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Kansas delegation leads fight to delay physician supervision rules

0 | Sep. 23, 2014 | Congress, Hospitals

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran are working to delay enforcement of Medicare regulations that they say burden rural hospitals without benefiting patients.

Kansas, Missouri organizations receive mental health grants

0 | Sep. 22, 2014 | Government, Mental Health

The grants were among $99 million disbursed by HHS under a plan aimed at reducing gun violence, increasing access to mental health services and making schools safer.

Medicare expert says compact not on radar in DC

1 | Sep. 22, 2014 | Congress, Legislature, Health Reform

A health care compact bill designed to get Kansas and other states out of federal health regulations is gaining attention here for its possible Medicare implications. But a national expert on Medicare says the compact, which needs Congressional approval, is "not even on the back burner" in Washington, D.C.

Medical PACs mull stance on Medicaid expansion

0 | Sep. 19, 2014 | Advocacy, Campaign 2014

Leaders of some of the top medical-related political action committees say they're still forming the legislative agendas that may inform how they donate their money.

KU pathologist welcomes federal initiative to fight antibiotic resistance

0 | Sep. 19, 2014 | Government, Public Health

While disease-causing bacteria eventually will develop resistance to all current antiobiotics, KU professor Rebecca Horvat says the president's order brings new focus to the effort.

Olathe Medical Center opens facility for final stage of life

0 | Sep. 19, 2014 | Health Care Delivery, Hospitals

Hospice of Olathe Medical Center, a $4.3 million facility, is the first inpatient hospice facility on the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | KDADS, Mental Health

“We’ve been going out and meeting with people in those communities,” said KDADS Assistant Secretary Lea Taylor, addressing a statewide conference on law enforcement training and mental health crises.

Kansas receives $3.5M grant to reduce infant mortality

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | Child Health, KDHE, Health Disparities

The five-year grant will help bolster a Geary County project known as Delivering Change.

Former Stormont-Vail CEO named to Davis advisory council

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | Campaign 2014, Hospitals

Oliverius and the other advisory council members are charged with bringing together business leaders, employers, educators, trained professionals and other stakeholders from each economic sector to address the diverse challenges and opportunities for growth in each industry.

Kansas to share suicide, homicide data with CDC

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | KDHE, Prevention

The $970,000 grant is part of a federal program to develop strategies to prevent violent deaths. Kansas is one of 32 participating states.

Immigration questions to drop 700 Kansans from ACA rolls

0 | Sep. 18, 2014 | Health Reform, Insurance

Discrepancies in immigration status data will cause about 700 Kansans who enrolled in health insurance plans on the federal marketplace to lose their coverage at the end of the month.

KDADS receives $3.9M grant to expand employment support for mentally ill

0 | Sep. 17, 2014 | KDADS, Mental Health

Staff on the five-year project will work with community mental health centers to expand employment services for Kansans with mental illness at Comcare in Wichita and the Compass Behavioral Health Center in Southwest Kansas.

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