Vital Sounds Quarterly Newsletter

Quarter 3 | 2020

Member Benefit: New License Defense Coverage at No Additional Cost

Shannon HaireKAMMCO Vice President of Member Services Effective January 1, 2021, KAMMCO’s new and renewal policies will include License Defense coverage at no additional cost to you. This new coverage…

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New Telemedicine Policy from the KS Board of Healing Arts

Information & Highlights Yolanda Sims, JD, MHAKAMMCO Loss Prevention & Risk Management Advisor Telemedicine is rapidly evolving, and so is the legal landscape. In October, the Kansas State Board of…

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Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Affect Kansas Medical Community

What’s at Risk & What to do if You’re Affected Connie Christian, MBA, CPHRMKAMMCO Facility Risk Management & Patient Safety Advisor Fraudulent unemployment claims are on the rise across Kansas.…

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FBI Warns of Increased Ransomware Activity Targeting U.S. Healthcare System

Report & Guidelines for How to Protect Against Cyber Threats An FBI Alert was issued on Wednesday, October 28th, and there are two federal agencies warning of an increased cybercrime…

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Tips from the Trenches: Claims Update

Specialty: Long-Term Care Facility Susan J. DaignaultKAMMCO Claims Manager & Medical Liability Analyst Case Overview:During the night, an 85-year old female resident turned on her call light. A male CNA…

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Advance Directives: Helpful Tools during COVID-19

Detailed Refresher & Tips Catherine Walberg, J.D.KAMMCO Senior Vice President & General Counsel Advance Directives are a package of solutions that allow patients “to speak” when they become incapacitated. As…

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Incident Response Plan Series (Part 4 of 4): Testing Your Plan

Testing Your Plan Elizabeth HaroKAMMCO Compliance Officer Imagine the following scenario: On Monday morning employees arrive at your practice to find their workstations locked by ransomware. IT staff are investigating…

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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 participated in the program, “Limiting Exposure in the Litigation Arena.”…

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Kansas Medical Society Upcoming Events

Webinar: What’s New in 2021The 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…

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