KHCA/KCAL is committed to providing our members with important updates. Below is a list of the most recent COVID-19 updates. Please visit our website for a list of complete updates.

The KHCA/KCAL staff is here working for you! Due to the volume of calls you may need to leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we possibly can.
Revised 1135 Waiver Request
The 1135 waiver request that was sent to the Governors office has been revised to include information on what was approved with the Blanket 1135 Waiver.  Click here to review the revised request.  As we mentioned earlier, these have not yet been approved by the state. KHCA/KCAL will notify you ASAP once approvals are received.
Healthcare Coalition Map & Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has defined healthcare coalitions as: A collaborative network of healthcare organizations and their respective public and private sector response partners that serve as a multiagency coordinating group to assist with preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities related to healthcare organization disaster operations.

The purpose of a healthcare coalition is a healthcare system-wide approach for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents that have a public health and medical impact in the short and long-term. The primary function of a healthcare coalition is sub-state regional healthcare system emergency preparedness activities involving the health and medical
members. This includes planning, organizing, equipping, training, exercises and evaluation.

Please join us for a KHCA/KCAL Update from 11:00-11:30 AM on Friday, April 3, 2020
Topics of Conversation:
  • KHCA update on 1135 Waiver
  • CNA Education
  • ESF 8's to HCC 
  • Advance Payments

Dial in: 800-220-9875
Participant code: 08652779
Access to CMS National Stakeholder COVID-19 Call Recordings
CMS has been hosting regular calls with a variety of clinicians, hospitals, other facilities, and states in an effort to keep stakeholders updated on our COVID-19 efforts. As we know not everyone is available to attend the calls live, we are happy to share that you can access recordings of the calls along with transcripts on the following link: . CMS will continue to host calls and share information through their list serves and media.

To keep up with the important work of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in response to COVID-19, visit  https:/ . For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, and other information specific to CMS, please visit the  Current Emergencies Website .

HHS Region 7 COVID-19 Update
HHS alongside our federal partners are continuing to work with state, local, tribal and territorial governments to execute a whole of America response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the public, with the health and safety of the American people as our top priority.

Many of you are working on the supply chain issues or have had questions about getting supplies to needed areas. On that topic, I would like to highlight some very encouraging developments. Click here to continue reading.
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