KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

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Webinar July 12 – Year 2 QPP: How You Can Participate Without an EHR

CMS raised the bar for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program. In order to avoid a negative payment adjustment, you must now have a minimum score of 15 points (up from last year’s 3 points). In an effort to reduce the burden for small practices across the country, CMS has also raised the eligibility threshold. If you find yourself or your practice on the list of Eligible Clinicians for Year 2, you will have to do more than just submit a test this year to avoid the penalty.

If your practice is without certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT), don’t give up! There are still things you can do to avoid a negative payment adjustment. While use of CEHRT is required to participate in the Promoting Interoperability performance category, this is only one of the four performance categories. The Quality and Improvement Activities categories can both be reported on without an EHR and the fourth category, Cost, does not require submission, and therefore will also count toward your score.

Join us for our upcoming webinar where we will discuss approaches you can take to participate in QPP without a certified EHR.

Webinar – QPP: How You Can Participate Without an EHR

Thursday July 12th 12-1 p.m. ET

 

 

HIPAA Webinar June 26: Remediating Your Breach

Has your organization ever committed a HIPAA breach?

Have you ever wondered if your breach was properly remediated?

This webinar will introduce the proper procedures in remediating your breach. You will learn:

  • How to report a breach
  • How to contain or stop a breach
  • Who should be notified
  • How to investigate a security incident
  • How to perform the four factor risk assessment

Join us for an informative hour: Remediating Your Breach

Tuesday June 26th 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.

Webinar June 20: PCMH/PCSP – Building a Strong Foundation for Today’s Value-Based Payments

In case you missed our previous webinar on how PCMH & PCSP can help your practice, we are offering it again on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 12—1 p.m. ET.

Is your practice prepared for today’s Value-Based Payment Model?

PCMH and PCSP are excellent practice transformation models for organizations committed to improving access, communication, and care coordination. NCQA recognized practices succeed in cutting costs, increasing quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. Now is the perfect time to pursue recognition since your organization can also receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCMH/PCSP Recognition, our cohort framework provides expert training, coaching, and resources. Your staff will be well prepared to carry out the practice transformation process within a 12-month period.

Kentucky REC’s newest PCMH/PCSP cohorts will begin later this summer.

To learn about the possible financial benefits and other incentives of the PCMH/PCSP programs and our cohort services, join us for a FREE informational webinar on Wednesday June 20th 12-1 p.m. ET

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something special as we work to transform healthcare in Kentucky!

Building a Strong Foundation for Today’s Value-Based Payments
Wednesday June 20th 12-1 p.m. ET

For more information about joining the Kentucky REC PCMH/PCSP Cohort, contact our experts at 859-323-3090 or Kentucky REC

 

Webinar June 21 – Year 2 QPP: What is a HCC Score and What Does it Tell You About Your Patients?

The CMS Quality Payment Program is comprised of four categories for Year 2: Cost, Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities. Over half of your MIPS final score is made of Cost and Quality, which is a change for Year 2. While the Cost category does not require a submission, reviewing the feedback reports from CMS is essential to understanding your practice’s historical cost performance. This allows you to target strategic interventions for improvement in both cost and quality categories.

One method to gain a better understanding of the patients attributed to your practice is through identifying the Hierarchical Condition Category or HCC used for risk adjustment. A CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories (CMS-HCC) model generates a risk score for each beneficiary. CMS uses these CMS-HCC risk scores in the risk adjustment methodology for Medicare Advantage. This score summarizes each beneficiary’s expected cost of care relative to other beneficiaries using a mixture of demographics and diagnoses. Separate CMS-HCC models exist for new enrollees and continuing enrollees. The new enrollee CMS-HCC model accounts for each beneficiary’s age, sex, and disability status, and is used when a beneficiary has less than twelve months of medical history. The continuing enrollee CMS-HCC model accounts for each beneficiary’s age, sex, original reason for Medicare enrollment (age or disability), Medicaid enrollment, and clinical conditions as measured by CMS-HCCs.

Join us on our upcoming webinar as we take a closer look into the approach and factors CMS uses to determine a patient’s HCC score and how you can use this information to select clinical and process interventions to improve patient outcomes.

QPP Year 2 Webinar – What is a HCC Score and What Does it Tell You About Your Patients?

Thursday June 21st 12-1 p.m. ET

 

Webinar May 30 – Repeat of: Building a Strong Foundation for Today’s Value-Based Payments

In case you missed our previous webinar on how PCMH & PCSP can help your practice, we are offering it again on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12—1 p.m. ET.

Is your practice prepared for today’s Value-Based Payment Model?

PCMH and PCSP are excellent practice transformation models for organizations committed to improving access, communication, and care coordination. NCQA recognized practices succeed in cutting costs, increasing quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. Now is the perfect time to pursue recognition since your organization can also receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCMH/PCSP Recognition, our cohort framework provides expert training, coaching, and resources. Your staff will be well prepared to carry out the practice transformation process within a 12-month period.

Kentucky REC’s newest PCMH/PCSP cohorts will begin later this summer.

To learn about the possible financial benefits and other incentives of the PCMH/PCSP programs and our cohort services, join us for a FREE informational webinar on Wednesday May 30th 12-1 p.m. ET

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something special as we work to transform healthcare in Kentucky!

Building a Strong Foundation for Today’s Value-Based Payments
Wednesday May 30th 12-1 p.m. ET

For more information about joining the Kentucky REC PCMH/PCSP Cohort, contact our experts at 859-323-3090 or Kentucky REC

 

Webinar May 29 – Quality Improvement: A Closer Look at How to do More than Just Report Quality Measures

The Quality Payment Program is comprised of four performance categories: Quality, Cost, Promoting Interoperability (previously Advancing Care Information) and Improvement Activities. The Quality performance category requires providers to not only report on clinical quality measures but to be evaluated on their performance. This takes us beyond the ability to just track and report.

Join us for our upcoming webinar where we will take a deep dive into the Quality category, which is tracked for the full year of Year 2 in the Quality Payment Program. Performance on these measures has the potential to impact at least 50% of an eligible clinicians MIPS final score. We will see how the MIPS program encourages providers to move beyond just reporting measures and into using measures to drive change in their practice. Unlike in previous quality programs that also used clinical quality measures, it is imperative to select measures based on more than just availability due to your submission method. We will look at clinical quality measures in depth and discuss how they can help you go beyond your MIPS final score to impact and improve patient outcomes.

QPP Year 2 Webinar – Quality Improvement: A Closer Look at How to do More Than Just Report Quality Measures

Tuesday May 29th 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