KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Events

CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATHWAY TOWARDS PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION

These past few months have been very busy for many of our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Patient-Centered Medical Specialty Practice (PCSP) clients, as they have been in the process of working toward their National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) PCMH and PCSP Annual Renewal.

These practices achieved their initial recognition a few years ago by going through a practice transformation process in their organizations that builds a foundation for a patient-centered model of care that focuses on health care comprised of what patients want, along with the patients’ needs. These organizations work as a team, from clinicians to front desk staff, to coordinate care with other providers and outside community partners.

As a well-coordinated team, this model of care maximizes efficiency, and aids in managing more chronic patient populations within their practices, while it helps in lowering costs. The medical home model helps integrate a strong infrastructure toward the Quadruple Aim in healthcare, and also prepares practices for Value-Based healthcare today. We are so proud of the hard work all of our practices do for this wonderful accomplishment, and witness the value and benefits this brings to their communities’ lives.

On November 4th we hosted a webinar: “Choose Your Own Pathway Towards Practice Transformation” that discussed our exciting new advising options on how we can assist your practice integrate individual care models in your practice that are based-on the PMCH/PCSP model. Our individual modules include: Care Management, Care Coordination and Quality Improvement. These are the basis of necessary pieces to the Value-Based model of care puzzle, and are perfect for beginning the transformation process in your practice. They can be chosen individually and built upon to suit your practice. They will work well together or separately, even if you aren’t ready for full PCMH/PCSP recognition.

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about practice transformation. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090.

SAVE THE DATE! DEC 8 & 9 – KENTUCKY REC & KHIE 2020 EHEALTH SUMMIT COLLABORATION

The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) and the KY Regional Extension Center (KY REC) are proud to announce our 10 year anniversaries of providing excellent service to the Kentucky healthcare community.

Join us to celebrate a decade of HIT leadership as we provide a collaborative eHealth Summit virtual event. Your advisors are bringing you two days filled with helpful information to aid your healthcare practice!

On Dec 8 Kentucky REC expert advisors will share information on Telehealth, Quality Improvement, Medicaid Promoting Interoperability, Hospital Promoting Interoperability, Patient Centered Medical Home/Patient Centered Specialty Practice, the Quality Payment Program, HIPAA and More!
On Dec 9 KHIE will present on today’s hot topics for both state and national health information technology initiatives. These include the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ (CHFS) projects highlighting responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing initiatives for promoting interoperability and care coordination across the state, and other related subjects.

The annual eHealth Summit, hosted by KHIE, provides quality education on advances in health information technology, policy issues and ground-breaking initiatives nationally and across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky REC hosts annual conferences in regions across the state providing the newest information on federal and state regulatory and incentive programs, HIPAA, grant opportunities, as well as innovative ways to improve quality and sustainability.

Questions? Contact Kentucky REC or call 859-323-3090, and contact Ann O’Hara at KHIE here: Ann.Ohara@ky.gov.

WEBINAR NOV 19 – QPP YEAR 4: ATTESTATION PREP

With 2020 drawing to a close, it’s time to develop your plans for submission to Year 4 of the Quality Payment Program. A great deal of hard work goes into a successful QPP submission. Much of your information gathering and documentation can actually be done now, or at least lined up for quick collection at the close of 2020.

Both Improvement Activities and Promoting Interoperability performance categories allow some flexibility in data reporting time frames. You can select 90-continuous days for reporting for either category throughout the calendar year. This flexibility allows you to work ahead of the submission deadlines by gathering reports or other required documentation for the associated measures.

While Quality and Cost have a full year reporting requirement, you can implement strategies now for a strong finish to the 2020 performance year. Keep in mind that Cost is based upon Medicare Part B claims submitted to CMS during the performance year, so there is no additional information to submit for attestation.

We’ll discuss how to put your practice in the best position for submission success. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with your experts at Kentucky REC and have your QPP questions answered by our team of Quality Improvement Advisors!

Free Webinar – QPP Year 4: Attestation Prep
Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:30 PM ET

 

Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS, and APM questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLS STUDY – PRIMARY CARE SURVEY $50 GIFT CARD

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS! Take this survey!

The goal of the NCPC Digital Health Tools Survey is to assess how adoption and use of DHTs affect underserved communities and health disparities in this region. While the survey focuses on Primary Care physicians, this is not restrictive and other specialties are invited to participate. It can be completed by residents, NP’s and PA’s as well.

The National Center for Primary Care (NCPC), Morehouse School of Medicine, and Alliant Health Solutions are working together to examine the adoption and use of Digital Health Tools (DHTs) by primary care providers in Kentucky, Tennesee, Georgia, and North Carolina. You can read more in this flyer.

We are prioritizing providers providing care in underserved communities in the southeast region due to the prevalent health disparities and poor health outcomes experienced by residents of these communities, with a particular focus on diabetes and maternal morbidity and mortality. As highlighted by the disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on minority and underserved communities, it is vital that the clinicians serving these communities have the tools and resources they need.

Participants will receive a $50 gift card by completing the 10 minute survey HERE.

FREE WEBINAR NOV 4: CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATHWAY TOWARDS PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION

Is your practice struggling to meet the demands of achieving value-based, high quality care in today’s ever changing world of healthcare? Have you started working towards practice transformation, but are unsure how to handle the next steps to solidify the foundation for patient-centered, value-based care?

The Kentucky REC is here to help with our new and exciting Individual Module Concepts for Practice Transformation. Whether you would like guidance with integrating Care Management, Care Coordination or Quality Improvement modules, we can provide expert assistance as you tackle one or more of these necessary pieces to value-based care. Not only will this transform your practice, but it can help you prepare for the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Specialty Practice model of care.

You decide which Modules fit your practice and patient needs the best. Or, if you are ready for complete Practice Transformation, we can help with Patient-Centered Medical Home or Specialty Practice transformation and recognition.

Join Kentucky REC experts on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 for an in-depth look at our new module concepts.

Webinar: CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATHWAY TOWARDS PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION
Wednesday November 4, 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about practice transformation. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090.

FREE WEBINAR OCT 22 – QPP YEAR 4: UNDERSTANDING FEEDBACK REPORTS

As you look at your QPP Feedback Report for the 2019 Program Year, you may not realize how much information it contains to help you identify areas for improvement.

Our Kentucky REC expert advisors will guide you through the dense Feedback Report and show you how to use the information to push you into a strong start for 2021! We will review how to unpack the information from CMS to identify both opportunities and strengths across the four performance categories, with a special focus on Quality and Cost.

Free Webinar – QPP Year 4: Understanding Feedback Reports
Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:30 PM ET

 

Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS, and APM questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.