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May 4, 2018
President's Perspective – KHA Wishes Hospitals a Happy Hospital WeekNext week, KHA will join our members in celebrating hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart.
Educational Webinar: Is Your Facility Ready for a 501(r) Compliance Check? – May 16This webinar will provide an overview of the obligations hospitals have as part of the IRS section 501(r) and strategies to prepare for audit checks.
careLearning Informational Webinar – May 24KHA invites your hospital to learn more about the careLearning education management solution, a cost-effective learning solution to ensure all employees have required Regulatory Training, as well as access to hundreds of health care-related courses.
Important Notice for Hospitals Eligible for Medicare Low-Volume Hospitals and MDHsOn Feb. 9, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 was enacted. Section 50204 of BiBA extends certain temporary changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals for an additional year, through fiscal year 2018.
2018 KHA Compensation and Benefits Survey ResultsResults from the 2018 KHA compensation and benefits survey are now available.
Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule for 2019 ReleasedOn April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital proposed rule for fiscal year 2019.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: CDC Opioid Training for Primary Care Providers, NFPA Releases Standard, Quality Payment Program Participation Criteria, MLN Connects Provider eNews, IQR Education Sessions, All of Us Event, Intermedix Org Changes, CMS Releases Proposed Rules, NHSN Agreement to Participate & Consent Form, and Quality Reporting Center Spring Newsletter.
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