Vital Sounds Quarterly Newsletter

Quarter 3 | August 30, 2021

Important KAMMCO Renewals Update & Agent Communication

KAMMCO 2022 Policy RenewalsYour renewal information will be sent out electronically via email mid to late September. Please make sure KAMMCO has an updated email address for you.For group or…

Read More about Important KAMMCO Renewals Update & Agent Communication

Loss Prevention Ends Soon | Don’t Miss Out on 2022 Premium Credit

KAMMCO’s annual Loss Prevention Program is already underway. Members have two more opportunities to participate in the Loss Prevention webinar:    •  Tues. Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.    •  Thurs.…

Read More about Loss Prevention Ends Soon | Don’t Miss Out on 2022 Premium Credit

Countdown to 2% Premium Credit

Fall is a busy time of the year, and the September 30 deadline for Med-IQ course completion is approaching fast. Avoid those reminder phone calls from your practice administrator or…

Read More about Countdown to 2% Premium Credit

New Coverage Option: License Defense Higher Limits Coverage

KAMMCO is pleased to announce, beginning January 1, 2022, we are offering License Defense Costs Higher Limit Coverage in Kansas.* KAMMCO currently offers embedded license defense coverage at no additional…

Read More about New Coverage Option: License Defense Higher Limits Coverage

New KSBOHA CME Requirement Prompts Additions to Med-IQ Curriculum

Connie Christian, MBA, CPHRMKAMMCO, Facility Risk Management and Patient Safety Advisor A new CME requirement by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (Board) has prompted KAMMCO to add new…

Read More about New KSBOHA CME Requirement Prompts Additions to Med-IQ Curriculum

What to do if Your DEA Number is Stolen or Compromised

Yolanda Sims, JD, MHAKAMMCO, Loss Prevention and Risk Management Advisor In today’s environment, scammers are looking for any opportunity to advance their fraudulent schemes, and licensed medical professionals are not…

Read More about What to do if Your DEA Number is Stolen or Compromised

Risk Management Q&A: Are you Required to Comply with OSHA’s COVID-19 EMT?

Are you required to comply with OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard? Connie Christian, MBA, CPHRMKAMMCO, Facility Risk Management and Patient Safety Advisor uestion from an insured Our practice has less…

Read More about Risk Management Q&A: Are you Required to Comply with OSHA’s COVID-19 EMT?

Tips from the Trenches: Claims Update

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgeon and Hospitalist. This real-life case highlights why it’s vital to appropriately document—and communicate to the patient—what medications to start and stop following discharge from inpatient care.

Read More about Tips from the Trenches: Claims Update

The Real Cost of Boarding Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department: Improving Psychiatric Patient Outcomes

Emergency department overcrowding and boarding affect nearly all hospital systems in the U.S. Find out what risks are associated with boarding psychiatric patients and what hospitals can do to improve outcomes.

Read More about The Real Cost of Boarding Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department: Improving Psychiatric Patient Outcomes