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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 at (785) 233-7436.  

Upcoming Events

May 1, 2015
KAHPAM Spring Workshop
Location TBD

September 18, 2015
KAHPAM Fall Workshop
Location TBD

2015 KAHPAM Board Members

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

2015 KAHPAM Program Committee

Joni Dacus
Nikki Esquibel
Scott Miles
Laura Reynolds

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Join us for an Advocacy Briefing at 1 p.m. on Jan. 12 when staff from KHA will provide a sneak peek at the issues that we expect during the upcoming session.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436 or afluke@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this event, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact the KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or Chrisy Madden at cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Sally Perkins at (785) 233-7436 or sperkins@kha-net.org.