitals in reporting rural–relevant quality data measures and adopting proven clinical delivery models to drive quality and performance.

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Please direct questions to Jared Martin, KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436.
-- Hayley Finch-Genschorck

Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. to hear from Aetna staff regarding their plans for contracting with providers, networks, credentialing, outreach, and other critical topics important to the successful implementation of their new health plan into KanCare.
For more information, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.
This seminar will be appropriate for any board member or hospital administrator, and will be offered six times for convenience, each seminar will cover the same material.Locations and Dates:Wichita - June 27Garden City - June 28Parsons - July 19Topeka - Aug. 17Salina - Oct. 17Colby - Oct. 18
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) or Ronni Anderson (kanderson@khsc.org) at (785) 233-7436.