Kansas Association of Healthcare Patient Access and Account Managers

The Kansas Association of Healthcare Patient Access and Account Managers is an organization of individuals employed by Kansas hospitals and other health care organizations that are concerned with or involved in health care accounts receivable management. Today, more than ever before, patient access and patient account personnel play a vital role in the entire revenue cycle for hospitals and health care facilities. They are ultimately responsible for collecting every dollar charged to patients. The areas of patient access, accounting and financial management are constantly changing, making good management skills vital when converting patient revenue into cash.

The KAHPAM objectives are to make available a wide range of resources for both new and experienced members alike; advance the development of effective patient account management and registration procedures; stimulate the exchange of information and further the educational and personal development of its members; provide an educational opportunity for the patient access and account managers and broaden and improve the capabilities of their personnel in the management of patient accounts; and encourage professional development through certification programs.

KAHPAM conducts several educational programs annually. At the present time, they have two meetings per year, plus a joint meeting with the Sunflower Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. These meetings provide a great forum for interaction and networking.

KAHPAM dues are $50 for each member. There also is an associate membership fee of $75 for individuals employed by a firm indirectly involved in the health care industry. If you would like more information about KAHPAM, contact: Terri Wagoner, 2014 KAHPAM President, at (785) 472-5029, ext. 367; or Audrey Dunkel at (785) 233-7436.  

Upcoming Events

September 12, 2014
KAHPAM Fall Workshop
Courtyard by Marriott of Salina, Salina, KS

May 1, 2015
KAHPAM Spring Workshop
Location TBD

September 18, 2015
KAHPAM Fall Workshop
Location TBD

2014 KAHPAM Board Members

Terri Wagoner - President/Acting Past President
Pam Blochlinger - President Elect
Sue Lebbin - Secretary
Barbara Shields - Treasurer
Norma Archibald - Director/Program Co-Chair
Karen Baliel - Director
Ruth Duling - Director
Heather Laflen - Director/Program Co-Chair
Rebecca Mullins - Director/Program Co-Chair
Audrey Dunkel - KHA Representative

2014 KAHPAM Program Committee

Joni Dacus
Nikki Esquibel
Leslie Mahoney
Scott Miles
Laura Reynolds

Related Links and Downloads

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.
Improved coordination of care and sharing of public health data are two important requirements in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Join KHA on Wed., Oct. 29 for a webinar from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Hospital Association will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 29 that will cover the challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Paul Baumert, CPA, FHFMA and Julianne Kipple, CPA, CHFP with the Lutz Healthcare Practice Group will identify opportunities for cost savings, improvements in revenue cycle management and shifts in reimbursement.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
For more information on the KHA Board Meeting, contact Amy Fluke at afluke@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436