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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.

 


It is important for hospital boards to understand what types of services patients in their region are seeking and where those patients are going for care. Please join KHA for a Noon Briefing on Friday, June 30, where Sally Othmer, senior director of data and quality, will explore how to use generated reports from the Analytic Advantage Plus website to support strategic market-share decisions by identifying trends in both inpatient and outpatient activity.
The Kansas Hospital Association is hosting a three-part management development webinar series that will take place over several months. This webinar series will provide new and more experienced managers with the nuts and bolts of management.
For more information regarding the KHA Leadership Institute, contact the KHA Education Department at cmadden@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding this program, contact Tish Hollingsworth or Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Hospital Association is hosting a three-part management development webinar series that will take place over several months. This webinar series will provide new and more experienced managers with the nuts and bolts of management.