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December 15, 2017
President's Perspective – KHA Advocacy Takes Many FormsRecently, the KHA Board agreed to work with KMS to create a working group on opioid misuse and other substance abuse issues. At its most recent meeting, the KMS Board of Trustees discussed these issues and voted to partner with KHA and establish a special committee.
Register Today for KHA Advocacy Day – Jan. 16Join KHA staff, state legislators and Kansas hospital executives at our 2018 Advocacy Day on Jan. 16. This is your opportunity to learn about our advocacy focus and visit with your elected officials about the important issues facing Kansas hospitals.
Teleconference on New Targeted Probe and Educate Reviews Offered by WPSWPS, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Kansas, will be offering an Ask-the-Contractor teleconference on Jan. 17, to review the new process flow for the Targeted Probe and Educate review process.
Save the Dates March 1-2 – Critical Issues Summit for Hospital BoardsKHA's Critical Issues Summit brings together hospital trustees and executive staff from across the state and promotes the importance of good governance practices.
Convention Room Block Now OpenMark your calendars now for the 2018 KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show, Sept. 6-7, 2018, at the Sheraton Overland Park and Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park.
KHIMA Annual Meeting – April 25-27The 2018 annual meeting of the Kansas Health Information Management Association is scheduled for April 25-27, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center in Salina.
Resource Highlights the Top Health Care Occupational Opportunities in KansasThe Top Health Care Occupational Opportunities in Kansas is a collaboration between KHA and the Kansas Board of Regents highlighting 25 professional health care careers.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: MLN Connects Provider eNews, Random Sample of Hospitals for Chart Abstracted and HAI Measures Validation Selected, Marketplace Enrollment Results, Continuing Resolution Passed, 2018 Medicare Rates, 2019 MedPAC Rates, OUD Treatment, and QRDA I Conformance Statement Resource.
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