QPP Webinar Dec 12: QPP Final Rule First Look

QPP Webinar Dec 12: QPP Final Rule First Look

CMS released the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule on Nov 2, 2023. This final rule includes updates to the MIPS/MVP and APM Tracks of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) models, as well as other need-to-know updates, including adjustments to PFS payment rates, SDOH & telehealth services reimbursement.

As part of this 2024 Final Rule, CMS has moved to finalize 5 new additional MVPs to further expand this pathway of the QPP in coming years. CMS also finalized policies regarding the reporting expansion of the Promoting Interoperability Performance Category. Lastly, CMS has finalized additional Cost Performance Category measures that Eligible Clinicians (ECs) and groups may be evaluated on in the upcoming 2024 performance year. This webinar will help you learn what these and other critical updates will mean for your practice.

Already a QPP client or interested in becoming one? Get a jump start on preparing for the new year by joining our upcoming webinar. As a client, you receive exclusive access to our analysis of this regulation.

Mark your calendars for “Client Only QPP Final Rule First Look” on Tuesday, December 12th at 12pm EST.

Additional open to the public webinars will be available in 2024 highlighting major updates and implications to eligible clinicians and practices related to this final ruling.

To speak with the team on how we can best support you, feel free to contact us HERE.

For additional information on the 2024 PFS/Quality Payment Program Final Rule, the final ruling can be downloaded from the Federal Register HERE.

The CMS 2023 Final Rule overview fact sheet, PFS fact sheet, and MSSP Fact Sheets are available through these links:
PFS/QPP Fact Sheet:
MSSP Fact Sheet:

Contact YOUR Experts at the Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS/MVP, and APM Track questions. We are here to help. Call us at 859-323-3090.

QPP Year 7: Client Only Final Rule First Look*
Tuesday Dec 12, 2023 @ 12PM ET

*This webinar is for Kentucky REC contracted QPP clients only. If you are interested in this topic and would like to learn more about becoming a client, please contact us at (859) 323-3090 or email us at We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

PILL Podcast: KHIE – Connecting Kentuckians to Community Resources

Cohosts Brent McKune and Stephen Williams of the Kentucky REC introduce Episode 11 of Kentucky REC’s PILL Podcast. In this episode, they sit down with KY State HIT Director and KHIE Deputy Executive Director, Andrew Bledsoe, to delve into the significance of Social Drivers of Health (SDoH) and the state of Kentucky’s efforts to address them.

Learn more about KHIE at their website,

Episode Highlights:

  • Unpacking the vital concept of SDoH and its pivotal role in healthcare
  • Gaining insights into Kentucky’s unique SDoH challenges and the proactive measures taken to tackle them
  • Exploring the integration of kynect resources with KHIE and its advantages for healthcare organizations
  • Understanding the challenges that KHIE faces and its vision for the future
Andrew Bledsoe is currently KY State HIT Director and KHIE Deputy Executive Director

The intersection of health information technology with quality care delivery has provided Andrew with a unique perspective over his nearly 20 years in healthcare. Starting his career in a regional hospital, he quickly learned the challenges in healthcare, especially rural medicine, and began investing in the concept of leveraging health information technology to improve outcomes for patients. His current appointment within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services primarily focuses on implementing the KHIE Strategic and Operational Plan, promoting the statewide exchange of patient health information, spearheading a number of new services designed to improve care coordination, and offer new avenues to reduce reporting burdens and foster inter-agency collaboration.

Listen to our podcast on Buzzsprout, or Spotify and Apple Podcasts. All previous episodes are available.

If you need assistance with health information technology, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email.

QPP Year 7 Webinar Nov 14 – Educational Highlights Roundtable: Year End Review

Kentucky REC expert advisors will provide a roundtable recap and highlights of QPP program year 2023. With program year 2023 coming to an end, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about quality, promoting interoperability, cost and improvement activities to help you close out 2023 successfully and prepare for program year 2024.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14th 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Submit any questions you have prior to the webinar, or feel free to contact us in advance HERE.
Contact YOUR experts at Kentucky REC with all your QPP questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Oct 26: HIPAA Presentation

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Oct. 26 2023, Lexington Kentucky, Harper Hall

Kentucky REC HIPAA Team Speaker: Amy Daley

Security Incident Response Planning

Security incident response and reporting is a required standard of the HIPAA Security Rule. All covered entities are required to have security incident procedures in place. Ransomware is the #1 security threat for all healthcare organizations, making this security standard more important than ever.

During our time together, Kentucky REC HIPAA team lead Amy Daley will provide guidance and templates for creating a security incident response plan, which focuses on a cyberattack.

Amy Daley, CHPS, has been a Health IT Advisor for Kentucky Regional Extension Center since 2014, and is the HIPAA Team Lead. She specializes in HIPAA Security guidance for healthcare organizations across the state. Amy obtained her B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisville. She has been a guest speaker at various conferences in Kentucky presenting on topics related to HIPAA Security, and Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use). Her background includes expertise in the areas of implementation, training and management of EHR systems.


Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Oct 26: Andrew Bledsoe on KHIE and SDOH

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Oct. 26 2023, Lexington Kentucky, Harper Hall

KHIE Featured Speaker: Andrew Bledsoe

Navigating Social Determinants of Health with KHIE

In this presentation, Andrew Bledsoe, Executive Director of the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), will showcase the pivotal role that KHIE has in improving population health. With a focus on the strategic use of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) capabilities, this session delves into the profound impact KHIE has on healthcare in Kentucky.

Gain valuable insights into KHIE’s cross-cabinet collaboration with kynect resources, exemplifying a strategic alliance dedicated to advancing the well-being of Kentuckians, including the essential steps that healthcare organizations can take to seamlessly integrate with KHIE and unlock the expansive array of resources accessible through kynect resources.

There will be dedicated time for attendees to provide feedback and suggestions, fostering a collaborative environment where your insights can contribute to the ongoing enhancement of SDoH and, in turn, elevate Kentucky’s overall population health.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Many new resources are now available to help prevent the tragic loss of suicide. To bring awareness to all these resources, September is now National Suicide Prevention Month. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a new initiative to simplify access to help at times of crisis. It is available 24 hours per day, and the support offered is free of charge and confidential.

Visit the links below to access helpful resources and be prepared when someone is facing a mental health crisis.

CDC 2022 Suicide Report
Behavioral Health Community of Practice