Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement

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Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
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 In the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule for 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals to provide a list of their standard charges in machine readable format ( e.g. XML, CSV) as of Jan. 1, 2019. The rule allows hospitals to determine how best to provide a list of their standard charges (their charge master or another form of their choice). The information in this section will assist you with developing and implementing your transparency policies and information.

Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Service Code requires 501(c)(3) hospital organizations to meet four general requirements on a facility-by-facility basis. This section of the website will give you a list of resources dedicated to answering your questions on these general requirements, as well as where to turn to if you have questions not answered in this section.
For many Kansas health care organizations, government payment program beneficiaries represent a significant portion of the total patients served each year, and reimbursements for these programs comprise a significant percentage of revenues. KHA closely monitors state and federal budget provisions for these programs, as well as operational issues that affect its members. This section focuses on how Medicare affects Kansas hospitals.

Join us for a KHA Noon Briefing on Friday, Dec. 14, when KHA will share the summary as well as information on two nurse residency programs available to nurses working in Kansas hospitals. Our presenters, Joyce Mattison and Shari Hertel, HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, will share information on Hays in-person program. In addition, Nicole Weathers, The University of Iowa College of Nursing, will present its online residency program.
Discussion of activities for SHIP-eligible hospitals
For more information, contact Healther Fuller, MS, FACHE, at hfuller@srhc.com or (785) 452-6102.
Discussion of quality issues for CAHs
For more information on this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell at deedee.dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.