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July 21, 2017
President's Perspective – 340b AdvocacyKHA member Brian Williams, president and CEO of Labette Health in Parsons, joined KHA staff in attending the American Hospital Association Rural Hospital Policy Forum this week in Washington, D.C.
KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show – Thursday's HighlightsThis year's KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show will kick-off at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, with the KHA Political Advocacy and Grassroots Breakfast.
Jane Chance: Putting the Patients at Meade District Hospital as Her Top PriorityIn rural areas, health care workers have to wear many hats. Giving 43 years of service to Meade District Hospital/Artesian Valley Health System in Meade, Jane Chance is a surgery supervisor, risk manager and continuous quality improvement director, covering all areas of responsibility.
Jody Gragg: Serving His Health System, As Well As Rural KansasJody Gragg has always treats patients, visitors and staff like he would like his family to be treated. It may sound trite; while it is a quality that can be easily verbalized, it is more difficult to demonstrate.
Upcoming Webinars for Hospitals Interested in AHRQ Antibiotic Stewardship ProjectAHRQ is seeking hospitals for a national project that aims to reduce harms related to inappropriate use of antibiotics while preserving antibiotics' effectiveness for future generations.
2018 Proposed Rule for Hospital Outpatient/ASC Payment Systems ReleasedOn July 13, CMS released the calendar year 2018 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center proposed rule.
Mitigate Increase in State Taxes with Alternative Comp PlanThe increase in the Kansas income tax rates have brought to light the opportunity to share one of the solutions KHSC has for Kansas hospitals. LifeSolutionz has developed an alternative compensation plan that can be a benefit for hospital employees.
The APS Staffing ProgramThe APS Staffing Program, owned jointly by KHA and MHA, has been meeting the clinical and non–clinical staffing needs of scores of hospitals in Kansas and Missouri since 2004.
Positions AvailableCEO, Harper County Kansas; CEO, Morris County Hospital, Council Grove; and CFO, Kingman Community Hospital, Kingman.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: BCRA, MLN Connects Provider eNews, QRDA Category I HQR Implementation Guide, Gallup Report, Opioid Prescribing Practices, Employer Disparagement, Payment and Policy Updates, IQR Education Session, Hospital Compare Preview Reports, OQR Times Newsletter, Marketplace Insurer County Map, IQR, EHR Incentive Programs Education, and FLEX Program Educational Resources.
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