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September 17, 2021
President's Perspective – Willis Heck and Eight Other Kansas Trustees RecognizedIt is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association recognizes hospital trustees who provide an exemplary contribution through their leadership and governance.
Registration Now Open for the 2021 KHA Fall District MeetingsThe Kansas Hospital Association Fall District Meeting dates have been set. KHA is going to host six in-person meetings and one virtual meeting.
Director of Nursing Commits Long Term to Hospital and Greater Faith CommunityKHA's Health Care Worker of the Year Award highlights hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. This week, KHA is highlighting Missy Hampel, director of nursing, Ascension Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc.
Best Practices in Managing 340B PharmacyPlease join us at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, for this informative webinar presented by Chris Giese, vice president of Pharmacy Solutions at SUNRx, where insights will be shared on how your organization can plan a successful 340B retail program.
Latest Provider Relief Fund Developments and Application Period for New Phase 4 DistributionPYA will be hosting a webinar at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to discuss the impact of the latest developments on providers' reporting strategies.
Healthy Kansas 2030 Community Health Perceptions SurveyKHA is one of the organizations partnering with the Healthy Kansas 2030 Steering Committee, along with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to promote participation in a state-wide Community Health Perceptions Survey.
HRSA Seeks Comments on PRF Reporting RequirementsHRSA is seeking comments from Provider Relief Fund recipients on the burden and utility of the information collected through the PRF reporting portal.
2021 Immunization Symposium Sponsored by Nurture KC and Mid America Immunization CoalitionNurture KC and the Mid America Immunization Coalition, MAIC, invite you and your colleagues to attend the virtual 2021 Immunization Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 14.
ASAM Launches Free Buprenorphine Training ModuleThe American Society of Addiction Medicine has launched a free, one-hour training module to educate medical professionals and students on prescribing buprenorphine to patients with opioid use disorder.
CMS Rescinding Prior Audit Denials for Failed 'Mid-Build Exceptions'CMS announced it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that failed to qualify for the "mid-build exception" so the agency may review the determinations.
Proposed Rules on No Surprises Act Enforcement, Air Ambulance and Agent/Broker DisclosureThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, along with the Office of Personnel Management, released proposed rules implementing certain provisions of the No Surprises Act related to enforcement, air ambulance transparency and agent/ broker disclosures.
New Telehealth Awareness Week – Sept. 19-25This landmark event, created by the American Telemedicine Association, highlights and reinforces the central role telehealth now plays in the delivery of health care services.
Position AvailableRadiology Director, Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka
Statement from Jim Zakoura on Behalf of the Natural Gas Transportation Customer CoalitionAPS shares a statement from Jim Zakoura, attorney and consumer advocate, Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered, on behalf of the Natural Gas Transportation Customer Coalition.
Federal and National NewsThis week's topics include Medicare Payment Standards for Breakthrough Medical Devices Reversed, Equity Agenda for Health Care Quality Improvement Paper, MLN Connects Provider eNews, COVID-19 Action Plan, COVID-19 Provider Funding, CAH Topic Guide FAQs, Worsening Disparities in Opioid Overdose Deaths, IPFQR Abstraction Paper Tools.
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