KAFP Weekly
Jul. 30, 2013

CME in Fredonia scheduled for Sept. 13
Register today for a fun CME event in Fredonia, Kan. Online registration, schedule and faculty information is available at: http://www.kafponline.org/education/regionalcmemeetings

KAFP SE Regional CME Meeting
Friday, Sept. 13 – 12:45-8 p.m.
Bacani Hotel, Fredonia, KSMore

Take advantage of NRCME Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT) training course offered Nov. 9 in Overland Park
The KAFP is working with the Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska Chapters to bring you medical examiner education to prepare you to take the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) examination. We are pleased to offer a class on Nov. 9 at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center (Overland Park, Kan.) — 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information and to register go to: http://www.kafponline.org/Education/NRCMEFederalMotorCarrierSafetyAdministration/More

Registration open: 2013 Kansas PCMH Summit 'Flip the Switch'
Make plans now to attend the 2013 Kansas Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Summit 'Flip the Switch' on Nov. 1-2, at the Wichita Country Club, Wichita, Kan.

Schedule and registration is available at: http://www.kafponline.org/KansasPCMH/More

Help! Medicare rejected my claim — now what?
By Erica Cohen
So, you submitted a claim lacking functional limitation reporting to Medicare after July 1. Uh-oh. By now, you've probably received a polite rejection letter telling you that Medicare will not be providing you with reimbursement for your services — and neither will the beneficiary. What's a PT, OT or SLP to do?More

Costly not to expand Medicaid
The Wichita Eagle
Gov. Sam Brownback hasn't expanded Medicaid eligibility because he says he is concerned about the cost. But two new reports by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured show how costly it is not to expand — especially for Kansans who need health insurance. More

New Health Insurance Marketplace in Kansas
National Health Service Corps
Beginning Oct.1, millions of Americans will have the opportunity to enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplace authorized by the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Are you wondering how the Affordable Care Act is making a difference for the people of Kansas?More

KanCare to adopt 'health home' model for treating mentally ill
Kansas Health Institute
Kansas Medicaid officials are preparing for a new phase of KanCare that will target services to the seriously mentally ill. They will be using a "health home" model that appears to be producing good — though preliminary — results in other states and which will allow Kansas to draw additional federal aid dollars as part of the Affordable Care Act.More

Mentors needed for Faces in Family Medicine program
The Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) program is preparing to kick off for the upcoming school year, and we need mentors! What is the program? FIFM combines a dinner meeting for pre-med or med students near their campus, at which we have a panel of bright, energetic, vibrant family physicians who exemplify different "faces" of the specialty. It is followed with the opportunity for the student to develop a mentor/mentee relationship with a family physician.More