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April 07, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Defining the Primary Care Workforce in Kansas (April 2020)

Kansas, like the U.S. as a whole, is experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians. While nurse practitioners and physician assistants also provide primary care, Kansas statute requires them to practice according to an agreement with a physician. How many licensed clinicians are in the primary care workforce in Kansas? Do most new physicians trained in the state stay in Kansas? Learn more in our new issue brief, the first in a two-part series examining the primary care workforce in Kansas.

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October 23, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

State Budget Explainer (October 2019)

When Governor Laura Kelly first presented the Governor’s Budget Report for 2020, it took 869 pages in two volumes to explain – in addition to a 171-page report comparing it to what the Legislature adopted. The details are necessary but overwhelming. The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) and Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) produced a series of five infographics to explain the budget in a more simplified manner.

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June 04, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

The Role of Hospitals in Population Health (June 2019)

There is growing interest among hospitals and health systems to expand their focus outside the walls of their institutions to improve population health. To explore this interest, the Kansas Health Institute recently surveyed hospitals in Kansas and talked with hospital leaders around the state and nation about the role of hospitals and health systems in population health.

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December 07, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Advancing Population Health: Kansas Hospitals Share Their Stories (December 2018)

While treating patients remains a cornerstone mission, Kansas hospitals increasingly are moving outside the walls of their facilities to engage in activities aimed at improving the health of their communities. KHI, in collaboration with the Kansas Hospital Association, conducted in-depth interviews with eight hospital leaders and their staff or partners from across the state to learn more about population health activities Kansas hospitals are implementing.

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December 07, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

The Value of Population Health and Strategies for Engagement (December 2018)

Hospitals and health systems are cornerstones of their communities. They not only treat illnesses and injuries, but also contribute to the local economy through employment and business opportunities. They also are becoming more engaged in population health. They believe that patient outcomes can improve and costs can be lowered if they address issues in their communities such as transportation, housing and access to healthy food. Learn more by watching this video, produced in collaboration with the Kansas Hospital Association.

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October 22, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

How Can Kansas Hospitals and Health Systems Engage in Population Health? (October 2018)

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) and the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) collaborated on a population health initiative to assess the engagement of Kansas hospitals and health systems in population health and identify resource needs for this work. As part of the initiative, a survey was conducted to better understand the efforts of Kansas hospitals in the area of population health, including definitions of population health, strategies utilized, benefits and challenges. This issue brief reveals the findings from the survey.

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April 16, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Association Health Plans: Alternative Coverage for Small Businesses? (April 2018)

In October 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that announced his administration’s intent to facilitate the purchase of health insurance across state lines and to increase the coverage options available to Americans. The order identified association health plans (AHPs) as one way to provide more affordable options to small businesses and directed the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services to propose regulations or revise guidance related to AHPs. The secretaries released a proposed AHP rule on January 5, 2018. This brief describes AHPs and how they are regulated and summarizes the proposed rule and its potential impact on the individual and small group health insurance markets.

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