Patient Stories

We love to hear stories of how the Kansas City Medical Society, via the work of the Kansas City Medical Foundation changes lives. Our partners at El Centro, recently put some of our stories in their newsletter. We are happy to see ways we are having an impact in the greater Kansas City community.

2018-09-30T23:38:06+00:00September 24th, 2018|Advocacy|

Burning Down the Docs

An article discussing the issue of doctor burnout by the Editor of Kansas City Medicine, Charles W. Van Way, III, MD. Click on the article title to read more.

2016-02-05T19:51:42+00:00February 5th, 2016|Advocacy, Other|

Qualis Health Releases Plan to Integrate Oral Health into Primary Care

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Qualis Health Releases Plan to Integrate Oral Health into Primary Care This week Qualis Health released an oral health delivery framework which would help primary care physicians to monitor the oral health of patients, and reduce incidents of oral disease. As we know, oral health is an important part of overall health and it is too often ignored. This framework is an effort to bridge the gap between the two areas of healthcare. For more information on this framework, read the reports attached below, or visit the Qualis Health Newsroom. Oral Health Integration Framework White Paper Oral Health Integration Framework Executive Summary Oral Health Integration Framework Case Examples Connect & Collaborate Events Practice Opportunities [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type="1_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Connect Button" background_layout="dark" text_orientation="left" max_width="273px" text_line_height="1em" background_image="https://kcmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/connect_label.png" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_padding="10||9|100" custom_css_before="min-height: 72px; ||min-width: 273px; ||mrgin-left: 100px" saved_tabs="all"] Connect & Collaborate [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Event Button" background_layout="dark" text_orientation="left" max_width="273px" text_line_height="1em" background_image="https://kcmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/events-label2.png" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_padding="10||30|100" custom_css_before="min-height: 72px; ||min-width: 273px;||mrgin-left: 100px" [...]

2015-09-01T17:49:54+00:00June 17th, 2015|Advocacy|

Contacting Your Local Representative

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Contacting Your Local Representative The Kansas City Medical Society commends the U.S. House of Representatives for their bipartisan vote on March 26th passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. The Society is calling upon the U.S. Senate to pass the Medicare reform bill. Please contact your U.S. Senator from the list below. Kansas Representatives Office/Chamber Name Phone Address Fax U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (913) 451-9343 Overland Park, KS Office 11900 College Boulevard Suite 203 (913) 451-9446 U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (913) 393-0711 23600 College Blvd., Suite 201 Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 768-1366 Congressman 3rd District Kevin Yoder (913) 621-0832 7325 W. 79th St. Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 621-1533 Congresswoman 2nd District Lynn Jenkins (620) 231-LYNN 120 N. 6th Street Independence, KS 67301 (620) 231-5972   Missouri Representatives Office/Chamber Name Phone Address Fax U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (816) 421-1639 4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 101 Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 421-2562 U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (816) [...]

2015-09-01T17:50:39+00:00March 27th, 2015|Advocacy|

Resolutions to MSMA: DRAFT

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Resolutions to MSMA: DRAFT Start By Believing Resolution: That the Missouri State Medical Association send a message to the state legislature that Missouri become a “Start by Believing” State, thus proclaiming that we will “start by believing victims of sexual assault.” Whereas: When a loved one dies in a car accident due to a drunk driver, or you are diagnosed with cancer, your loved ones will gather around you to support and care for you. Sometimes the community will lend support. They don’t blame you. Whereas: “I was raped”. It is extremely difficult for a child, women or man to disclose that they have been prey to a sexual predator. They are shamed, blamed and the community sometimes persecutes them. The pain of sexual assault is long lasting for the victim as well as the family and can ripple through the community with destructive effects. Whereas: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As [...]

2015-09-01T17:51:03+00:00February 27th, 2015|Advocacy|

The Pulse of CMS

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] The Pulse The Region 7 Winter edition of The Pulse, the CMS publication for the regional healthcare professional, is now available. In this edition of the publication, the following topics are discussed: Important ICD-10 resources, including CME 2015 Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Policy An update on Open Payments DMEPOS Round 2/NMO Recompete Financial alignment demonstrations to coordinate care for dually eligible Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries Suggestions for potential PQRS measures ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Program Enhancement of provider oversight The requirement for revised 855R applications beginning in 2015 The Pulse can be downloaded by clicking here. Additional resources from CMS From Coverage to Care From Coverage to Care is an initiative to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them, so they can live a long and healthy life. For more information, click here. Assistance Roles to [...]

2015-09-01T17:52:47+00:00February 11th, 2015|Advocacy|