KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Events

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED! FREE DINNER WORKSHOP: OPIOID USE DISORDER – PIKEVILLE MAY 13

Kentucky REC is excited to announce expert presenters for our FREE DINNER WORKSHOP in Pikeville on May 13th!

Dr. Devin Oller – Presentation Title: Evidence-Based Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder

Dr. Oller is an assistant professor in the UK Department of Medicine and staff physician at the UK Addiction Consultation and Education Service (ACES), the UK First Bridge Clinic, and practices primary care at the Internal Medicine Group. He has presented at national conferences on substance use disorder education and the integration of peer support specialists into addiction care.

Tyler Jennings – Presentation Title: FindHelpNowKY.org: A Valuable Tool in the Fight Against Addiction

Mr. Jennings is a data management specialist at the UK Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). The Center hosts FindHelpNowKY.org, a tool for real time crisis intervention. Tyler and his team have worked together to create this innovative project to have a positive impact on the health of Kentucky by increasing research knowledge and understanding, along with saving lives.

ALIGNING CARE AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER
May 13 5:00 – 8:00 PM in Pikeville at The Hilton Garden Inn

 

FREE WORKSHOP SERIES: DIABETES MANAGEMENT AND OPIOID USE DISORDER

JOIN Kentucky REC and UnitedHealthcare for our FREE DINNER WORKSHOP series! Registration and details below.

 

 

ALIGNING CARE AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES

May 14   5:00 – 8:00 PM in Hazard at The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
June 19  5:00 – 8:00 PM in Bowling Green at The Knicely Center WKU

 

ALIGNING CARE AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS: CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER

May 13  5:00 – 8:00 PM in Pikeville at The Hilton Garden Inn

Speakers:
Devin Oller, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine at UK Healthcare
Tyler Jennings, FindHelpNowKY.org, and Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Workshop Focus Areas:

  • The use of MAT in primary care practice-setting
  • Non-pharmacological treatment interventions
  • De-stigmatizing behavioral health resources

The Kentucky Regional Extension Center is partnering with United Healthcare to host a series of FREE DINNER WORKSHOPS on some of the most pressing healthcare topics impacting patient populations across the Commonwealth.

We are assembling state and nationally recognized authorities to share their expertise in both Diabetes Prevention & Management and Opioid Use Disorder with local healthcare providers and practices. This FREE dinner event will be hosted within Kentucky communities, bringing together local resources and leading experts to unite and support optimal care delivery to transform patient outcomes. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

MD CEUs will be offered with more information soon. Stay tuned for updates, speaker announcements and a detailed agenda!

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

2019 HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION SURVIVAL SEMINAR SERIES – LEXINGTON, BOWLING GREEN & PADUCAH

Join us for our 2019 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar Series!

During our day together we’ll discuss quality improvement techniques, the Quality Payment Program, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators and clinic staff in the state of Kentucky are well-prepared for the changing healthcare landscape.

This event will explore: QPP Year 3, Implementing Quality Improvement in your Practice, Quality Measure Improvement, Improving Quality through Feedback Report Alignment, Telehealth, HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and Vulnerability Scanning, Promoting Interoperability, and Health Information Exchange.

Lunch is provided to all participants.

This activity has been approved for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

All events will start at 9:00 am for registration and end at 3:10 pm local time.

DATES & LOCATIONS:

June 13, 2019 – Lexington, KY – The Lexington Center Heritage Ballroom
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM EST

 

June 20, 2019 – Bowling Green, KY – The Knicely Center
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM CST

 

June 21, 2019 – Paducah, KY – Baptist Health Heart Center Auditorium
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM CST

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

 

KHIE Kentucky Health Information Exchange Qsource 

 

WEBINAR MAY 23 – QPP YEAR 3: PUBLIC REPORTING – PHYSICIAN COMPARE

In Spring 2019, for the first time ever, MIPS data will be available to the public. What information will be published on the CMS Physician Compare Website? We all know about Hospital Compare, which provides metrics and ratings for our local hospitals. You have the ability to select multiple hospitals and see their numbers side by side so that you can make better decisions about where you receive care. The CMS Physician Compare website is going to operate similarly, and your MIPS performance is going to factor into how you will be compared with other physicians. There is already a version of the website drawn from PQRS data. You can see the year the physician graduated, whether or not they use an EHR, and if they submitted quality metrics.

During our webinar we’ll share what we expect to see added by this summer. By being aware of what will be posted about clinicians, we can ensure that performance and quality is represented appropriately in the public space. This new change is expected to have a strong impact in the Quality Payment Program. Join us to learn more.

Webinar – QPP Year 3: Public Reporting – Physician Compare

Thursday May 23, 12:30 – 1:30 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

10TH ANNUAL KENTUCKY AETC INTENSIVE HIV/AIDS CONFERENCE APRIL 26-27 LEXINGTON

Announcing the 10th Annual KY AETC HIV/Hepatitis C Intensive Conference, April 26-27, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Coldstream, Lexington, KY. In addition to our traditional conference lineup, we’re excited to offer a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Course for opioid addiction. The agenda is available here.

Complete conference information and registration details are posted on the REGISTRATION WEBSITE at KY AETC 10th Annual Intensive Conference Registration.

This activity has been approved for 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 14.25 ABIM MOC Points. This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see link above for specific details. Nurses seeking CE credit can submit this activity for review by the KY BON. Dentistry/dental hygiene credit will be available. The Kentucky Board of Social Work has approved this event for 7 credit hours.

Please contact Crystal Stover know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Crystal Stover
Program Assistant
Kentucky AIDS Education and Training Center
Phone: 859-323-9969
Fax: 859-323-8926
csmc226@uky.edu

WEBINAR MAY 2ND – QPP YEAR 3: UNDERSTANDING FLEXIBILITY

Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program has ‘upped the ante’ for what will be required of eligible clinicians (ECs) in order to avoid penalties. In order to score the minimum 30 points, EC’s will not only have to receive full credit in Improvement Activities, but will also have to score at least 15 points from one of the other categories.

CMS understands that this can make it difficult on some practices, so they have built flexibilities into the program for practices. These flexibilities allow ECs many different pathways to avoid a penalty and excel in this program. While the added flexibilities are a great way to shape your approach to year 3, not everyone knows what flexibilities are available, and how they be used.

With 7% at stake, it is important that ECs learn all the ways they can improve performance on measures, and submit with the confidence that they tailored their approach to maximize their score. During our webinar we will examine the different opportunities offered to ECs that increase the flexibility of the QPP, but can also increase the complexity of the program. Understanding how these options can be used during the 2019 program year will allow ECs and Groups to determine the best path for this year and help shape 2020 and beyond.

Webinar – QPP Year 3: Understanding Flexibility
Thursday May 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Questions? Call us at 859-323-3090 or email at Kentucky REC.