Quality and Patient Safety is one of KHA's Strategic Issues.

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.

2015 Fall QI Project Meeting Materials

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 93 hospitals in Kansas. For more information, contact Sally Perkins or Stu Moore at (785) 233-7436. QHi Brochure

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.


KDHE, in partnership with the KHA and KHERF, is offering a training opportunity for new and experienced CAH leadership focusing on preparation for CAH surveys on Dec. 2 in Wichita. Please contact the Chrisy Madden at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org if you have any questions.
For more information regarding the KHSC Board Meeting, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or spoage@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this event, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436: Jennifer Findley (jfindley@kha-net.org) Hayley Finch (hfinch@kha-net.org) Chrisy Madden (cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this event, contact Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436 or dlewis@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.