Since we are halfway through the year, now is a good time to check-in on your Promoting Interoperability Performance. From verifying staff workflows and documentation, to understanding measures and system triggers within your EHR, it is important to take time to ensure reporting accuracy to optimize performance in the back stretch of 2021. Data validation processes not only apply to quality measures, but they can also be readily applied to PI objectives and corresponding measures. This will help you confirm data integrity and reinforce your confidence in your organization’s data and performance.
As a continuation of our webinar series exploring the application of data validation across the MIPS performance categories, join us for a discussion on ways you can apply this technique to the Promoting Interoperability Performance category. We will take an in-depth look at understanding the requirements for meeting PI objectives and measures, as well as how to take a systematic approach to verify your data to ensure accuracy, reliability, completeness and verifiability.
QPP Year 5 Webinar: Promoting Interoperability Performance – Applying Data Validation Techniques*
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 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 KYRec@uky.edu. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!
The use of Telehealth has exploded since the beginning of the Covid public health emergency. As we move forward, are you ready to make Telehealth a permanent service for your patient population? Do you have patients asking for a telehealth visit versus in person? Are you concerned about the requirements of becoming HIPAA compliant? Is coding, billing and reimbursement a concern? Let the Kentucky Regional Extension Center help you develop a HIPAA compliant telemedicine permanent solution as our experts help you weed through state and federal guidelines. We provide our clients with staff education, policy and procedure support, vendor selection and post-installation support.
Our Telehealth clients recognize that Telehealth is the future of health care. With the use of telemedicine, providers are seeing increased benefits in patient care, including expanded access, improved patient outcomes, and patient convenience. Let us help you establish HIPAA compliant policies, billing practices and office workflows around both audio only visits and video visits. The Public Health Emergency will end (hopefully soon), and it’s time to be ready with a compliant system that enhances the outstanding care you provide. Join us July 15th to learn more about creating a long term plan for Telemedicine for your organization.
Webinar – TELEHEALTH: Moving Forward
Thursday July 15 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Our friends at the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative are hosting a free virtual event Tuesday, June 8, 2021, with Kentucky REC Executive Director Trudi Matthews serving as the Moderator of the Provider Panel.
HIGH VALUE CARDIOVASCULAR CARE June 8, 2021 8:00-10:30 AM ET Virtual Event
You are invited to attend the upcoming KHC Community Health Forum, “High Quality Cardiovascular Care.”
REGISTRATION is open and free to the public. Attendees will learn about the current state of cardiovascular care in Kentucky, gain insights from primary care providers who reached levels of optimal care for their patients with cardiovascular disease, and hear from a patient on their health transformation journey, featuring the following speakers:
Our QPP Experts will present the next installment of the Applying Data Validation Series on the Cost Performance Category. We will talk through steps you can take now, as well as after you receive the official performance feedback from CMS for the 2020 program year, due to come out in July. This will help you understand and use the cost performance feedback to help identify targeted populations and interventions to improve not only your quality, but drive down cost. Join us now and be prepared for your feedback reports this summer!
Webinar – QPP Year 5: COST PERFORMANCE – APPLYING DATA VALIDATION TECHNIQUES
*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 Kentucky REC. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!
Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS, and APM questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.
Our experts will discuss what comprises an effective HIPAA Compliance Program and how to adapt to the current Healthcare environment during and after the national emergency.
We will highlight the importance of and requirements for staying HIPAA compliant in terms of Privacy and Security. We’ll go over the definitions of safeguards including Administrative, Technical and Physical and will break down an effective compliance program into 6 basic categories including:
Security Risk Analysis
Policies and Procedures – Administrative, Physical and Technical
HIPAA Training & Education
Business Associate Tracking
Our team will also discuss the current threats posed to the healthcare environment including recent breach reports, ransomware attacks, and other hot topics surrounding HIPAA security.
Call 859-323-3090 or email Kentucky REC HIPAA Privacy and Security experts with your questions, or if you want to talk to an advisor to schedule a Security Risk Analysis with us this year.
Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative
UK Healthcare’s Kentucky Regional Extension Center, the Kentucky Department of Public Health, and the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program are pleased to announce chosen practices to participate in the year-long Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative (DLC) funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grant focus is to improve diabetes clinical outcomes.
• Bluegrass Internal Medicine – Owensboro, Kentucky
• Grace Health – Corbin, Kentucky
• HMH Primary Care – Cynthiana, Kentucky
• Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance (Little Flower Clinic) – Hazard, Kentucky
• Monroe County Medical Center – Tompkinsville, KY
• Owensboro Health – Owensboro, Kentucky
• Shawnee Christian Healthcare – Louisville, Kentucky
These practices represent over 19 health care locations, 73 health care providers, and over 6,000 adult patients with diabetes.
The goal of the Diabetes Learning Collaborative is to assist health care organizations in making “breakthrough” increases in the adoption and use of clinical systems and care practices to improve health outcomes in people with diabetes.
Targeted clinical outcomes will include improvement in glycemic and blood pressure control. Targeted clinical system changes will include clinical decision support within the electronic health record (EHR) for Diabetes Self-management Education and Support (DSMES) referral, the establishment of bi-directional referral processes with DSMES providers, and other evidence-based care practices. Clinical participants will track referrals for DSMES, A1C and blood pressure values, and other clinical measures selected by participating practices.
The structure for this collaborative learning will be based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series. At the heart of this approach are three models. The Learning Model makes participating practices part of a network of experts and fellow-learners. The Chronic Care Model, (developed by Ed Wagner MD, MPH, and former Director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation), outlines all the elements of good chronic care. The Model for Improvement enables teams to rapidly test and implement changes to improve care.
Starting in May 2021, participants will join in conference calls, in person meetings, peer site visits, hands on technical assistance, and webinars with experts and other organizations in the collaborative.
Please join us in congratulating these practices for being selected to participate in this innovative project to improve the health of Kentucky residents.