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September 1, 2017
President's Perspective – Hurricane Harvey Relief EffortsStories from the natural disaster in Texas this week have been both heartbreaking and inspirational.
Tropical Storm Harvey: More Opportunities to Help and Resources KHA and AHA remain in close contact with our colleagues in Texas and Louisiana, as well as federal agencies, to provide support in response to this ongoing disaster.
KHA Annual Convention – Reminders for Next WeekWe promise to educate, enlighten and entertain you with award-winning speakers, networking opportunities and nearly 200 exhibitors at the KHA Convention and Trade Show, next week in Wichita.
Save the Date for KHA Fall District MeetingsThe KHA Fall District Meetings offer great information and networking opportunities for all CEOs, trustees and senior staff.
KDADS Hosts Meetings Regarding the Privatization of OSHThis week in Topeka, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Kim Keck hosted one of his four multi-city meetings to discuss the potential privatization of Osawatomie State Hospital.
Medicaid DSH Allotment Reduction Final Comment Period EndsThe comment period for the CMS proposed rule on State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions closed this Monday at 5 p.m.
Leadership Development Workshop: Exercising Leadership in a Hospital SettingThis interactive workshop will help individuals explore leadership as an activity not a position, as well as introduce tools and strategies to diagnose situations, energize and engage others and intervene effectively.
KAHPAM 2017 Fall Workshop – Oct. 6Register today for the 2017 KAHPAM Fall Workshop, Oct. 6, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center in Salina.
HHS Releases Report on Effectiveness of ACOsThis week, the U.S. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a study that found accountable care organizations tied to the Medicare Shared Savings Program generated nearly $1 billion in savings during their first three years.
Firmware Update to Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities on Abbott's Implantable Cardiac PacemakersThe FDA recently issued a safety communication announcing the approval of a firmware update, which is intended as a recall - specifically a corrective action, to reduce the risk of patient harm due to potential exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for certain Abbott pacemakers.
CEO Staffing ChangesKHA would like to inform you of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list printout in July.
Current Report Will Not Be Published Next WeekCurrent Report will not be published next week as our staff will be attending the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show, Sept. 7-8, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center in Wichita.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: MLN Connects Provider eNews, Medical School Cost | Student Debt, Uninsured Rate, Star Ratings Methodology Comments, IQR and EHR Education Session, Delay of 340B Drug Pricing Rule, HCC Tools and Templates Webinar, Adaptive Leadership Workshop, CMS Revises CEBP HSRs, Nursing Workforce Challenges, and SEP-1 Changes to QualityNet.
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