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(July 12, 2024) – I hope you will be able to join us for the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show on Sept. 5-6 at the Sheraton Overland Park and Overland Park Convention Center.
(July 12, 2024) – Pharmaceutical companies Abbvie and AstraZeneca filed separate lawsuits on July 1 against Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach over the 340B protections passed during the 2024 legislative session.
(July 12, 2024) – KHA is launching a monthly call with Kansas human resource leaders to touch base on HR and workforce-related issues, initiatives and opportunities.
(July 12, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Kathi McKinney, Labette Health, Parsons, for her service and contributions to health care.
(July 12, 2024) – Join us for a free webinar at noon on July 31, highlighting strategies used by communities across Kansas to tackle transportation challenges that impact health.
(July 12, 2024) – KFMC's Health Equity Innovation Award recognizes organizations, affiliated groups, partnerships or individuals who have developed and implemented novel approaches, strategies and interventions to reduce health disparities and promote health equity in their community.
(July 12, 2024) – The Pittsburg State University ANE-SANE Grant assists Kansas nurses with registration expenses who want to enroll in the following SANE courses at KU Medical Center.
(July 12, 2024)—Through a partnership with Affiliated Enterprise Solutions, Healthworks offers the Grants at a Glance newsletter and webinars to enhance grant writing skills and individual consulting options.
(July 12, 2024) – This webinar will explore the importance of making the business case for equity in a resource-constrained health care environment.
(July 12, 2024) – This week, HIDI launched a new look for the Advantage Optics Portal. The login process does not change. With the new look and feel, HIDI also launched a new training and education suite, the HIDI Academy.
(July 12, 2024) – On July 3, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Ryan LLC V. Federal Trade Commission issued a preliminary injunction to stop the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing its non-compete rule which, absent the order, would go into effect on Sept. 4, 2024.
(July 12, 2024) – The State of Kansas has launched a campaign to attract past residents to choose Kansas as their future home. Love, Kansas, highlights Kansas as an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family.
(July 12, 2024) – The KIDS Network SSI Certification aims to prepare instructors to consistently educate parents/caregivers, childcare providers, health care providers, and other community members about safe infant sleep practices through standardized training and community outreach.
(July 12, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Kim Hermesch, Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca, for her service and contributions to health care.
(July 12, 2024) – LTCF Data Guidance, New Rural Substance Use Disorder Information Center, Vaccine Guidance for 2024-2025 Respiratory Virus Season, Proposed Medicare CY 2025 OPPS and ASC Payment and Policy Updates, Home Health PPS Proposed Rule, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go
(July 3, 2024) – Let me be one of the first to wish you a happy Independence Day. I hope all of you take some time to enjoy patriotic festivities with family and friends.
(July 3, 2024) – The Kansas Healthcare Information Management Systems Society presents the Kansas State of Data 2024, a virtual lunch and learn from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.
(July 3, 2024) – The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is hosting a webinar on the evolving role social media plays in health care, common pitfalls, and tips for providers when using social media.
(July 3, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Doug Rich, AdventHealth Ottawa, for his service and contributions to health care.
(July 3, 2024) – This annual event, hosted by Essdack, is the state's largest high school career event, with more than 5,000 students attending in 2023. The expo is designed for employers to showcase their organization and connect with their future workforce.
(July 3, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Doug Rich, AdventHealth Ottawa, for his service and contributions to health care.
(July 3, 2024) – The Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Wichita seeks physician preceptors for their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program students. Specifically, preceptor physicians will provide clinical learning focused on core rotations for third-year medical students and an immersive experience for medical students while they live and experience your community.
(July 3, 2024) – After awarding more than $10 million in fall 2023 to 59 projects aimed at substance use disorder services across the state, the Kansas Fights Addiction Grant Review Board has made a new round of funding available.
(July 3, 2024) – Kansas Connecting Communities is hosting three FREE, one-day training events focusing on maternal mental health, substance use screening and Medicaid reimbursement.
(July 3, 2024) – If you are a Kansas hospital pharmacyare exempt from the requirements based on statutory definitions in K.S.A. 65-1682, exemptions must be renewed annually by Aug. 31.
(July 3, 2024) – The Department of Agriculture and the Reinvestment Fund are launching a new program under the Healthy Food Financing Initiative to increase access to healthy foods in communities underserved by grocery stores.
(July 3, 2024) – Information is now available on the Kansas Hospital Association regulatory page of the KHA website, compiling the 2024 survey citations for CAH and PPS hospitals, RHCs, and nursing homes using the CMS database for Region VII.
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(July 3, 2024) – Revised Guidance for LTCF, HHS Announces Cost Savings for 64 Prescription Drugs, CY 2025 Proposed ESRD PPS Payment and Policy Update, CY 2025 Proposed Home Health Payment and Policy Update, Texas Court Invalidates OCR Guidance on Website Tracking Technologies, Supreme Court Eliminates Deference to Agency Action, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go ...
(June 28, 2024) – The Workforce remains a top priority for all health care leaders. This issue is critically important within the walls of a hospital, but it is also important for the communities we serve.
(July 12, 2024) – The KHA-PAC invites YOU to join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the K-State University athletic facilities, including the football, volleyball and baseball areas.
(June 28, 2024) – In the latest KHA podcast episode of Plains Spoken, Audrey Dunkel and Landon Fulmer discuss recent federal legislative activities as we near the August recess.
(June 28, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Doug Rich, AdventHealth Ottawa, for his service and contributions to health care.
(June 28, 2024) – This week, KHA submitted comments to the United States Senate Finance Committee regarding a bipartisan working group's Medicare Graduate Medical Education reforms proposal.
(June 28, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Holly Peters, Coffey Health System, Burlington, for her service and contributions to health care.
(June 28, 2024) – KDHE has announced that effective July 1, 2024, KanCare will cover doula services designed to provide crucial support during pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period, while enhancing the overall health care experience for expectant mothers.
(June 28, 2024) – The 2024 KHC Summit on Quality will feature a virtual Storyboard Showcase. KHC invites you to submit your organization’s successful quality improvement projects to be part of the showcase.
(June 28, 2024) – Because of the Fourth of July holiday, KHA's Current Report will be distributed on Wednesday, July 3, instead of Friday, July 5. KHA wishes everyone next week a safe holiday weekend.
(June 28, 2024) – KHA would like to inform our members of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list in May.
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(June 28, 2024) – Supporting KHA's vision, "Optimal Health for Kansans," KHA is sharing SHSMD's health observance calendar as a tool for planning your health events, internal and external communications and social media campaigns.
(June 28, 2024) – Chief Nursing Officer, Morton County Health System, Elkhart
(June 28, 2024) – Health Advisory for Increased Risk of Dengue Virus, HRSA IEA Region 7 Hosts Complimentary Events, Health Insurance Projections for 2024-2034, Nursing Facility Minimum Staffing Technical Corrections, IRF Patient Assessment Instrument Quarterly Q&A, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go.
(June 21, 2024) – AHA convenes its Regional Policy Board meetings across the country several times per year. These meetings are an opportunity for hospital leaders to share their views on policy issues and provide a perspective representing their state.
(June 21, 2024) – Did you know that state and federal governments pay for more than half of Kansas hospital care and regulate 100 percent of KHA activities? That's why your participation in the KHA Political Action Committee is so important.
(June 21, 2024) – The KHA and other health care stakeholders are sponsoring an Area Candidate Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at Lakeview Village, Heritage Activity Center, 9100 Park St., Lenexa.
(June 21, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Cassi Mick, Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center, for her service and contributions to health care.
(June 21, 2024) – Clinical Nurse Coordinator - RN, Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center
(June 21, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Dane Ditto, MD, Wamego Health Center, Wamego, for his service and contributions to health care.
(June 21, 2024)—The KU TTS training is an online course that requires about 14-18 hours to complete. It concludes with eight hours of virtual skills training that gives providers the knowledge and skills to integrate tobacco treatment into their current practice.
(June 21, 2024) – On June 10, the White House announced Microsoft and Google are offering free and low-cost resources to rural hospitals to help them boost their cyber defenses.
(June 21, 2024) – A third round of funding to support substance use disorder services across the state is now available through the Kansas Fights Addiction grant program.
(June 21, 2024) – On June 12, the FDA announced it is issuing exemptions from certain requirements of section 582 of the FD&C Act to small dispensers (pharmacies) and, where applicable, to their trading partners until Nov. 27, 2026.
(June 21, 2024) – Moderna recently announced the FDA has approved mRESVIA (mRNA-1345), an mRNA RSV vaccine, to protect adults aged 60 years and older from lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV infection.
(June 21, 2024) – KHA has been implementing new infrastructure, which will temporarily interrupt online registration from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25. We apologize for this inconvenience.
(June 21, 2024) – CMS to Close Medicare Advance Payments Resulting from Change Health Care Cyberattack, 2023-2032 National Health Expenditure Projections, MedPAC Report to Congress, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit and Health IT Standards Final Rule, CMS Directs State Medicaid Programs to Be More Diligent in Managed Care Oversight, Health Advisory Regarding Diamond Brand Shruumz Products, Clinicians Can Apply for Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program, MLN Connects Provider eNews,
(June 14, 2024) – Advocacy is at the heart of every service KHA provides for members. Whether we are educating, advocating or relationship-building, we look for ways to assist policymakers at the federal, state and local levels in understanding the issues essential to hospitals.
(June 14, 2024) – The KHA Board of Directors is looking for qualified nominees, including hospital CEO/administrators, hospital trustees and physicians, to fill vacancies on the 2025 KHA Board of Directors. Three KHA Board positions need to be filled.
(June 14, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Becky Levine, Phillips County Health Systems, Phillipsburg, for her service and contributions to health care.
(June 14, 2024) – The KHA Advocacy All-Star Training has been established to help hospitals develop internal leaders who can effectively and comfortably advocate on behalf of your hospital.
(June 14, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Bridget Brion, AdventHealth South Overland Park, for her service and contributions to health care.
(July 3, 2024) – This webinar will focus on how staff can best implement de-escalation techniques, review core CPI principles and techniques and review patient care scenarios.
(June 14, 2024) – The 2024 Benefits Survey Report is now available to hospitals that participated in the 2024 survey.
(June 14, 2024) – The Kansas Medical Assistance Program has issued bulletin 24105 regarding the rate increase for Community Health Worker services effective with dates of service on and after July 1, 2024.
(June 21, 2024) – Now in its 15th year, the Summit on Quality is a day full of learning, networking and innovation designed to engage and connect a wide range of health care professionals practicing in both urban and rural settings.
(June 28, 2024) – Carlos Schwindt and Dr. Nicole Freund from the KU School of Medicine in Wichita are conducting a study about the perceptions of rural Kansas hospital leadership in accountable care organizations.
(June 14, 2024) – Experts from the CDC will discuss the clinical features of influenza A(H5N1), recommendations and considerations for influenza testing and treatment, and strategies for culturally competent patient evaluations for possible exposure to influenza A(H5N1).
(June 14, 2024) – The FDA advised manufacturers of the licensed and authorized COVID-19 vaccines that the COVID-19 vaccines for use in the U.S., beginning in fall 2024, should be monovalent JN.1 vaccines to more closely match currently circulating SARS-CoV-2 viruses.
(June 14, 2024) – The University of Kansas is pleased to announce Support for Tobacco Recovery Training. The course is packed with ideas and tips on how to support people in their tobacco recovery journey. Scholarships are available. The scholarship application deadline is June 30.
(July 3, 2024) – The Health Careers Exploration Patch Program is a great activity for scout groups, summer camp programs, youth events, and more. The focus is on exploring the need for health care professionals, the many roles they play, education requirements, resources available for those pursuing a health care career, and health and wellness information.
(June 14, 2024) – KDHE released a draft Kansas Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant 2025 Application and 2023 Annual Report.
June 14, 2024) – Attendees will learn how Providence Mission Hospital identified a critical health disparity among sepsis patients and implemented a patient-centered, data-informed solution and be able to identify steps to improve sepsis length of stay and reduce avoidable readmissions.
(June 14, 2024) – KHSC and APS partner, CorroHealth, is offering a webinar at 11:00 a.m. on June 18 to explore the latest regulatory updates and enforcement trends in price transparency. The webinar will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to ensure your organization thrives.
(June 14, 2024) – Applications Available for Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program, MACPAC Issues Annual Report to Congress, MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
(June 7, 2024) – Last week, the KHA Board met for its annual retreat and board meeting. The event allows time for KHA board members to delve deeper into issues impacting Kansas hospitals and the health care industry.
(June 7, 2024) – In May, KHA conducted a survey asking hospitals if they are currently contracted with Medicare Advantage plans and if they plan to drop any MA contracts in the next year.
(June 7, 2024) – Advantage Optics was recently updated with the March 2024 data and now contains October 2018 – March 2024 inpatient, outpatient and emergency department discharges.
(June 7, 2024) – The Kansas Office of Broadband is hosting a virtual planning workshop to equip and empower you and your communities.
(June 7, 2024) – KHA is searching for an intern to support the KHA data department. Located in Topeka, this is a paid, part-time internship requiring 20-34 hours per week.
(June 7, 2024) – On May 29, KHA submitted comments to a CMS request related to Medicare Advantage program concerns.
(June 7, 2024) – This workshop will discuss the federal grant application process, HRSA funding opportunities, common mistakes and tips for writing a strong application. Hospitals are encouraged to participate.
(June 7, 2024) – The Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association invites you to attend the July 17-18 workshop at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
(June 7, 2024) – The Kansas Office of Broadband is offering grant funds to support equal access to high-speed internet, provide devices to underserved Kansans and expand digital skills training for communities across Kansas.
(June 7, 2024) – Two new documents compiling the 2024 survey citations using the CMS database for Region VII are now available on KHA's website.
(June 7, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Allan Thomas, Ascension Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, for his service and contributions to health care.
(June 7, 2024) – The KHA's Heart of Health Care Worker Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA honors Adam Galindo, Newman Regional Health in Emporia, for his service and contributions to health care.
(June 7, 2024) – According to AM Best, the United States property casualty insurance industry recorded aggregate underwriting losses of $21.2 billion in 2023. As bad as that may sound, it's an improvement over total industry losses of $24.9 billion in 2024.
(June 7, 2024) – CHI Week is next week, June 10–14. Be sure to save the date, plan ways to celebrate and inspire others to build stronger, healthier communities.
(June 7, 2024) – 2024 MLR Rebate Analysis, Revised ICR for IRA Rebate Reduction Requests, Medicaid Managed Care Prior Authorization Oversight Recommendations, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go.
(May 31, 2024) – Kansas hospitals are committed to providing compassionate health care to all Kansans. While unwavering in that commitment, many stiff headwinds are starting to test the ability to maintain that promise.
(May 31, 2024) – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, 90 percent of adults living in the U.S. say the country is facing a mental health crisis and many report major impacts of severe mental health concerns on their families.
(May 31, 2024) – The purpose of the paper is to provide guidance to nurse educators and employers with recommendations for identifying fraud when they review nurse applications and transcripts for advanced study, employment, certification or other uses.
(May 31, 2024) – The 2024 Kansas Hospital Association Membership Directories are being distributed to the CEOs of all members. If you would like additional directories, please contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436.
(May 31, 2024) – Supporting KHA's vision, "Optimal Health for Kansans," KHA is sharing SHSMD's health observance calendar as a tool for planning your health events, internal and external communications and social media campaigns.
(May 31, 2024) – CMS Deadline for Provider Enrollment Is June 3, HRSA Nursing Grant Opportunity to Launch Soon, KFF Survey Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care, MLN Connects Provider eNews.
(May 24, 2024) – As we prepare to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, I am reminded that Memorial Day, observed annually on the last Monday of May, holds profound significance.
(May 31, 2024) – Help KHA identify individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The deadline to nominate individuals for a KHA Award has been extended to June 3. We encourage health care organizations to enter a nomination for the KHA awards.
(June 7, 2024) – This webinar will provide a basic overview of managed care contracting, a review of critical elements contained in the draft Healthy Blue contracts, tips for negotiating favorable terms and anti-trust implications of coordinated negotiations.
(May 24, 2024) – Effective July 1, JC approved new and revised requirements for the "Infection Prevention and Control" chapter for CAHs and hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission. JC is offering a free on-demand webinar to introduce the new and revised requirements.
(May 24, 2024) – CMS Launches New EMTALA Complaint Reporting Option, Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Updating Hazard Communication Standard, CDC Issues Health Advisory for International Travel to Saudi Arabia, MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
(May 17, 2024) – This week, KHA enjoyed celebrating all of you during National Hospital Week. It has been refreshing to see and learn about your activities. I am glad we could help highlight Kansas hospitals, health systems and health care associates. Your health care teams lift up Kansas communities.
(May 17, 2024) – Join KHA staff for a panel discussion sharing insights and perspectives to help make sense of current Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and the requirements for addressing social determinants of health.
(May 17, 2024) – Join KHA for a Noon Briefing when Lacey Hunter, with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, shares her insight and perspective on the final rule for minimum staffing standards for LTC facilities.
(May 24, 2024) – During this webinar, a panel of experts will share practical strategies and tactics for defending the revenue you're entitled to and preventing the unnecessary loss of precious dollars.
(May 17, 2024) – The printed version of the 2024 KHA Membership Directory is in the printing process and will be distributed to members soon. Until then, we are happy to provide members with a link to the digital version of this publication for your use.
(May 17, 2024) – The Kansas Emergency Nurses Association invites nurses to attend the Jane Ross Memorial Symposium on June 5 at Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina.
(May 17, 2024) – KHA is pleased many of you are registering for KHA events online. Registering online for KHA events is easy when you follow these helpful tips. Please forward this information to your staff.
(May 17, 2024) – Do you have social media channels to fill? Use the Society for Health Care Strategy and Market Development's health observance calendar as a tool for your external communications and social media campaigns.
(May 17, 2024) – CMS Issues New Memorandum Type, CMS Issues Increasing Organ Transplant Access Model Proposed Rule, MLN Connects Provider eNews and Before You Go.
(May 10, 2024) – The 2024 Kansas legislative session concluded in the early hours of May 1, with a significant focus on a tax reform package.
(May 10, 2024) – KHA looks forward to celebrating National Hospital Week, May 12-18. The theme, #WeAreHealthCare, ties perfectly with our current public perception campaign.
(May 10, 2024) – During this webinar, panelists will share their insights and perspectives to help explain current Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and the requirements for addressing social determinants of health.
(May 10, 2024) – Healthworks is partnering with Affiliated Enterprise Solutions to offer newsletters and webinars to enhance grant writing skills and individual consulting options.
(May 10, 2024) – Thank you to those who have already contributed to the KHA-PAC in 2024. We couldn't do what we do without you.
(May 10, 2024) – AHA created supplements to their Community Health Assessment toolkit to help communities with additional considerations for select populations to ensure equitable engagement throughout the process.
(May 10, 2024) – The Kansas Legislative Post Audit Committee has approved an audit of a hospital's compliance with the Kansas Lay Caregivers Act. As part of the audit, existing policies will be reviewed for compliance with applicable laws.
(May 10, 2024) – Advantage Optics, the online reporting tool accessed from the HIDI Advantage User Portal, is where your KHA hospital-level data resides. Beginning with January 2024 discharges, the site began updating monthly instead of quarterly.
(May 10, 2024) – This conference provides collaboration, knowledge exchange and innovation, uniting experts from diverse fields to address the pressing challenges and opportunities in vaccination and localized health care delivery.
(May 10, 2024) – The CMS Maternal and Infant Health Initiative has announced a summer maternal health webinar series that will begin in May and run through August.
(May 10, 2024) – The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce released final guidelines urging all women to get screened for breast cancer every other year, starting at age 40.
(May 10, 2024) – If you weren't able to attend the Rural Health Information Hub webinar on Obstetric Readiness in Rural Facilities without Birth Units, the PowerPoint slides and webinar recording are available.
(May 10, 2024) – National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, Opioid Treatment Program G-codes, Federal Standards for Collecting and Reporting Data on Race and Ethnicity, Resource to Locate Dementia Care, 2024 Annual Report to Congress, Revised Guidance for Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Proposed Changes to Hazardous Waste Rules, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go.
(May 3, 2024) – National Hospital Week is right around the corner, May 12-18. KHA will be celebrating all the innovative ways hospitals are supporting and connecting to their communities. The theme, #WeAreHealthCare, ties perfectly with our current public perception campaign.
(May 3, 2024) – Healthworks has a new program to help hospitals with the challenges of finding and writing grants. Learn more on May 10 at the Grants at a Glance webinar.
(May 3, 2024) – This year, KHA, MHA and Gallagher Surveys partnered to conduct the 2024 Health Care Compensation Survey. If you participated, you will have received a PDF and excel spreadsheet of an overview of the compensation data.
(May 3, 2024) – CMS is reinforcing hospitals' informed consent obligations in the interpretive guidance in the State Operations Manual, Appendix A for hospitals at tag A-0955, to properly execute a well-designed informed consent form.
(May 3, 2024) – The Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators recently recognized Kansas hospitals and health for excellence in public relations and marketing efforts through its Emerald Awards competition.
(May 3, 2024) – APS is happy to announce its newest vendor, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in recruiting for independent, not-for-profit, and rural hospitals and health systems.
(May 3, 2024) – Business Entities Sue to Stop FTC Noncompete Rule, Final Nondiscrimination Regulation, 340B Administrative Dispute Resolution Final Rule, Statement on Proposed LCD for Skin Substitute Grafts
(April 26, 2024) – Last week, hospital and health system leaders from across the country gathered in Washington, DC, to attend the 2024 American Hospital Association Annual Meeting.
(April 26, 2024) – This conference brings together professionals focused on improving community and population health with those striving to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within hospital management and executive levels.
(April 26, 2024) – Learn how to utilize QHi's financial benchmarking tool effectively by walking through the tool, learning the easy-upload process, reviewing the QHi financial measures available, and running and scheduling reports.
(April 26, 2024) – For companies under 500 employees, one in four phishing emails will be responded to, but only 2 percent will be reported. Teaching staff to speak up when they see a phishing attempt will cause others to be more alert when checking their email.
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(April 26, 2024) – Learn how the AblePay solution will increase your revenue while providing a better patient experience overall. Using provider case studies, AblePay will demonstrate how its program positively changes patient payment behavior.
(April 26, 2024) – Supporting KHA's vision, "Optimal Health for Kansans," KHA is sharing SHSMD's health observance calendar as a tool for planning your health events, internal and external communications and social media campaigns.
(April 26, 2024) – Medicaid Access and Quality Rules Release, Final Long-Term Care Minimum Staffing Regulation, FTC Finalizes Sweeping Rule Barring Noncompete Agreements, Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Among Rural Residents, MLN Connects Provider eNews and Before You Go.
(April 19, 2024) – KHA published its Kansas Health Care Workforce Report and shared it with members during district meetings. The report utilizes data gathered from various sources to illustrate the current pulse on health care workforce challenges in Kansas.
(April 19, 2024) – Help KHA identify individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. We encourage health care organizations to enter a nomination for the KHA awards.
(April 19, 2024) – For National Hospital Week, May 12-18, AHA is providing hospitals with new, ready-to-use tools that give hospitals quick access to creative content and makes it easy to engage in the important work of telling the hospital story.
(April 19, 2024) – On April 4, CMS released its final Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and HIT Standards for contract year CY 2025.
(April 19, 2024) – On Wednesday, CMS issued its FY 2025 IPPS proposed rule. The comment period is open until June 10, 2024. View the CMS fact sheet.
(April 19, 2024) – This rule proposes to update IRF payments and modify the IRF Quality Reporting Program measures and reporting requirements.
(April 19, 2024) – The Region 7 Disaster Health Response Ecosystem is hosting a complimentary webinar at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, with Angela Hewlett, MD, MS, the director of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, on the current situation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1.
(April 19, 2024) – CMS Releases Proposed Mandatory TEAM Model and MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go.
(April 12, 2024) – For the past two weeks, KHA has had the opportunity to host Kansas hospital leaders at our Spring District Meetings. It has been a great opportunity to meet with members and discuss timely information about your top issues.
(April 12, 2024) – Thank you, KHA-PAC donors, for your contributions in 2024. Learn more about the exciting ways you can get involved in the KHA-PAC coming up throughout 2024!
(April 12, 2024) – Utilize QHi's financial benchmarking tool effectively by walking through the tool, learning the easy-upload process, reviewing QHi financial measures available, and watching a demonstration of how to run and schedule reports.
(April 12, 2024) – Learn more about the careLearning education management solution, a web-based, online educational tool for member hospitals.
(April 12, 2024)—The Kansas Medical Assistance Program has resumed provider revalidations, and every KanCare provider must complete one to remain enrolled in the Kansas Medicaid program.
(April 12, 2024) – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Kansas Sexual Assault Response Advisory Committee Awareness and Education subcommittee has created a social media toolkit to easily share messages and graphics related to sexual assault statistics and resources.
(April 12, 2024) – Connect and collaborate with IKC partners in your community! Learn about IKC engagement opportunities, hear updates from KDHE on vaccine-related statutes and requirements, and understand how we can increase community immunity.
(April 12, 2024) – This webinar will provide an overview of the model, share updates on the implementation, highlight technical assistance available and discuss the suitability of the REH for your community.
(April 12, 2024) – This session will provide a comprehensive understanding of the recommended vaccine schedule for adolescents and young adults. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of vaccination in this age group.
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(April 12, 2024) – Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, to hear how hospitals and communities are partnering to increase access to substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction.
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(April 12, 2024) – CDC Issues Health Alert for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus, Many Medicaid Enrollees Were Unaware of Continuous Coverage, New National Survey on the State of the Nursing Workforce, Final CY 2025 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule, MLN Connects Provider eNews and Before You Go
(April 5, 2024) – KHA wants to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and needs your assistance in identifying them.
(April 5, 2024) – The 2024 KHA Leadership Institute recognizes hospital employees who display outstanding leadership abilities and provides them with additional leadership training to enhance their skills.
(April 5, 2024) – The KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show is Sept. 5-6 in Overland Park. We are thrilled to announce the convention theme Champions of Change.
(April 19, 2024) – Subject experts will provide updates impacting adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations for adult and pediatric patients, respectively, and discuss navigating these updates from a clinical perspective.
(April 5, 2024) – KHA is pleased to announce Summer Fangman, administrative professional, has joined the KHA staff team.
(April 19, 2024) – The academy is designed to engage and grow current and future preceptors with key education tools and strategies to foster a strong preceptor/orientee relationship.
(April 5, 2024)—After a brief program update, participants will walk through the basics of adding measures, adding users, entering and uploading data, and running and scheduling reports.
(April 5, 2024) – The Kansas Birth Equity Network is hosting the third annual Black Maternal Health Week event, a conversation centering on mental health during pregnancy, birthing and parenting.
(April 5, 2024) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Kansas Rural Development has two funding programs available to assist very low-income individuals with repairing health and safety hazards to their homes.
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(April 5, 2024) – Final CY 2025 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Part D Payment Policies, Marketplace Benefit and Parameters Final Rule for CY 2025, Additional Guidance on Informed Consent, Special Enrollment Period for Individuals Losing Medicaid Coverage Extended, FFY 2025 Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule, FFY 2025 Medicare Hospice, Psychiatric and SNF PPS Proposed Rule, CMS FFY 2025 Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule
(Mar. 29, 2024) – Earlier this week, the Kansas Hospital Association's Board of Directors met in Topeka to discuss business related to the association and those pertinent topics facing Kansas hospitals, including the latest advocacy issues on the state and federal level.
(Mar. 29, 2024) – This webinar will provide updates impacting adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations for adult and pediatric patients and discuss navigating these updates from a clinical perspective.
(Mar. 29, 2024) – It is not too late to register for the District Meetings. Come prepared for an interactive meeting focused on the critical issues you are facing. CEOs, CFOs, HR executives, trustees and senior staff are encouraged to join us.
(Mar. 28, 2024) – Register for the KONL 2024 Spring Conference – Fostering Excellence through Resourcefulness and join us for education, networking, and fun! Topics include Legislative Updates, Conflict without Casualties keynote, the Kansas Nursing Workforce Center, and more!
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(Mar. 28, 2024) – CMS published Health-Related Social Needs FAQs about four services in the calendar year 2024 Physician Fee Schedule final rule.
(Mar. 28, 2024) – IKC Community Health Specialists are hosting Vaccination Community Navigator Trainings during March and April. Each training features a different module, highlighting key concepts to enhance vaccine knowledge and confidence among community members.
(Mar. 28, 2024) – Does your organization improve community health and well-being through leadership and community partnerships? We invite you to apply for the American Hospital Association's 2025 Foster G. McGaw Prize!
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(Mar. 28, 2024) – Congress Enacts Second Appropriations Package, MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
(Mar. 22, 2024) – Last week, I had the opportunity to attend AHA's Regional Policy Board meeting for Region Six in Kansas City. RPB Six includes Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – Join KAMMCO staff from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, as they explore the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund and how it affects Kansas hospitals and the overall health care climate in Kansas.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – KHA Sends Letter to Delegates Urging Them to Help Hospitals Impacted by Change Healthcare Cyberattack
(Mar. 22, 2024) – careLearning is a web-based, cost-effective, educational tool for member hospitals to utilize ensuring employees have required regulatory training and access to hundreds of health care related courses.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – The health care preceptor academy is designed to engage and grow current and future preceptors with key education tools and strategies to foster a strong preceptor/orientee relationship.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – The latest Plains Spoken episode dives into the federal budget process, thoughts on whether a government shutdown is looming and more.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – KHA is excited the meeting is in Kansas City, and we have the opportunity to partner with AHA and our colleagues at MHA and KCMHC to make this the best Health Equity Conference yet.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – The Pittsburg State University Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Grant Program is offering many free training classes this spring. PSU and the Kansas Coalition for Sexual and Domestic Violence have collaborated in providing free didactic courses.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – KSHCPS, an organization available to persons working in the central service and/or sterile processing field, is hosting an educational workshop at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Nichols Education Center, in Abilene.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – The Medicare Learning Network guidance on health equity services, covered under the 2024 physician fee schedule, is now available.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – Attendees will learn about the federal grant application process, where to find diverse funding opportunities, strategies for creating a successful application and resources to support their grant writing efforts.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – This week, the CDC issued a Health Advisory informing clinicians and public health officials of an increase in global and U.S. measles cases and to provide guidance on measles prevention.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – The NHSC Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training in return for a commitment to provide primary health services in a Health Professional Shortage Area.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – The Rural Utilities Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin accepting applications on March 22 for the Reconnect Loan and Grant Program.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – This week, select hospital-specific reports, pulled from HIDIs Advantage Optics, were distributed to participating KHA hospitals.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – This week, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Annual Data was released.
(Mar. 22, 2024) – CMS Announces ACO Primary Care Flex Model, KCMHC and Real World Learning to Host Career Fair April 4, Change Healthcare Cyberattack Updates Available – AHA Survey Results | Medicaid Advanced Payments, MedPAC Report to Congress, MACPAC Recommends More Transparency and Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Denials, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go
(Mar. 15, 2024) – KHA has launched a statewide campaign to improve the public perception of health care in Kansas. A toolkit of resources for KHA members is now available.
(Mar. 15, 2024) – As they say "the early birds of spring are the ones that get the worm." In this case, the early Kansas Hospital Association Political Advocacy Committee donors have come through in a big way, and we commend them for their commitment to the KHA-PAC!
(Mar. 15, 2024) – KHA staff has captured take-away videos and created board discussion guides from our speakers at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita. These resources are an excellent way for KHA members to bring governance education into their boardrooms.
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(Mar. 15, 2024) – SunRx is hosting a webinar at 1:00 p.m. on Apr. 17, offering valuable insights to aid decision-making, enabling your entity to uphold compliance and optimize its 340B pharmacy program.
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(Mar. 15, 2024) – APS Partner, TruBridge, announcement from their senior leadership in supporting our members in trying times. Read More ...
(Mar. 15, 2024) – President Proposes FY 2025 Budget, 8th Circuit Upholds Arkansas 340B Protections, NHSC Scholarship Program Accepting Applications, Medicaid DSH Payment Cut Delays and Medicare Extenders Enacted, CMS Statement About Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Attack, Revised Guidelines for CMHCs, Final Guidance on Medicare Prescription Payment Plan, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Before You Go
(Mar. 8, 2024) – Since 1969, KHA's foundation, Healthworks, has played an important role in supporting its mission and vision, "Optimal Health for Kansans."
(Mar. 15, 2024) – Join us for a noon briefing to learn about the Drug Supply Chain Security Act implications for hospitals and what you need to know to comply.
(Mar. 15, 2024) – This conference will help prepare health care professionals to be facilitators and resources for the surveillance, prevention and control of infections. Attendees will discover proven strategies for implementing infection prevention programs.
(Mar. 15, 2024) – The KHA Membership Directory is an indispensable tool for members. We strive to assist members in communicating with peers, and we need your help to ensure the information is current.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – Registration is open for a four-part webinar series presented by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub, to support access to safe, high-quality maternity care in rural communities.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – The April 16-17 spring conference at the Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center in Salina is an in-person-only event. See the agenda and event summary for more details.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – The National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center is offering a free webinar, Introduction to the 2024 Joint Commission Standards for Infection Control, at noon on Mar. 15.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – The agenda has been set for KHA District Meetings. Join us for networking with your peers and KHA staff. Meeting times will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided. Attend any location that best fits your schedule.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – The American Hospital Association Physician Alliance partnered with the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine to develop a resource for Building a Well-Being Program.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – This recognition encourages everyone to learn about health care safety and serves as a time for growing awareness and recognizing the work hospitals and health systems do every day to prioritize patient safety.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – Continuing the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program is making 16 awards under RCORP-Impact to improve access to treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural areas.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – Kansas Connecting Communities is a federally funded behavioral health workforce development program administered by KDHE.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – In the calendar year 2024 Physician Fee Schedule rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized several new services addressing health equity.
(Mar. 8, 2024) – Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Older Adults, Cyberattack on Change Healthcare, LTCF Minimum Staffing Rule, Respiratory Viral Illness Guidance Information, Funding Assistance Available to Those Impacted by Change Healthcare Cyberattack, Medicare Prescription Payment Plan Final Guidance, Isolation Period for COVID-19 Shortened, TJC CY 2023 Reporting Deadlines, Cyberattack on Change Healthcare, MLN Connects Provider eNews, and Before You Go.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – Maternal health is a strategic priority of the Kansas Hospital Association and our members. The KHA staff represents the membership on a variety of committees and initiatives seeking to improve maternal health in Kansas.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – KHA Spring District Meeting dates and locations have been set. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for networking. Meeting times will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – Advantage Optics is where your KHA hospital-level data resides. The site was recently updated with the first quarter of the fiscal year 2024 data and now contains October 2018 – December 2023 inpatient, outpatient and emergency department discharges.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas and other Medicaid expansion advocacy groups are hosting a rally at the Kansas Statehouse from 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6 in the second-floor rotunda of the Capitol.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – A new poll released last week by the Sunflower Foundation re-affirms previous polls from the last several years that Kansans widely support Medicaid expansion and highlights most Kansans value the economic benefits expansion brings.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – On Feb. 8, CMS issued QSO-24-05-Hospital/CAH allowing texting patient information and the texting of patient orders among members of the health care team permissible, if accomplished through a HIPAA-compliant secure texting platform and is in compliance with the COP.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – CMS recently released the final disproportionate share hospital third-party payer rule, addressing recent legislative changes that govern the hospital-specific limit on Medicaid DSH payments.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – The Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics is hosting a virtual education session from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., on March 26, 2024, on the CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization final rule released on Jan. 17, 2024.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – Beginning in 2024, reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Module is required under the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange objective of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Promoting Interoperability Program.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – This session delves into the crucial aspect of safeguarding public health through accessible vaccination programs by exploring ways to ensure that every adult, regardless of insurance status, can access essential vaccinations for a healthier future.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – KHA would like to inform our members of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list in January.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – Neosho County Community College – Ottawa Campus, 900 E. Logan St., Ottawa, KS 66067 has a position available for a diagnostic medical sonography clinician.
(Mar. 1, 2024) – CMS Releases CART IPFQR Version 2.3.2