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By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:52 PM
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Office of Pharmacy Affairs will host a webinar on August 8 to assist covered entities with the recertification process for the 340B drug savings program.

Hospitals can join the webinar, which takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET), by visiting https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/dpp_340b_pepi/.

The conference number is 800-967-7154 and participant passcode is 847321.

All 340B hospitals are required to recertify with HRSA to ensure they continue to meet the 340B hospital eligibility requirements. The hospital recertification process runs from August 15 to September 12. HRSA recently stated it may request additional information from covered entities during the registration process. These additional program integrity requests are specific to hospital eligibility documentation and contract pharmacy agreements of all covered entities...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:46 PM
Are you looking to improve your emergency department ( ED) processes? If so, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend this highly interactive session to gather ideas from your peers that you can immediately try in your hospital. KHA will host a two-day conference on August 9-10, at Jeptha Creed in Shelbyville, which is designed for hospital CEOs and emergency department leaders to support CAH emergency care growth and quality. The conference addresses operations efficiency, opioid abuse challenges, culture and quality. Learn how to improve your data collection and analysis and ways to provide even better and more efficient care to enhance your patient experience.

View the brochure for program details. Register online...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:37 AM
As technology advances in our lives, organizations explore how new capabilities can improve their business functions. Accounts Payable (AP) is one of the areas which can benefit greatly from technology and attention, ultimately transforming what was once viewed as a necessary business function into a revenue-generating strategy.

Many hospitals have some version of automation in their accounts payable, but often the program doesn’t live up to their expectations. It can be challenging to enroll suppliers, it may take too many IT resources and/or lackluster customer service isn’t enough.

When an AP solution stalls, it’s hard to imagine getting another one, but some organizations are finding that’s exactly what they need to do.

Having two AP solutions from different providers can provide some much-needed relief from the frustrations of an underperforming program. You can ask a provider to evaluate only the payments that aren’t already automated – giving them a smaller portion of the pie means they will give...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:35 AM

<KHA’s Vice President of Government Relations Sarah S. Nicholson announced her retirement today. She has been a dedicated member of the KHA staff for over 38 years. Throughout her entire career here, she has worked tirelessly advocating at the state and federal levels to protect and advance Kentucky hospitals.

The entire KHA staff and membership will miss working with Sarah, but we know she is excited to enjoy her retirement with her family – especially her grandchildren. We wish Sarah all the best on her new adventure.

Sarah’s final day with KHA will be later this year.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:14 AM
KHA Members with Congressman Guthrie 

Timely visits were held with the Kentucky congressional delegation and staff in Washington, D.C., on July 12-13, by a team of KHA members and staff advocating for Kentucky’s hospitals. The visits were held a day after the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held hearings on the 340B Drug Discount Program, in which seven bills that have been introduced (and eight bills without named sponsors and yet to be introduced) were discussed. Some of the legislation is supportive of the 340B program and some favors the pharmaceutical industry.

Thanks to the KHA team who traveled to Washington including KHA Legislative Chair Nina Eisner, CEO of Ridge Behavioral Health; Sherri Craig, KentuckyOne Health; Karen Sellers, Highlands Regional Medical Center; Lourdes Baez, Baptist Health...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 16, 2018 9:54 AM
On May 16, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a request for information on ways to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers.

While the AHA appreciates the Administration's focus on the issue of unsustainable drug prices, which threaten patient access to care, the focus on the 340B program as part of a plan to lower drug prices is misplaced. A number of the questions raised by HHS suggest that the 340B program might contribute to higher drug prices. However, it is drug manufacturers,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:55 AM
Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2018 session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14. KHA’s priorities all become effective on July 14, except for SB 112 (Alvarado), telehealth legislation, which contained a special effective date of July 1, 2019.

The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming law. Final adjournment of the 2018 Regular Session was on April 14, making July 14 the effective date for most bills.

A copy of the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly Report for Hospitals including the legislative voting record is available at https://www.kyha.com/assets/docs/AdvocacyDocs/2018/KHALegislativeFinalReport2018.pdf...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:50 AM

KHA hosted a well-attended webinar today to update the membership on key information surrounding the implementation of the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid 1115 waiver. A recording is available on the Waiver Resources page of KHA's website. The page can be found under the Advocacy tab at www.kyha.com. You must log in to access these resources. Your user id is usually your email address.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Galvagni at KHA (ngalvagni@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:09 AM
SUNRx LogoThe 340B Prescription Card Program from SUNRx helps 340B entities pass along savings to patients. Eligible hospitals and clinics struggle to stretch their scarce resources to provide the crucial services their patients need while maintaining financial security. And while many patients they serve can’t afford to pay for high priced medications, it doesn’t have to be this way — a 340B program administered by SUNRx can help.

SUNRx’s 340B prescription card program provides a conduit for covered entities to pass along 340B savings to their patients. Because SUNRx is a wholly owned subsidiary of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), MedImpact Heathcare Systems, this 340B prescription card program is unique from others. SUNRx confirms 340B patient eligibility and applies its “lower of” cost calculation to find the lowest price available for the patient. This process is accomplished in real time when your patient presents...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:03 AM
Sound Physicians LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Bronze Sponsor Sound Physicians.

Sound Physicians is a leading health care organization with a proven track record of improving quality, satisfaction and financial performance for its hospital partners nationwide. Sound combines a high performance model with engaged providers to drive reproducible results across the acute care episode through emergency medicine, critical care, transitional care, advisory services and telemedicine.

For more information, visit the Sound Physicians website at http://www.soundphysicians.com/....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, July 06, 2018 8:04 AM

ProAssurance LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Bronze Sponsor ProAssurance.

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To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com).

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