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October 2018 Vital Sounds

Five Key Elements in Managing Violence in the Healthcare Setting

Healthcare personnel in all walks of the industry have historically contributed a person’s inappropriate behavior to their illness, condition or the stress associated with... read more

New Military Health System Collaboration with KHIN Delivers Critical Health Information Across the Globe

On August 30, the Military Health System (MHS) added the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) to its increasing health information exchange efforts. Military hospitals... read more

State Medical Societies Collaborate to Impact Healthcare Disparities

Seven state medical societies, including the Kansas Medical Society (KMS), announced the creation of the Health Equity Network for Change (HENC) in September. The organization is focused... read more

Physicians Encouraged to Re-check 2017 MIPS Scores: Targeted Review Deadline Extended

In mid-September, CMS announced they identified errors in the scoring logic for the 2017 MIPS Performance Scores. Solutions to correct the errors have been implemented, and physicians are... read more

Tips from the Trenches: Claims Update

Claim Summary: On 2/13/04, this six-year-old male with a history of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), protein losing enteropathy (PLE), three previous heart surgeries... read more

Physicians Abide By a Code of Conduct, So Should Patients & Their Families

The purpose of a code of conduct is to clearly establish the expectations of behavior in a particular environment or profession. Codes of conduct typically define acceptable, disruptive and inappropriate... read more

New MIPS Resources Now Available in the QPP Resource Library

CMS has posted the following new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) resources on CMS.gov... read more

Sixth Biennial Physician Survey: The State of America's Physicians

The Physicians Foundation released the results of their sixth biennial survey, revealing startling findings about the impact of factors driving physicians to reassess their careers. Nearly... read more