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June 22, 2018
President's Perspective – AHA Regional Policy Board UpdateThis week, I attended the summer meeting of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board for Region 6, which includes the states of Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.
State Announces KanCare ContractorsJust this morning, the State of Kansas announced their selection of the managed care organizations that will be contracted to administer the state's KanCare program, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence AwardCommunity HealthCare System in Onaga is walking the talk when it comes to improving the health of the communities it serves.
We CARE We VOTE – Start a Get Out the Vote Campaign Today!The KHA We CARE We VOTE campaign is a statewide initiative to empower and educate health care workers across the state about what's at stake for Kansas hospitals this election year.
ABS Is a Priority. Now What? – July 11Topics for this webinar include the seven core elements of an antibiotic stewardship program, as well as practical implementation strategies.
FY 2018 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning AnnouncementHRSA's FORHP will provide approximately $15 million to support approximately 75 one-year awards (up to $200,000 per award) in rural communities under the competitive FY 2018 Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.
Intermedix EMResource and eICS Systems ChangesThe Intermedix Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, which includes EMResource and eICS products used by all Kansas hospitals, became an independent company as a result of R1 acquiring Intermedix Corp.
Brink Magazine: The Spring/Summer 2018 Issue Is Here!Check out MMIC's Spring/Summer issue of Brink magazine, Communication: To the Heart of the Matter. Communicating effectively on health care teams is critical for patient safety.
KDHE to Provide Training on Changes to Disease Reporting and Isolation MeetingsKDHE has scheduled nine regional trainings to provide our stakeholders education and information on the changes to the disease and condition reporting, isolation and quarantine, and rabies control regulations. The updated regulations went into effect May 11.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: More Opioid Bills Passed, Military Health Opioid Programs, Reducing Burdens of Stark Law, Extension of EPSDT Services to Children, Safety Bulletin on Human Trafficking, Data Element Library, MLN Connects Provider eNews, Study Finds Traveling Nurses Cost Less than Staff Nurses, Senate Committee Considers 340B Administration, Unresolved Drug Shortages Update, Opioid Epidemic: Taking Lives and Displacing Children, Association Health Plan Final Rule, Reducing Risk of Death after Opioid Overdose, Medicaid and CHIP Report, Medicare Report, Hospital-Specific Reports Regarding Pneumonia Readmission Measure, and IQR Education Session.
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