Media Releases

Media Releases

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KHA Media Release - Quarter of a Billion Dollars.pdf
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Kansas is losing $10.75 a second in federal funding by not expanding Medicaid. The Kansas Hospital Association maintains a live ticker demonstrating this growing loss in funding at Kansas hospitals believe Kansas should thoughtfully develop a unique, Kansas-based solution that takes advantage of federal funding to improve health care coverage in our state
Opinion Tom Bell - States Not Expanding KanCare.pdf
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Evidence continues to mount to support the importance of each state developing a plan that takes advantage of expanded federal funding to provide health insurance for low income individuals.
Leadership Institute Media Advisory 2014.pdf
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The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 13th class of 32 students on Aug. 22 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita, Kansas. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
Kansas Hospitals Commit to Healthier Environments.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has received pledges from 51 Kansas hospitals committed to examining their current food and beverage practices. These hospitals will consider new policies that provide healthier food options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout the facility. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors, while also helping to establish no
Scholarship Media Release 2014.pdf
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KHERF partnered with the Kansas Hospital Human Resources Association, the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives, the Kansas Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and the International Association of Administrative Professionals to provide 20 scholarships totaling $13,800. Sixteen honorable mention awardees were also named to serve as alternates.
National Hospital Week MEDIA RELEASE 2014.pdf
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For more information on National Hospital Week, go to
Faces of KanCare - Jessica Media.pdf
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Media KanCare Expansion - Jessica Franco Story
Faces of KanCare - Kelly Media.pdf
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Media KanCare Expansion - Kelly Brown Story
Failing to Expand Medicaid Hurts Kansas -March 2014.pdf
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Two independent reports released earlier this year highlight the negative financial impact of failing to expand Medicaid on states’ economies. Comparing the costs of Medicaid expansion with the flow of federal highway subsidies and defense contracts, as well as the amount each state spends on attracting private businesses, The Commonwealth Fund concludes that Medicaid expansion benefits a state’s economy, and its financial benefits far outweigh the state’s cost of participating. Another study by
Pollling Shows Kansans Support of Funds-February 2014.pdf
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KHA Media Release - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a public opinion poll that revealed registered voters in Kansas strongly agree that the state should accept federal funds that are available to broaden access to health coverage through KanCare, the program under which Medicaid is administered in Kansas. By a margin of 72 percent to 24 percent, Kansas voters support such a move, which would provide more low-income Kansans with access to health care services.
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For more information on this meeting, contact Tish Hollingsworth or Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436.
The Recovery Audit Contractors have made short-stay inpatient admissions a major issue by challenging significant numbers of cases. Hospitals have, in turn, appealed many of these cases which have caused a significant backlog of cases at the appeals level.
For more information regarding this event, contact Michele Clark at or (785) 235-0763.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Wisconsin Hospital Association is a hosting a four-part webinar series to help hospitals prepare. Hospital coders, coding supervisors and managers, and internal ICD-10 team leaders and members are encouraged to participate in this series as a team.
Join the Kansas Healthcare Communicators Society on Oct. 29, 2014 for their fall education conference. Download the brochure today for more information. Contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436 or for more info.