KMAP revalidation due now
As a federal requirement, providers must revalidate their enrollment with the Kansas Medical Assistance Program at least every five years. To ensure revalidations are completed the state has sent out two rounds of letters to the provider community yet many have not responded. All revalidation applications must be completed and submitted to KMAP as soon as possible as the state continues to accept them. KMAP provider numbers may be deactivated if the revalidation process in not completed resulting in no longer being able to access the KMAP website or have the ability to bill KMAP.
Providers can complete the revalidation application from the KMAP secure website. To access this website, the user must have an active user name and password and be the KMAP administrator. To find out the current administrator on an account or to have a password reset, contact KMAP Customer Service at 1.800.933.6593, option 0. Providers can also complete the revalidation application through the KMAP public website. Questions regarding the revalidation application, contact the KMAP customer service at 800.933.6593 option 3.
If you have questions about this process please contact Ruth Cornwall, KMS Director of Health Care Finance.
Newly restructured Members Meeting a success
On May 2, 2015, KMS members gathered for the first, newly-restructured Members Meeting. The one-day format, which grew out of recommendations made by the Future Directions Task Force, replaced the former annual House of Delegates meeting. It was designed to encourage more members to attend by making the meeting shorter and more accessible, yet meaningful, with opportunities for networking, CME and current issues discussion.
The day began with the Members Forum during which any member could express an opinion or bring any topic to the attention of the KMS Board of Trustees. Topics discussed included Medicaid expansion, telemedicine regulation, APRN independent practice and alternative KMS membership models. Representatives from the Board of Trustees listened to the comments and will prepare a summary for the Board’s consideration at its next meeting.
The Presidential Luncheon which followed the Forum honored all KMS Past Presidents and newly-elected President James (Jay) Gilbaugh, III, MD. Dr. Gilbaugh is a practicing urologist in Wichita and will serve the organization’s first two-year term as President. Robert Gibbs, MD (Radiology-Parsons) was elected President-elect and will assume the Presidency in May 2017. The keynote speaker following the luncheon was Kevin Pho, MD—the founder and editor of the popular health care blog, KevinMD.com. Pho challenged physicians to engage in social media and helped the attendees understand the importance of claiming your online reputation before someone else has the opportunity to define it for you. Pho’s talk—which was accredited for CME—received very positive reviews from all who attended.
Planning is already underway for next year’s meeting; the date and location will be announced soon. We’re also seeking ideas for a 2016 keynote speaker. If you have a suggestion of someone of national stature who you believe would be of interest to the Kansas physician community, please email Allison Peterson at email@example.com.