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September 24, 2021
President's Perspective – Action Requested on SPARK's Hospital Staffing Support ProgramThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, one factor that has challenged the ability of Kansas hospitals to readily respond to health care needs is the shortage of health care professionals.
Agenda Set for KHA Fall District MeetingsThe KHA Fall District Meeting dates and agenda topics are set. KHA is hosting six in-person meetings and one virtual meeting.
Nurse Executive Takes Point on Several Pandemic InitiativesKHA'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 Kim Dixon, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City.
KanCare All MCO Fall 2021 Virtual Training Sessions – Oct. 13 and Oct. 21Topics to be covered include eligibility checks, coverage determination, pharmacy prior authorizations, third-party liability, reconsiderations, appeals and grievances, denials, KDHE policies, and cultural competency.
PAMA Lab Test Private Payor Rate Reporting: What Clinical Labs Need to KnowKHSC is working with PARA Healthcare Analytics to host a FREE webinar to share the who, what, why and when of the CMS mandate for lab PAMA reporting.
Opioid Prescriptions Decline, Yet Deaths Continue to IncreaseA report shows physicians and other prescribing providers have reduced opioid prescribing in every state for ten consecutive years, and increased the use of state prescription drug monitoring programs in every state for the past five years.
New Look and Reporting Platform Coming for KHA's HIDI Analytic Advantage Hospital Reporting ProgramAnalytic Advantage PLUS, the online reporting tool accessed from Analytic Advantage, is where your KHA hospital-level data resides.
Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative Learning Forum – Sept. 28This forum will discuss how the POST-BIRTH Warning Signs integration at your facility should include the father and/or support systems to save more mothers in Kansas.
Rural Kansas Photo Contest Has Health Care CategoryThe Rural Health Education and Services office with the University of Kansas Medical Center is accepting entries for the 16th Annual Rural Kansas Photo Contest until Oct. 18.
Have You Had Difficulties Receiving KHA Newsletters?Some KHA members have been experiencing difficulties receiving Current Report, Capitol Comments and Federal Advocate.
Ninth Annual Kansas Healthcare Ethics ConferenceSave the date for the Ninth Annual Kansas Healthcare Ethics Conference virtual event on March 9, 2022.
Health Observances and Recognition Days for OctoberThe Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
Position AvailableExecutive Director of Finance, Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth.
Federal and National NewsThis week's topics include Methamphetamine-Involved Overdose Deaths Nearly Triples, CMS Selects OQR Program Hospitals for CY 2023 Data Validation, TJC Releases Specifications Manual Addendum Version 2021B1, CMS Extends Open Enrollment Period, Issues Final Rule to Update Payment Parameters, CMS Issues EMTALA Guidance, Study Finds Increase in Uncontrollable Vomiting Due to Marijuana Use, HRSA Expands Areas Eligible for Federal Rural Health Grants, MLN Connects Provider eNews, TJC Webinar, and HRSA Funding Opportunity.
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