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By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 27, 2014 10:03 AM
On June 1, the Office of Health Policy published proposed changes to 900 KAR 6.070 Certificate of Need (CON) Considerations for Formal Review. Comments will be accepted through June 30.  The proposed change would eliminate the need criteria, which is separate and distinct from criteria in the State Health Plan. Adoption of these changes would significantly change the CON program in Kentucky and would result in the unneeded proliferation of health care services because an application that complies with the State Health Plan would be presumed as meeting the “need” criteria even if the State Health Plan methodology is outdated or inaccurate.

Every KHA member should submit comments outlining concerns with these regulations to the Cabinet on or before Monday, June 30. Hospitals can submit their own comments or you may say that you support the comments submitted by KHA. It is also important to get legislators involved in this issue. KHA is particularly interested in getting support of the Regulation Review Committee...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:48 AM

The Kentucky Trustee is a quarterly newsletter that KHA produces for the benefit of hospital boards. The goal is to provide your trustees with information they need to lead your hospital forward in today’s rapidly changing environment. The spring/summer edition of the Kentucky Trustee is available at

KHA mails the Kentucky Trustee newsletter to all trustees for which the Association has contact information. This is a good time to ensure KHA has your current board members’ addresses.

If you have suggestions for future issues of the Kentucky Trustee, please contact Pam Mullaney at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:37 AM
A few years ago, KHA shared a recording of the Kentucky Living Will with Kentucky hospital chief nursing officers, consumer advocates, compliance officers, quality improvement directors, risk management directors and Joint Commission directors. The importance of this resource cannot be understated. The audio recording, provided in-kind through the generous resources of the American Printing House for the Blind, will help your patients who are blind or have visual impairment hear about living wills in Kentucky so they have a voice in decisions about their medical care. Please make sure your clinicians have a copy of the recording, and you are welcome to download it to your hospital Intranet or website.

The KHA Effective Communications in Hospitals Committee worked tirelessly on assisting hospitals in the commonwealth better communicate with patients who are blind, deaf, or who have limited English proficiency. Much of the Committee's work, including the living will recording, can be found at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 20, 2014 10:21 AM
The Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare met in its first interim meeting on June 18 in Frankfort.

Commissioner Mary Begley, Dr. Alan Brenzel, Lisa Lee and staff from the Department for Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) testified on the closing of the IMPACT Plus Program in Kentucky. IMPACT Plus was created as a Title V “funding stream” for additional behavioral health services with additional providers outside the 14 Community Mental Health Centers in 1997. IMPACT Plus was designed to serve children with high intensity behavioral health needs, who were in or at risk of out-of-home placement, after being required to meet eligibility criteria.

The DBHDID determined that, in current practice, the program is duplicative of the Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), which creates inefficiency in program administration and increases cost.

On January 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized a Medicaid State...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 16, 2014 7:48 AM
A work group of the KHA Certificate of Need (CON) Committee has been meeting to review State Health Plan Criteria for home health services. The KHA CON Committee met June 10 and reviewed the recommendations of the work group. The CON Committee, based on the research regarding historical utilization of home health services, anticipated future need and new models of health care payment and delivery, have recommended two changes for consideration by the Office of Health Policy if they believe the criteria should be changed to meet anticipated need.

The recommendations include allowing hospitals to establish home health services if they do not already have services. The second recommendation would be to allow for growth of existing agencies that exceed national quality standards.

A copy of the comments, which summarize the findings of the CON Committee and the recommendations based on these findings, is available at
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 16, 2014 7:41 AM

On Thursday, June 12, CMS released a notice regarding changes to the Low Volume Hospital (LVH) and Medicare Dependent Hospital (MDH) exception payments for the last 6 months of FY 2014.

This document addresses payment for these programs only for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2014 (April 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014). CMS proposed to implement the statutory changes for the first half of FY 2015 (October 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015) in the FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)/Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rule that appeared in the May 15, 2014 Federal Register.

KHA's Washington Liaison Larry Goldberg has provided an analysis of the announcement for KHA members. It can be found at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 13, 2014 9:03 AM
The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ) is partnering with the Anthem Foundation to provide education, tools and resources to improve care and long-term outcomes for mothers and newborns. The Anthem Foundation has provided grant funding for hospitals to engage in a collaborative patient safety and quality program aimed at reducing early elective deliveries (EEDs), reducing obstetrical harm by preventing unnecessary cesareans, reducing adverse outcomes from oxytocin use and reducing OB hemorrhage. Additionally, resources will be provided to hospitals to improve the rate of breast feeding.

The program's first newsletter is now available. The first edition shares details about the program, successes the participating hospitals have already achieved, upcoming educational events, information on...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 13, 2014 8:54 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network (K-HEN) is providing a three-tiered incentive program for participating hospitals. The purpose of the incentive program is to encourage hospitals to submit data in a timely manner, complete at least one Harm Across the Board Report and achieve the overarching goals of the program – 40 percent improvement in outcome measures and 20 percent reduction in readmissions. Hospitals that already have very good outcomes will receive support for sustaining their excellent work. The funding should help offset financial burdens for engaging in increased data submission and/or support additional resources for quality improvement. Participating hospitals have the potential to receive a maximum of $6,000 in incentive funding.

The first quarter incentive payments will be sent out today. K-HEN has one hospital with full participation in first quarter data submission which has also completed a the tier two requirement of submitting a Harm Across the Board Report. There are...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 13, 2014 8:40 AM

careLearning is an online education company designed to help health care organizations by providing reliable, trusted and easily-accessible talent management solutions. Through its partnership with KHA, careLearning is dedicated to providing the best education and training by bringing the classroom to you.

The latest careLearning newsletter is now available. 

To find out how careLearning can help your organization save money while keeping your team up to date on their continuing education requirements, please contact Pam Mullaney at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:49 AM

On Wednesday, June 18, the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare will meet in Frankfort at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The agenda includes:

  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services Budget Overview
  • Impact Plus Program Changes
  • Medical Marijuana Legislation
  • Consideration of Referred Administrative Regulations

KHA staff will be in attendance at the meeting. For further information, contact Sarah S. Nicholson at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:50 AM
Congressional support for reforming the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program continues to grow. Currently, 221 representatives – a majority of the House – have signed on to support the AHA-backed Medicare Audit Improvement Act (H.R.1250/S.1012). Kentucky Congressmen Andy Barr, Brett Guthrie, Thomas Massie, Hal Rogers and Ed Whitfield have all lent their support to the legislation.

Now is a great time to thank those Congressmen who have joined this effort and to reach out to those who have yet to sponsor the Act. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Congressman John Yarmuth are not currently sponsors.

For further information, please contact Sarah S. Nicholson at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, June 06, 2014 10:44 AM
In letters to the AHA and the Catholic Health Association (CHA) of the U.S., Secretary Kathleen Sebelius confirmed that payments from private, not-for-profit foundations to qualified health plans (QHPs) on behalf of individuals who enroll in coverage via the Health Insurance Marketplaces are not prohibited. The clarification came in response to a request from the AHA and CHA that she confirm HHS was not discouraging hospital-affiliated or other charitable foundations from subsidizing premiums or cost-sharing expenses. A recent rule related...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:46 AM

Hospital-owned Durable Medical Equipment (DME) service line operators will meet in August at KHA Headquarters in Louisville for the purpose of networking and sharing information.

If you are a hospital DME service line professional, please contact Pam Mullaney at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at for more details.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:26 AM
Joseph G. Koch, chief executive officer of Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris and chair of the KHA Legislative Committee, was awarded the American Hospital Association’s prestigious Grassroots Champion Award at its 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Each year, in partnership with the state hospital associations, AHA recognizes one individual from each state for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:28 AM
KHA will host its Grant Writing 101 Workshop on July 22 at the UK Center for Rural Health in Hazard.

There are many opportunities to tap grant funding to help support or fund projects in hospitals. Grant applications can be extremely competitive and there is certainly an art to writing successful grants. The Kentucky Grant Writing 101 Workshop will help novices research, plan and write successful grants.

KHA is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) to provide the right grant training for your needs.

The flier, available at, provides an agenda, details and registration information.

For further information, contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:56 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing new data and launching new initiatives at the annual Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C.

On June 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first annual update to the Medicare hospital charge data, or information comparing the average amount a hospital bills for services that may be provided in connection with a similar inpatient stay or outpatient visit. CMS is also releasing a suite of other data products and tools aimed to increase transparency about Medicare payments. The data on CMS’s website now includes inpatient and outpatient hospital charge data for 2012, and new interactive dashboards for the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse and geographic variation data. Also, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new open data initiative. Before the end of the conference, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will announce the winners of two data...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 02, 2014 10:01 AM
KHA will host its annual Small Rural and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conference June 5-6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville. The conference is designed to help small, rural hospital leaders understand changes to the health care delivery system and think strategically about how to best position your hospital for top performance. Small, rural and CAH hospital chief executive officers, chief nursing officers, chief financial officers, other senior leaders and trustees are encouraged to attend.

A flier with details, an agenda and registration information is available at

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 02, 2014 9:55 AM

The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ), KHA's patient safety organization (PSO), will host its Annual Membership Meeting on June 25. This meeting is open only to members of KIPSQ.

To register or for more information, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at 

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 30, 2014 7:38 AM

Two KHA Forums will hold meetings in early June. The KHA Psychiatric/Chemical Dependency Hospital Forum will meet on June 10, and the KHA Rehabilitation Hospital Forum will meet on June 12. Both meetings will be held at KHA Headquarters in Louisville at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on their respective days.

If you would like to attend, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 30, 2014 7:26 AM

The KHA membership recently approved an amendment to the KHA Bylaws to open membership to inpatient facilities other than hospitals, which generally provide long-term, skilled, intermediate, personal and/or assisted-living care and are located in Kentucky. Additionally, a representative from the Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Forum was added as a member of the KHA Board of Trustees.

A copy of the KHA Bylaws is available at

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:27 PM
KHA will host a live careLearning User Group meeting on Thursday, June 5, at KHA Headquarters in Louisville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. (ET) and the meeting will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

This meeting is designed for Kentucky health care organizations who are using careLearning in their facilities, or who would like more information about the program. The objective of the meeting is to provide a forum for local users to exchange information about careLearning and share experiences. In addition to sharing resources among health care organizations, careLearning developers will be on site to provide information and gain user feedback.

There is no registration fee for attending this meeting, but if you plan to attend, please contact Peggy Engelkemier at careLearning (304-353-9711 or 866-617-3904 or via email at

Attendees will receive printed materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. View the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:02 PM
KHA staff met with a delegation of Russian physicians through the Open World ProgramOn May 29, KHA staff hosted a group of Russian physicians as part of the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Open World Program. The Open World program focuses both on assisting the Council in its oversight responsibilities and on conducting exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between the up-and-coming leaders of Open World countries and Americans dedicated to showcasing U.S. values and democratic institutions. The WAC has participated in the Open World Program since its inception, and is experienced in all types of professional and cultural programming for Open World Delegations.

The conversation focused on helping the guests gain an understanding of how the American health care system works....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 29, 2014 8:49 AM

KHA has produced  a report for its members on payments and denials from Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs). The report includes prompt pay and prior authorization data from the second quarter of 2012 through the third quarter of 2013. The data is all derived from state sources.

The report is available in the Members Only section of the KHA website, Chief executive officers can obtain a user name and password from Ginger Dreyer at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at KHA encourages CEOs to share their facility's passwords with their staff at their discretion.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:31 AM
A federal court late Friday ruled in favor of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a lawsuit seeking to exclude all drugs with an "orphan" designation from the 340B Drug Pricing Program expanded to rural and cancer hospitals under the Affordable Care Act. As a result of the ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, HHS's final rule is no longer in effect. The rule, which was issued in 2013, allowed certain 340B hospitals (critical access, sole community providers, rural referral centers and freestanding cancer hospitals) to purchase orphan drugs through the 340B program if they did not use the drugs for the treatment of conditions for which the orphan drug designation was given. AHA filed a friend-of the-court brief in December supporting HHS.

AHA and KHA will provide 340B hospitals more information on the court decision and its impact on hospitals. 

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 23, 2014 8:04 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the following announcement on Thursday, May 22. Please note, prior authorization is expanding in Kentucky for more durable medical equipment for Medicare patients. Links for additional information are available at the bottom of the announcement from CMS.

CMS has announced plans to expand a successful demonstration for prior authorization for power mobility devices, test prior authorization in additional services in two new demonstration programs, and propose regulation for prior authorization for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies. Prior authorization supports the administration’s ongoing efforts to safeguard beneficiaries’ access to medically necessary items and services, while reducing improper Medicare billing and payments. The proposed rule is estimated to reduce Medicare spending by $100 to $740 million over the next ten years.

“With prior authorization, Medicare beneficiaries will have greater confidence...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 23, 2014 7:38 AM
KHA has created a new Post Acute Care (PAC) Leaders Forum in light of the many post acute care reform proposals put forth by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Obama Administration and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) — all of which have various implication on the post acute care delivery system. Proposals have included Site Neutral Payment, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) 75% Rule, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Readmission Penalty and Bundled Payment.

As outlined in Article VII of the KHA Bylaws concerning forums, the new Post Acute Care Leaders Forum will convene for the purpose of providing opportunities to collaborate, network and educate on related issues and make recommendations to the KHA Board of Trustees on Policy issues impacting services related to post acute care.

Post acute care providers play an important role in the continuum of care for patients, providing important services to those recovering from an acute hospital stay. Post acute care includes...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:45 AM
The Connecticut Hospital Association shared the following incident with the Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ), KHA’s Patient Safety Organization, for distribution to its members in the hopes that it will prevent a harm event in hospitals.

On May 16, Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, announced that during a daily safety huddle (begun as part of the hospital’s participation in their statewide high reliability collaborative), it had identified an issue regarding the use of insulin pens — devices intended to make insulin injections more efficient and accurate. They consist of a cartridge and needles. While needles were never reused, a few staff used the cartridges for more than one patient. Despite changing the needles, there is still slight risk of blood contamination of the pen reservoir or cartridge, which could result in transmission of blood-borne pathogens from the previous patient.

Griffin has used the insulin pens for several years and has identified approximately...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:40 AM
KHA’s Washington-based Medicare consultant, Larry Goldberg, will present a webinar on the 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule released on Wednesday, April 30. The webinar is scheduled for THURSDAY, MAY 29, starting at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Goldberg has over 40 years of health care experience and is a well-known and respected expert in Medicare and health care financial legislation and regulations. He will focus on the payment update factors as well as the impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS’) proposal on hospital-acquired conditions, hospital readmissions and value-based purchasing. His presentation will last 90 minutes including time for questions and answers. Dial-in information is below.

If you have any questions, contact Steve Miller at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at

Web link:
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:46 AM

A great way to keep up with KHA is via social media. The Association has a Facebook page, a Twitter Feed, a Flickr photostream and a LinkedIn page. You can use the links below to find KHA online:





By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 19, 2014 12:55 PM
On June 1, the Office of Health Policy will publish proposed changes to the following three Certificate of Need regulations: (1) Certificate of Need Non-substantive Review, (2) Certificate of Need Considerations for Formal Review, and (3) Certificate of Need Forms. ( A copy of each of these proposed amendments is available at the corresponding links.) These regulations were not filed as emergencies, and comments will be accepted through June 30. KHA’s Certificate of Need Committee will meet to discuss these changes and make recommendations for KHA’s comments....
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