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By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 28, 2017 8:24 AM

Sherri Craig, vice president of advocacy and public policy for KentuckyOne Health and Dennis Johnson, president of Hardin Memorial Health were honored today with AHAPAC Most Valuable PAC Player awards during the KHA Board of Trustees meeting.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:33 AM
AHA is asking hospitals, local and state auxiliary organizations, state DVS groups and volunteer departments to support the American Hospital Association on June 9 for #HAVhope Friday: A National Day of Awareness.

The AHA Board of Trustees launched an association-wide initiative “Hospitals Against Violence” to focus on addressing violence within the hospital walls and in their communities. To that end, June 9 is designated as #HAVhope Friday : A National Day of Awareness to unite hospitals, health systems, volunteers, nurses, doctors and other professionals from across the country, as well the local andstate organizations they work with, to focus national attention on ending violence through a digital media campaign.

Visit www.aha.org/preventviolence for...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:32 AM
The AHA Annual Survey is underway, and hospital data is due by April 7. The 2016 survey is being offered ONLINE at www.ahasurvey.org. If you have not done so before, please take advantage of the online data collection. More than 4,000 of your colleagues completed their survey electronically last year. The web-based collection tool is easy, efficient and secure. Entering the data online allows you to:

Receive real-time reports, enabling you to confirm the accuracy of your entry before submission and provide you with valuable benchmarks and analysis tools. Give access to the online survey to multiple users within your hospital. Provide historical reference data as well as instant data verification as information is entered. You will receive a separate email with your Log In and Password information. If you have questions, please contact Melanie Moch at KHA (mmoch@kyha.com)....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:10 AM

The American Hospital Association will hold its annual meeting in Washington, DC, May 7-10. KHA has booked a block of rooms at The Washington Marriott Wardman Park for KHA members planning to attend. If you wish to stay at the KHA host hotel, the Marriott Wardman Park, please complete the AHA Hotel Reservation Form and return to Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com) by Friday, March 31. The reservations will be submitted to the hotel by KHA.

Please, register online at www.aha.org to attend the conference.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 27, 2017 10:31 AM

In response to the growing cyber threats in health care, the American Hospital Association (AHA) will offer a series of regional, in-person trainings for hospital and health system CEOs in April. Registration will be limited to hospital or health system CEOs, accompanied by their lead cyber security staff person.

If you have any questions about the upcoming event, please contact Chantal Worzala at AHA (202-626-2313 or vial email at cowrzala@aha.org).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 20, 2017 11:24 AM

The AHA Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, May 7-10. Special sessions created specifically for trustees offer take-home strategies for effective governance and insights into policy and politics featuring the speakers below. Plus, enjoy a Monday reception just for trustees. Sessions include:

  •  Whither the soul of trusteeship? Effective governance in a time of challenge and change
  • Leading and engaging boards in improving community health
  • Trustee Leadership Breakfast: National political update
  • Creating a culture of innovation and safety: from the boardroom to the bedside

Online registration is now available.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 16, 2017 10:31 AM
The AHA's Hospitals Against Violence initiative and American Society for Healthcare Engineering will co-host a January 17 webinar on workplace violence prevention strategies and emergency response plans. The webinar will feature safety experts from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation, who will explore the unique risks in health care facilities, emergency rooms, mental health services, and other treatment facilities and address preparedness through operations and design. The session will cover ways that the external and internal environment can be used to mitigate risk, tools available to help, and standards and guidelines aimed at preventing violence. To register for the 3:00 p.m. (ET) webinar, visit http://hret.adobeconnect.com/aha0117/event/registration.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NewsNow.  ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, November 07, 2016 10:41 AM
On Wednesday, November 9, AHA will host a webinar on Strategies for Addressing Violence in Post-Acute Care Environments. This webinar is free for AHA members.

Health care providers in various settings, including post-acute care, are taking a more active role with community partners to combat violence and to address the impact of violence on their patients and staff. In addition to needing care for physical recovery, patients in post-acute care as a result of violently acquired injuries need appropriate care to instill trust and address socioeconomic challenges. Other patients in post-acute care may become combative due to being confused as a result of dementia, other cognitive impairments and/or psychosocial factors. The American Hospital Association (AHA) Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation invites you to join two of your colleagues on a webinar highlighting their successful approaches to addressing violence in post-acute care environments.

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is an inner...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:29 PM

KHA will again promote and provide front-line support for Kentucky hospitals to complete the AHA Annual Survey for your fiscal year 2015. It is vitally important to collect accurate and updated information about your institution each year. Health care leaders, policy makers and researchers use the AHA Annual Survey to better describe and understand the operations of U.S. hospitals. The 2015 survey is being offered ONLINE at www.ahasurvey.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Moch at KHA (mmoch@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:51 AM

The American Hospital Association will hold its annual meeting in Washington, DC, May 1-4. KHA has booked a block of rooms at The Hotel Palomar for KHA members planning to attend. If you wish to stay at the Hotel Palomar, please complete the AHA Hotel Reservation Form and return to Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com) by Friday, March 4. The reservations will be submitted to the hotel on Monday, March 7.

Please, register online at www.aha.org to attend the conference. 

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 01, 2016 10:59 AM

The AHA Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, DC. You can register online for the meeting now. KHA will have information available soon on the KHA host hotel and planned meetings specifically for the KHA members who attend the national meeting. Make your plans now to attend!

Details on the AHA conference are available at http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/annual-meeting/index.shtml

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, December 10, 2015 9:06 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 16 published a final rule with comment for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program that makes modifications to meaningful use requirements in 2015 through 2017 and sets the start date for Stage 3 of the program. For more details on the rule, see the AHA Regulatory Advisory.

CMS is accepting comments on the provisions of the meaningful use Stage 3 final rule through December 15. AHA will submit comments, and hospitals are strongly encouraged to submit their own comments to the agency. AHA has also provided a model comment letter to assist you. The model comment letter includes recommendations on how to improve the structure of the meaningful use program and increase flexibility to ensure program success by the greatest number of eligible providers. It also includes specific comments on the Stage 3 objectives.

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By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:23 AM
Tonja Williams, MSN, RN, president and chief executive officer of Continuing Care Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, in Lexington has been selected to serve on the governing council of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Section for Kentucky's region. Her three-year term will begin on January 1, 2016, and extend through December 31, 2018.

This Section focuses on the interests and concerns of post-acute care providers — long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs,) inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health agencies (HHAs). The primary goals for Williams's term will be to advise AHA on public policy issues, advocacy positions, emerging issues and member service strategies as well as to serve as a channel back to her peers.

AHA's Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation seeks to promote and enhance the understanding of the health and related continuing care needs of persons of all ages, and of the issues...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 28, 2015 8:23 AM
On September 24, HRET (the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Education Trust) executed a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 Project.

Two kickoff webinars will be held this week to get the project started. Both events will cover the same topic (details on how to join the AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 initiative):

AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 Hospital Kick Off Webinar September 29 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT) Register at https://hret.adobeconnect.com/hospitalkickoff/event/registration.html.

October 1 (Repeat Webinar) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT) Register at https://hret.adobeconnect.com/hospitalkickoff/event/registration.html.

The Kentucky face-to-face...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 29, 2015 8:09 AM
KHA is extending the deadline for the AHA Annual Survey for your fiscal year 2014.  Kentucky hospitals will have until June 19 to complete the AHA Survey.

It is vitally important to collect accurate and updated information about your institution each year. Health care leaders, policy makers and researchers use the AHA Annual Survey to better describe and understand the operations of U.S. hospitals.

The AHA Annual Survey is an important source of provider data and is the origin of AHA Guide®, Hospital Statistics™ and U.S. News & World Report’s Directory of America’s Hospitals (www.usnews.com). Your response to the survey assures that your hospital’s information will be represented in these resources and available to individuals nationwide.

The 2014 survey is available online at www.ahasurvey.org.  The web-based collection tool is easy, efficient and secure. Entering the data online allows you to:

Receive...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 09, 2015 9:36 AM

Vicki A. Darnell, president and chief executive officer of Ephraim McDowell Health, was elected to serve on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board 3 and has begun her three-year term.

Regional Policy Board 3 represents six states including District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The Board meets three times a year to foster communication between the AHA, its members and state hospital associations. They provide input on public policy issues considered by the Board of Trustees, serve as ad hoc policy development committees when appropriate, and identify needs unique to a region and assist in developing programs to meet those needs.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 22, 2014 11:16 AM
On August 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice offering a settlement of hospital appeals of short stay denials. CMS’s intent in offering the settlement is to address the significant backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge (ALJ) level, which resulted in the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals suspending assignment of appeals to ALJs for at least two years.

Each hospital should evaluate carefully the terms of the offer and the hospital’s own situation in making a decision about whether to pursue the settlement offer. To assist with this analysis, the AHA commissioned a national accounting firm to develop the attached tool to help hospitals compare the settlement they might expect to receive under CMS’s offer with what they might recover if they choose to continue the appeals process for claims eligible for the settlement. The tool includes an overview and instructions pertaining to the checklist....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 08, 2014 8:54 AM
Below are several important pieces of information regarding AHA's data collection of hospitals’ experience with Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs).

Standalone RAC administrative burden survey Hospital chief executive officers have been sent a link to an AHA survey that attempts to gain greater insight into the resources – both financial and staff time – that hospitals are utilizing to comply with RAC audits. These hidden expenses, beyond the value of recoupments, are important to measure in order to illustrate the total cost of RAC audits to hospitals. This survey is separate from the RACTrac survey. The deadline for the survey to be completed is September 19.  

RACTrac update to be launched in October reporting period AHA has undertaken a substantial revision of the RACTrac survey in order to gain important information on key advocacy areas, including rebilling and appeals. In support of this effort, the AHA’s claim level tracking tool has been updated for hospitals to...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:23 AM
On August 27, AHA submitted the comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed rule for the calendar year (CY) 2015 outpatient and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) prospective payment systems (PPS). The letter urges the agency to carefully reconsider its proposed methodology of creating a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System modifier to track services furnished in off-campus, provider-based hospital outpatient departments. It also recommends changes to the implementation of its new set of claims-level comprehensive ambulatory payment classifications to ensure that it does not negatively and disproportionately impact certain types of hospitals that have specialized case mixes. In addition, AHA opposes CMS’ proposal to require a physician order for all inpatient admissions as a condition of payment under the agency’s general...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:56 AM
On August 27, AHA submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposed rule for the calendar year (CY) 2015 physician fee schedule. In the letter, AHA expresses its support for CMS’ proposal to add seven new codes to its list of approved Medicare telehealth services and encourages the agency to consider adding other services in future rulemaking. AHA also commends CMS for recognizing the need to pay for services related to chronic care management, but suggests the agency re-examine whether the rate of $41.92 adequately reimburses providers for the full scope of services. In addition, AHA urges the agency to carefully reconsider its proposed methodology of creating a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System modifier to track services furnished in off-campus, provider-based hospital outpatient...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:49 PM
Your hospital has some amazing heroes. Here’s a chance to share their stories. The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care — a voice in support of financially- strong hospitals — recently launched Hospital Heroes, a program that showcases hospital caregivers and many others, from administrative staff and nurses, to physicians and other allied health professionals, maintenance and security, who go above and beyond in their work to help patients and their communities. Hospital Heroes is a continuation of the Coalition’s digital effort, which includes social media to educate the public about the pressures facing hospitals and encourage them to contact Congress on hospitals' behalf.

Now, the Coalition has debuted the new Hospital Heroes website, http://protecthealthcare.org/hospital-heroes, to tell their stories and spotlight these special individuals.

To name one or more members of your team as...
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 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 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 2:43 PM

AHA has released a video to celebrate National Hospital Week:

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:43 AM

The AHA encourages all hospitals to complete the 2014 National Governance Survey, a research project initiated every three years by the AHA and its Center for Healthcare Governance to profile the changing landscape of governance in America’s hospitals and health systems. The survey will benchmark current board structures, practices and culture and compare them with previous AHA governance surveys, as well as highlight best practices and trends in the evolving environment.

Both hospital chief executive officers and board chairmen are encouraged to complete the multiple-choice survey, which will close April 30. A letter containing instructions for accessing the electronic survey was recently e-mailed to hospital administrators.

For more information, call 800-530-9092 or e-mail surveysupport@healthforum.com.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:50 AM
It's not too late to register for the AHA Annual Meeting, May 4-7 in Washington, DC. Registration is available at www.aha.org.

Representatives Kevin Brady (R-Texas), John Lewis (D-Georgia) and Greg Walden (R-Oregon) have joined the AHA Annual Meeting speaker lineup for Tuesday, May 6.

Representative Brady is chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, while Representative Lewis is senior chief deputy whip for the Democrats and a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee. Lewis is also the primary sponsor of the AHA-supported Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Reduction Relief Act (H.R. 1920), a key piece of the AHA’s advocacy agenda. Representative Walden is chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

For further information about attending the meeting with other KHA members, contact Sarah S. Nicholson at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at snicholson@kyha.com).
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:02 PM
All Kentucky hospitals will be receiving a packet next week containing the AHA Annual Survey and login information to complete the survey online. It is vital to collect accurate and updated information for your institution each year. Health care leaders, policy makers, researchers and consumers use the AHA Annual Survey Database to get a snapshot of the provider market. The AHA Annual Survey is an important source of provider data and is the origin of AHA Guide®, Hospital Statistics™ and now U.S. News & World Report’s Directory of America’s Hospitals (www.usnews.com). Your response to the survey assures that your hospital’s information will be represented in these resources and available to individuals nationwide.

There will NOT be a Kentucky Supplement this year.

The survey is available at www.ahasurvey.org. If you have not...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:51 AM
Join your colleagues for the 2014 AHA Annual Membership Meeting May 4-7 in Washington, D.C!

Online registration is now open at the early bird rate of $725 for the regular meeting package or $875 including the American College of Healthcare Executives educational session.

Visit www.aha.org to view the full schedule of events and rates. While you’re there, register yourself – or your whole team – in just a few simple steps. Early bird rates expire March 21, so register today to take advantage.

KHA members will take this opportunity to meet with the Kentucky congressional delegation on May 6-7, and the KHA Legislative Committee will meet in Washington on May 6.

If you plan to attend and would like to stay at the Hotel Palomar with other KHA members, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at cwalters@kyha.com).

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