Emergency Department Efficiencies – 2-Part Virtual Training – Dec 14 and Jan 7

It is critically important, now more than ever, for rural hospitals to  have a renewed focus on quality and efficiency to stay relevant in this rapidly changing market place. Pressures are being felt in rural areas as the population ages, the number of uninsured rises, budgets tighten  and the need to bend the health care cost curve increases. Hospital  emergency departments will likely continue to experience rising  volumes and pressure to reduce avoidable utilization. The

Swing Bed Patient Experience Project

Patient experience surveys not only offer insight as to how the patient and their families view your facility and the care delivered, but also provide opportunities for improvement.  With Swing Bed patient experience options limited, this project allows your facility to share best practices and network with other Kansas facilities. Onboarding of CAHs will start in September.  Participation includes access to a technical expert in Patient and Family Engagement, project management staff to help identify

Age Friendly Health Systems Kansas Action Community

Age Friendly Health Systems Three factors that impact the care of older adults in the United States today are occurring simultaneously.  Together the factors make a compelling case for health systems to better support the needs of older adults and caregivers: Demography: The number of adults over the age of 65; Complexity: The number of older adults with at least one chronic disease; and Disproportionate harm: The rate of health care utilization in older adults

COVID-19 SHIP

2021-2022 Resources Program Requirements – Testing and Migration Example Activities – Testing and Migration Hospitals are eligible to receive $190,000 to $250,000 as part of the Small Hospital Improvement Program Coronavirus Testing and Mitigation special grant program. The SHIP COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation program requirements are not exactly the same as the first round of COVID-19 SHIP funding. We encourage all to review the attached information so you are familiar with the requirements of the

Efficient Revenue Cycle Processes

Efficient Revenue Cycle Processes – Postponed until Spring 2022 Reviewing internal processes and creating efficiencies is a recommended strategy to prepare for value based purchasing. KRHOP is pleased to announce an opportunity for Critical Access Hospitals to participate in a project designed to improve the efficiency of revenue cycle processes with the application of Lean techniques and tools. Hospitals participating in this project will: Reduce the rate of claims denials; Improve cash flow; Improve patient