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August 18, 2017
President's Perspective – Kansas Ranks Last in Satisfaction of Medicaid Managed Care RecipientsWith 74 million Americans now receiving health coverage through Medicaid, the government program has become the single largest source of health insurance in the United States.
A Special Thank You to 2017 Convention SponsorsWhile you are at the 2017 KHA Annual Convention, Keys to Success, please take a minute to thank the sponsors of this annual event for their generous support.
KAHCE/ACHE Education and Networking – Sept. 6KAHCE is offering an education and networking opportunity at their Annual Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita.
Leadership Development Workshop: Exercising Leadership in a Hospital SettingThis interactive workshop will help individuals explore leadership as an activity not a position, as well as introduce tools and strategies to diagnose situations, energize and engage others and intervene effectively.
Sarah Ragsdale – Leading the Way for a Better Tomorrow at Smith County Memorial HospitalSarah Ragsdale is an excellent nurse and epitomizes the servant leader. She models the way she wants to see others treated and expects her staff to follow her example.
CMS Seeks Comments on KanCare ExtensionCMS is seeking public comment on KDHE's request for a one-year extension to the current KanCare demonstration program.
CMS Proposes to Cancel Episode Payment Models and Change Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement ModelThis week, CMS published a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model from 67 to 34.
KDADS Discusses New Hospital FacilityKDADS Tim Keck has scheduled presentations in Wichita, Independence, Topeka and Kansas City to explain and illustrate the bid proposal to build a new hospital facility on the Osawatomie campus.
KanCare A/R Survey Deadline ExtendedOn Aug. 22, KHA will be providing testimony to the Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community-Based Service and Oversight, which is the Legislative Oversight Committee for the KanCare program.
CMS Publishes Medicare IPPS/LTCH Final RegulationsOn Aug. 14, CMS published its final regulations for the Medicare inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems for federal fiscal year 2018.
Position AvailableAdministrator/Chief Executive Officer, Rooks County Health Center, Plainville
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: IRS Revokes Hospital's Tax Exempt Status, MLN Connects Provider eNews, IPFQR Education, Medicare Financing and Solvency Report, Marketplace Premiums, IQR Education, 2016 Quality and Disparities Report, HQR Monthly News Blast, Marketplace Insurers Get More Time to Submit Premium Rates, QRDA Guidance, and RWJF Announces Application Period for Culture of Health Prize.
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