You are invited to attend this Clinical Scholars Reception to learn more about this free leadership development opportunity to lead change in your community.

  • Date & Time:Wednesday, February 12, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Location:Ad Astra Room at KU Medical Center, Kansas City
  • RSVP Online

Clinical Scholars provides three years of free leadership development training and funding to health care providers from all disciplines who are tackling complex health issues in their communities. Applications close on March 11. Attend the Clinical Scholars Reception for more information. Register now.


Mark your calendar for the return of Current Concepts in Concussion Management. The second annual symposium is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 4, 2020 at the University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City.

Join the concussion care experts of The University of Kansas Health System as they present a patient-centered approach to the diagnosis and management of acute injury and post-concussion symptoms. This one-day conference will highlight the critical nature of individualized, patient-centered care.

The event will offer clinical topics and hands-on experience for all involved in concussion care, including physicians, nurses, multidisciplinary therapists, athletic trainers and mental and behavioral health providers.


You are invited to attend Cancer Survivorship ECHO Series beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12. There are four interactive tele-mentoring sessions focused on cancer survivorship. For more information download the flyer.

The meetings will be held the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 12, March 11, April 8 and May 13.


The news has been inundated with information about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  While the state of Kansas as of today does not have any reported cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment wants to provide information and facts regarding this new virus. “The risk to the general public is low,” Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary, said. “This new strain of coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. If you have been to Wuhan, China, in recent weeks or have been around someone who has, and are displaying influenza-like symptoms, please call your healthcare provider.” To read the entire news release click here.


The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and WSU Community Engagement Institute would like to invite you to participate in a stakeholder engagement session coming to your community in western Kansas. The purpose of this session will be to engage and convene stakeholders to help develop recommendations for pursuing innovative and integrated solutions to increase access to children’s acute and crisis behavioral health services in rural western Kansas. Your participation as a physician and leader in your community is crucial to finding a solution and your feedback is valuable in moving this work forward.

The meetings will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the following dates and locations:

  • Thursday, Jan. 30 – Goodland, KS
  • Monday, Feb. 3 – Garden City, KS
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Dodge City, KS

In case of inclement weather, makeup meetings will be held on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, with the location to be announced. Direct questions to lisa.jones@wichita.edu.


OneCare Kansas services are scheduled to begin April 1, 2020. In this webinar, KDHE will walk providers through a variety of processes that have been developed to invite potentially eligible members to participate and enroll them in OneCare Kansas. This will include important dates to remember related to the enrollment process.

To be eligible for services, individuals (adults and children) must be currently enrolled in KanCare and have at least one of the following diagnoses:
* Asthma + at risk for at least one additional chronic condition OR
* Paranoid Schizophrenia OR
* Severe Bipolar Disorder

OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: Member Invitation and Enrollment Process
Friday, Jan. 31
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 PM

If you are unable to join online, you may listen in via telephone. Dial 1-877-400-9499 and enter conference code 658 421 2274#


KU School of Medicine-Wichita is collaborating with Washington University to deliver a unique CEU opportunity focused on treating patients with or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Listen to updates on syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other nongonococcal infections and an update on HIV prevention.

Wichita STI Update Course <<download flyer>>
Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:30am – 12:30pm CST

Roberts Amphitheater
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS  67214

There is no charge for the course. However, you must register in advance.


Rates for the upcoming OneCare Kansas program will be released in early December. In this webinar, KDHE will provide a comprehensive description of the OneCare Kansas rate structure and how it was developed. It is recommended that any providers considering becoming an OCK Partner participate in this webinar prior to signing a contract to provide services.

OneCare Kansas Provider Webinar Series: OCK Payment Structure
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 3:00:00 – 4:00:00 p.m.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Due to the expected high volume, organizations are encouraged to register only one person and view the webinar as a group. For those who are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the OCK website.


The term “OneCare Kansas” refers to a new Medicaid option to provide coordination of physical and behavioral health care with long term services and supports for people with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, or mental illness. These people must be KanCare members. They can be members who also receive Medicare along with Medicaid.

OneCare Kansas is planned to implement Jan. 1, 2020. The target population will include those who have a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, severe bipolar disorder, or those who have asthma and are also at risk for developing another chronic condition. If you would like to know the specific diagnosis codes, they can be found on the OCK website. KDHE staff are still working on the rates with their actuaries, and they will be posted to the OCK website once they are finalized.

KDHE is accepting and evaluating provider applications now. There is no deadline to submit your application. There is a state team that will review applications submitted. If the state team approves your application, it will be sent to the Managed Care Organization (MCO) that you wish to contract with. At that point, you will work with the MCO(s) to come to an agreement. Remember, this is a two-step process. If you have previously submitted your application and would like to make changes, please contact Samantha Ferencik. You may view the webinar on the OCK website that walks you through the provider application.

If you have any additional questions, please contact SSamantha Ferencik or email OneCareKansas@ks.gov.

American Heart Association

You’re invited to an exciting session on the e-cigarette epidemic, hosted by the American Heart Association in partnership with Hinkle Law Firm and Koch Siedholff Hand & Dunn geared towards physicians.

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

LOCATION: Hinkle Law at 1617 N Waterfront Pkwy, Suite 400, Wichita, KS

6:30 a.m. – Light Breakfast and Coffee

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Panel of experts speak about the latest research and information

Space is limited! If you are interested in attending, and any of your colleagues or friends are as well, please RSVP to Jennifer.Melcher@heart.org or by phone at 316-768-3837 by Nov 11.