KHA Policy Groups

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Council on Health Care Finance and Reimbursement

To identify issues related to health care finance and reimbursement, particularly in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, and other public and private funding sources, and to make recommendations to the KHA Board of Directors regarding policy, positions and/or strategies.

Chair:                Terry Pound, Hospital District #1 of Rice County
Vice Chair:       Laraine I. Gengler, Lindsborg Community Hospital
Staff Contact:   Tish Hollingsworth, Vice President Reimbursement
Roster

Council on Quality and Patient Safety

To identify issues related to health care quality and patient safety, such as input to and support of the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, quality regulations and initiatives, hospital survey requirements and processes, and requirements initiated by health professional boards; and to make recommendations to the KHA Board of Directors regarding policy, positions and/or strategies.

Chair:                Rebecca Thurman, Coffey County Hospital, Burlington
Vice Chair:       Michelle Boylan, Olathe Medical Center
Staff Contact:   Deborah F. Stern, Senior Vice President Clinical Services/General Counsel
Roster

Council on Policy and Advocacy

To identify policy issues requiring advocacy efforts by or on behalf of KHA members and to make recommendations to the KHA Board of Directors regarding policy, positions and/or strategies.

Chair:                Carrie Saia, Holton Community Hospital
Vice Chair:       Roger Masse, Ellsworth Medical Center
Staff Contact:   Chad Austin, Senior Vice President Government Relations
Roster

If you have an issue that needs to be addressed, please call the KHA office at (785) 233-7436.