Vital Sounds 2023, Quarter 1

Vital Sounds 2023, Quarter 1

You Asked, We Listened: Spring Education 2023

February 21, 2023


You Asked, We Listened: Spring Education 2023

February 21, 2023

KAMMCO Newsletter 2023 Q1 Spring Education

Thank you to everyone who called in with risk management questions or provided responses to our post-webinar surveys in 2022. Our team of risk management advisors has tallied your input, and the result is the three programs in this year’s Spring Education series.

Registration and Program Information

Each program is designed as a one-hour “lunch and learn” webinar. Registration will open in the first week of March. Look for an email then or visit the KAMMCO events page directly. These programs do not offer continuing education (CE) credits. If you want to obtain CE credits, visit our Med-IQ Online Learning Center page. As always, if you have questions, call us at 1-800-232-2259.

2023 Spring Education Series

K-TRACS, Prescribing, and You

March 28, noon | Presented by Gayle Donaldson, Assistant Director at the Kansas Board of Pharmacy, and LaTonyua Rice, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist for the K-TRACS division at the Kansas Board of Pharmacy

K-TRACS, the Kansas prescription drug monitoring program, is a valuable clinical decision-making tool available for Kansas healthcare providers. K-TRACS staff will provide an overview of the program, its use across the state, and trends in controlled substance prescribing. The presentation will also cover how K-TRACS information is reviewed internally, the K-TRACS Advisory Committee’s authority to review patients and prescribers of concern, and how healthcare organizations can access prescribing information.

Behavioral Health in a Primary Care Setting

April 5, noon | Presented by Kari M. Bruffett, President and CEO of the Kansas Health Institute, and Eric Thomason, PMHNP, Vice President of Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment for Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Nearly one in five U.S. adults has a behavioral health disorder, and studies confirm what clinicians know from experience: patients with behavioral health diagnoses have higher rates of co-occurring chronic conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and hypertension, which can complicate their care and affect their lifespan and the quality of their lives. Integrating traditional primary medical and behavioral healthcare has been demonstrated to promote more accessible and equitable treatment for these complex patients, but how do you make it work in an environment of increasing needs and growing workforce challenges?

Physician Supervision: Regulatory and Licensure Requirements

May 25, noon | Presented by Courtney Cyzman, JD, BSW, General Counsel for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Physicians who supervise non-physician providers know it can be challenging to keep abreast of compliance and licensing requirements. In this program, Courtney Cysman, JD, BSW, General Counsel for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, will discuss the regulations that govern this supervisory relationship and guide current regulatory and licensing requirements.