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The adoption of federal health reform legislation will be a challenge for hospital leaders across the nation. There’s a wealth of information available on health reform. However, defining what’s important can be a difficult. The Kansas Hospital Association is committed to providing you the information you need to break through the clutter.

Health reform implementation will be one of the most transformational times of our generation. KHA will provide you with the information needed to address these challenges and maximize the opportunities of the law.

KHA Federal Advocate Newsletter

     For news on health reform.

Strategic Issues

Health Care Reform - Health care access for all, paid for by all, which promotes system efficiencies and personal responsibility - has been identified as a strategic issue by the KHA Board of Directors. If you have questions regarding a health care reform issue, contact Chad Austin at (785) 233-7436.

Community Health Needs Assessment Online Tools

KHA has worked with other Kansas stakeholders to create www.KansasHealthMatters.org - a Web site featuring Kansas community health data and numerous tools and resources to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment. A recorded training Webinar is available and will demonstrate how to use this robust tool to assist hospitals in meeting the federal requirements to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment.

There are health reform provisions that change reimbursement structures and shift financial risk to providers. This section contains information and resources.  
There are health reform requirements that improve the efficiency of care, reduce duplication and integrate the continuum of care. This section contains information and resources on care coordination and delivery reform.
There are health reform provisions designed to increase coverage and change the insurance market place. This section contains information and resource about coverage and insurance.
Web Resources on Health Reform
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For more information on this meeting, contact Tish Hollingsworth or Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436.
The Recovery Audit Contractors have made short-stay inpatient admissions a major issue by challenging significant numbers of cases. Hospitals have, in turn, appealed many of these cases which have caused a significant backlog of cases at the appeals level.
For more information regarding this event, contact Michele Clark at mclark@khconline.org or (785) 235-0763.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Wisconsin Hospital Association is a hosting a four-part webinar series to help hospitals prepare. Hospital coders, coding supervisors and managers, and internal ICD-10 team leaders and members are encouraged to participate in this series as a team.
Join the Kansas Healthcare Communicators Society on Oct. 29, 2014 for their fall education conference. Download the brochure today for more information. Contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436 or jfenwick@kha-net.org for more info.