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October 20, 2017
President's Perspective – KHA District Meetings in ProgressWe are currently in the middle of the fall round of KHA district meetings. This week, we visited Wichita, Salina and Iola. Our agenda has revolved around two areas of focus: federal and state advocacy, and the effects of opioids on our state and communities.
Noon Briefing: Update on Medicare's Quality Improvement Initiatives – Nov. 8This Noon Briefing will provide an overview of the Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program, the potential impact of the federal fiscal year 2018 VBP Program based on publicly available data and program rules established by CMS.
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.
Maximize Efficiency with Help from RabbitTraxRabbitTrax was created by a Kansas emergency department nurse to make the process of completing daily/weekly/monthly checklists and other compliance tasks easier and less time consuming and to enhance the reporting and tracking capabilities related to these tasks.
Save the Date for Emergency Department Efficiencies Training – Nov 29-30CFOs, business office staff, quality and risk managers will all benefit from learning how both finance and quality can successfully connect in the Emergency Department at this one-day training on Nov. 29 in Hays on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. in Wichita.
Last Chance to Register for Leadership Development WorkshopThis interactive workshop will help participants explore leadership as an activity, introduce tools and strategies to diagnose situations, energize and engage others, intervene effectively, and manage themselves throughout the process.
Join KHA in Recognizing Kansas LegislatorsIn order to publically thank our legislators who had a 100 percent voting record in favor of our positions, KHA has provided a communications and planning toolkit that is now available. Please email Lorri Dean or Cindy Samuelson if you are willing to host an event to recognize these legislators.
Follow KHA on Facebook and Twitter @kansashospitalsKHA is actively posting about our members and health care news. We encourage you to follow KHA.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: International Infection Prevention Week, Natl. Flu Vaccination Campaign, Health Literacy Month, Physician Compare Preview Period, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Natl. Prescription Drug Take Back Day, CHA Hospital Employee Relief Fund, MedPAC Payment Basics Series, and VA Prosthetic and Rehabilitative Device Rules.
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