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By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:44 AM
From AHA: Hospitals wishing to qualify for the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals in fiscal year 2019 must make a written request for low-volume status to their Medicare Administrative Contractor no later than Sept. 1, 2018, per the instructions outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' inpatient prospective payment system final rule for FY 2019. See page 16 of the AHA Advisory for more information. In addition, applications for hospital reclassifications for FY 2020 are due by Sept. 4, 2018. This also is the deadline for canceling a previous wage index reclassification withdrawal, or termination. See pages 18 and 19 of the ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:51 AM
Arnett Carbiss Toothman 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 Arnett Carbis Toothman!

Arnett Carbis Toothman (ACT) provides forward-thinking companies and businesses an array of class-leading services, supported by nearly three quarters of a century of accounting and consulting experience. ACT team leaders and associates are well regarded in their fields and adept at pinpointing and executing the most efficient and cost effective services necessary to maintain the rhythm of your business.

For more information, visit the ACT website at https://www.actcpas.com/....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:49 AM
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Today’s specialized workforce shortage is one of the most critical challenges facing health care leaders across the country. To help combat this issue, KHA Solutions Group's new Affinity Partner offers Kentucky health care organizations the ability to take advantage of the health care industry’s most cost-effective recruitment network and platform: HospitalCareers.com.

HospitalCareers.com is the health care industry's leading hospital jobs site that connects health care candidates and hospitals to find their perfect match. Through their network of twenty-four state hospital associations and integration with advanced online recruitment...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, August 24, 2018 9:46 AM
KHA will host member meetings in each of the four districts throughout the state in September. Online registration is now open! Use the corresponding links below to reserve your seat for your district's meeting. This is a great opportunity to be involved with the Association and network with your peers.

September 7 Cumberland District Registration Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center   September 11 Blue Grass District Registration...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:15 AM

The KHA Trustee Conference will be held September 21 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Join your colleagues from across the state for this timely event designed specifically for hospital trustees. Conference speaker Karma Bass, MPH, FACHE explains details about the agenda in the video below.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:53 AM
As part of the HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), hospital quality, patient safety and clinical leaders are offered the opportunity to participate in the “Foundations for Change” and the “Accelerating Improvement” Fellowships.

These Fellowships are a partnership between HRET, the state hospital association, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and were conducted from January through July of this year. The Fellowships consisted of interactive webinars and online courses on key topics in quality improvement and patient safety, designed to build capacity and “bench strength” in Kentucky to drive ongoing reduction in health care-associated harm.

KHA salutes the new Kentucky Fellows from the following hospitals successfully completed the Fellowships:

Baptist Health Madisonville (Angela Giffin-Walls) Bourbon Community Hospital (Johnya Earlywine) Clark Regional Medical Center (Angie Leach, Deanna Wells, Kelly Stratton, ...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:41 AM
The Kentucky Chapter of ACHE is offering 1.5 hours of ACHE credits in Owensboro on Thursday, September 20 in conjunction with the Healthcare Coalition Conference (HCC).

This is the chapter’s first time teaming up with the hospital facility engineers, material managers, safety and security and emergency management officers.

The Kentucky ACHE is offering a panel discussion on Aligning Evidence-Based Design and Evidenced-Based Medicine to Design a More Efficient and High Quality Patient-Centered Health Care Delivery Model.

For ACHE, the Healthcare Coalition Conference has created a special one-day rate of $175. You can attend the ACHE session from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (CT) and if your schedule allows, you can stay for the full day of education.Highlights include:

Breakfast (with live music) State of the State – Mike Rust, KHA President at 8:00 a.m. (CT) HCC “Lightning Round” – five 5-minute presentations (the BEST of the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, August 20, 2018 9:23 AM
Boehringer Ingelheim 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 Boehringer Ingelheim!

Family owned since 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies. Improving health and quality of life for patients is the goal of this research-driven pharmaceutical company.

For more information, visit the Boehringer Ingelheim website at https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, August 17, 2018 8:38 AM
Kentucky hospitals were were recognized in U.S. News and World Report's latest rankings of the best hospitals in the country. Six hospitals in Kentucky were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing in different specialties (according to the magazine's methodology):

UK Chandler Medical Center, Lexington Nationally ranked in four specialties: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; and Orthopedics High Performing in 5 Specialty Procedures/Conditions   Baptist Health Lexington High Performing in 8 Specialty Procedures/Conditions   Baptist Health Louisville High Performing in 7 Specialty Procedures/Conditions   Norton Hospital, Louisville High Performing in 6 Specialty Procedures/Conditions   St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood-Covington High Performing in 6 Specialty Procedures/Conditions   Jewish Hospital, Louisville High Performing in 3 Specialty Procedures/Condition Visit the magazine's...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:18 AM
IKORCC 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 Diamond Sponsor the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters!

The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople in 33 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects.

For more information,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:41 AM

KHA is pleased to release the Utilization Trend Report, updated with data from First Quarter 2014 through First Quarter 2018.

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 (cwarnick@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, August 13, 2018 8:23 AM

KHA recently updated its member database software. As the Association uses this software to send out group emails, some hospitals may be blocking those messages thinking they are spam.

In order to ensure you receive communications from KHA, please make sure you add kyha@memberclicks-mail.net to your list of approved senders. You might also want to alert your IT team to this change.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8:30 AM
The Kentucky Association for Healthcare Recruitment (KAHCR), affiliated with the National Association for Healthcare Recruitment (NAHCR), is welcoming new members! The KAHCR chapter membership includes health care recruitment professionals across the State of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The chapter's mission is to provide a forum for those professionals engaged in the recruitment of health care personnel for their institutions, through which programs may be developed for the promotion of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

The group also provides educational programs and engages subject matter experts  on various topics. The chapter meets bi-monthly (see below for details on the next meeting).

If you would like more information about KAHCR, would like to attend a scheduled meeting at no charge or would like to know how to join, please contact KAHCR President Casey Richeson (casey.richeson@owensborohealth.org) or KAHCR Treasurer Chera Cummings...
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