Search News
News by Topic
event (229)
education (199)
cms (110)
meeting (106)
advocacy (76)
webinar (71)
quality (68)
convention (62)
EHR (48)
deadline (45)
Medicaid (40)
AHA (36)
comments (34)
survey (30)
Sponsorship (29)
patient safety (28)
Solutions Group (28)
CAH (27)
ACHE (26)
registration (25)
Affinity Partner (24)
KHA Annual Convention (24)
awards (23)
report (23)
340B (22)
award (22)
data (22)
announcement (21)
KHA Convention (21)
Medicare (21)
CON (19)
KHA Solutions Group (19)
Sponsor Spotlight (18)
chfs (17)
MCO (17)
K-HEN (15)
kipsq (14)
meaningful use (14)
newsletter (14)
district meeting (13)
EHR Incentive Program (13)
KHA Sponsor (13)
legislation (13)
Health Care Leadership Conference (12)
hhs (12)
trustees (12)
Annual Meeting (11)
Attestation (11)
emergency preparedness (11)
ICD-10 (11)
ACA (10)
conditions of participation (10)
Joint Commission (10)
Kentucky Trustee (10)
KHA (10)
kshprm (10)
Patient Safety Hero (10)
save the date (10)
AHRQ (9)
careLearning (9)
certificate of need (9)
infection prevention (9)
K-HIIN (9)
LTACH (9)
Patient Safety Hero Award (9)
PPS (9)
proposed rule (9)
pso (9)
testing (9)
workforce (9)
conference (8)
electronic health record (8)
kentucky general assembly (8)
prescriptions (8)
publication (8)
qio (8)
ratings (8)
regulation (8)
reports (8)
rural hospitals (8)
safety (8)
state health plan (8)
SunRx (8)
website (8)
DSH (7)
general assembly (7)
governance (7)
KHA Board (7)
legislative session (7)
managed care (7)
mental health (7)
nursing (7)
opps (7)
PAC (7)
summer series (7)
training (7)
Washington (7)
Circle of Friends (6)
critical access hospital (6)
cybersecurity (6)
ebola (6)
forum (6)
HIT (6)
hospital board (6)
readmissions (6)
resources (6)
seminar (6)
staffing (6)
study (6)
utilization (6)
waiver (6)
Board (5)
coding (5)
CoP (5)
EED (5)
health insurance exchange (5)
incentive program (5)
insurance (5)
ipps (5)
IRS (5)
IT (5)
long-term care (5)
political action committee (5)
post-acute care (5)
RAC (5)
recognition (5)
reimbursement (5)
SHP (5)
Small Rural and CAH Forum (5)
volunteers (5)
work plan (5)
1115 waiver (4)
Affinity Partner Program (4)
aha advisory (4)
alert (4)
app (4)
asc (4)
Board Chair (4)
CDC (4)
continuum of care (4)
DMS (4)
faq (4)
federal issues (4)
funding (4)
grants (4)
guidance (4)
hardship exception (4)
health and welfare committee (4)
HFMA (4)
HMO (4)
home health (4)
hrsa (4)
human resources (4)
irf (4)
KEPRO (4)
KHA Data Center (4)
KHA Solutions Group Affinity Partner (4)
kshe (4)
LTCH (4)
MACRA (4)
marketing (4)
MIPS (4)
obituary (4)
opioid crisis (4)
organ donation (4)
pharmacy (4)
presumptive eligibility (4)
public relations (4)
recruitment (4)
regulations (4)
security (4)
small rural (4)
sponsor (4)
swing beds (4)
thoroughbred awards (4)
U.S. News and World Report (4)
antibiotics (3)
automated payments (3)
Best Hospitals (3)
breastfeeding (3)
brochure (3)
bundled payments (3)
chip (3)
Comer (3)
Commerce Bank (3)
compliance (3)
conference call (3)
critical access (3)
cyber security (3)
Day at the Legislature (3)
deaf (3)
DRG (3)
Environment of Care (3)
EOC (3)
federal (3)
federal advocacy (3)
Governance Award (3)
grant (3)
Guthrie (3)
hard of hearing (3)
healthcare coalition conference (3)
Healthcare Staffing Solutions (3)
heroin (3)
hospital compare (3)
hotel (3)
HRET (3)
improvement (3)
information technology (3)
KHA comments (3)
KHA Quality Awards (3)
kynect (3)
lbmc (3)
legislative priorities (3)
LEP (3)
licensure fees (3)
MAC (3)
Medicaid Waiver (3)
MedPAC (3)
mobile (3)
mom and baby (3)
nominations (3)
oig (3)
outpatient (3)
patient safety organization (3)
PE (3)
policy (3)
post acute care (3)
proposed changes (3)
Quality Conference (3)
Qualivis (3)
Rural (3)
rural health (3)
SANE (3)
small and rural (3)
small hospitals (3)
solutions (3)
staff (3)
state auditor (3)
taxes (3)
TB (3)
teamSTEPPS (3)
trauma (3)
travelers (3)
trip (3)
Two-Midnight Rule (3)
Utilization Trend Report (3)
VBP (3)
1115 (2)
ACO (2)
active shooter (2)
ADE (2)
AHA Annual Meeting (2)
AHA Annual Survey (2)
AHA Regulatory Advisory (2)
allied association (2)
analysis (2)
anthem (2)
APM (2)
appeals (2)
application (2)
audits (2)
Awards Luncheon (2)
Behavioral Health (2)
behavioral health parity (2)
behavioral health services (2)
Best Places to Work in Kentucky (2)
Blackhawk Down (2)
BOG (2)
book signing (2)
CAUTI (2)
CEO Dashboard (2)
cesarean (2)
CEU (2)
CGS (2)
civil rights (2)
CLABSI (2)
claims (2)
CNO (2)
CommerceVantage (2)
community benefits (2)
co-op (2)
court ruling (2)
cyber attack (2)
data center (2)
DataGen (2)
DEA (2)
delay (2)
Diamond Sponsor (2)
Directory (2)
dme (2)
donation (2)
download (2)
drug prevention (2)
ED (2)
eLearning (2)
emerency preparedness (2)
emergency department (2)
ER (2)
expansion (2)
extension (2)
facility manager (2)
FairCode (2)
Fall Volunteer Conference (2)
federal legislation (2)
forums (2)
Get Smart about Antibiotics (2)
Governor Begin (2)
HAC (2)
hardship applications (2)
HCAHPS (2)
HCLC (2)
Health Care Governance Leadership Award (2)
hearing (2)
HIPAA (2)
home care (2)
honor (2)
HOPD (2)
hospice (2)
hotel reservation (2)
incentive (2)
infection preventionists (2)
information security (2)
inpatient rehabilitation facility (2)
Joint Commission Update (2)
KAHCR (2)
Kentucky Association for Healthcare Recruitment (2)
Kentucky Hospital Statistics (2)
Kentucky Senate (2)
keynote speaker (2)
KHA staff (2)
KHREF (2)
KONL (2)
LabCorp (2)
laws (2)
lawsuit (2)
LBMC Security Services (2)
Leapfrog (2)
legal advisory (2)
Legislative Committee (2)
limited English proficient (2)
listening session (2)
litigation (2)
LVH (2)
managed care organizations (2)
Massie (2)
materials management (2)
MCOs (2)
MDH (2)
Meciare (2)
medicare advantage (2)
mental health parity (2)
MOON (2)
Most Wired (2)
news (2)
nurse leaders (2)
office closed (2)
ONC (2)
opiods (2)
opioids (2)
palliative care (2)
parity (2)
payment adjustment (2)
payment cuts (2)
payment program (2)
payment systems (2)
payments (2)
pediatrics (2)
PHI (2)
physicians (2)
policy change (2)
Press Conference (2)
proclamation (2)
psychiatric (2)
public health (2)
QRP (2)
ranking (2)
rankings (2)
ransomware (2)
REC (2)
recruiters (2)
rehab (2)
reimbusement (2)
reporting requirements (2)
Republic Bank (2)
results (2)
retirement (2)
Rogers (2)
safe table meetings (2)
salary (2)
salary survey (2)
SANE-Ready Hospital (2)
Section 1557 (2)
Sequentia (2)
settlement (2)
sexual assault (2)
sexual assault response (2)
SGR (2)
SIM project (2)
site-neutral payments (2)
SNF (2)
soar (2)
social media (2)
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (2)
Sponsors (2)
statistics (2)
strategic planning (2)
stroke (2)
suicide (2)
technology (2)
transition of care (2)
transitional care (2)
transparency (2)
trustee report (2)
two midnight rule (2)
u.s. congress (2)
Update (2)
updates (2)
Workforce Survey (2)
Yarmuth (2)
#123forEquity (1)
#HAVhope (1)
2 Midnight Rule (1)
21st Century Cures Act (1)
501(c)(3) (1)
95x96 (1)
abstract (1)
abuse (1)
access to care (1)
Accountable Health Communities (1)
accreditation (1)
ACHE credits (1)
action alert (1)
activism (1)
acute care (1)
AD&D (1)
addiction (1)
addiction medicine (1)
adverse drug event (1)
adverse drug events (1)
adverse events (1)
AHA Alert (1)
AHA Annual Conference (1)
AHA Survey (1)
AHAPAC (1)
AHCA (1)
allied society (1)
alternative payment method (1)
alternative payment model (1)
American College of Healthcare Executives (1)
AMN Healthcare (1)
Andy Barr (1)
antibiotic resistance (1)
antibiotic stewardship (1)
Antibiotics Awareness Week (1)
Appalachia (1)
appeal (1)
appointment (1)
Arnett Carbiss Toothman (1)
ASPR (1)
assistance program (1)
auxilians (1)
auxiliary (1)
Award of Excelence (1)
baby (1)
Baby Friendly Hospital (1)
background check (1)
bank (1)
Baptist Health (1)
Barnett Benvenuti & Butler (1)
besthospitals (1)
BiBA of 2015 (1)
bill signing (1)
billing (1)
blind (1)
blog (1)
Bluegrass Care Navigators (1)
Board of Governors (1)
Board of Governors Exam (1)
Board of Trustees (1)
Boehringer Ingelheim (1)
BOG Exam (1)
bonds (1)
Bost Health Policy Forum (1)
breast cancer (1)
Broadband Access (1)
business impact analysis (1)
bylaws (1)
bypass surgery (1)
C Diff (1)
Call for Measures (1)
campaign (1)
cancellation (1)
candidates (1)
carbon monoxide (1)
cardiac telemetry (1)
CardioSolution (1)
CareChex (1)
Caretenders (1)
CEHRT (1)
Center for Health Statistics (1)
ceremony (1)
certification (1)
chief executive officer (1)
chief medical officer (1)
child abuse (1)
children's behavioral health (1)
CIGNA (1)
Civil Rights Act (1)
CJR (1)
CLE (1)
CLIK (1)
CME (1)
CMTA (1)
coalition to protect america's health care (1)
code (1)
comment period (1)
commentary (1)
CommerceBank (1)
community engagement (1)
Community of Practice (1)
community service (1)
Compdata (1)
compensation (1)
Compensation and Benefits Survey (1)
competition (1)
Compliance Deadline (1)
Comprehensive Joint Replacement (1)
Consumer Checkbook (1)
consumer reports (1)
contingency planning (1)
continuing legal education (1)
cost sharing (1)
costs per day (1)
Council of Carpenters (1)
court decision (1)
CPHQ (1)
credentialing (1)
critical access hospitals (1)
cuts (1)
cybercrime (1)
dashboard (1)
dating violence (1)
dear colleague letter (1)
death rate (1)
dental care (1)
designation (1)
dietician (1)
Direct Messaging (1)
disability (1)
disaster (1)
disclaimer statement (1)
discount (1)
discrimination (1)
disproportionate share hospital (1)
Distinguished Service Award (1)
Dobson/DaVanzo (1)
DOL (1)
domestic violence (1)
DPH (1)
draft forms (1)
drug coding (1)
drug overdose (1)
drug shortage (1)
early bird registation (1)
eduction (1)
edutation (1)
Effective Communication in Hospitals (1)
effective communications (1)
EITC (1)
election (1)
electronic health records (1)
eligible hospital (1)
eligible professional (1)
email (1)
emergency care (1)
emergency room (1)
employee benefits (1)
employment (1)
EMS (1)
EMTALA (1)
energey (1)
engineer (1)
engineering (1)
engineers (1)
enrollment (1)
enterovirus (1)
environmental manager (1)
EP (1)
Ephraim McDowell (1)
equality (1)
Ethiopia (1)
Excellence Award (1)
Excellence in Rural Healthcare (1)
executive position (1)
face to face credits (1)
Facebook (1)
facilities (1)
facility managers (1)
Facts Book (1)
falls (1)
FAQs (1)
fda (1)
federal policy (1)
Federal Poverty Guidelines (1)
Federal Register (1)
FEMA (1)
fentanyl (1)
FFS (1)
final rule (1)
final rules (1)
finance (1)
financial officer (1)
financial report (1)
financial services (1)
Flex Grant (1)
Flex program (1)
FLSA (1)
FMLA (1)
foundation directors (1)
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (1)
FPL (1)
fraud alert (1)
GAO (1)
Gatlinburg (1)
gift shop managers (1)
goals (1)
governing council (1)
Governor (1)
Governor Bevin (1)
grant opportunity (1)
GRW (1)
guide (1)
guidelines (1)
Hal Rogers (1)
HANDS (1)
HANDS Award (1)
HANYS (1)
hard stop policy (1)
hardship application (1)
HCAHPS Star Ratings (1)
HCC (1)
HCUP (1)
health (1)
health care (1)
health care attorney (1)
health care disparities (1)
health care engineers (1)
health care information technology (1)
health care law (1)
Health Care Quality Week (1)
health care workforce (1)
health information exchange (1)
health information technology (1)
health insurance (1)
Health IT (1)
health literacy (1)
Health Subcommittee (1)
Healthcare Staffing Services (1)
heart collaborative (1)
hemophilia (1)
HEN (1)
Hepatitis A (1)
hepatitis c (1)
HH&N (1)
HHS OIG (1)
HIE (1)
High Risk Hospitalization (1)
HIIN (1)
HMPAC (1)
holiday (1)
hospital attorneys (1)
Hospital Claims Settlement (1)
hospital costs (1)
hospital discharges (1)
Hospital Engagement Network (1)
hospital engineers (1)
hospital heroes (1)
Hospital Improvement Act (1)
hospital payment update (1)
hospital reclassification (1)
hospital scores (1)
hospital week (1)
HospitalCareers.com (1)
HospitalCompare (1)
Hospitals and Health Networks magazine (1)
HRH (1)
human trafficking (1)
Hurricane Harvey (1)
icd-9 (1)
IIPW (1)
IKORCC (1)
IMD Exclusion (1)
immunization (1)
improper payments (1)
incentive payment (1)
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (1)
infant mortality (1)
infections disease (1)
infosuite (1)
innovation (1)
inpatient (1)
insurance marketplace stabilization (1)
Interapt (1)
International Infection Prevention Week (1)
interpretation (1)
interpreter (1)
interpretive rule (1)
interpretors (1)
invitation (1)
IPF (1)
IQR (1)
JAMIA (1)
job listing (1)
job offer (1)
job post (1)
joint comission (1)
KAHA (1)
KAHQ (1)
KBN (1)
KCHIP (1)
KCN (1)
KCSP (1)
Kentucky (1)
Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dieticians and Nutritionists (1)
Kentucky Center for Nursing (1)
Kentucky HEALTH (1)
Kentucky Health Cooperative (1)
Kentucky Immunization Coalition (1)
Kentucky Institute for Patient (1)
Kentucky Oral Health Program (1)
Kentucky Regional Extension Center (1)
Kentucky Rural Health Association (1)
Kentucky Supreme Court (1)
Kentucky Tonight (1)
KET (1)
KGA (1)
KHA App (1)
KHA Awards (1)
KHA Board of Trustees (1)
KHA Day at the Legislature (1)
KHA District Meeting (1)
KHA Health Care Governance Leadership Award (1)
KHA Membership Update (1)
KHA Quality Award (1)
KHA victory (1)
KHA website (1)
KHA Workforce Survey (1)
King's Daughters Medical Center (1)
KODA (1)
KORH (1)
KPAP (1)
KRHA (1)
KYDPH (1)
KYHC (1)
KYQuality (1)
laboratory services (1)
laboratory tests (1)
LanguageLine (1)
leadership (1)
Lean (1)
Lean Health Care (1)
lean management (1)
leave management (1)
legal issues (1)
legal update (1)
Legionellosis (1)
legislative contacts (1)
legislative platform (1)
legislative victory (1)
liability reform (1)
license procedures (1)
life expectancy (1)
life insurance (1)
Life Safety (1)
limited English proficiency (1)
limited services clinics (1)
liquidation (1)
longitudinal analysis (1)
long-term acute care hospital (1)
long-term care hospital (1)
long-tern care hospital (1)
LoVol (1)
low-volume hospital (1)
MACs (1)
malpractice (1)
mandatory reporting (1)
margin improvement (1)
MASA (1)
MASA Medical Transport Solutions (1)
measure trends analysis (1)
measures (1)
media (1)
Medicaid DSH (1)
Medicaid Meaningful Use Assistance (1)
Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee (1)
medical liability (1)
medical practice (1)
medical review panels (1)
medical transport (1)
Medicare Quality Based Programs (1)
medication safety (1)
member news (1)
membership guide (1)
MHNet (1)
Mid-South CAH Conference (1)
Mike Rust (1)
milestone (1)
Mitch McConnell (1)
mobile app (1)
mobile device (1)
mortality (1)
motion to intervene (1)
MRP (1)
National Health Care Surveys (1)
National Hospital Care Survey (1)
national hospital week (1)
National Patient Safety Week (1)
National Provider Call (1)
new administrator (1)
newborn screening (1)
NH-ISAC (1)
NIST EHR Randomizer Application (1)
nondiscrimination (1)
NOSORH (1)
NOTICE Act (1)
NPSW (1)
nutritionist (1)
observation (1)
obstetrics (1)
occupational therapy (1)
Office of Health Policy (1)
OHP (1)
OMB (1)
OMHA (1)
opa (1)
op-ed (1)
Open Door Forum (1)
open enrollment (1)
Open World Program (1)
opioid (1)
OQR (1)
oral health (1)
ORP (1)
overdoses (1)
overtime (1)
P2P (1)
PAB (1)
patien (1)
patient care (1)
patient experience (1)
patient origin reports (1)
patient safety checklist (1)
patient status denials (1)
patient tracking (1)
payment adjustments (1)
payment bundle (1)
payment reduction (1)
PBR (1)
penalties (1)
People to People (1)
pharmacists (1)
PHI Air Medical (1)
phone system (1)
phshing (1)
physical theray (1)
physician (1)
physician compensation (1)
physician fee schedule (1)
physician groups (1)
physician supervision (1)
physician track (1)
PI Program (1)
pilot program (1)
Pink Glove Dance (1)
plan of correction (1)
Platinum Sponsor (1)
pledge (1)
population health (1)
Post Acute Care Forum (1)
postacute care (1)
poverty (1)
preparedness (1)
prescription drugs (1)
presentations (1)
preview period (1)
prior authorization (1)
ProAssurance (1)
professional liability (1)
Promoting Interoperability Program (1)
proposed bill (1)
ProPublica (1)
prospective payment system (1)
provider support program (1)
provider-based rules (1)
psych/cd (1)
Public Health and Clinical Data Registry (1)
public health notice (1)
public reporting (1)
QHP (1)
QI (1)
QSource (1)
Quality Advisory (1)
Quality Awards (1)
quality director (1)
quality improvement (1)
Quality Leader Fellows (1)
quality reporting (1)
quality reporting program (1)
QualityNet (1)
Quorum (1)
recap (1)
reception (1)
recerification (1)
recertification (1)
recommendations (1)
reconsideration form (1)
recording (1)
recovery audit contractor (1)
Recovery Audit Contractors (1)
recruiting (1)
recycling (1)
Region 3 (1)
Regional Extention Center (1)
rehabilitation (1)
relief fund (1)
Reportable Diseases (1)
reservation (1)
Resource Bridge (1)
resources for the blind (1)
resources in Spanish (1)
restraint (1)
review (1)
risk issues (1)
Ronan Tynan (1)
rule (1)
rules (1)
rural hospital (1)
Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (1)
SAFE Act (1)
safe table (1)
safe tables (1)
SB 4 (1)
SB 42 (1)
schedule change (1)
seclusion (1)
Section 501(r) (1)
Senate Finance Committee (1)
sepsis (1)
sequestration (1)
Sevierville (1)
sexual assault evidence kits (1)
sexual assault nurse examiner (1)
short stay policies (1)
short stay reviews (1)
SIM (1)
site-neutral payment (1)
skilled nursing facilities (1)
sleep center (1)
sleep lab (1)
small and rural hospitals (1)
small rural hospitals (1)
smoke free (1)
smoke-free kentucky (1)
speakers (1)
speech therapy (1)
staff management (1)
stage 2 (1)
Stage 3 Meaningful Use (1)
star ratings (1)
state board (1)
state issues (1)
state legislation (1)
State Legislature (1)
Stats Book (1)
strategic plan (1)
subsidies (1)
substance abuse (1)
suicide prevention (1)
supply chain (1)
surgery (1)
survey results (1)
swing bed program (1)
tabletop exercise (1)
tax-exempt hospitals (1)
Team Achievement Award (1)
technical assistance (1)
TechSolve (1)
TEG (1)
telehealth (1)
telemedicine (1)
telemetry (1)
television (1)
temporary staffing (1)
Tennessee (1)
testimony (1)
Texas (1)
Thomas Massie (1)
tips (1)
tissue donation (1)
tobacco prevention (1)
toolkit (1)
Top Performers (1)
town hall (1)
Transitions of Care (1)
translators (1)
trauma center (1)
trauma center designation (1)
trauma system (1)
traveler (1)
trends (1)
U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week (1)
UK Public Health Hall of Fame (1)
United for Patient Safety (1)
University of the Cumberlands (1)
US House (1)
US News and World Report Best Hospitals (1)
va (1)
value based care (1)
value based reimbursement (1)
value-based purchasing (1)
video (1)
violence (1)
violence prevention (1)
visual impairment resources (1)
visually impaired (1)
vulnerable adult abuse (1)
wage index (1)
warning (1)
waste management (1)
Ways and Means (1)
weather (1)
webcast (1)
webinar series (1)
wildfires (1)
winners (1)
Women's Choice Awards (1)
workforce shortage (1)
workplace violence (1)
workshop (1)
Zika (1)
 
Author: Created: Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:23 AM RssIcon
News from the Kentucky Hospital Association
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:00 AM
MidSouth CAH Conference Banner

The Mid-South Critical Access Hospital Conference, representing rural health care in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, will be held August 16-18 in Nashville. 

Held annually, this August marks the 15th year for the Mid-South CAH Conference. Nearly 150 critical access hospital (CAH) C-suite executives and management teams, along with community leaders and agencies focused on rural issues, will convene at this premier event to discuss health care for rural populations. There will be multiple peer networking opportunities and numerous face-to-face educational credits through the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as continuing education for nursing, nursing home administrators...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:27 AM

KHA Team at Ceremonial Bill Signing of SB4Yesterday, Governor Matt Bevin, joined by state legislators and constituents, ceremonially signed more than a dozen pieces of recently enacted legislation at the State Capitol. Among the acts signed were House bills (HB) 128 and 161 and Senate bills (SB) 4 and 79.

SB 4 requires peer review of medical malpractice complaints by medical review panels before medical malpractice cases can go to court. A complaint can bypass the panel and go directly to court only by agreement of all parties.

Photo (left to right): KHA President Mike Rust; KHA Vice President of Health Policy Elizabeth Cobb; KHA Legislative Committee Chair Joe Koch; Governor Matt Bevin; Senator Ralph Alvarado (SB 4 sponsor); KHA Vice President of Government Relations Sarah S. Nicholson; and KHA Board Chair Susan Starling.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:55 AM
Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Kentucky Immunization Conference, Educate, Immunize, Protect – Kentucky’s Immunization Trifecta, December 5-6 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. This Conference is sponsored by the Kentucky Rural Health Association and the Kentucky Immunization Coalition in collaboration with the Kentucky Immunization Program.

There is an exciting line up of nationally recognized speakers and continuing education credits will be offered.

Make your hotel reservations at http:// embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/L/LEXESES-KYI-20171201/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG by November 15 for the $100 conference rate. After this date, the cost will be $150.

More information, including registration, can be found at www.kyrha.org

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:10 AM
From AHA: A new and evolving cyberattack using a variant of Ransomware has hit businesses in Ukraine, India, France, Russia and Spain. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) informed AHA that some U.S. hospitals and a pharmaceutical company also have been attacked. At this time, there is no definitive assessment about the source of the cyberattack. HHS is advising vigilance and following general cyber hygiene practices, such as ensuring that all your systems’ patches and anti-virus definitions are up to date. AHA is closely monitoring the situation and will update members as more information becomes available.

For more on the developing attack, make sure to check US-CERT, ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:04 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 summer edition of the Kentucky Trustee is available at http://www.kyha.com/docs/Publications/Trustee/KTSummer2017.pdf.

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 Kirchem at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at pkirchem@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:54 AM

Most laws that made it through the Kentucky General Assembly earlier this year take effect on Thursday, June 29. The exceptions were those that had emergency clauses that triggered them to take effect immediately and those that specified later effective dates.

Of special note for hospitals are the Family Caregiver Act, which allows an inpatient to designate a caregiver to be recorded in the medical record and notified prior to the patient’s discharge, as well as the mammography bill, which will require a notification on certain results which involve dense breast tissue.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:59 AM
The recent WannaCry ransomware attack that was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers across the globe in a single day has left many businesses, especially those in health care, wondering if their data is at risk.

Join KHA Affinity Partner LBMC Information Security for a free webinar to learn more about how a robust risk assessment process can help your organization mitigate risks and keep your data secure. You will also get an exclusive, sneak peek at BALLAST – LBMC’s new, cloud-based risk assessment platform that completely automates the risk assessment process.

Automating the Risk Assessment Process

Thursday, June 29 2:00 p.m. (CT) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW





For more than a decade, LBMC Information Security has partnered with some of the leading companies in health care to perform thousands of risk assessments...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:56 AM
All KHA members are invited to join their colleagues and the KHA staff on an Advocacy Trip to Washington on July 13-14. Your help and support is needed on this trip! With Senate actions pending on the ACA Repeal and Replace legislation with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), proposed Medicare DSH changes and other threatened cuts to hospital payments, 340B Drug Discount Program, Rural programs authorization extension needed, IMD and other key issues up for discussion it is imperative that Kentucky hospitals stay in constant contact with the members of the congressional delegation.

Attendees will travel to Washington on July 13, arriving for a lunch briefing at AHA and meetings on Capitol Hill with Kentucky Senators and Congressmen that afternoon. On the morning of July 14, there will be more Capitol Hill delegation appointments and KHA will host the health staff of the congressional delegation for a lunch briefing at 11:30 a.m. Members can depart after 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Members...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 8:19 AM


The threat of cyber attacks on hospitals is growing daily. Monitoring information security 24/7 can take a great deal of staff time and money. Information technology (IT) security professionals effectively detect and prevent intrusions into hospital networks providing hospitals with a peace of mind from potential threats. 

KHA Solutions Group Affinity Partner LBMC Security Services are affordable and scalable for any size hospital to streamline security infrastructure while minimizing the operational overhead associated with managing the facility's environment.

LBMC Information Security is a leading IT security firm. Their team of security and audit professionals help clients build and maintain security programs that reduce risk, mitigate threats and maintain compliance. Further, they continually reach beyond security infrastructure and protection to help make each hospital's overall cyber security...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:58 AM
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all ordering, referring and prescribing providers to be enrolled in the state Medicaid program. Further, all Attending Providers must also be enrolled in Kentucky Medicaid and be eligible on the claim's date of service.

The Department for Medicaid Services implemented new claim editing to monitor this requirement on April 1, 2017. As such, this requirement is applicable to all claims with dates of service beginning on that date and going forward. In order to allow providers time to comply with this requirement, claims with dates of service between April 1. 2017, and July 1, 2017, that do not meet this requirement will continue to be paid and providers will receive an "informational" EOB indicating that incorrect Attending Provider data has been submitted. 

Claims submitted for dates of service beginning on and after July 1, 2017, that do not comply with this...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 8:50 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) invites you to join a webinar on Wednesday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long- Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Proposed Rule, and Request for Information.

On April 28, CMS published the FY 2018 IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule. This webinar will provide an overview of the proposed changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

To register, visit http://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=2133&seid=269.

The audio portion of this webinar...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:11 AM
SUNRx is hosting a free webinar on 340B Audit Best Practices on Thursday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). These webinars address specific topics of interest in 340B, and are part of the SUNRx Webinar Series available exclusively through KHA Solutions Group and other SUNRx partners.

Speaker Aaron Lott has extensive 340B audit experience and will be sharing current trends and drivers with regard to 340B audits that will help you position your hospital for optimal results. He is executive director of pharmacy services for Health Enterprises (HE). Lott specializes in services including pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and specialty pharmacy, 340B program implementation, auditing and education as well as implementation of provider-owned retail pharmacies and centralizing pharmacy services. 

This informative webinar event will discuss current trends and drivers in the world of 340B audits.

To register, visit https://sunrx.webex.com/sunrx/onstage/g.php?MTID=e34f739889625b5f8eaf4e07a3f2df0e6....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:55 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages you to submit a formal comment on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Proposed Rule by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on June 13.

The public can submit comments in several ways:

By electronic submission through the “submit a formal comment” instructions on the ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:04 PM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Research and Educational Trust (HRET) set regular milestones for HIIN programs around the country. The latest milestone required 70 percent of the hospitals participating in K-HIIN to submit data on all applicable topic areas for the time period of October 2016 through February 2017. K-HIIN hospitals went above and beyond the goal, as 94 percent of the participating hospitals met their milestone in all applicable areas.

K-HIIN received additional funding for meeting this pre-set milestone, which will be passed on to all the participating hospitals who met their individual milestones. It is because of the hard work and dedication of the hospitals that K-HIIN continues to receive this funding to improve patient care and quality in Kentucky.

Hospitals meeting milestones 1-3 will receive their funding this week.

If you have any question about K-HIIIN and other quality programs at KHA, please contact Donna Meador at KHA ( dmeador@kyha.com)....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:55 AM

KHA Diamond Sponsor Bluegrass Care Navigators, previously Hospice of the Bluegrass, was recently named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Separately, Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its “2017 Best Places to Work.” The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. It was only the second year that Bluegrass Care Navigators participated in the program.

KHA is thankful for all the sponsors that help support the Association and its goals.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:20 AM
SUNRx LogoKHA Solutions Group Affinity Partner SUNRx offers the easiest and most effective way for rural health providers to take advantage of the 340B opportunity. SUNRx helps hospitals and health centers:

Generate Revenue. Capture revenue from patients with third-party coverage, and generate $40 or more from each qualifying claim. Reduce costs. Reduce the cost of medications for eligible patients by half. Launch contract pharmacy networks. Hospitals do not need a 340B inventory, additional staff or an outpatient pharmacy. SunRx can build a seamless network of retail pharmacies to dispense 340B discount drugs. Improve patient care. Help patients save money on medications so they fill their prescriptions, go to the emergency room less often and have...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:17 AM

KHA is pleased to release the Utilization Trend Report, updated with data from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2016.   

A copy of the report is available on the KHA website's Data Center, under Utilization.

If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Warnick at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via cwarnick@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:47 AM
KHA is grateful the support of the membership during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. When hospitals combine their strength and collectively express their concerns to elected officials, more can be accomplished.

A special thanks goes to KHA Legislative Committee Chair, Joe Koch, whose term ends July 1, for successfully leading the Committee for the last four years. Thank you, Joe, for your outstanding guidance and leadership throughout these important and challenging years of legislation and regulatory changes at both the state and federal levels.

2017 Kentucky General Assembly Report for Hospitals

Two out of KHA’s three liability reform priorities this session were passed as a first step toward making even greater strides to reform the medical liability climate in Kentucky. SB 4 (Alvarado, (R-Winchester), for the establishment of medical review panels, was signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin as well as HB 223 (Fischer, R- Ft. Thomas), for the lowering of the statutory...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:32 AM
The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) is hosting a webinar to increase the knowledge, skills and awareness of professionals about changes in the domestic violence mandatory reporting statute. This session will also cover mandatory reporting statutes for child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse.

HB 309 amends KRS 209A and requires professionals — including law enforcement, licensed mental health professionals, and health care workers — to provide a suspected victim of domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse with educational materials related to domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse. The law goes into effect across Kentucky on June 29.

Webinars will be offered each Friday in June and July.

The Webinar will:

Present an overview of new mandatory reporting requirements affected by HB 309; Review existing requirements regarding child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse; Expand understanding of domestic violence services and...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:58 AM
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is providing an introduction-level workshop that will help participants understand how to properly manage and dispose of different kinds of waste. It will also cover waste reduction techniques and how to develop a recycling program.

Speakers from the Division of Waste Management and DCA will explain how to identify and manage different types of waste, upcoming regulations and methods to reduce waste generation, including ways to develop and implement a recycling program. Attendees that will benefit from attendance include environmental or facility managers.

Special guest Leggett & Platt, Inc., a mattress manufacturer in Winchester, will discuss their successful recycling and community outreach programs. At the workshop’s end, attendees may visit the Leggett & Platt plant to observe the facility and program in action.

The ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:20 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented awards to four hospital volunteer groups during the Association’s Auxiliary/Volunteer Luncheon on May 18, at the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington. The HANDS Awards (Helping Accomplish Noteworthy Duties Successfully) recognize outstanding volunteer/auxiliary programs in hospitals across the state. This year’s recipients are:

Baptist Health La Grange Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Hardin Memorial Health UK HealthCare Baptist La Grange 2017 HANDS AwardBaptist Health La Grange volunteers created a library project for their facility. The Little Free Library Project began in 2015 after one of the hospital’s volunteers, Dede McIntyre, saw an article describing the Little Free Libraries, a non-profit organization with...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:53 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) held its yearly Awards Luncheon on May 19, as part of the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington. During the event, six hospitals from across the state were recognized with KHA Quality Awards. This award is presented to honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care.

This year’s recipients were:

Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital , in Irvine, for their work in LEAN Management and Rapid Improvement Events; Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center , in Leitchfield, for their use of a patient safety partner in implementing a discharge follow-up call system to collect data and prevent unnecessary readmissions; Frankfort Regional Medical Center , in Frankfort, for using an innovative approach in managing COPD patients across the continuum of care; Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital , in Louisville, for studying...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:14 AM
Healthcare Staffing Services LogoWhile many hospitals avoid temporary staffing, the use of travelers remains a viable solution when more traditional approaches are not successful. KHA Affinity Solutions Group Partner Healthcare Staffing Services is an important tool to manage traveler staffing and is available at no cost to KHA members. Healthcare Staffing Services also offers an online staffing management tool for posting and confirming open positions, scheduling and invoicing. Specific benefits of Healthcare Staffing Services include:

Single contract for all participating agencies Compliance audits No hidden fees Joint Commission certified agencies only No guaranteed hours required Compensation for non-qualified staff, no...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:08 AM
Dr. Karpf Receives KHA Distinguished Service AwardThe Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Luncheon on May 19, at the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.

The highlight of the luncheon was the installment of the 2017-2018 Chair of the KHA Board of Trustees, Jerome Penner, chief executive officer of Murray-Calloway County Hospital, in Murray. Penner will begin his tenure as Chair on July 1.

KHA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, was bestowed upon Dr. Michael Karpf, executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Kentucky. This award is presented to an individual who has given untiring and exceptional service to their hospital, community, the state and the Association. Since coming to the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 22, 2017 9:15 AM
The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics conducts the National Health Care Surveys, which include the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS), National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). These nationally representative surveys provide data and information used by Congress, health care services researchers and others to shape health care policy and the future of health care in the United States.

The National Center for Health Statistics is accepting registration from eligible clinicians (ECs), eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs) or critical access hospitals (CAHs) of their intent to submit data to the National Health Care Surveys as part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:57 AM
Sequentia LogoKHA Solutions Group has added the Patient Transition of Care platform from Sequentia Corporation as its latest partner in its Affinity Partner program. Sequentia’s web-based solution offers health care providers the system, tools and data necessary to fully optimize the patient transition of care process from “end to end” in the continuum of care. Beginning with patient admission into a hospital for acute care, the Sequentia system tracks, accelerates and enhances the patient journey into and through post-acute care, with any type of care provider that is required to deliver the best patient care outcome. Hospitals using the Sequentia platform can achieve significant operational and financial performance improvements.

Sequentia Corporation is a developer and provider of health care technology solutions, and the Sequentia TOC platform is a Certified...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 15, 2017 9:27 AM

KHA App ScreenshotKHA is pleased to announce the Association's app is new, improved and ready for download. The app not only provides all the details, maps, schedules and presentations for Convention, but now includes information members can use year round!

The app includes:

  • Hospital Directory;
  • KHA Staff Directory;
  • Events Calendar;
  • Advocacy Information;
  • Sponsors; and
  • More As The App Evolves.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 12, 2017 7:45 AM
The KHA 88th Annual Convention in Lexington is less than a week away. The event includes a track especially designed for nurse leaders. Some outstanding Kentucky Nursing Research will be highlighted and the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL) will hold a business meeting.

Review the nursing track agenda for presentation details, and visit the KHA Convention website to register today.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:08 AM
CGS has just issued a clarification regarding its mandate for sleep centers to hold specific accreditation. Under the clarification, sleep centers (hospital-based and freestanding) will have 90 days to apply for accreditation from one of the three approved entities, and one year to actually undergo the survey and receive accreditation. This is welcome news for Kentucky hospitals with sleep labs. On April 28, KHA sent a letter to CGS requesting additional time for hospitals to obtain accreditation and requesting grandfathered status for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals until their next survey. KHA is pleased that CGS is willing to provide additional time for hospitals to gain accreditation so that beneficiary access to care is not harmed.

The Joint Commission will work with all Kentucky Joint Commission- accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) on scheduling the ambulatory accreditation of their sleep center based upon when they are due for their next triennial hospital...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:08 AM
The Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) will host its annual spring conference on June 7 in Owensboro. KSHPRM's main purpose is to provide quality education and networking for marketing, public relations and physician liaison members, and since it has been providing this service for decades, the organization has built up its education fund. To reward its members, KSHPRM is inviting everyone to attend the spring conference at NO COST to thank you and the hospital/organization you represent for your support!

Please register in advance to secure your seat.

When: Wednesday, June 7 Starts: 9:00 a.m. (CT) Ends: 2:15 p.m. (CT) Where: Owensboro Convention Center Who: YOU and your entire marketing team and physician liaisons Why: Learning, staff development, networking with your peers and referring hospitals Sponsor Tables will also be free to introduce new vendors to KSHPRM as well as to thank past...
Recent Comments
There are no recent comments on this blog.
Contact Us

Post Office Box 436629
Louisville, Kentucky 40253-6629
Phone: 502-426-6220
Fax: 502-426-6226

KHA Staff
E-mail Us

Connect
Copyright 2014 by KHA   |  Privacy Statement