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Kansas rural hospitals provide essential health care services to a growing population of rural Medicare beneficiaries. Rural communities depend on hospitals to be there when they need them – to respond swiftly to emergencies, to help patients cope with acute and chronic illness and to care for those who have no place left to turn – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Protecting the Foundation of Health Care in Kansas - Brochure

Protecting the Foundation of Health Care in Kansas - Customizable Community Presentation

Rural Health Visioning Technical Advisory Group

Charge: To identify, evaluate and recommend strategies for KHA and its family of organizations related to the future of rural health delivery and structure; to identify new models of rural health delivery and consider the potential for success of the model(s) in Kansas; and develop education and other resources related to the future of rural health delivery for KHA members and the public.


2016 TAG Members
Rural Health Test Findings Report
Principles for a Sustainable Rural Health Delivery System
Challenges Facing Kansas Rural Hospitals - Case for Change PowerPoint

The TAG continues to examine existing models of care, determining if they meet the Principles for a Sustainable Rural Health Delivery System, highlighting positive features and identifying barriers to implementation in Kansas. Below is an overview sheet on each model they have examined to date.

Avera eCare
Montana Frontier Health System
Patient Centered Medical Home
Rural ACO
PACE
Prairie Health Ventures
System Alignment in IA/NE
Urgency Rooms


The TAG has developed a Primary Health Center Model, currently in a paper test phase.

 

Sustaining Rural Health Care in Kansas - White Paper

Primary Health Center Model - Executive Summary

New Models of Health Care Delivery in Rural Areas - Media Release

 

The TAG has developed a set of scenarios of the future to provide hospitals with a discussion tool about the future of health delivery in Kansas. Hospitals are encouraged to use these as a planning tool with their boards.

Instructions
Diminished Local Support
CAH Mileage Phase In
Physician Led ACO
System Alignment


Click here to view the presentation on affiliations given by Douglas Johnson, Stroudwater Associates, at the 2014 Critical Issues Summit.


For more information on this program, contact Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436 or dlewis@kha-net.org, or visit the HFMA web page at http:www.kha-net.orgAlliedOrganizationsHFMA.
For more information on this webinar, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
KHA invites our legislative leaders, Kansas hospital CEOs, senior staff and hospital trustees to attend the KHA Advocacy Day in Topeka. This is your opportunity to interact with your elected officials and share the message about issues facing Kansas community hospitals.
KHA has a 21-member Board of Directors. They meet five times a year. Each board member holds three-year terms, with a two-term limit. The Board has a composition of members from all geographic areas of Kansas all sizes and types of member hospitals are represented. The Board also includes a hospital trustee and physician member. Other participants include AHA Delegates, Council Chairs and Allied Organizations.
For more information, contact Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) or Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.