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: Rebecca Mullins, 2016 KAHPAM president, at (785) 677-4114; or Audrey Dunkel, KHA liaison at (785) 233-7436.  

Upcoming Events

April 8, 2016
KAHPAM 2016 Spring Workshop
Courtyard Marriott, Salina

October 7, 2016
KAHPAM 2016 Fall Workshop
Courtyard Marriott, Salina

2016 KAHPAM Board Members

Rebecca Mullins - President
Pam Blochlinger - Past President/Membership Chair
Codi Cox - President Elect/Director
VACANT- Secretary/Program Co-Chair
Ruth Duling - Treasurer
Yvonne Bartley - Director
Mary Bennett - Director
Nita Dunning - Director
Heather Laflen - Program Co-Chair
Christine Null - Director
Laura Reynolds - Program Co-Chair/Director
Joanne Schwerman - Director
Debra Taylor - Director
Audrey Dunkel - KHA Liaison

2016 KAHPAM Program Committee

Joni Dacus
Nikki Esquibel

Scott Miles

KAHPAM Documents


For more information on this meeting, contact Jennifer Findley at (785) 233-7436 or jfindley@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Chrisy Madden, KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Tish Hollingsworth (thollingsworth@kha-net.org) or Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, is offering a training opportunity for Small Hospital Improvement Program grant eligible facilities focusing on an overview of the EDTC program.
For more information regarding this seminar, contact Ronnie Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@kha-net.org.