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August 4, 2017
President's Perspective – KHA Welcomes Newest Members to KHA Team
We are excited about the addition of two people to our staff who will allow us to continue and enhance excellent member service to Kansas hospitals.
KHA Convention and Trade Show – Support the PAC and Grassroots EffortsStart your 2017 KHA Convention experience bright and early by attending the Political Advocacy and Grassroots Breakfast at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7.
Julie Nichol – Ambassador and Champion in Service Excellence at Wilson Medical CenterJulie Nichol, a surgery recovery nurse at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, with her warm smile, assuring touch and comforting voice, has helped many patients and their families in a time of crisis, fear or sorrow.
Patrick Parker – Personifying the LMH Mission "A Partner for Lifelong Health"Throughout his more than 35-year tenure with Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Patrick Parker has energetically volunteered to support and lead initiatives and programs, going above and beyond his role as director of pharmacy.
Work Comp Medical Fee Schedule Work Group MeetsThis week, the Kansas Department of Labor hosted a Medical Fee Schedule work group meeting to do a six-month review of the revised fee schedule that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
OPPS Impact Analysis DistributedThis week, hospitals paid under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System received a Payment Rule Brief and a hospital-specific impact analysis showing how their Medicare fee-for-service payments would change based on the policies recommended in the proposed rule.
KanCare A/R Survey Due on Aug. 11Reminder ... if you have not already done so, we encourage your cooperation in completing the brief KanCare Accounts Receivable Survey for the period ending June 30, 2017.
KHSC Announces New Endorsed PartnerKHSC is excited to announce that it is now working with Kansas–based S1S, Inc., to provide unique software solutions to Kansas hospitals.
Position AvailableClinic Operations Director, Memorial Health System, Abilene
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Psychiatric Payment Updates, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Updated Zika Virus Guidance, Pioneers in Quality Webinar, Opioids and Drug Abuse Issues Interim Report, Hospital Price and Quality Updates, Payment and Policy Updates for IRFs and SNFs, U.S. Senate Defeats ACA Repeal Legislation, and EHR Known Issues Documents.
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