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November 3, 2017
President's Perspective – Grassroots Advocacy Needed to Preserve the 340B ProgramEarlier this week, CMS announced it has finalized plans to drastically cut Medicare payment for drugs that are acquired under the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Register Now for the Rural Health Symposium – Nov. 16-17KHA is fortunate to feature Craig Deao presenting Optionality Doesn't Work Here Anymore at the Rural Health Symposium in Salina.
Kansas Announces Statewide Integration of Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramThe Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, in conjunction with KDHE, has announced a new partnership to provide interoperability services for all prescribers and pharmacists in Kansas.
Help KHA-PAC Close 2017 Strong!The KHA-PAC has currently raised more than $70,000, but we still need to reach our goal established by AHA for our federal candidates.
Celebrating the Power of Rural on National Rural Health DayKHA, the University of Kansas Medical Center Rural Health Education and Services, and many other providers will join the nation in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
Noon Briefing: Quality Management Programs: Meaningful Use Stage 3 Deep Dive – Nov. 30This Noon Briefing will feature Casey Johnson with athenahealth sharing tips and tricks to help set your organization up for success and avoid penalties.
Hospital-Acquired Infection Data Now in QHi – Training Nov. 21Kansas Healthcare Collaborative Hospital Improvement Innovation Network hospitals that submit hospital-acquired infection data to National Healthcare Safety Network can now view their monthly aggregated NHSN data in QHi.
CMS Region 7 UpdateCMS Region 7 recently published a summary of the latest news on a variety of Medicare topics including: updates on the ACA/Marketplace, MACRA, Medicare and Medicaid Updates, as well as upcoming webinars and events.
2018 Health Observances Calendar Is Now AvailableKHA is pleased to provide our members with the 2018 Health Observances and Recognition Days Calendar, published in conjunction with AHA's Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
Building Board Engagement: Generating Better Board Decisions – Nov. 9This webinar will provide practical strategies to re-frame problems and consider issues from multiple perspectives; practice generative thinking; and ensure opportunities for robust discussion in board meetings.
Federal and State Laws Related to Blood Draws and Requests from Law Enforcement – Nov. 14At this webinar, staff from Spencer Fane LLP, will discuss the state laws and federal laws related to requests for emergency department staff to draw blood from a patient or to turn over blood samples already drawn from a patient.
Another Deadline Extension for Revisions to S-10CMS has again extended the window for hospitals to amend uncompensated care, bad debt, and other Worksheet S-10 reporting on their FY 2014 and 2015 Medicare cost reports, from Oct. 31, 2017, to Jan. 2, 2018.
Public Comment Period Timeline for KanCare RenewalKDHE will submit to CMS a request to renew the KanCare demonstration, which is being called KanCare 2.0, under Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act, effective from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2023.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: CHIP Reauthorization, Pre-Publication Emergency Preparedness Standards, Natl. Incident Management System, Inpatient Specifications Manual Version 5.2b, Proposed Rule to Allow States to Define EHB, CY 2018 Final ESRD PPS Update, Suicide Prevention Recommendations, Medicare Card Project Forum, eCQM Technical Release Notes, MLN Connects Provider eNews, and IPFQR Webinar.
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