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December 2018 Vital Sounds

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KAMMCO Develops New Tool to Assist Healthcare Providers Combat Opioid Epidemic

Building upon its commitment to quality and patient safety, KAMMCO released a new Opioid/Controlled Substances dashboard for physicians, hospitals ... read more

2

Tips from the Trenches

Our insured saw this 60-year-old female in the hospital after she was brought in by EMS and admitted due to experiencing sudden dizziness, weakness... read more

3

Policy Renewal Reminder

As we near the end of 2018, KAMMCO’s Underwriting Team is diligently processing members’ policy renewals. If you have not already submitted... read more

4

Kansas Physicians Can Receive MIPS Assistance from KHIN

KHIN is heavily invested in ensuring a clear connection is made between KHIN utilization and receiving positive incentives under the Centers for... read more

5

#FightFlu: National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2-8

To encourage influenza vaccination and emphasize the seriousness of the flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its... read more

6

A Permissible Disclosure: Releasing Medical Information to Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors

In most situations, you do not need an authorization from the next of kin to release health information to a coroner or medical examiner... read more

7

2019 Strategic Planning Should Include a CyberSecurity Risk Assessment

As the year ends, many physicians, practices and facilities are making plans for 2019. It is important to include a cybersecurity risk assessment or... read more

8

Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 Includes Changes to Evaluation-and-Management Services

The 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule included several changes when it comes to payment for evaluation-and-management ... read more

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Save the Date

11th Annual Summit on Quality May 9-10, 2019 | Hyatt Regency, Wichita, Kansas | Presented by Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and Kansas Foundation for... read more