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By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:11 AM

The KHA Small Rural and CAH Forum will meet via webinar on October 25 at 3:00 p.m. (ET). The session's guest speaker/presenter is Brock Slabach, vice president of the National Rural Health Association. Slabach will provide a federal policy update. Additionally, Chris Neville with Collective Medical will discuss the special emergency department (ED) program being expanded in Kentucky.

If you have additional topics you would like covered, or need participation information, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 8:05 AM
The Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services and the 5 Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) are hosting provider forums across the state. These forums are designed to allow any and all health care providers (including behavioral health and substance use providers) who have contracts with MCOs and serve Medicaid consumers to meet face-to-face and discuss concerns about proper billing, prior authorizations, prompt pay, appeals processes or any other specific issues related to the continued implementation of Managed Care.

In attendance will be senior level staff from each Managed Care Organization, senior staff from the Department of Insurance (DOI), Office of Inspector General, Department for Medicaid Services, Department for Public Health, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, and the Office of the Secretary.

October 17 in Hopkinsville October 23 in Louisville October 25 in Morehead October 31 in Somerset November 3 in Highland...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:41 AM
Alan Coppock at Post Acute Care ForumThe Kentucky Hospital Association’s Post Acute Care (PAC) Forum met on March 24. The PAC Forum consists of long-term acute care hospitals, physical rehabilitation hospitals, swing bed hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, home health agencies and psychiatric hospitals.

The forum met for a day-long exercise on bundled payments with a goal of determining how to manage a patient through the post acute care continuum to provide the best level of care.

The bundled payment exercise took several months of planning with a key group of PAC providers and KHA staff. The providers selected pneumonia as the primary and secondary diagnosis related group (DRG) as the bundle. The key missing piece to find was the actual costs to the provider. Participants could determine the average...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:52 AM

Administrators of Kentucky's small, rural and critical access hospitals are invited to join KHA staff on March 23 at KHA Headquarters in Louisville for a formal presentation on timely and critical policy issues.

A complete agenda along with registration information is available in the brochure. Topics include:

  • ACA Update
  • Upper Payment Limit (UPL) Project Update
  • Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Methodology
  • Swing Bed Strategey
  • Pre-Conference Seminar for CAH CEOs on Cost Reporting Issues
  • Other Hot Topics

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com).

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 sperkins@kyha.com).

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...
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