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September 15, 2017
President's Perspective – Post Convention Advocacy Event in WashingtonSunday following our convention, AHA began its National Regional Policy Board meeting in Washington, designed to allow all of the leaders from each of AHA's nine regional policy boards to convene in one location and discuss important healthcare issues across regional lines.
KHA has a number of winners from this year's convention that we would like to congratulate.
Exemplary Trustees Recognized at KHA ConventionOne of our signature events during our convention is our Awards Luncheon. We take this opportunity to recognize so many of you who make a difference.
Join KHA in Recognizing Kansas Legislators
KHA would like your help in recognizing legislators that had a high voting record in favor of our position on the health of your community.
KHA-PAC 50/50 Raffle and Silent AuctionCongratulations to Amber Williams, chief financial officer, Southwest Medical Center, Liberal, was the winner of the KHA-PAC 50/50 Raffle.
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.
CMS Survey & Certification Memo to Clarify If Hospitals Are "Primarily Engaged" in Inpatient CareCMS recently issued a Survey & Certification Memo 17-44 intended to provide clarifying guidance to ensure a hospital is "primarily engaged in providing inpatient services."
Tools and Tips for Maintenance of the Hospital Charge Description Master – Oct. 5KDHE, in partnership with KHERF and KHA, is offering a training opportunity for new and experienced Critical Access Hospital leadership focusing on an overview of the hospital Charge Description Master and tools for on-going maintenance.
CMS Emergency Preparedness Training Online Course Now AvailableThe CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule (Conditions of Participation) was designed to establish consistent EP requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters.
KHA Workers’ Compensation Fund and Safety Seminar – Oct. 9This seminar is available to all KHA members and will cover topics such as return to work strategies, safe patient handling, needlestick safety, hiring practices and OSHA updates.
Kansas Will Receive Full Navigator Funding 2018 EnrollmentThe Cover Kansas Consortium, the health insurance marketplace navigator organization that includes the Kansas Hospital Association, received word this week that Kansas will receive the same amount of grant funding as it has in previous years - $516,061.
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.
AHA Will Continue to Provide ACA Enrollment ResourcesAHA has announced that despite the uncertainties surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance marketplace, they will continue to provide resources to hospitals to encourage health care insurance enrollment.
Florida Hospital Association Launches FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund
The Florida Hospital Association has launched the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to assist hospital employees who suffered significant property loss or damage during Hurricane Irma.
Entries Requested for the 12th Annual Rural Kansas Photography ContestCategories for the 12th Annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest have been announced.
KOSCP Fall Conference - Oct. 4The KOSCP Annual Fall Conference will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center in Lindsborg.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Funding Extensions, MLN Connects Provider eNews, OQR Education, QualityNet Intermittent Availability, Sepsis Awareness Month,HAC Review and Corrections Period, Disaster Relief | Debt Limit Suspension Bill Signed into Law, Fight against Opioid Abuse, Revised Medication Reconciliation on Admission Measure, Budget Bill Approved, Revisions to SOM Appendix A for Hospitals, Chemotherapy Measure Dry Run, 340B Recertification Delays, HCAHPS Data Submission, QualityNet Secure Portal Changes, Study Evaluates Opioid Misuse and Unemployment, Deadline for Enacting ACA Reform, and CHIP Reauthorization Hearing.
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