Quality and Patient Safety

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QHi is a multi-state benchmarking project designed by small rural  hospitals and clinics in Kansas and across the country to evaluate and compare their clinical, financial and operational performance. The Web-based tool includes a dashboard and reporting application where hospitals create self-defined peer groups for comparison and benchmarking. The growth of the user driven QHi program has exceeded expectations and is now being used by more than 300 hospitals in 15 states, including 113 hospitals in Kansas. For more information, contact Sally Perkins or Stu Moore at (785) 233-7436. QHi Brochure

KHA is a sponsor for the QI Project. The QI Project assists organization leadership in overseeing patient care quality and identifying opportunities for improvement. Quarterly reports allow for comparison to aggregate rates and longitudinal trending. QIP is an approved ORYX vendor. If you have questions, or are interested in participating, contact Sally Othmer at sothmer@kha-net.org.

The Physician Quality Reporting System, PQRS, is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Under PQRS, covered professional services are those paid under or based on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). To the extent that eligible professionals are providing services which get paid under or based on the PFS, those services are eligible for PQRS incentive payments and/or payment adjustments. The Kansas Hospital Association is working with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care to gather resources for providers to facilitate participation in PQRS and avoid penalties.

 


This seminar will be appropriate for any board member or hospital administrator, and will be offered six times for convenience, each seminar will cover the same material.Locations and Dates:Wichita - June 27Garden City - June 28Parsons - July 19Topeka - Aug. 17Salina - Oct. 17Colby - Oct. 18
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.
For more information, contact the KHA Education Department at jmartin@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Healther Fuller, MS, FACHE, at hfuller@srhc.com or (785) 452-6102.
Come and network, have some lunch and hear from talented communication professionals and hot topics related to health care. For more information or additional information, contact Jan Fenwick or Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436.