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September 29, 2017
President's Perspective – Kansas Delegation Urged to Sign 340B Program "Dear Colleague" LetterKHA recently voiced our strong opposition to the CMS proposal to reduce Medicare Part B payments for drugs acquired through the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Register Now for the Rural Health Symposium – Nov. 16-17Session topics for the symposium include: setting up a shared infection prevention program; addressing the opioid epidemic; hospital and system partnerships; blue zones; and optionality doesn't work here anymore.
Agenda Set for KHA District MeetingsTopics for this year's KHA Fall District Meetings include: the opioid epidemic; state and federal advocacy updates; KHA strategic plan and budget; and KHA, KHSC and APS updates.
Convention Donations Boost KHA-PAC; $5,000 Needed to Hit GoalKHA-PAC would like to thank everyone who came by the PAC area during the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show. We need to hit our goal of $70,000 before the end of 2017.
Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project Basic Training – Oct. 24Hospitals needing a refresher on MBQIP requirements and/or data abstraction basics are encouraged to attend training covering basic abstraction guidelines and an in-depth review of the Emergency Department Transfer Communication measures.
KanCare Training ScheduledKDHE, in collaboration with the three KanCare managed care contractors, will provide training on a variety of topics related to the Kansas Medicaid program.
Senate Rural Health Caucus Endorses Medicare ExtendersFacing an end of the month deadline in which several Medicare policies expire, leaders of the Senate Rural Health Caucus penned a letter to Senate leadership urging their support for renewing these policies.
Position AvailableController/Accountant, Memorial Health System, Abilene
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: 2018 Premium Costs, Chronic Care Legislation, FYs 2018-22 Strategic Plan Comments, Worksheet S-10 Revisions Deadline, Opioid Awareness Campaign, LTC Staffing Reporting Guidance, Preliminary CY 2018 Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Payment Rates, Pioneers in Quality Webinar, OQR Validation, Changes in Medical Review Teleconference, Fellowship Applications Sought, PSVA Tool, and eCQM Data Submission.
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