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July 14, 2017
President's Perspective – Make Your Voices HeardSenate Republican leaders have released a revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.
KHA Annual Convention and Trade ShowMark your calendars and plan to attend this year's KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show, Sept. 7-8, in Wichita at the Hyatt Regency Wichita/Century II Convention Center.
KHA-PAC Recognition in Two Months – The Heat Is On, Donate Today!
KHA-PAC pleased to report that we have raised nearly $35,000 toward this year's goal of $70,000; however, we would like to hit our goal of $70,000 before our annual convention in September.
Leadership Development Workshop: Exercising Leadership in a Hospital SettingParticipants will explore leadership as an activity not a position, as well as obtain tools and strategies to diagnose situations, energize and engage others, intervene effectively, and manage themselves throughout the process.
New Policy Brief Highlights Equity Gap for Non-Expansion StatesUnder the U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act, the 19 states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will forego $737 billion in net federal Medicaid outlays throughout a decade compared to states that have opted to expand the program.
Danielle Bohl, Serving the Phillips County Community with Talent and DedicationDanielle Bohl is an exceptional and respected leader both inside and outside the walls of Phillips County Health Systems.
KHA Board NominationsAnyone interested in being nominated to serve on the KHA Board or submitting a nomination for board appointment should contact either Scott Taylor at (620) 272-2561 or Tom Bell at (785) 233-7436 by July 25.
Looking for Talented VocalistKHA is look for an individual to sing the National Anthem at the 2017 KHA Annual Convention during the opening ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 7.
FFY 2018 VBP Update DistributedThis analysis, is intended to provide hospitals with a preview of the potential impact of the FFY 2018 program, based on the first quarter 2017 update from CMS Hospital Compare.
2017 KHA Mid-Year Compensation Survey Now OpenThe 2017 KHA Compdata mid-year compensation survey, a condensed version of the January survey covering 60 hot jobs in healthcare, is open through Aug. 7.
2017 KHA Compdata Physician Compensation SurveyThe 2017 KHA Compdata Physician Compensation survey is now available.
Revised Medicare Hospital Discharge NoticeHospitals are required to deliver the Important Message from Medicare, CMS-R-193 to all Medicare beneficiaries, including original Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage plan enrollees, who are hospital inpatients.
New Kansas Medical Assistance UR Contractor to Host WebinarsQualis Health, recently awarded the contract for fee-for-service inpatient hospital utilization review services by KDHE, is offering training on their web portal and review process at 2 p.m. on July 19 and July 25.
CMS Extends Date to File or Amend FY 2014 S-10 DataCMS announced that Kansas hospitals now have a second chance to change their FY 2014 S-10 data. Changes must be submitted by Saturday, Sept. 30.
Position AvailableChief Human Resource Officer, Scott County Hospital, Scott City.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Better Care Reconciliation Act, FY 2014 S-10 Data, MLN Connects Provider eNews, VBP Program Education, IQR Known Issues Documents, IPFQR PY 2018 Reporting, U.S. Senate Shortens August Recess, Executive Turnover Issues, Marketplace Insurance Issuers, Home Health Agencies' CoPs, Hospital Quality Reporting Center Newsletter, Federal Court Orders Illinois to Pay Providers, Medicare DSH Adjustments, OQR Specifications Manual, IQR Specifications Manual, BCRA Longer-Term Projections, Economic Outlook and Federal Debt, Statutory Limit Reports, Expectations for Reducing Legionella Risk, ESRD PPS Payment and Policy Updates
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