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October 8, 2021
President's Perspective – Congress Wrangles on Legislative AgendaThe new federal fiscal year started last Friday, but Congress has yet to determine the outcome of most of President Joe Biden's legislative agenda.
KHA LIVE 21 Virtual Roundtable DiscussionsMark your calendars and plan to attend this LIVE, yet virtual event on Oct. 12, the first of two convention events in October.
SPARK Funding UpdateThis week, the Office of Recovery distributed applications for the recently allocated SPARK funding, indicating the amount each hospital will receive based on their formula of licensed beds.
#KansasFightsFlu Collegiate Campaign Release and WebpageImmunize Kansas Coalition has updated its #KansasFightsFlu webpage for the 2021-2022 flu season.
KanCare Committee Meeting – Oct. 28If you have items you want the committee to address during the KanCare Committee Meeting, please send the details to Shannan Flach.
Health Care Personnel COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Requirement WebinarAHA's webinar on the new quality reporting measure for COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel will review the new quality reporting measure and answer questions.
Region VII DHRE Preparedness Webinar Series – Oct. 14During this webinar, Together We Stand; A Story of Resilience and Lessons-Learned from the Las Vegas Mass Shooting, hear a first-hand account sparking the question of every medical care system: Are You Ready?
Kansas Breastfeeding Conference 2021 – OnlineThe Kansas Breastfeeding Conference provides meaningful collaboration and learning with breastfeeding supporters to celebrate the collective resilience and dedication to building a culture of breastfeeding support in Kansas.
Webinar Recording: Learn How to Deploy eCR to Reduce Reporting Burden on Health Care StaffLearn how to easily implement and improve public health reporting in Kansas by equipping your organization's EHR with electronic case reporting capability.
Health Quality Innovators of the Year AwardsHealth Quality Innovators is offering an opportunity to earn recognition for using successful approaches to quality improvement.
HQIN Webinar: Fixing the Polypharmacy ProblemLearn how medications prescribed by numerous providers can duplicate, contradict, and complicate a patient's regimen while creating a recipe for potential adverse drug events.
HQIN Webinar Recording: A Community of ImmunityA recording and handouts from the recent HQIN webinar on vaccinations is now available at no cost on demand.
Position AvailableExecutive Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, Topeka
Federal and National NewsThis week's topics include CDC Urges Pregnant People to Be Vaccinated against COVID-19, Strategies for Complying with New ONC Data Sharing Rules Webinar, Report Highlighting Rural Transportation Issues, Upcoming 2Q2021 Reporting Deadlines, CMS Updates Inpatient and Outpatient CART, Congress Delays Federal Government Shutdown, HHS Issues Interim Final Rule to Further Implement the No Surprises Act, FY 2022 IPF PPS Correction Notice, CMS Rescinds Trump Rule on FQHC 340B Drug Discounts, MLN Connects Provider eNews, New Requirement: Hospitals to Begin Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Data to NHSN, Combatting the Fourth Wave of America's Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Crisis.
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