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December 22, 2017
President's Perspective – School Finance Issue Could Impact Other Parts of the Kansas InfrastructureAs the 2018 Kansas legislative session approaches, all signs point to the issue of school finance being the largest, most complex and certainly one of the most challenging issues facing lawmakers.
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.
Register Now for the 340B Compliance Workshop – Feb.1Gain insight 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 indigent/uninsured gain access to the discounted medications they need.
Kansas Hospital Personnel Rank among Top in the Nation for Getting Influenza VaccinationsThe annual Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization Survey, conducted by Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, found that 93.6 percent of hospital personnel in Kansas received influenza vaccination during the 2016-17 flu season.
Register Now for the Corporate Compliance Workshop – Feb. 2This workshop is designed to build on basic principles, advancing the knowledge for those individuals at the hospital directly responsible for the creation and maintenance of the corporate compliance program.
2018 Leadership in Quality Award Call for NominationsKHC is now accepting nominations from all Kansas health care professionals and organizations to the 2018 KHC Leadership in Quality Award.
Application Period Open for Health Care Scholarships
More than 30 scholarships are available for the 2018-2019 academic year in the KHERF Scholarship program.
CEO Staffing ChangesKHA would like to inform you of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list printout in November.
Health Observances and Recognition Days for JanuaryThe Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
Current Report Will Not Be Published Next WeekUnless special circumstances occur, Current Report will not be published next week.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Billing 340B Modifiers under OPPS FAQs, Legislation to Avoid Government Shut-Down, OIG Asserts Loss of $1.3 Billion, Medicaid and CHIP Data Book, Hospital Compare Readmission Trend Report, Star Ratings and HAC Payment Penalties, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Supplemental Document to OQR Specifications Manual, Hospital Quality Reporting Center Fall 2017 Newsletter, Tax Reform Legislation, Medicare Low Volume Appeals Settlement Call, Third Quarter 2017 HCAHPS Data Submission Deadline, Colonoscopy Measure Results Available, Proficiency Testing Referral Clarified, Ligature Risk Policy Clarified, and UberX Reduces Ambulance Usage.
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