KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Update: Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Cohort Sign-Up Date Extended to October 6th

Update: Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Cohort Sign-Up Date Extended to October 6th

Update: We have extended the deadline and will now begin our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) cohort on October 6th.

PCMH is an excellent practice transformation model for practices committed to access, communication, and care coordination. Now is also the perfect time to pursue recognition since your organization can receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Our cohort framework is designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCMH Recognition within a 12-month period. Through our expert training, coaching, and resources, your staff will be well-prepared to carry out the practice transformation process.

To learn about the PCMH program and our cohort services:

Watch our FREE educational recording

Contact us If you are interested in joining the PCMH Cohort or would like additional information.

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Cohort will begin on September 22

PCMH is an excellent practice transformation model for practices committed to access, communication, and care coordination. Now is also the perfect time to pursue recognition since your organization can receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Kentucky REC’s newest PCMH cohort will begin on September 22, 2017.

Our cohort framework is designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCMH Recognition within a 12-month period. Through our expert training, coaching, and resources, your staff will be well-prepared to carry out the practice transformation process.

To learn about the PCMH program and our cohort services:

Watch our FREE educational webinar recording

Contact us If you are interested in joining the PCMH Cohort or would like additional information.

FREE PCMH Webinar on August 31st, Cohort to begin on September 22nd

PCMH house stethoscopePCMH is an excellent practice transformation model for practices committed to access, communication, and care coordination. Now is also the perfect time to pursue recognition since your organization can receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Our cohort framework is designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCMH Recognition within a 12-month period. Through our expert training, coaching, and resources, your staff will be well-prepared to carry out the practice transformation process.

Kentucky REC’s newest PCMH cohort will begin on September 22, 2017.

To learn about the PCMH program and our cohort services, join us for a FREE educational webinar on August 31st at 12PM EST.

Register Here

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

For more information about joining the Kentucky REC PCMH Cohort, please contact us at 859-323-3090 or kyrec@uky.edu

Two Kentucky REC PCMH Cohort Members Receive National Recognition

PCMH house stethoscopeWe are pleased to announce that two healthcare organizations participating in our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Cohort have received national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a well-respected, non-profit organization that has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the healthcare system. PCMH designation by NCQA is an indicator that healthcare practices and clinics are providing high-quality, patient-centered care to their clients and in their communities.

Congratulations to: Danville Pediatrics – Danville, KY – Level 3 and Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, Inc. – Hazard, KY – Level 2

“The transformation process helped us to step back and take a closer look at written policies and processes for care of patients, allowing us to focus on specific groups of patients with chronic illnesses that sometimes may fail to receive improved health outcomes. It also enhanced the access to care through open scheduling, extended hours and new options for communication with the care team. Now each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician that provides first contact, continuous and comprehensive care. We improved a more developed approach to helping adolescents transition from pediatrics into the adult care setting by providing a direct patient care team. The process also allowed more efficient use of staff and practice resources, resulting in cost savings.” -Front office manager of Danville Pediatrics

These organizations have worked diligently to improve patient care in their practices and communities.

Kentucky REC provides coaching and assistance to support practices and clinics as they transform from a traditional sick care model to new models focused on comprehensive, coordinated care that keeps patients healthier and reduces complications. Care provided by clinicians in a PCMH is consistently associated with better outcomes, reduced mortality, fewer preventable hospital admissions for patients with chronic diseases, lower utilization, improved patient compliance with recommended care, and lower Medicare costs.

By receiving recognition as a PCMH, your organization will receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

The Kentucky REC is enrolling practices now for new PCMH cohort to start on September 22. Contact us to find out about how this program can help you and your practice. Call us at 859-323-3090 to find out more.

Reminder: Join us for our 2017 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminars

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

There are significant changes to physician payments that are now tied to quality and value. This event will prepare healthcare providers for the changes under MACRA and Value-Based Payment. We will explore: QPP Eligibility, QPP Reporting Metrics, Improvement Activities, ACI and Meaningful Use, HIPAA Requirements, and Quality Improvement.

Lunch will be provided!
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Dates/Locations

August 18, 2017 – London, KY
London Community Center
Room AB
529 S Main St
London, KY 40741
9:30AM – 3PM EST

September 14, 2017 – Georgetown, KY
Georgetown College
Banquet Hall
100 Crawford Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324
9:30AM – 3PM EST

September 28, 2017 – Paducah, KY
Baptist Health Paducah
Heart Center Auditorium
2501 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42003
9:30AM – 3PM CST

October 5, 2017 – Ashland, KY
Ashland Community College
The Rocky Adkins Pavilion
902 Technology Drive
Grayson, KY 41143
9:30AM – 3PM EST

Registration Fee

Clinicians/Practice Representatives/Non-profit organizations: $25
Vendors and Non-Practice Representatives: $75

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Client Experience in the Patient Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Program

ncqaIt’s always nice to hear positive feedback from our clients. Here is a testimonial by one of our client practices that participated in our Patient Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) program.

“Kentucky REC has been one of the best learning environments and innovative programs I have encountered throughout this healthcare transformation journey that effectively met the needs and improved our organization. I was impressed with how quickly they implemented suggestions from feedback to make our continued learning process truly catered to the needs of the cohort. Our advisors are always so positive and encouraging even if we simply needed a supportive voice to motivate. Our advisors were readily available to answer any question we had or to promptly get questions answered, communicate changes, navigate some of those changes alongside us, and cultivated a trusting relationship with our practice to overcome any barriers or challenges we encountered. Through the Kentucky REC, we were able to apply PCSP principles in ways that were meaningful to our organization, our staff, and the patients we serve.”

The Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) is a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition program that extends the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) concepts to specialists. Specialty practices committed to access, communication and care coordination can earn accolades as the “neighbors” that surround and inform the medical home and colleagues in primary care.

Our new PCSP Cohort will begin on August 4th and the next PCMH Cohort will begin on September 22nd. Please let us know if you would like to join or would like to request additional information. The cohort framework is designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCSP Recognition within a 14-16 month period. Through our expert training, coaching, and resources, your staff will be well-prepared to carry out the practice transformation process.

By receiving recognition as a PCSP, your organization will receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something special as we work to transform healthcare in Kentucky! Call us at 859-323-3090 for more information.