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Ensuring the Best Care for AllThe mission of most not-for-profit hospitals is ultimately to improve the health of the communities they serve.
Rural Health Symposium and KHA-PAC Golf Scramble - May 18 and 19Register now and plan to participate in the Rural Health Symposium and the KHA-PAC Golf Scramble, May 18-19 in Manhattan.
KHA-PAC Campaign 2016 - Trustee Contributions Are EssentialThe goals and objectives of KHA-PAC are simple. We raise money to help support political candidates who share our belief that state and federal health policy should maximize our ability to improve health care in the communities we serve.
Help KHA Award Individuals that Make a DifferenceWe know many individuals are instrumental in making a difference for hospitals in Kansas and the health care they provide to our communities.
Insight Kansas - A Billion Lost and CountingDuane Goossen, senior fellow at the Kansas Center for Economic Growth wrote a recent editorial that sheds light on our significant state budget challenges.
CMS Delays the Release of the Star-Rating SystemIn response to hospital and other stakeholder feedback, CMS announced earlier in April that it would delay the release of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings until July 2016.
Support for KanCare Expansion Is High in Recent Public Opinion PollBy now, you have probably seen the results of our February poll concerning the attitude of Kansas voters toward expanding the KanCare program.
Measures Need to Be ConsolidatedA recent study published in Health Affairs showed that physicians are spending $15.4 billion per year tracking and reporting quality measures to private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid.
Celebrate National Hospital WeekNational Hospital Week, May 8-14, is just around the corner. This year's theme, Health Care from the Heart, perfectly describes the connection between our hospital staff members and their patients.
Quarterly Trustee Educational Video on AdvocacyThe KHA Hospital Governance Task Force has recommended KHA provide
quarterly trustee educational videos for use at your board meetings. Our
first video on the 2016 Kansas Legislative session is included in this newsletter.
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