Meeting Your Needs With Innovative Solutions

We offer a wide range of services to help manage your community health care organization. 

What We Offer

Worry Free Services

Electronic Medical Record

GPHA partners with the Cerner Corporation, one of the leaders in health care technology. Our partnership allows us to provide excellent pricing on electronic medical record systems.

Operational Service Affiliation

As one of the nation’s largest, not-for-profit healthcare management systems, GPHA continues to design and develop comprehensive solutions to empower healthcare leaders with tools and resources to strengthen Operational and Financial Management of rural and community hospitals.

Finance and Reimbursement

Dedicated full-time personnel on staff to meet your financial management and reimbursement needs.

Employee Benefit Trust Association

GPHA leased, managed OR CERNER AFFILIATED hospitals and their employees/families are eligible to participate in an affordable, self-insured, health benefit plan, which includes hospitalization, physician outpatient services, prescription drug coverage and dental care services.

Group Purchasing

Leverage the purchasing power of GPHA network hospitals and clinics, to access preferred pricing on Medical Supplies, Pharmaceuticals, Business Office products, Capital and Minor Equipment and more through our partnership with Vizient Inc. and other suppliers of service.

Information and Technology

GPHA’s full lifecycle of services with highly experienced and knowledgeable staff support our member hospitals and clinics’ internal team to help them achieve their information technology objectives


GPHA partners with member facilities to ensure proper procedures, physical and technical safeguards and policies are in place to comply with information security requirements.

Pharmacy Services

Our network facilities have access to a variety of pharmacy services including preferred drug pricing, remote pharmacy oversight, 340B consulting and preferred pricing on Omnicell technology.

Coding Service

GPHA provides hospitals and clinic medical coding services. Our experts are well-versed in requirements for proper coding to ensure payment from insurers

Health Information Management

Our staff are experts in Health Information Management (HIM).

Centralized Billing Office

GPHA works collaboratively with the Cerner Corporation to provide excellent Centralized Billing Office services to hospitals and Clinics.

Other Services

Does your hospital need something not listed? We work with you to find the solutions you need.

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Electronic Medical Record

GPHA is a corporate partner of the Cerner Corporation. GPHA network facilities utilize the Cerner Millennium Electronic Health Record (EHR), a perennial best in KLAS leader in healthcare technology. In addition, the GPHA Data Center is fully staffed with both Clinical and Technical experts who provide first-level support to all GPHA Cerner clients.

Preferred Pricing

Due to our significant number of Cerner hospitals, GPHA is able to offer hospitals and clinics excellent pricing on the entire Cerner Millennium electronic medical record system. Because we are committed to Cerner, we are able to leverage group pricing on new technology and features as they become available, as well as mitigate significant price increases.

Staff with Experience

GPHA staff have a tremendous knowledge of both the Cerner system and on-the-ground hospital operations. Our data center is staffed with former hospital employees specializing in front-line clinical operations and ancillary support services. Our technical experts are well equipped to work with your local IT resources.

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Operational Service Affiliation

GPHA offers a wealth of invaluable resources and strategic solutions uniquely designed to meet the healthcare mission and service-excellence of your hospital and community needs. GPHA’s Hospital Operations provide flexible healthcare management solutions: Leased, Managed and Resource Sharing (“unbundled”) Affiliations.

  • LEASED – GPHA assumes responsibility for all operation of the hospital. GPHA Board of Directors sets hospital policy, with local board serving in an advisory capacity.
  • MANAGED – The local board sets policy and GPHA provides administrative services. GPHA is accountable to and works collaboratively with the local board and executive team.
  • RESOURCE SHARING – Hospitals have access to one or more services offered by GPHA without being leased or managed. Services are available on an “unbundled” basis as needed.


Leased and Managed Affiliations receive a value-added benefit of an assigned Vice-President for Regional Operations (RVP) team member. The RVP routinely works with and visits the hospital to assist in important operational matters, including medical staff and monthly board meetings. RVP’s serve as a consultant, advisor and liaison for hospital boards, executives and key personnel, providing recommendations and guidance in hospital operations and finance.

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Finance and Reimbursement


Financial expertise support provided by accounting degree professionals, including CPA’s with public accounting firm experience with rural hospital auditing and accounting matters.

  • Direction and coordination of general accounting systems and financial reporting
  • Assistance with the year-end accounting record close in preparation of the annual financial statement audit
  • Financial operation analysis
  • Strategic what-if analysis of new or changed service offerings
  • Hospital staff education and training in accounting and office procedures
  • Resource for understanding and implementing new accounting and auditing pronouncements
  • Payroll support including training, earning and deduction code set-up, report generation
  • Federal tax return assistance including community benefits reporting
  • Operational and tax district budget assistance and preparation
  • Resource to hospital staff for unique or isolated transactions/accounting treatments

Knowledge of third-party payer reporting requirements and significant factors impacting reimbursement provided by financial personnel experienced with rural hospital operations, including cash flow considerations.

  • Medicare and Medicaid cost report preparation
  • Respond to Medicare Administrator Contractor/State Medicaid Agency
  • Education provided to hospital staff and management, including Board presentations
  • Strategic what-if analysis for reimbursement impact to assist with critical decision making
  • Cost-based reimbursement settlement estimates for interim payment rate adjustments and/or retroactive settlement requests
  • Contract review for third-part reimbursement impact

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Employee Benefit Trust Association

In 2015, GPHA formed a self-insured “Association” as part of its restated Employee Benefit Trust, permitted by Kansas Statutes and Section 501(c)(9) of the internal Revenue Code. Developed as a long-term strategical solution, the self-insured plan was implemented to counteract ongoing turmoil in the health insurance sector of the U.S. Economy with a primary purpose of offering more affordable health insurance coverage to rural hospitals. The Association affords hospitals improved economies of scale in purchasing health insurance, by pooling together more insured lives, thus spreading cost and minimizing risk.

Association members that have a GPHA affiliation as a Leased or Managed hospital and/or have a Cerner contract with our Data Center receive premium membership pricing.

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Curt Colson

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Group Purchasing

Vizient Partnership

Great Plains Health Alliance operates under a purchasing agreement with Vizient, Inc. This purchasing arrangement was enhanced when Great Plains Health Alliance and Salina Regional Health Center (SRHC) agreed to a partnership intended to lower costs, enhance GPO revenue returns, improve service, and to enhance education through our aggregated purchasing commitments.

Specifically this partnership:
  • Improves the quarterly share back from Vizient
  • Allows for group activation of various discounted purchasing contracts
  • Provides additional resources to assist individual purchasing officers in the hospitals through on-site visitation and remote assistance
  • Provides quarterly meetings for member hospitals education
  • Enables price, tier and service benefits from SRHC Networks’ aggregated volumes

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Curt Colson

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Information and Technology

The Information Technology department of GPHA provides a broad array of IT services to rural hospitals and their clinics. Members who utilize GPHA’s IT services benefit from support from highly experienced and knowledgeable professional staff.

Some of Our Services


  • Project management
  • Process Redesign and Optimization
  • Technology strategy and operations
  • Regulatory advice (HIPAA, PCI-DSS)
  • Security
  • Best Practices
  • Cloud Services
  • Purchasing

Core Infrastructure

  • Consulting, Purchasing, Configuration, Maintenance
  • Hardware/Software
  • Servers, Firewalls, Switches
  • Virtualization
  • Wireless


  • Consulting, Purchasing, Configuration, Maintenance
  • Hardware/Software
  • Desktops, laptops, tablets
  • Printers, Scanners
  • IoT


  • Consulting, Purchasing, Configuration, Maintenance
  • ITV
  • VoIP
  • Hosting Services

Disaster Recovery and Backup

  • Best Practices
  • Managed backup service with offsite disaster recovery storage
  • Staffing backup for hospital IT


  • Assistance with IT hiring

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Kerry Kellerman

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Adherence to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and State regulations are of primary importance. Key features of the Network include:

  • Comprehensive manuals for HIPAA Privacy (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) and IT Security manual, including policies, forms, and letters which can be adapted to each entity.
  • Resources and networking to entire group and materials provided to group at meetings.
  • Educational documents to use for the staff.
  • Roundtable meetings with the hospitals for network and beginners.
  • Monitoring and review of Manuals and education materials for possible changes needed because of further guidance by state and/or federal resources.
  • Risk Profile guidance and generic profiles for each entity to utilize.
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI/DSS) education and compliance materials.
  • Work in a collaborative method to address issues, new initiatives, or regulations to determine the best process or policy/procedure to put into place to have it completed
  • Contract to evaluate processes of facility for compliance with HIPAA Privacy and IT Security rules and regulations.

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Brenda Olson

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Pharmacy Services

Pharmacist Support

Pharmacists play a vital role in ensuring medications are managed properly in the hospital. Rural facilities have unique challenges with securing hospital-trained pharmacy resources. GPHA has been successful in solving this resource issue by providing excellent pharmacy services remotely. GPHA contract facilities have the option of 12 hour coverage or 24 hour coverage, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

340B Consulting and Compliance

GPHA Pharmacy serves as an expert resource to hospitals currently participating in the 340B program. This highly complex program requires working with the government, 340B software vendors and retail pharmacies. GPHA has a proven track record of successful and profitable 340B program implementations. HRSA, manufacturer, and third-party payer audits are on the rise. GPHA provides a full compliance review for both 340B participants and their contract pharmacies. In the event of an audit, GPHA Pharmacy services can be retained to assist in the audit and help with the determination of any manufacturer repayments.

Group Purchasing

GPHA negotiates group rates on key pharmacy services, medications and supplies on behalf of member facilities. GPHA has established a corporate partnership agreement with Omnicell. This agreement allows member facilities to purchase equipment at a highly discounted rate far exceeding GPO discounts.

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Tim Kerr

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Coding Service

  • Full coding service that ensures accurate and appropriate coding.
  • Credentialed staff and licensed professionals are utilized, including physicians and credentialed coders through AHIMA and AACP.
  • Resource for ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS and CPT coding
  • Compliance audits to include findings summarized in reports with recommendations for improvement, educational needs, and quality control.
  • Offers coding of facility’s records on an permanent or interim basis.
  • Offers on-site coding and training and education seminars.
  • Provides services to various levels of care, i.e., PPS & CAH hospitals, physician clinics, outpatients, etc.
  • Reviews backed by medical judgment and official coding guidelines.
  • Identify documentation issues that could affect reimbursement and suggest ways to improve through accuracy and thoroughness.

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Brenda Olson

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Health Information Management

Great Plains Health Alliance offers Health Information Management services to rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Key features of our services include:

  • Evaluating health information management processes of each hospital, including coding, records maintenance, retrieval and other processes
  • Providing discount purchasing on reference manuals
  • Providing roundtables for hospital HIM staffs to share information
  • Coordinating the collection of statistical data for financial and other reporting requirements
  • Working either one-on-one or in a network setting to address issues, new initiatives, or regulations to determine the best process or policy/procedure to put into place to have it completed

Education, Quality Improvement and Risk Management

  • Provide Quality Improvement and Risk Management plans, processes and forms
  • Maintain Kansas Licensed Nurse Continuing Education Providership
  • Provide educational programming for systems-wide educational needs
  • Roundtables to share information among Directors of Nursing, LTC Supervisors, Swing Bed Coordinators, Infection Control Nurses, Risk Managers, Quality Coordinators and others

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Brenda Olson

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Centralized Billing Office

Centrally located in Kansas, GPHA offers Centralized Billing Office (CBO) services to rural and Critical Access Hospitals.

Key benefits of our CBO services include:

  • Predictable Expenses—competitive, percentage of monthly collections
  • Cost Savings—low fees and the absorption of billing and collection expense
  • Consistent Billing and Cash Flow—no down time for staff illness, vacation or turnover
  • Efficiency—hospital staff can focus on audits and other financial duties
  • Expertise—knowledgeable staff with more than 100 years combined experience
  • Open Communication—weekly conference calls about ongoing issues and education
  • Charge Master Services—optimize third-party reimbursement, increase compliance

Here’s How it Works

  1. A direct link to your computer system is established. Real-time information is available to all users; GPHA and R1 becomes an extension of your business office, partnering with you to provide services of the highest quality for your patients.
  2. Cost-effective billing training and claims analysis increases cash flow and compliance, and identifies and offers solutions for chronic billing issues.
  3. A/R is constantly monitored and dedicated claims follow-up personnel work the phones daily to proactively identify potential issues resulting in decreased payment lag times.
  4. Coordinated effort between the facility and CBO using efficient document scan processes, faxing, email, issues logs and telephone communications.
  5. Charge Master Services are provided by staff with extensive billing knowledge.

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Deb Weaver

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Privacy Policy

  1. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY. This privacy policy tells you how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By visiting our website, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. In particular, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

  2. MINORS. We do not provide services or sell products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information.

  3. POLICY IS PART OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. Our privacy policy is part of, and subject to, our website’s terms and conditions of use.

  4. THE TYPE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU. Like most places on the Internet, simply by visiting our website you automatically tell us certain information. This includes basic information such as your IP address, when you visited, the website from where you came prior to visiting us, the website where you go when you leave our website, your computer’s operating system, and the type of web browser that you are using. Our website automatically records this basic information about you. And like many other websites, we may use cookies. In plain English, this means information that our website’s server transfers to your computer. This information can be used to track your session on our website. Cookies may also be used to customize our website content for you as an individual. If you are using one of the common Internet web browsers, you can set up your browser to either let you know when you receive a cookie or to deny cookie access to your computer. We may also collect any data that you provide us by posting it at our website or by e-mail. You can always choose not to provide us with information. However, if you do withhold information, we may deny you access to some or all of our website’s services and features. Some transactions between you and our website may involve payment by credit card, debit card, checks, money orders, and/or third-party online payment services. In such transactions, we will collect information related to the transaction as part of the course of doing business with you, including your billing address, telephone number, and other information related to the transaction.

  5. WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION. We use your information to operate our website’s business activities. For example, we may use this data to contact you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, and enforce our website’s terms and conditions. As a general rule, we will not give your data to third parties without your permission. However, there are some important exceptions to this rule that are described in the following paragraphs. We may, in our sole discretion, provide information about you to law enforcement or other government officials for purposes of fraud investigations, alleged intellectual property infringement, or any other suspected illegal activity or matters that may expose us to legal liability. Although we do not disclose individually identifiable information, we may disclose aggregate data about our website’s visitors to advertisers or other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. From time to time, we may use third-party suppliers to provide services on our website. If a supplier wants to collect information about you, you will be notified. However, you will never be required to give information to a third-party supplier. We restrict the way third-party suppliers can use your information. They are not allowed to sell or give your information to others.

  6. USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS. Your access to parts of our website may be protected by a user name and a password. Do not give your password to anyone. If you enter a section of our website that requires a password, you should log out when you leave. As a safety precaution, you should also close out of your web browser completely and re-open it before viewing other parts of the Internet.

  7. YOUR USE OF INFORMATION AND UNSOLICITED JUNK E-MAIL. If you obtain personally identifiable information about another website user, you are not allowed to disclose this information to anyone else without the consent of the user and our consent too. We hate junk e-mail (Spam). Information you obtain from our website about us or other site users cannot be used by you or others to send unsolicited commercial e-mail or to send unsolicited commercial communications via our website’s posting or other communication systems.

  8. YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES WHO ARE NOT OUR SUPPLIERS. You may choose to provide personal information to website visitors or other third parties who are not our suppliers. Please use caution when doing so. The privacy policies and customs of these third parties determine what is done with your information.

  9. AUTORESPONDERS. We may use autoresponders to communicate with you by e-mail. To protect your privacy, we use a verified opt-in system for such communications and you can always opt-out of such communications using the links contained in each autoresponder message. If you have difficulties opting out, you may contact us by e-mail, or sending us mail to the address listed below.

  10. POLICY CHANGES. The terms of this policy may change from time to time. If such changes are made, we will notify you by a notice posted on our website’s home page of the changes that have been made. If you disagree with the changes that have been made, please contact us (by e-mail, using a website contact form, or in writing by mail), and any changes made to this policy will not apply to information we have collected from you prior to making the changes. If you are concerned about the topic covered by this policy, you should read it each time before you use our website. Any questions or concerns about this policy should be brought to our attention by e-mail and providing us with information relating to your concern. You may also mail your concerns to us at the following address:
    Great Plains Health Alliance
    625 3rd St. PO Box 366
    Phillipsburg, KS 67661

  11. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS. If you are a California resident and our customer, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83 permits you to request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request this information, please send an e-mail or write us at the following address:
    Great Plains Health Alliance
    625 3rd St. PO Box 366
    Phillipsburg, KS 67661

This policy was last updated on 11-17-2021.

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Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting our website. If you want to use this website, you must agree to conform to and be legally bound by the terms and conditions described below.


  1. MINORS. We do not provide services or sell products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information.

  2. PRIVACY POLICY IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Our privacy policy is part of, and subject to, these terms and conditions of use.

  3. MODIFICATIONS AND TERMINATIONS. These terms and conditions may change from time to time. If such changes are made, they will be effective immediately, and we will notify you by a notice posted on our website’s home page of the changes that have been made. If you disagree with the changes that have been made, you should not use our website. We may terminate these terms and conditions of use for any reason and at any time without notice to you.If you are concerned about these terms and conditions of use, you should read them each time before you use our website. Any questions or concerns should be brought to our attention by e-mail, and providing us with information relating to your concern.

  4. LICENSEE STATUS. You understand and agree that your use of our website is limited and non-exclusive as a revocable licensee. We may terminate your license to use our website, and access to our website, for any reason, and without giving you notice.

  5. CONTENT OWNERSHIP. All content on our website is owned by us or our content suppliers. On behalf of ourselves and our content suppliers, we claim all property rights, including intellectual property rights, for this content and you are not allowed to infringe upon those rights. We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who attempts to steal our property. You agree not to copy content from our website without our permission. Any requests to use our content should be submitted to us by e-mail. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon by our website content, please notify us by e-mail, or by sending mail to us at the address listed below. Please describe in detail the alleged infringement, including the factual and legal basis for your claim of ownership.

  6. HYPERLINKS. Our website contains hypertext links to websites and other information created and maintained by other individuals and organizations. These links are only provided for your convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, relevance, or timeliness of any information or privacy policies posted on these linked websites. You should know that these websites may track visitor viewing habits. In addition, hyperlinks to particular items do not reflect their importance, and are not an endorsement of the individuals or organizations sponsoring the websites, the views expressed on the websites, or the products or services offered on the websites. We permit links to our website if they do not imply an endorsement by, or affiliation with, our website. We review our website periodically for broken or out-of-date links. Any and all links may be posted, altered, or removed at any time. To report problems with links on our website, or for more information about this policy, please send us an e-mail.

  7. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. The information on our website is provided on an ”as is,” ”as available” basis. You agree that your use of our website is at your sole risk. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, any express warranties, statutory warranties, and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We do not warrant that our website will always be available, access will be uninterrupted, be error-free, meet your requirements, or that any defects in our website will be corrected. Information on our website should not necessarily be relied upon and should not to be construed to be professional advice from us. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any of the information provided, and are not responsible for any loss resulting from your reliance on such information. If your jurisdiction does not allow limitations on warranties, this limitation may not apply to you. Your sole and exclusive remedy relating to your use of the site shall be to discontinue using the site. Under no circumstances will we be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential (including damages from loss of business, lost profits, litigation, or the like), special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages, under any legal theory, arising out of or in any way relating to our website, your website use, or the content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Our total liability for any claim arising out of or relating to our website shall not exceed one hundred ($100) dollars and that amount shall be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against us or our affiliates. Any such claim shall be subject to confidential binding arbitration as described later in these terms and conditions of use.

  8. OBSCENE AND OFFENSIVE CONTENT. We are not responsible for any obscene or offensive content that you receive or view from others while using our website. However, if you do receive or view such content, please contact us by e-mail so that we can investigate the matter. Although we are not obligated to do so, we reserve the right to monitor, investigate, and remove obscene or offensive material posted to our website.

  9. INDEMNIFICATION. You understand and agree that you will indemnify, defend and hold us and our affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from your use of our website or your violation of these terms and conditions.

  10. COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION. You agree to obey all applicable laws while using our website. You agree that the laws of Iowa govern these terms and conditions of use without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. You also agree that any dispute between you and us, excluding any intellectual property right infringement claims we pursue against you, shall be settled solely by confidential binding arbitration per the American Arbitration Association commercial arbitration rules. All claims must be arbitrated on an individual basis, and cannot be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of anyone else. All arbitration must occur in CITY, STATE, USA. Each party shall bear one half of the arbitration fees and costs incurred, and each party is responsible for its own lawyer fees.

  11. SEVERABILITY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If any part of these terms and conditions of use are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the remainder of these terms and conditions are fully enforceable and legally binding.

  12. HOW TO CONTACT US. Any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions of use should be brought to our attention by e-mail, and providing us with information relating to your concern. You may also mail your concerns to us at the following address:
    Great Plains Health Alliance
    625 3rd St. PO Box 366
    Phillipsburg, KS 67661

  13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. These terms and conditions, including the policies incorporated herein by express reference, constitutes your entire agreement with us with respect to your use of our website.

These terms and conditions were last updated on 11-17-2021.

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