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By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:35 AM
Answers to many of the questions submitted by participants during the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training offered in Baltimore, Maryland, in November have been posted and are available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/LTCH-Quality-Reporting/LTCH-Quality-Reporting-Training.html, under ‘Downloads’.

Additionally, CMS will host a follow-up webinar on February 3. The primary focus will be on Sections GG (Functional Abilities and Goals) and M (Skin Conditions) of the LTCH Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set V 3.0. Information about Section O (Special Treatments, Procedures and Programs) and where to find additional assistance...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:42 AM
On January 22, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched important changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program hardship exception process that will reduce burden on clinicians, hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). These changes are a result of recent Medicare legislation – the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA), Pub. L. No. 114-115 – and ongoing efforts to improve the program.

CMS has posted new, streamlined hardship applications, reducing the amount of information that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals and CAHs must submit to apply for an exception. The new applications and instructions for a hardship exception from the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program 2017 payment adjustment are available here....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 25, 2016 10:22 AM
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management have announced the companies on the 12th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky List. The winner rankings will be announced at an awards dinner on April 20 in Lexington.

Winners have been selected in three categories, based on company size.

Seven Kentucky hospitals and one system were honored on this year's list:

Small Companies

Saint Joseph Martin Medium Companies

Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana Large Companies

Baptist Health Kentucky, Multiple Locations Frankfort Regional Medical Center Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland Our Lady of Peace, Louisville Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center, Mount Vernon For more information, visit www.bestplacestoworkky.com.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:37 AM

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is collecting health services utilization data through the annual survey process. This data is published in a report each year and is critical information used for health care access, planning and the Certificate of Need (CON) Program. CEOs should have received an email from Beth Morris (betha.morris@ky.gov) as well as a letter by mail with instructions for completing the hospital, surgery and megavolt/Pet/MRI surveys.

Please make sure the appropriate person in your organization completes these surveys and returns them as soon as possible to Morris. If you have questions or you do not receive the survey requests, contact Morris in the Office of Health Policy at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:01 AM

The KIPSQ Safe Table Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, January 21, in Madisonville has been cancelled. There is no rescheduled date at this time. If you have questions, contact Sharon Perkins (sperkins@kyha.com) at KHA. For more information on upcoming Safe Table Meetings, view the brochure and registration information on the KIPSQ website at http://www.kipsq.org/Portals/26/EventBrochures/SafeTableMeetings.pdf.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:30 AM

The program and registration information for the KHA District Meetings in March are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/DistrictMeetingsMarch2016.pdf.

KHA members should mark their calendars and plan to attend. All meetings will begin at 9:45 a.m. local time and conclude following lunch at 12:30 p.m.

March 2
9:45 a.m. (CT)
Twin Lakes District
The Medical Center - WKU Health Sciences Complex
700 1st Avenue
Bowling Green
 
  March 9
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Ohio Valley District
KHA Headquarters
2501 Nelson Miller Parkway
Louisville
March 11
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Cumberland District
Baptist Health Richmond
801 Eastern Bypass
Richmond
  March 24
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Blue Grass District
UK HealthCare
Charles T. Wethington Jr. Bldg., Rm. 127
900 South Limestone
Lexington
  

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (pkirchem@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 18, 2016 12:16 PM
Last week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) approved a multi-layered recommendation that would grant hospitals a full payment update for 2017, as well as cutting payments for 340B drugs and redirecting some of the savings into uncompensted care funds that the Commission stated would benefit more hospitals under a new Medicare-based calculation than the current one based on Medicaid days. Three Commissioners opposed the recommendation.

Commission Chairman Francis Crosson noted hospitals would gain $3 billion in payments, while Medicare beneficiaries would gain some out-of-pocket savings on drug costs directly and others could benefit later if Medigap insurers pass savings along by lowering premiums. Opponents stated the policy recommendation could hurt some providers and strayed beyond MedPAC's competency in addressing the 340B program.

What You Need to Know

MedPAC voted to give hospitals a full 2017 Medicare payment update currently projected at 1.75 percentage points....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 18, 2016 12:08 PM
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) unanimously approved seven recommendations on payment systems last week. The recommendations approved were:

Recommendation 1: Physicians and other health professionals The Congress should increase payment rates for physician and other health professional services by the amount specified in current law for calendar year 2017.

Recommendation 2: Ambulatory Surgical Centers The Congress should eliminate the update to the payment rates for ambulatory surgical centers for 2017. The Congress should also require ambulatory surgical centers to submit cost data.

Recommendation 3: Dialysis Facilities The Congress should increase the outpatient dialysis payment rate by the update specified in current law for calendar year 2017.

Recommendation 4: Skilled Nursing Facilities The Congress should eliminate the market basket for 2017 and 2018 and direct the Secretary to revise the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:09 AM

KHA's priority legislation, SB 20, addresses the need for a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) appeals process. Nina Eisner, CEO of Ridge Behavioral Health System in Lexington, testified before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on January 13 and gave examples of why this legislation is desperately needed.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:51 AM
Louisville's Norton Women's & Kosair Children's Hospital joins St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Edgewood) and UK Chandler Medical Center (Lexington) in receiving a baby-friendly designation from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

Currently, 326 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers in 48 states and the District of Columbia hold the Baby-Friendly designation. Every hospital that attains the Baby-Friendly designation must demonstrate successful implementation of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

For more information about the initiative, visit http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/.

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By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:53 AM

KHA is now accepting applications for the Annual KHA Quality Awards. Please see the application for the full details. Applications, including full payment are due on April 1. Awards will be presented at the KHA Annual Convention Awards Luncheon on May 13 in Lexington.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 08, 2016 9:38 AM
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Center has announced a new $157 million funding opportunity, the Accountable Health Community Model, that acknowledges the social determinants framework for health and the need for partnerships to link what happens in the clinical setting with what happens in the community. The five-year program is the first CMS Innovation Center model to focus on the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, including building alignment between clinical and community-based services at the local level.

CMS will award a total of 44 cooperative agreements, ranging from $1 million to $4.5 million, to successful applicants to implement the Accountable Health Communities model. Award recipients under this model, referred to as “bridge organizations,” will oversee the screening of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for social and behavioral issues, such as housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence and...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 08, 2016 9:35 AM
KIPSQ will conduct a Safe Table topic every month in three different locations thoughout the state for members of the PSO. Participants will:

Generate candid discussion and share organizational experiences on patient safety and quality issues Exchange information about bet practices relative to patient safety Encourage coordinated/collaborative efforts and new partnerships Network and communicate A brochure and registration information are available on the KIPSQ website at http://www.kipsq.org/Portals/26/EventBrochures/SafeTableMeetings.pdf.

For more information on the benefits of your facility joining KIPSQ, visit www.kipsq.org or contact Nancy Galvagni (ngalvagni@kyha.com)  or Sharon Perkins (sperkins@kyha.com)...
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