Current Report Articles
(Jan. 22, 2021) – As the 117th Session of Congress begins ramping up and newly inaugurated President Joe Biden takes the executive branch's reigns, KHA will begin to advocate for our legislative priorities for the upcoming year.
(Jan. 29, 2021) – According to a study reported Jan. 20 in JAMA Psychiatry, U.S. deaths involving methamphetamines increased more than five-fold from 2011 to 2018.
(Jan. 29, 2021) – The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program is a multi-year initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in high-risk rural communities.
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(Jan. 22, 2021) – President Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan last Friday, which includes $20 billion for a national vaccine program, $50 billion for testing capacity, $30 billion for personal protective equipment, $10 billion for domestic PPE production, and $350 billion for state, local and territorial governments to address COVID-19.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – Many members have received a letter from James Dockins asking you to email him your machine-readable file of charges or the web link to those charges, as well as the web-link to your shoppable services.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – KHA, in partnership with the Kansas Health Foundation, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and the KU Public Management Center, is hosting series of Regional Conversations on Rural Health Care in Kansas in February and March.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – During this webinar, Representative Fred Patton discusses the 2021 Legislature's progress on the extension of the COVID-19 response legislation.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – Start the year off on the right financial foot and join Kansas Hospital Association staff for the New Year, New Budget: Personal Finance webinar.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – These webinars highlight best governance practices, as well as state and national tools and resources to guide strong board discussions, deliberations and decisions.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – KHA appreciates members' willingness to engage in one of our important advocacy efforts – the KHA Political Action Committee.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – Learn more about integrating new and emerging data on social determinants of health and COVID-19 for community health planning and performance improvement at this noon webinar.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – The Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee is requesting local, maternal health care providers respond to this short survey by Jan. 29, 2021.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – The third iteration of CNO Turnover Study provides information to AONL and its foundation to support nurse leaders.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – KHA and AHA offer a number of resources for hospitals and health systems to address and prevent human trafficking.
(Jan. 22, 2021) – Non-SANE hospital providers and staff, and those with SANE programs that are not able to maintain 24/7 coverage are encouraged to participate in this training
(Jan. 22, 2021) – Maternal and Infant Learning Collaborative Webinars, Maternal and Infant Diagnoses Related to Opioids Increase, 2019 Medicare Program Statistics, CMS Annual Report to Congress, OIG Report, States' Earnings of COVID-19-Enhanced FMAP Relief Funds, OUD Treatment Access, Management Methodologies and Value-Based Strategies for Rural Health Care Leaders Guide, 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule, Rule to Address Prior Authorization Process ...
(Jan. 15, 2021) – KHA works yearly with the Office of Local Government, K-State Research and Extension, to produce The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy.
(Jan. 15, 2021) – This webinar provides insight on how your organization can position itself for 340B success in 2021 and beyond.
(Jan. 15, 2021) – The next QHi Review is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
(Jan. 15, 2021) – The Health Resources and Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is bestowing funds to rural communities through the new RCORP – Psychostimulant Support grant program.
(Jan. 15, 2021) – Beginning Jan. 20, KFMC Health Improvement Partners is offering office hours to discuss infection prevention in the long-term care setting with peers, mentors, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
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(Jan. 15, 2021) – 2021 State of American Business: Health Care Perspectives, Final Rule to Allow Medicare Beneficiaries Access to Most Advanced Technology, Areas Eligible for Federal Rural Health Grants Expanded, Final 2021 Marketplace Enrollment Snapshot, AstraZeneca Sues HHS Over 340B Advisory Opinion, Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Application ...
(Jan. 8, 2021) – Next week, legislators from around the state will convene in Topeka for the beginning of the 2021 Kansas Legislative Session.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – Tish represented and advocated on behalf of KHA members on issues related to health care reimbursement, billing and collections, Medicare and Medicaid payment programs, commercial payers and audit activities since 2005.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – KHA invites you to participate in the first of a series of advocacy briefings to review KHA's legislative priorities for the upcoming 2021 session.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – Any Kansan planning to attend college for a new health care degree or seeking a health care license may apply today for a KHERF Health Care Scholarship.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – The U.S. appellate court for the District of Columbia ruled against the American Hospital Association in its suit to block the price transparency rule.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – AHA recently announced the appointment of two KHA members to serve on committees and councils.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – This week, the 2021 KHA Annual Workforce Questionnaire was emailed to member hospitals. In addition, The 2021 Kansas Regional Healthcare Compensation and Benefits Survey opened on Jan. 1, with submissions due by Feb. 5, 2021.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – WPS is hosting a webinar on recent Medicare audit topics to include the current Cost Report Worksheet S-10 Uncompensated Care Audits, the wage index process, the new Cost Report acceptance requirements, and the impact of the 2 percent sequestration on pass through payments.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – A KHA Analytic Advantage review is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – These reports contain information on ALL diagnosis-related groups from Kansas and metropolitan Kansas City facilities with Medicare discharges.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – KHA would like to inform you of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list printout in November.
(Jan. 8, 2021) – QPP and MIPS Payment Adjustment, Data Submission and CY 2021 Info, HRSA Funding Opportunity, OQR Specifications Manual Addendum, 340B Hospitals in Contract Pharmacy Dispute, Medication-Assisted Treatment in Medicaid Guidance, evised Education Requirements for Stroke Programs, Revised Infection Control Survey Tool, ASC Guidance
(Dec. 24, 2020) – As we cast our eyes hopefully toward a promising 2021, I want to reflect upon the remarkable efforts of the collective hospital and health care community. The challenges of 2020 have been met with extraordinary commitment and dedication.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – CMS is hosting a webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to present program requirements for hospitals participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program in 2021.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – Unless special circumstances occur, Current Report will not be published next week. The next issue will be published Jan. 8, 2021.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will be awarding $1 million each to approximately 78 rural communities to enhance substance use disorders service delivery, including opioid use disorder.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – This week, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief package totaling approximately $900 billion.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – See the latest from the Kansas State Board of Nursing, including information on extensions of license expiration dates due to the public health emergency.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – KDHE recently announced that a new contractor, Conduent, has been selected to process Medicaid eligibility determinations for the KanCare program effective Jan. 1.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – The KDHE Healthcare Acquired Infection / Antimicrobial Resistance Program and the Kansas HAI/AR Advisory Group announced an updated toolkit to aid in the creation or strengthening of acute and Critical Access Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – The CDC launched a new educational initiative: Project Firstline.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – HHS released a new subset of objectives and health measures as part of the Healthy People 2030 Initiative: Leading Health Indicators and Overall Health and Well-Being Measures.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – The Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It provides information about health care related events. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
(Dec. 24, 2020) – HRSA Responds to Concerns about Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Limiting 340B Discounts, Electronic Prescribing Compliance Date, CMS OACT Releases 2019 National Health Expenditures, Rural-Urban Disparities in Medicare Report, CMS Extends Q3 2020 Data Submission Deadline for Certain Programs, and Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project.
(Dec. 18, 2020) – There has been much anticipation from hospitals and health care providers across the state regarding the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech.
(Dec. 18, 2020) – KHA, Kansas Medical Society, Kansas Chamber and Kansas Farm Bureau are continuing to produce and distribute additional public awareness assets to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kansas.
(Dec. 18, 2020) – On Dec. 28, all KHA member facilities will receive an invitation from Gallagher Surveys to participate in the 2021 Kansas Regional Healthcare Compensation and Benefits Survey.
(Dec. 18, 2020) – This week, CMS hosted a listening session to discuss ambulance services during the public health emergency.
(Dec. 18, 2020) – Walk with a Doc is a a global effort to facilitate opportunities for outdoor exercise, healthy practices and create a dialogue with your health professional.
(Dec. 18, 2020) – Congress Works to Negotiate Funding and COVID-19 Deal, Proposed Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, USDA Invests $40B in Rural Communities, HRSA Accepts Nurse Faculty Loan Program Applications, CMS Seeks Comment on Proposed Demonstration for IRFs, Group Sues HHS Over 340B, Caregivers with Virtual Concert, New Rules to Address Prior Authorizations, 340B ADR Regulation, Marketplace Week Five Enrollment Data, MLN Connects Provider eNews
(Dec. 11, 2020) – As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase in Kansas, we must consider the potential impact of the influenza season.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – WPS has announced a Multijurisdictional Contractor Advisory Committee meeting on Jan. 11 to review their molecular diagnostics joint operating agreement for coverage of lab testing.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – The CDC recently announced the implementation of six new ICD-10-CM codes to identify conditions related to novel coronavirus.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – The hospital associations in CMS Region 7 and CMS have scheduled a listening session to discuss ambulance services during the public health emergency.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – KHA would like to remind members of the advantages of having your employees participate in one of our 25 KHA allied organizations.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – All hospitals should have received their 2021 KHA membership renewal packet. KHA appreciates your past participation and looks forward to your hospital joining us again for 2021.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are leading a team that is part of the CDC's National Infection Control Strengthening for Small and Rural Hospitals project.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – The Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee is requesting local, maternal health care providers respond to a short survey by Jan. 29, 2021
(Dec. 11, 2020) – HHS recently announced maternal health as a national priority and released two strategic roadmaps to help improve maternal health.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – KHA received notice of an issue with GE Healthcare imaging and ultrasound products default passwords.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – Included in this article is a summary of the major provisions of the OPPS final rule, as well as details of a webinar that HANYS/Datagen is hosting on the final rule.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – Last month, KHA announced its partnership with the Kansas Medical Society, Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Chamber of Commerce to join forces on a statewide public awareness campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19.
(Dec. 11, 2020) – Study on Use of Provider Tax, Local Government Funds in Medicaid Finance, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Updated RHC AIR Payment Limits, Upcoming Stakeholder Engagement Calls, Medicare Geographic Direct Contracting Demonstration Model, Marketplace Week Four Enrollment Data, U.S. Supreme Court to Review Medicaid Work Requirements, 2019 National and State HAI Progress Report
(Dec. 4, 2020) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved indication for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) to include post-exposure prevention of influenza for patients 12 years of age and older after contact with an individual who has the flu.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – KHA is pleased to announce the hiring of Shelby Stacy as the director of communications.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – This position represents and advocates on behalf of KHA in local, state and national venues on issues related to health care reimbursement, including commercial payors, Medicaid and Medicare.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – These grant opportunities were announced by the Federal Office of National Drug Control Policy.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – CMS released the calendar year 2021 hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgical Center final rule on Dec. 2.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – CMS has scheduled a call on Dec. 9, regarding the implementation of policies in the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule released on May 1, 2020.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – On Dec. 1, CMS issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule and other Medicare Part B issues.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – Veterans Affairs recently developed a new portal to ease the notification process for those Veterans who self-present to your hospital for emergency care.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – KHA appreciates our members' willingness to engage in one of our important advocacy efforts - the KHA Political Action Committee.
(Nov. 27, 2020) – For most, this holiday is centered around family and friends. While that is likely where our minds and hearts will be, many may forego the traditional holiday gatherings.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – If you haven't done so already, register for access to the members-only sections of the KHA website.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – CFO, Norton County Hospital, Norton
(Dec. 4, 2020) – FY 2021 IPPS Rule, Coverage Standards for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Technology, Anti-Kickback Rule, Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, FFY 2022 FMAP Rates, Acute Hospital Care at Home Initiative, Marketplace Week Three Enrollment Data, MLN Connects Provider eNews, OxyContin Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges, Holiday Toolkit
(Nov. 27, 2020) – UHC announced that the laboratory test registry protocol they have beenworking to implement is delayed until Jan. 1, 2022.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, through their Blue Health Initiatives, is partnering with KHA to sponsor an exclusive Walk with a Doc opportunity.
(Nov. 27, 2020) – The Virtual Rural Health Symposium, hosted jointly by KHA and the Kansas Rural Health Association, is designed for senior-level administrators, hospital trustees and others interested in rural health issues.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – Nov. 30, 2020, is the deadline for Critical Access Hospitals to submit a hardship exception application.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – The Trumpet includes important winter safety tips, new OSFM staff and COVID-19 related information.
(Nov. 27, 2020) – The Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
(Nov. 27, 2020) – APS Staffing is partnered with and powered by Qualivis, a nationally recognized staffing organization with critical and rapid response staffing capabilities that have become extremely important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Nov. 27, 2020) – Organ Procurement Transparency and Competition Rule, Advanced Nursing Education ― Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program Offered, USDA Launches AskUSDA, Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule, Stark Law Reforms, CMS Price Transparency Resources and Webcast Available, and MLN MLN Connects Provider eNews.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – Earlier this week, the KHA Board of Directors met virtually for the last time in 2020 and considered several pertinent items revolving around the strategic direction of the association and actions aimed at addressing COVID-19.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – KHA is pleased to announce the hiring of Tara Mays as the vice president, state legislative relations.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Virtual Rural Health Symposium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – This funny and counter-intuitive webinar will show how to find success and improve performance by starting with weaknesses — and embracing them rather than trying to deny them.
(Dec. 4, 2020) – In this webinar, you'll hear from Brian Carpenter, MD, and Steve Ward, MD about three successful tele-hospitalist coverage models that can stabilize staffing, reduce recruiting costs, support advanced practice providers and positively impact sub-specialist care.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – As the pandemic numbers surge and staffing concerns are being discussed, the Kansas State Board of Nursing has provided a review of House Bill 2016 in the KSBN biweekly update.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – In early March, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts identified ways the board could immediately contribute to the capacity of our state's health care system to safely respond to COVID-19.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal thought the following information would be helpful information to Kansas health care providers specifically regarding MRI rooms.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – Some Kansas Hospital Association staff have noticed recently bounce-back messages from members blocking them as spam.
(Nov. 20, 2020) – MLN Connects Provider eNews, CARES Act Relief Fund Reporting Requirement FAQs, Medicare Fee-for-Service Improper Payments Decline, CMS to Retire the Original Compare Tools on Dec. 1, and Marketplace Week 1 Enrollment Information.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the notion that the Kansas health care system is extremely interdependent. Health care providers from different geographic regions are working together to meet the health care needs of Kansans.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – National Rural Health Day is quickly approaching! Below you'll find a just a few of the many activities planned for the 2020 celebration. Visit www.powerofrural.org/ for more resources and ideas.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – QHi continually strives to respond to the requests and needs of all our users. As part of that effort, we have recently added a new feature to the reporting functionality.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the California v. Texas case on Tuesday of this week.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – CMS recently announced an interim final rule establishing additional Medicare hospital payment to support Medicare beneficiaries' access to COVID-19 vaccines and new treatments when they become available.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – Registering online for KHA events is easy when you follow these helpful tips.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – IPFQR Webinar, Connected Care Pilot Program Funding Opportunity, MLN Connects Provider eNews, 2021 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductible, and Opioid Litigation.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – While the outcome of Tuesday's election on the national level has not yet been decided, the unofficial results on the state level, for the most part, have been determined.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – Each year, there are millions of calls to the police reporting workplace violence or threats. The Verbally Defusing Violent Confrontations series provides reenactments of violent attacks that were successfully defused.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – On Oct. 28, CMS issued an interim final rule with comment period to provide additional policy and regulatory revisions in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – This series will focus on OSHA record keeping and online injury reporting/navigating COVID-19 involving workers' compensation.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – This training session will cover a number of topics, including how to report weekend data on Monday, and how to edit prior submissions.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – United Healthcare announced a delay of their laboratory test registry protocol from Jan. 1, 2021, until April 1, 2021.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – The Mid-America ATTC has partnered with the Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals on a new online course series that will be available in Mid-November.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – KHA wants to alert members of the unemployment fraud that is sweeping the nation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – The 2020 Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception applications for clinicians, groups, and virtual groups are due Dec. 31, 2020.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – It has been a challenging year for fundraising. The Kansas Hospital Association appreciates our members' willingness to engage in one of our important advocacy efforts - the KHA Political Action Committee.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – E&M will be contacting KHA members in the coming weeks about advertising opportunities in the 2021 KHA Membership Directory.
(Nov. 6, 2020) – 2021 Marketplace Open Enrollment, Final Rules on Medicare Home Health, Annual DSH Analysis Update, January 2021 Hospital Compare Preview Data, Accessing Historical Reports Changes, DMEPOS Proposed Policy Updates, Federal Agencies Finalize Transparency in Coverage Rule, HHS Delays Information Blocking Compliance Deadline, MLN Connects Provider eNews, and October 2020 Hospital Compare Data Updates Now Available.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – For many, the election next Tuesday can't arrive soon enough.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – AHA, in partnership with the CDC, has launched Project Firstline, a national training collaborative to help health care workers understand and adhere to recommended infection control practices to respond to COVID-19 and protect their health.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – This week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI and HHS issued a joint advisory warning of credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and health care providers.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – CMS has announced that 98 percent of eligible clinicians who reported data in the 2019 Quality Payment Program through MIPS track will receive a positive payment adjustment in 2021, with 84 percent receiving an additional adjustment for exceptional performance.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – During this session, we will review the basics of selecting measures, entering data and running/scheduling reports.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – Adults should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 45 rather than 50, even in the absence of symptoms and personal or family history related to colorectal cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said Tuesday in a draft recommendation statement.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – The fall 2020 Kansas Speaks statewide public opinion survey by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University was released covering various topics ranging from quality of life to public policy issues.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – During this webinar, you will hear from a panel of Kansas hospitals staff members on how they have been addressing social factors in their communities during the pandemic.
(Nov. 13, 2020) – This funny and counter-intuitive webinar will show how to find success and improve performance by starting with weaknesses — and embracing them rather than trying to deny them.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – Each year, providers receiving payments of at least $5 million from the KMAP and KanCare managed care organizations are subject to the provisions contained within Section 6031 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-171).
(Oct. 30, 2020) – Based on EO 20-64, the Kansas Board of Nursing has provided updated guidance on nursing license expiration dates.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – Aetna Better Health of Kansas, one of the KanCare Medicaid managed care organizations, will host a Provider Town Hall meeting via webinar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – The action plan outlines strategic actions the U.S. government will take in the next five years to improve the health and wellbeing of all Americans by changing the course of antibiotic resistance.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – The CMS review contractor, NCI, Inc., will be directly contacting a random selection of Kansas providers in order to request medical documentation to substantiate fee-for-service claims payments.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – APS staff have received reports from multiple channels that several hospitals have been hit by ransomware in what is sounding like a coordinated attack.
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(Oct. 30, 2020) – The Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
(Oct. 30, 2020) – CAH Swing Bed Webinar, Second Quarter 2020 Submission Deadlines, CART Inpatient Version 4.25.3, Gilead's Remdesivir as Coronavirus Treatment, CDC Study, Radiation Oncology Model Delayed, HealthCare.gov Premiums, MLN Connects Provider eNews, and Brave of Heart Fund.
(Oct. 23, 2020) – This year has brought about many "firsts," including our first ever KHA Virtual Convention and Tradeshow.
(Oct. 23, 2020) – Congratulations to all the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show attendees who won a $25 gift card for actively visiting exhibitors during today and yesterday's live trade show hours!
(Oct. 23, 2020) – KHA needs your insight and expertise to guide the work of the association, including shaping our strategic priorities, advocacy positions and essential resources for members.
(Oct. 23, 2020) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal wants to remind Kansas health care providers that all exits that are marked as exits shall remain clear, unobstructed.
(Oct. 23, 2020) – According to survey results, 97 percent of K-TRACS users believe K-TRACS has a positive impact on preventing prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion in the state of Kansas.
(Oct. 23, 2020) – Tomorrow, Oct. 24, is National Drug Take Back Day. Visit the Drug Enforcement Agency location finder to find a take-back site near you.
(Oct. 23, 2020) – GAO Urges More Oversight of Hospital Tax Exemptions, Joint Statement Encourages Blood Donations, CMS Announces Upcoming Webinars, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Medicare Open Enrollment Begins, NIH Study Tests HEAL Intervention to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths in Hard-Hit Communities Staff
(Oct. 23, 2020) – At noon, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, KHA will host an educational webinar on the 2020 election featuring political analysts from The Hawthorn Group.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – Ballots are being cast across Kansas and the nation on political races that will shape the future of our state and country. KHA has new resources to help you know where candidates stand.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – While you are at the 2020 KHA Virtual Convention and Trade Show, please take a minute to thank the sponsors of this event for their generous support. Their contributions allow us to offer the quality sessions you look forward to attending each year.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal reached out to the Kansas Hospital Association requesting we share a concern their office is experiencing with medical gas inspections.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – The 2021 SHSMD Health Observances and Recognition Days Calendar is intended to provide members with accurate and authoritative information about health care-related events.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – Periodically, KHA is recognizing members who have reached out to candidates and legislators at both the state and federal level to make the voice of Kansas hospitals heard.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – KHA provided comments to CMS on the proposed changes to the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System for 2021.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – This week, hospitals paid under the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System received a hospital-specific impact analysis of the federal fiscal year 2021 Medicare Inpatient Hospital-Acquired Conditions Program.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – KHC is enrolling eligible hospitals for the Compass Network, a hospital quality improvement contract funded by CMS over the next four years.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – KHC's monthly webinar is for improvement leaders who are looking for an effective solution for teams to implement change quickly.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – Join KFMC on Thursday, Oct. 29, for an informational webinar exploring why updating your security risk assessment now is so important.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – CMS Extends Deadlines for Medicaid HCBS Input, FMT Publishes Paper on Implementation of EMS Supplemental Funding Grant, Senators Voice Concern About Provider Relief Repayment Standards, MA and Medicare Part D Receive Plan Star Ratings, MLN Connects Provider eNews
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The KHA Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award honors individuals who provide an exemplary contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Kansas through their leadership in the political or policy arena. This year, we will be honoring KDHE Secretary Lee A. Norman, MD.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Hear from Paul J. Long on why this session is one you don't want to miss!
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Kansas Loves Healthcare honors and recognizes the dedicated health care professionals throughout the state of Kansas for the amazing work they do, especially as the global pandemic continues.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a resource for first responders to safely administer naloxone during the pandemic.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to 32 institutions nationwide, including the University of Kansas Medical Center, to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved populations.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund is opening a pilot project to fund four or five sites to implement community health workers as part of their care teams.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – This week, CMS released guidance on how it will implement requirements in the August interim final rule for collecting and reporting COVID-19 data as a condition of participation for hospitals in the Medicare program.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – A novel psychoactive substance, flualprazolam, has been identified in recent deaths that occurred in Kansas.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Preliminary findings, released by CMS, found that one-third of the Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries screened through the Accountable Health Communities model reported at least one health-related social need.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Mass vaccination clinics allow the rapid and efficient administration of vaccines to a large number of people over a relatively short period of time.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Grassroots advocacy is one of the most effective tools we have to shape public policy.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Effective Oct. 1, 2020, state Medicaid programs are required to provide coverage of Medication Assisted Treatment services and drugs under a new mandatory benefit.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal has recently provided guidance on the following topics: The 2012 National Fire Protection Association Health Care Facilities Code 99; TUG Robots; and Patio Heaters.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The intent of this campaign is to get all Kansans to take an active role in preventing the spread of flu through receiving vaccine, as well as disseminating accurate information about influenza.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – The purpose of the scholarship is to increase the number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and other certified lactation support providers who share the background of families of color in Kansas.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – October is American Pharmacists Month – time to recognize pharmacists' contributions to health care and share the positive impact of pharmacists' work on the front lines in our communities.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – Conference sponsors include DCCCA, KDADS, KDHE and the Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – CMS Releases Preliminary Findings from Accountable Health Communities Model, CMS Updates Abstraction and Reporting Tools, HHS Creates Resource for Safe Naloxone Administration During Pandemic, Review of 2017 DSH Rule Denied, QualityNet Secure Portal Accounts, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar, Medicaid Caseload Growth, MLN Connects Provider eNews
(Oct. 2, 2020) – KHA's semi-annual district meetings have historically been an opportunity to bring together the KHA membership to discuss the latest issues and initiatives.
(Oct. 2, 2020) –More than 90 virtual trade show booths, featuring the products and services of local and national companies, will be available as part of the Kansas Hospital Association Live Hosted Event on Oct. 21 and 22, as well as available on-demand through Nov. 20.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – This week, Livanta, the federal Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Kansas, sent notice to providers this week regarding federal regulations under fiscal year 2021 final rule: CMS-1735-F.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – The FDA recently issued final guidance that allows time-limited Section 804 Importation Programs, which will be authorized by FDA and managed by States or Indian Tribes, or in certain circumstances by pharmacists or wholesale distributors.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – The FDA recently issued a drug safety communication requiring manufacturers of benzodiazepines to update the boxed warnings to include the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence and withdrawal reactions.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – Ariadne Labs has issued a request for proposals from rural hospitals to launch and evaluate a home-based, acute-care intervention called the Rural Home Hospital.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – To support current and future local, state and national quality initiatives, KHA encourages member hospitals to join the KHA Reporting Group in NHSN.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – The Spirit of Liberty Foundation will have a relay of aircraft flying across all 50 states to honor and thank health care heroes and first responders, serving as a greatly needed and powerful statement of support.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – Readiness Rounds, based in Eudora, is helping to make hospitals safe by improving patient safety, quality of care and experience using proven high-reliability technology solutions.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – Based on EO 20-64, the Kansas Board of Nursing has provided updated guidance on nursing license expiration dates.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – In early May, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement urging childhood vaccination as rates dropped due to the pandemic.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – Want to know the ins and outs of grant writing? Grants are a great way to get funds for your community, and experts at K-State's Research and Extension will teach you the best ways to get them!
(Oct. 2, 2020) – The New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge Center offers free continuing medical education on current guidelines and clinical best practices related to pain management and opioids.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – During this webinar, lawmakers, hospital stakeholders, patients and cancer care providers will explore the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted the ability to access and afford timely cancer prevention and treatment.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – Maternal, Child Health Programs Funding, MLN Connects Provider eNews, LSC Waiver, EMResource ILI Operational Impact Status, Sepsis Webinar, Executive Order on Health Care Topics, Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act, 2021 Medicare Advantage Premiums, and CMS Supplements Money Follows the Person Grants.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – KHA, KHI and KSDE hosted a discussion about the interplay between education and health; innovative partnerships between schools, hospitals and other sectors; and strategies to leverage the County Health Rankings data.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – This webinar is open to anyone at your facility who is interested in learning about spending, financial wellness and improving financial security.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – HHS sent a letter to drug manufacturer Eli Lilly, which calls into question recent actions that would limit 340B covered entities and their use of 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – This webinar will provide practical knowledge of how the careLearning system will help you organize and manage your education.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – KHA is seeking candidates to fill the position of director of communications. Ideally, the chosen candidate will be on board late in November 2020.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – Registration is now open for the KHA Virtual Convention and Trade Show. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this year's Virtual Convention and Trade Show, Oct. 21-23.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Newborn Screening Program launched the first annual newborn screening recognition awards.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – KHA has been advocating against the proposed actions by drug manufacturers adversely affecting the 340B program. Please complete this short survey by Oct. 2 about the impact these changes may have.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – Analytic Advantage Plus was recently updated with the third quarter of FY 2020 data and now contains October 2014 – June 30 inpatient and outpatient discharges.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – Interior Landscapes is a comprehensive health care furniture solution that remains committed to delivering optimal product and planning services to provider organizations throughout the Midwest.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – Kansas hospitals and health systems were recently recognized for excellence in public relations and marketing efforts by the KAHCC through its Emerald Award competition.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – The final rule reflects the annual updates to the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient payment rates and policies.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – The Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – MLN Connects Provider eNews, Ambulance Program Integrity Payment Model, Rural Post-Acute Care Report, TJC Performance Measurement Reporting Requirements Webinar, ESRD and Radiation Oncology Innovation Payment Models, eCQM 2020 Change Review Process, TJC Specifications Manual Version 2020B3, HHS Awards $25 Million to Combat Rural Opioid Crisis, NCHS Finds Heavy Drinking Among U.S. Adults,
(Sept. 18, 2020) – KHA is pleased to announce that the KHA Virtual Convention and Trade Show will be Oct. 21-23. We hope you will join us in this unique opportunity to recharge and connect with your peers.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – KHA Board of Directors is asking for input and opinions about KHA from our member hospital and system CEOs and administrators.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – This webinar is open to anyone at the facility who is interested in learning about spending, financial wellness and improving financial security.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – A report describes one tactic that name-brand drug manufacturers used to circumvent generic competition by tweaking product formulations, costing the U.S. health system an estimated $4.7 billion annually for just five products.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – White House Releases Drug Pricing Executive Order
(Sept. 18, 2020) – This position will serve KHA members through policy, advocacy and leadership, as well as overseeing state legislative efforts to ensure proper implementation and understanding of KHA's member needs.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – This program is available at no cost. An application has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians to offer continuing medical education credits.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – During this AHA webinar, Leaders from Henry Ford Health System, the MetroHealth System and St. Barnabas Hospital Health System will share their experiences with addressing health and social needs during COVID-19.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – Congratulations to the following Kansas birth centers for achieving the Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Education Designation.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – This award celebrates organizations that demonstrate high achievement in advancing diversity, health equity, and equitable health care as evidenced through data, leadership, cultural awareness and partnerships.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – The Essential Worker Health Care Fund will reimburse medical expenses directly attributable to COVID-19 testing and treatment between March 12 and Dec. 30, 2020, or until funds are no longer available.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – The brief outlines currently available evidence on patient and family engagement strategies that have been used to help people manage chronic conditions.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – This program is designed for office and hospital staff in healthcare and community organizations that interact with pregnant and delivering patients, their newborn infants (including NICU infants), and their families.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – Cost to U.S. of PhRMA Strategies to Circumvent Generic Competition Report, HCAHPS Submission Deadline, CMS Withdraws Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule, ACO Investment Model Report, NOFO for CHART Model, 2022 MA Advance Notice, OQR CY 2022 Validation, TJC Specifications Manual Version 2020B2, MLN Connects Provider eNews, 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, and UnitedHealthcare Announces Laboratory Test Registry Protocol.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – Earlier this week, the Kansas Hospital Association Board of Directors virtually held its September board meeting.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – Earlier this month, KHA made several staff changes, as well as the recruitment of several new positions. We are pleased to announce the following personnel changes that became effective Sept. 1.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – Don't pack your bags, we're going virtual! Mark your calendars and plan to attend this year's KHA Virtual Convention and Trade Show, Oct. 21-23 online.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – KHA will be announcing the winners of our HealthCare Worker of the Year Award and our Trustee of the Year Award during the virtual convention and trade show on Oct. 21-23.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – The October Quality Corner Call will focus on how some Kansas CAHs have developed quality programs in their facilities, as well as added value to the patient experience through the sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – The 2021 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Quality-Based Reimbursement Program measure set and reports are now available in QHi.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – Attendees will hear discussion about the interplay between education and health; innovative partnerships between schools, hospitals and other sectors; and strategies to leverage the County Health Rankings data.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – Care Compare combines eight existing tools previously available on Medicare.gov into one tool including hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other health care services.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – APS invites you to participate in an informative 340B Developments webinar to learn about AuthorityRx, a vendor specializing in 340B compliance.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – DJA Distribution has partnered with TrustThinkProducts, based in De Soto, Kansas, for the distribution of ThermoVu™, a non-contact temperature measuring instrument that measures temperature via the wrist.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – The site includes video tutorials, along with a number of prescribing and dispensing resources related to controlled substance prescriptions and substance use disorders.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – The website's goal is to introduce and educate Kansans on palliative care and to allow information-based browsing on different areas of focus.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – The Rural Health Education and Services office with the University of Kansas Medical Center is accepting entries for the 15th Annual Rural Kansas Photo Contest now until Oct. 19.
(Sept. 11, 2020) – HHS Amends PREP Act to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, New CPT Codes Related to COVID-19, MLN Connects Provider eNews, OQR Specifications Manuals, Upcoming Change in HQR Reports Format, Rural Action Plan, Guidance on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Peer Recovery Coach Training Available to Serve Pregnant Women and Parenting Families, USDA, HHS, FCC Team Up for Rural Health Initiative
(Sept. 4, 2020) – While it is widely understood that a successful association must have supportive members and staff, it is equally important to have an effective leader paving the way. To many, Tom Bell was a mentor and confidant who was always willing to listen and share his wisdom.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – On Aug. 3, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update the physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2021. Included in this article are two webinar opportunities to learn more about the proposed changes.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – This week, we will begin periodically recognizing our hospital members who have reached out to candidates and legislators at both the state and federal level to make the voice of Kansas hospitals heard.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – Did you know, this year all 165 members of the House and Senate are up for election? Please donate to the KHA-PAC so we can support candidates who support our issues.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – Don't Pack Your Bags, We're going virtual! Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2020 Kansas Hospital Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Oct. 21-23, 2020.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – The HRSA recertification period for hospitals began Aug. 17 and runs until Sept. 14, 2020. As of Sept. 1, only 65 percent of CAHs have recertified.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – CMS released the final FY 2021 payment and policy updates for the Medicare inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – KHA has received communication from 340B administrator SUNRx related to the numerous pharmaceutical manufacturers’ data requests.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – CMS issued an interim final rule that, among other provisions, makes collecting and reporting COVID-19-data a condition of participation for hospitals that participate in Medicare.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – The Kansas COVID Workgroup for Kids has created recommendations for school reopening with the input of regional family medicine and pediatric physicians, child psychologists and school nurses.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – KHSC invites you to participate in a free information webinar focused on understanding the requirements and PARA's readily available price transparency solutions.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – This week, hospitals paid under the Medicare OPPS received an impact analysis demonstrating how their Medicare outpatient fee-for-service payments will change from CY 2020 to 2021.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – Handouts are available from the Aug. 26 KHC webinar entitled, Preparing for CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program: The Basics and Beyond.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – KDHE is asking for hospitals, public health departments and post-acute care facility, in completing this survey by no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2020.
(Sept. 4, 2020) – Medical Staff Office Coordinator, Newton Medical Center, Newton
(Sept. 4, 2020) – MLN Connects Provider eNews, TJC, NQF Seek Nominations for Awards, CMS Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Coverage of Innovation Technology, Definition of Reasonable and Necessary, AHA Releases 2021 Health Care Talent Scan, and HHS Releases $1.5 Billion to Combat Opioid Epidemic
(Sept 18, 2020) – The KHA Fall District Meeting webinars help KHA learn from our members, as well as are great informational and networking opportunities.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – I could write my last column as president and CEO of the Kansas Hospital Association in two words: Thank you!
(Aug. 28, 2020) – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provided for a 20 percent add-on to the inpatient prospective payment system diagnosis-related group rate for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 for the duration of the public health emergency.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – Each week, KHA will recognize hospitals who reached out to candidates and legislators at both the state and federal level to make their voice heard.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – On Aug. 26, CMS released an updated FAQs to Medicare providers regarding the HHS Provider Relief Fund and the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program payments and the impact on the Medicare Cost Report.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – Executive Order 20-49 extends the date of nursing licenses in "good standing" that were to expire in March, April, May and June 2020 to Sept. 15, 2020.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – September is newborn screening awareness month.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – The fourth Annual Kansas Opioid Conference is going virtual and is currently accepting presentation proposals online through Aug. 31, 2020.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – DCCCA has received funding from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services to provide free training and naloxone kits to individuals and organizations in Kansas.
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(Aug. 28, 2020) – MLN Connects Provider eNews, Availability of CART Inpatient Version 4.25.1, Updated eCQM Educational Resources, Funding Opportunity for Rural Health Network Development Planning Program, HHS Awards $35 Million to Support Rural Health Initiatives, CDC Releases Flu Vaccination Recommendations, HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines
(Aug. 21, 2020) – Leadership is one of those words that has been tossed around so often that its meaning has become almost indefinable.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – KDHE's Overdose Prevention Program is requesting proposals from organizations to apply for funding to support projects that address prevention of the opioid overdose crisis in Kansas.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – These webinars will be focused on information and sharing appropriate for CEOs, trustees and senior staff.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – KHA continues to monitor the situation with the 340B Prescription Drug Program and requests from pharmaceutical manufacturers for data related to this program.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative has announced the topic for its monthly webinar to be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – The KHERF Founcation has created a consortium to enable members to access subsidies as a group. At this webinar, learn about program changes and timelines for the 2021 funding window.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – The Nurse Licensure Compact allows a nurse to have one multi-state license with the ability to practice in the home state and other compact states.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – This week, WPS distributed a notice indicating CMS is further extending the deadline from Aug. 3, 2020, to Sept. 3, 2020, for submission of the occupational mix surveys.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – This free learning event is for individuals and communities who are working in the western part of Kansas to address the opioid epidemic.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – Thank you for your continued help to make sure every person living in Kansas is counted. We have until Sept. 30 to get the job done.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – This position represents and advocates on behalf of KHA in local, state and national venues on issues related to health care reimbursement.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – KAHCC encourages members to join us for a webinar on Sept. 10 for Crisis Communications in the Digital Age and for the 'virtual' Emerald Awards presentation on Sept. 11.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – This virtual workshop will include presentations from Day Egusquiza and Irene Hoheusle.
(Aug. 21, 2020) – CFO, Phillips County Health Systems, Phillipsburg
(Aug. 21, 2020) – HRSA Announces New Funding Opportunity For Rural Network Planning, FDA Releases Drug Safety Communication, OIG Publishes Data Brief on Opioid Use, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Congress Recesses Until September, ​CMS Develops A CHART Model Fact Sheet, RWJF Offers Healthy Eating Research Grants, CMS Announces IPFQR Program Webinar
(Aug. 14, 2020) – This week, I had the opportunity to join Steve Stites, MD, and Dana Hawkinson, MD, with the University of Kansas Health System, during their daily Facebook live briefing.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – CMS released guidelines on their much-anticipated pilot program for new Medicare payment models for rural health care providers.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – The final session of the 2020 340B Education Series sponsored by KHA/KHSC/APS and SUNRx will be at 1 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – I wanted to take an opportunity to share with you the news that Tish Hollingsworth is planning to retire from KHA in Jan. 2021.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – KAMMCO invites you to join them for pointers and risk management tips to successfully defend your arena like a champion.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 established the Appropriate Use Criteria to ensure that appropriate advanced diagnostic imaging services were being provided to the Medicare beneficiaries.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – Over the last year, the Kansas Legislature has approved changes to the Medicaid Provider Assessment Program, first through the 2019 budget bill and later through 2020 House Bill 2168.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – At noon on Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, the American Hospital Association will provide one-hour webinars on 2021 updates to IC10-CM codes.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – Many of you may be focused on addressing the federal price transparency requirements that go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – There are a host of resources available to assist health care providers with preventing or reducing opioid misuse.
(Aug. 14, 2020) – CDC Campaign Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality, MLN Connects Provider eNews, SNF Provider Preview Reports, New FDA Guidance on In-Use Times, Telehealth for Pediatric SUD Treatment, Coverage Standards for Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Technology, HRRP Program Review and Correction Period, Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge Grants, Tools Compare Severe Pregnancy Complications Across Hospitals, Rural-Urban, Racial Health Disparities Persist for Mortality Rates,
(Aug. 7, 2020) – Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Koontz, a practicing physician with Newton Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in helping bring clarity with her COVID updates on Facebook.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – During this webinar, participants will learn about Age-Friendly Health System's aim, the 4Ms, and hear from a CAH about their experiences working to achieve the Age-Friendly Health System designation.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – Significant changes could be ahead for the Kansas legislature as this week's primary saw more than a dozen incumbent state Representatives and Senators lose their races, according to the unofficial election results from the Kansas Secretary of State’s website.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – CMS has released 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance feedback and final scores for those submitting data for the 2019 performance period.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – On Aug. 4, CMS released the calendar year 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgical Center proposed rule.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – This series will focus on hot topics for HR professionals. It's approved for 4.5 SHRM CEUs; 2 HRCI General CEUs; 1 HRCI Business CEU.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – These drug manufacturers have taken actions to limit the distribution of 340B drugs or require 340B covered entities to provide data for investigatory purposes if the entity uses a contract pharmacy arrangement.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – CMS requires all eligible hospitals use 2015 edition certified electronic health record technology to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – APS is excited to share information about a new partner, phas3, that provides a clinically-validated digital health management platform for remote monitoring of cardiac patients.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – The Kansas State Fire Marshal's office recently notified KHA of a recall on the Edwards 280 Series Mechanical Heat Detector due to failure to alert to fire.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – Executive Order on Rural Health Care, Medicare FY 2021 IRF Final Payment and Policy Updates, CY 2021 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Payment and Policy Updates, Medicare FY 2021 Final Rule for Hospice, SNF and IPF, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Defining Rural Population Health and Health Equity, Identifying, Removing Health Barriers
(July 31, 2020) – The Kansas Criminal Justice Information System has asked KHA to share the following information with Kansas health care sector CIO’s and IT Directors.
(Aug. 7, 2020) – The Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
(Oct. 16, 2020) – KHA's Health Care Worker of the Year Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. These individuals have been nominated for this award because they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.
(Oct. 9, 2020) – KHA's Health Care Worker of the Year Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. These individuals have been nominated for this award because they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.
(Oct. 2, 2020) – KHA's Health Care Worker of the Year Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. These individuals have been nominated for this award because they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.
(Sept. 25, 2020) – KHA's Health Care Worker of the Year Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. These individuals have been nominated for this award because they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.
(Sept. 18, 2020) – KHA's Health Care Worker of the Year Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. These individuals have been nominated for this award because they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.