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: Pam Blochlinger, 2015 KAHPAM president, at (785) 243-1234, ext. 172; or Audrey Dunkel, KHA liaison at (785) 233-7436.  

Upcoming Events

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

September 23, 2016
KAHPAM 2016 Fall Workshop
Courtyard Marriott, Salina

2015 KAHPAM Board Members

Pam Blochlinger - President
Terri Wagoner - Past President/Membership Chair
Rebecca Mullins - President Elect/Program Co-Chair
Norma Archibald - Secretary/Program Co-Chair
Ruth Duling - Treasurer
Karen Baliel - Director
Heather Laflen - Program Co-Chair
Audrey Dunkel - KHA Liaison

2015 KAHPAM Program Committee

Joni Dacus
Nikki Esquibel
Scott Miles
Laura Reynolds

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KDHE, in partnership with the KHA and KHERF, is offering a training opportunity for new and experienced CAH leadership focusing on preparation for CAH surveys on Dec. 2 in Wichita. Please contact the Chrisy Madden at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org if you have any questions.
For more information regarding the KHSC Board Meeting, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or spoage@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this event, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436: Jennifer Findley (jfindley@kha-net.org) Hayley Finch (hfinch@kha-net.org) Chrisy Madden (cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this event, contact Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436 or dlewis@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.