By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, February 28, 2020 1:46 PM
Trinity Guardion LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Annual Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor Trinity Guardion.

Trinity Guardion's Soteria Bed Barrier is a launderable, reusable, compliant, cost-sensible alternative for reprocessing beds. Cleaner beds and mattresses improve patient experiences and reduce infection risks.

For more information, visit the Trinity Guardion website at https://trinityguardion.com/.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com)....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:41 PM

Nanosonics LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor Nanosonics.

Nanosonics specializes in HLD of Ultrasound transducers and probes.

For more information, visit the Nanosonics website at https://www.nanosonics.us/.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:15 PM

Stryker LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor Stryker.

Stryker works to solve real problems in health care through innovative products and services that deliver extraordinary outcomes.

For more information, visit the Stryker website at https://sageproducts.com/.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:25 PM

RQI LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Annual Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor RQI Partners.

Since 1985, The Brook Hospitals have been providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. The Brook Hospitals have two facilities located in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information, visit the RQI Partners website at https://rqipartners.com/.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:00 PM
Seventy-five hospital representatives attended KHA's Hospital Day at the Legislature in Frankfort last week. It was a great turn out for the annual event, which brings hospital leaders together with legislators.

Alvarado at HDAL 20The group was addressed by House Health & Family Services Chair, Representative Kim Moser, and Senate Health & Welfare Chair, Senator Ralph Alvarado. Chairman Alvarado and Chairwoman Moser addressed a number of pieces of legislation under consideration by the General Assembly. Chairman Alvarado specifically spoke about his legislation to end Surprise Billing and how he had worked closely with all stakeholders to develop his bill. He also addressed the need to rein-in legal advertising that could frighten patients into suddenly quitting their Representative Moser at HDAL 20medications....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:55 PM
Collective Medical Logo On February 7, Deanna Parker, assistant vice president of emergency services and EMS liaison at Hardin Memorial Health, spoke at a conference with Collective Medical on the impact care collaboration has had on the patients and staff at Hardin Memorial.

Last year, Hardin partnered with Stepworks, a substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery center, to help improve care outcomes for patients struggling with SUD. The partnership allows Hardin to automatically communicate with Stepworks via the Collective Medical platform when a Stepworks patient returns to the emergency department (ED), in real-time. A case manager from Stepworks can then reach out to the patient to discuss how the patient got off track and decide the best course of action...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, February 21, 2020 2:31 PM

KY SOS LogoKHA, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and UK HealthCare are proud to announce the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS) has received a one-year extension, which will continue the program through June 2021.

Currently, 120 Kentucky hospitals are participating in the KY SOS program working to fight the opioid epidemic throughout the state. Hospitals are committed to reducing opioid overprescribing and improving safe opioid use.

For more details about KY SOS, including upcoming webinars and events, visit www.kentuckysos.com.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, February 21, 2020 1:50 PM
KHA Logo KHA DataCenter Logo Gallagher Logo

 

The Kentucky Hospital Association, along with Gallagher’s Human Resource and Compensation Consulting division (formally known as “Integrated Healthcare Strategies”), is excited to launch the 2020 KHA Physician Compensation and Production Survey. The survey results will include a free copy of the National Gallagher Physician Compensation and Production Survey for participants, as well as a custom report comprised of data representing KHA member participants only (if sufficient sample size exists to comply with Safe Harbor Reporting Guidelines).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:31 PM
Champlin 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 Corporate Sponsor Champlin Architecture!

Champlin Architecture is an innovative, design-driven firm invested in pushing creativity, collaboration and construction to deliver unique buildings that inspire through form and delight through function.

For more information, visit the Champlin Architecture website at http://www.thinkchamplin.com/.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:21 PM
The Brook Hospitals LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Annual Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor The Brook Hospitals.

Since 1985, The Brook Hospitals have been providing quality mental health and addiction treatment services. The Brook Hospitals have two facilities located in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information, visit the The Brook Hospitals website at https://thebrookhospitals.com/.

To become a sponsor, contact...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:16 PM

Each year, KHA recognizes an outstanding hospital trustee with its Health Care Governance Leadership Award during the KHA Annual Convention Awards Luncheon. This year’s Awards Luncheon will be held on May 22 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

Nomination criteria and a nominating form are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/NewsDocs/2020HealthCareGovernanceAwardNominationForm.pdf.

Please return the form by March 31. Should you have any questions regarding the awards process, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (sperkins@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:13 PM
KHIE LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Annual Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE).

KHIE is a secure, interoperable electronic network that supports the statewide exchange of patient health information among health care providers across the commonwealth.

For more information, visit the KHIE website at https://khie.ky.gov.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com)....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:21 PM
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KHA will host an Environment of Care and Life Safety Overview including behavioral health and beta-test of the new EC survey process on February 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast in Louisville.

This one-day program will provide valuable information for those responsible for creating the Environment of Care and Life Safety programs and who must understand the Joint Commission survey methodology and recent changes to the standards. Information will be provided so attendees can implement a practical, continuously compliant program to achieve maximum performance while effectively preparing for unscheduled Joint Commission and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveys. Attendees will also receive guidance to understand and interpret the most serious deficiencies commonly found in surveys. Sufficient time will be provided for questions...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:46 PM
CHC 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 Community Hospital Corporation!

CHC owns, manages and consults with community hospitals across the country. Services include: ownership/leasing, management, operational consulting, post-acute services and GPO access.

For more information, visit the Community Hospital Corporation website at https://communityhospitalcorp.com/.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:19 PM
On Monday, KHA Contacted Congressman Brett Guthrie regarding the Ban Surprise Billing Act. As Guthrie is a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, which will mark up this legislation, it is important he hears the concerns Kentucky hospitals have with the bill.

Based on a summary of the legislation, the Ban Surprise Billing Act relies on a median in-network rate to resolve out-of-network payments. The legislation would require out-of-network providers to accept the median in-network rate unless the amount paid was above $750 and only then could the payment be disputed through an independent dispute resolution process to determine the final payment.

KHA and member hospitals are opposed to payment at the median in-network rate. While it is understandable that insurers may initially pay this amount to comply with prompt pay laws, out-of-network providers should be given the ability to dispute this payment. KHA supports legislation which would set out a period under which the out-of-network...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, February 06, 2020 3:55 PM

Coker Group 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 Coker Group!

Coker Group works with hospitals and physicians groups to develop customized solutions in five main service areas: Strategy, Operations, Finance, Technology and Compliance.

For more information, visit the Coker Group website at http://www.cokergroup.com/.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, February 05, 2020 2:29 PM

Cepheid LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor Cepheid.

Cepheid is a manufacturer of infectious disease molecular diagnostic tests and the gen-expert system.

For more information, visit the Cepheid website at https://www.cepheid.com.

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

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 2:41 PM
Magnolia Medical Technologies LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its event sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of events like the KHA Annual Quality Conference. Please join KHA in thanking event sponsor Magnolia Medical Technologies.

Magnolia Medical Technologies has developed the technology clinically demonstrated to reduce blood culture contamination and false-positive results for sepsis.

For more information, visit the Magnolia Medical Technologies website at https://magnolia-medical.com/....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 03, 2020 3:37 PM
KHA Affinity Partner SUNRx will host a series of webinars on 340B. KHA members are welcome to participate in these complimentary events.

March 10 2:00 p.m. (ET) Regulatory Update - Snapshot of Regulatory Activity Brochure Registration

June 9 2:00 p.m. (ET) 340B Innovation Targeting the Uninsured Save the Date

September 8 2:00 p.m. (ET) 340B Innovation...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 03, 2020 3:08 PM

On Friday, KHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR), which could jeopardize existing provider tax, inter-governmental transfers (IGT) and supplemental payment programs. KHA urged CMS to withdraw the rule as it would change the review process for supplemental payment programs and provider tax waivers along with granting itself unfettered discretion in evaluating permitted state financing arrangements through vague concepts such as "totality of circumstances," "net effect" and "undue burden."

A copy of the comments is available for members on the comments page of the KHA website at www.kyha.com/comments. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact Nancy Galvagni at KHA (ngalvagni@kyha.com).

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