KAMMCO Update on COVID-19:
KAMMCO will maintain full business operations while adhering to CDC and KDHE recommendations regarding COVID-19. All KAMMCO services are still being provided as we remain focused on serving and supporting our members. Click Here for the COVID-19 Resource Page. KAMMCO will be here when you need us.
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Fourth Quarter Vital Sounds

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Member Benefit: New License Defense Coverage at No Additional Cost
Effective January 1, 2021, KAMMCO’s new and renewal policies will include License Defense coverage at no additional cost to you. This new coverage provides...  Read more 

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New Telemedicine Policy from the KS Board of Healing Arts
In October, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (Board) released a new policy document intended to provide guidance to its licensees in providing healthcare services via telemedicine. The Board intends...  Read more

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Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Affect Kansas Medical Community
Fraudulent unemployment claims are on the rise across Kansas. Like all other employers across the state, medical facilities and practices should be on the lookout for these incidents...  Read more

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FBI Warns of Increased Ransomware Activity Targeting U.S. Healthcare System
An FBI Alert was issued on Wednesday, October 28th, and there are two federal agencies warning of an increased cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers. These cyberattacks involve ransomware, as hackers encrypt data...  Read more

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Tips from the Trenches: Claims Update
Specialty:  Long-Term Care
Case Overview: 
During the night, an 85-year old female resident turned on her call light. A male CNA responded to the call...  Read more

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Advance Directives: Helpful Tools during COVID-19
Advance Directives are a package of solutions that allow patients “to speak” when they become incapacitated. As you assist your patients’ travel through the COVID-19 journey, a refresher on advance directives may prove useful...  Read more

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Incident Response Plan Series (Part 4 of 4): Testing Your Plan
Imagine the following scenario: On Monday morning employees arrive at your practice to find their workstations locked by ransomware. IT staff are investigating the incident, and responding to employees cannot access their workstations. Patients are beginning to walk in...  Read more

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Members Take Part in All-Virtual Fall Loss Prevention Program
Due to COVID-19, KAMMCO's annual Fall Loss Prevention program was an entirely virtual event this year. Over 1,300 healthcare professionals...  Read more

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Kansas Medical Society Upcoming Events
The Kansas Medical Society—in partnership with the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) and the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services—is hosting a webinar for members of KMS and MSMA on developments in Medicare coming in 2021. The webinar will...  Read more