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August 11, 2017
President's Perspective – Health Care Issues Will Keep Congress BusyEven though President Donald Trump has continued to insist that repeal and replace should move forward and is currently putting extra pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, many congressional Republicans, at least privately, apparently feel it is time to move on to other priorities and smaller fixes to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.
Early Registration Deadline – KHA Annual Convention and Trade ShowRegister by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, to qualify for the advance registration discount to attend the 2017 KHA Annual Convention, Keys to Success, Sept. 7-8, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita/Century II Convention Center in Wichita.
Heather Porter – A Genuine Exemplar of Clinical and Professional ExcellenceHeather Porter demands excellence of herself in all respects. She makes it her business to understand the issues that concern personnel and is relentless on improving any situation.
KHA-PAC Campaign Donors Recognized at ConventionKHA-PAC club-level donors and hospitals at goal will be recognized at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show.
KanCare A/R Survey Due on Aug. 11Reminder ... if you have not already done so, we encourage your cooperation in completing the brief KanCare Accounts Receivable Survey for the period ending June 30, 2017.
KHA Workers' Compensation Fund Annual Workers' Comp & Safety Seminar – Oct. 12-13The KHA Workers' Compensation Fund Annual Workers' Comp & Safety Seminar will be Oct. 12-13, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport in Wichita.
New KMAP Policy for Reimbursement for Psychiatric ObservationLast year, KHA's KanCare Technical Advisory Group and Behavioral Health Task Force worked closely with KDHE to develop guidelines and reimbursement to hospitals for holding behavioral health patients awaiting appropriate placement or treatment.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: MLN Connects Provider eNews, President Trump Elevates Opioid Crisis, Specifications Manual Version 2017B, Dry Run of Hospital Visits after Outpatient Surgery Measure, June MUR Available, Psychiatric PPS Updates, CMS Removes Pain Questions in Final IPPS Rule, and CMS Withdraws Transparency Requirement from Final IPPS Rule.
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