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June 29, 2018
President's Perspective – Examining Healthcare CostsThe Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions this week began a series of hearings addressing how healthcare systems can reduce costs in America.
KHA-PAC Golf Scramble and Golf Lesson Event – July 18Network with health care executives while supporting candidates who support health care issues. If you're experienced, new to the game or just need a refresher, this event is for you.
Tools for Engagement: We Care We Vote Educational Webinar – July 10At this webinar, you will learn about the We CARE We VOTE Campaign, a statewide initiative to empower and educate health care workers across the state about what's at stake for Kansas hospitals this election year.
New Medicare Cards Begin to Be Mailed in KansasThis week, CMS announced the mailing of new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in Wave 3 states, including Kansas.
KDHE Medicaid Training Opportunity – July 12The curriculum will provide an overview of the Kansas Medicaid program, as well as Medicaid eligibility, and is applicable for any staff in any agency that deals with Medicaid (KanCare).
State Fire Marshal's UpdatesThis week, KHA received information from the State Fire Marshal's office, asking that we share it with our members.
BCBSKS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions for Opioid Naïve Members Beginning July 1Beginning July 1, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas will limit prescriptions for immediate release opioids to a seven-day supply for opioid naïve members.
Grants Available to Help Injured or Ill Americans Return to WorkforceThe U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of $20 million in grants intended to identify new, replicable strategies to help individuals with a work-related disability stay on the job.
2018 Topeka Comprehensive Pain Management Fair & Drug Take Back Event - July 21The purpose of this event is to bring together community members to learn more about comprehensive pain management, opioid safety and prescription opioid misuse prevention.
Save the Date for the Kansas Opioid Conference – Nov. 15Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Second Annual Kansas Opioid Conference, Nov. 15, at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.
CEO Staffing ChangesKHA would like to inform you of the latest member hospital administrator changes since our last hospital list printout in May.
Health Observances and Recognition Days for JulyThe Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
Position AvailableIT Director, Memorial Health System, Abilene.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Workplace Safety Regulatory Initiative, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce and Palliative Care Bills, Medicaid Fraud Concerns, IPFQR Submission Checklists, OQR Manual Version 12.0, Medicaid Program Integrity Initiatives, NHSN Consent Deadline Extended, CART Resources, R3 Report on New Newborn Identification Requirements, Pagers May Be Disclosing PHI, Opioid Legislation Passed, Hospital Sexual Assault Response Capacity Investigated, and Lessons from Mass Shootings.
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