Webinar May 15th: IA Deep Dive for QPP Year 2

The Quality Payment Program is comprised of four performance categories: Cost, Quality, Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities (IA). The first three categories (Cost, Quality and ACI) are based on historical quality programs. However, Improvement Activities is a new category introduced by CMS at the beginning of the Quality Payment Program in 2017.

Improvement Activities (IA) includes an inventory of activities that assess how you improve your care processes, enhance patient engagement in care, and increase access to care. The inventory allows you to choose the activities appropriate to your practice from categories such as: enhancing care coordination, patient and clinician shared decision-making, and expansion of practice access.

Join us on our upcoming webinar where we will provide an overview of the Improvement Activities category. In addition to reviewing the Year 2 changes, we will discuss how this category and associated clinical and/or process interventions can be a catalyst for continuous improvement.

QPP Year 2: IA Deep Dive
Tuesday May 15th 12-1 p.m. ET


2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar Series – Back By Popular Demand!

Join us as we take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program!

This event will explore MACRA Year 2, Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.

Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs


May 11, 2018 – Cadiz, KY 
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
9:00AM – 3PM CST

June 22, 2018 – Lexington, KY
The Grand Reserve
9:00AM – 3PM EST

August 3, 2018 – Pikeville, KY
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
9:00AM – 3PM EST

September 14, 2018 – Louisville, KY 
Frazier History Museum
9:00AM – 3PM EST


KHIE Kentucky Health Information Exchange Qsource Him Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter

Webinar April 19: 2018 Medicaid Meaningful Use and How to Reach Hard to Hit Objectives

It is essential to know what steps you will be taking for Meaningful Use in Program Year 2018. You will want to stay ahead of monitoring your reports and progress throughout the year in order to achieve Meaningful Use when you attest.

Join us for our April 19th webinar as we discuss the 2018 measure requirements, reporting period, and options for KY Medicaid Meaningful Use.  We will also discuss ways to hit those hard to reach objectives and include a panel discussion on frequently asked questions. We would like to hear your questions at the end of the webinar and help you to have a clear path to follow in Program Year 2018.

Let us help you be successful with meeting your Meaningful Use objectives in 2018. Register now to learn more.

Meaningful Use 2018: Requirements and How to Reach Those Hard to Hit Objectives
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12 -1 p.m. ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about Meaningful Use. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090



Webinar April 12th – Quality Payment Program Year 2: ACI Deep Dive

Are you trying to make sense of the alphabet soup of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and all its moving targets? At first glance the Quality Payment Program can be overwhelming, with four categories (Advancing Care Information, Quality, Improvement Activities and Cost) and two main tracks (MIPS and APM). We have some tools that can help you wrap your arms around ACI must pass measures, along with how you can build off your existing workflows rather than starting from scratch. We find that that the best approach for the program is to take one step, or category, at a time. Some of the best ways to land in the exceptional performer category are by building off strong points and achieving quick wins to gain momentum. This is followed by slowly working to close gaps.

Advancing Care Information (ACI) makes up to 25% of your final score for those in the MIPS track and up to 30% of your score in the APM track. Building off the EHR Incentive Program, better known as the Meaningful Use (MU) program, many of the measures and objectives are modeled after the Stage 2 objectives of MU.  Join us on April 12th when we will be taking a closer look into the year 2 requirements of the ACI category. During the webinar we will highlight the major changes, potential challenges and the flexibility that will help you ensure maximum points in the ACI category for Program Year 2018.

QPP Year 2: ACI Deep Dive
Thursday April 12th 12 – 1 p.m. ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about the Quality Payment Program. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090

HIPAA Webinar March 28: Using Project Management Methods to Reduce HIPAA Risk

Many practices struggle to comply with HIPAA Security Rule components, rendering them vulnerable to threats or the possibility of fines if audited. This webinar will introduce project management methods to help practices break down how to both comply with federal regulations and protect their practice from security breaches. You will learn to use these tools to understand threats and vulnerabilities, how to develop and revise policies to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities, train staff, and more.

Join us for an informative hour: Using Project Management Methods to Reduce HIPAA Risk

Wednesday March 28th from 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Our HIPAA Privacy and Security team is here to help. Contact Kentucky REC with your questions by calling 859-323-3090

March 2 Free Symposium: Chronic Kidney Disease Early Detection and Prevention

CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 7:30am–12:00pm

FREE Live CME/CE Professional Education Symposium


This 3-hour CME/CE symposium focuses on the unique role that primary care practitioners (PCPs) play in managing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients. The burden of CKD to the population, modifiable CKD risk factors, screening methods, and interpretation of test results will be discussed. Case-based questions are also included.

This activity is designed for physicians (primary care, cardiologists, endocrinologists), nurses, advanced practitioners, and other clinicians who care for people with CKD.

This event will be happening live and live webcast for CME Credit:

Live Event: Baptist Health Lexington Lower Level Education Center Auditorium 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40503

Live Webcasting (for credit) will be at:

Baptist Health Corbin Learning Center Conference Room 1 Trilium Way Corbin, KY 40701

Baptist Health Richmond 801 Eastern Bypass Richmond, KY 40475

The guest speaker is Dr. Ramsey N. Nassar Department of Nephrology, Baptist Health Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Bone, and Mineral Metabolism University of Kentucky

The National Kidney Foundation would like to thank the University of Kentucky HealthCare Transplant Center for their sponsorship.

Questions? Contact Alana Miller

More information is available here.