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October 27, 2017
President's Perspective – Continued Advocacy a Must to Combat High Drug PricesWith all the noise coming out of Washington, it is sometimes easy to overlook substantive discussions on important healthcare policy issues.
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.
Hotel Cutoff Date Approaching Fast for Rural Health SymposiumThe Rural Health Symposium, Nov. 16-17, will be at Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center in Salina. A block of rooms is available until Monday, Oct. 30. After that, reservations will be taken on a space-available basis. Call (785) 309-0440 and make your reservation today.
Opioid Crisis ResourcesThis week, AHA released their opioid toolkit — Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic. The toolkit includes resources for hospitals and health systems to share with clinicians and patients, and case examples to tackle the opioid epidemic.
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.
KHA Workers' Compensation Fund Presents Safety AwardsThe KHA Workers' Compensation Fund would like to congratulate the following hospital members for winning the Awareness in Workers' Comp and Safety Award.
CEO Staffing ChangesKHA would like to inform you of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list printout in September.
Health Observances and Recognition Days for NovemberThe 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.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Proposed Subsidy Bill Cost Estimate, Opioid Crisis, IV Fluid Shortages, Saline Supply Shortages, Hospital Compare Website Updates, S-10 Submission Deadline Extension, HAN Health Advisory, Dry Run Reports Regarding IPFQR Readmission Measure, Second Disaster Aid Infusion, CHIP Extension Bill Cost Estimate, Appendix A Update on "Primarily Engaged," Efforts to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents, and Child Deafness Programs Expansion.
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