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November 17, 2017
President's Perspective – Roundtable with CMS Administrator Seema VermaLast week, we met with CMS Administrator Seema Verma and representatives from the Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska hospital associations in effort to get a first-hand account of the challenges facing health care providers and beneficiaries.
Kansas Health-e Broadband Consortium Webinar – Nov. 29Join KHERF staff for an informational webinar to learn about the consortium, a broadband project that will provide access to discounts available through the Healthcare Connect Fund, during the first available funding window in 2018.
KanCare 2.0 Waiver Proposal Public Comment Period OpenThe state's waiver proposal for KanCare 2.0 is open for public comment through Nov. 26, 2017.
Noon Briefing: Quality Management Programs: Meaningful Use Stage 3 Deep Dive – Nov. 30At this Noon Briefing, Casey Johnson, athenahealth, will cover Meaningful Use Stage 3 and the program's objectives, goals and requirements.
Lawsuit Filed to Stop 340B Payment CutEarlier this week, several hospital groups filed a lawsuit to stop the 340B payment cut outlined in the calendar year 2018 outpatient prospective payment system final rule.
Noon Briefing: How an Individual’s Location Triggers EMTALA Obligations – Dec. 6Join KHA stafff for a Noon Briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 6, when Julie Roth, Spencer Fane LLP, will provide an overview of a hospital's basic obligations under EMTALA.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: House Passes Tax Bill, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Interactive Health Equity Resource, Marketplace Enrollment Results, Emergency Preparedness Rule, EHR Payment Adjustments Deadline, HHS Secretary Nominee, and Joint Letter on Drug Shortages.
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