KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Events

Webinar Feb 14: QPP Year 7 – MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs)

CMS, in an effort to address feedback from clinicians and stakeholders around the complexity of the MIPS program, has implemented a new reporting track. This new track is called MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), and is effective starting with the 2023 Performance Year. CMS’s aim is to help streamline the MIPS program requirements and reduce clinician burden, while creating a pathway to more wide-spread Alternative Payment Model adoption.

This new MVP framework is intended to align measures and activities across the Quality, Cost, and Improvement Activities categories of the MIPS Program that are more relevant to a clinicians’ practice, specialty, or patient population. This change represents a significant shift in the way clinicians participate in MIPS in 2023 and future years of the Quality Payment Program.

Kentucky REC’s experts will present an in-depth review of the MVP reporting pathway, submission strategies, and important reporting requirements for the 2023 performance year. They will provide you with valuable information on ways to optimize your performance while testing this new reporting track.

QPP Year 7: MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs): Understanding and Identifying Which Pathways are Right for You*
Tuesday Feb 14, 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 KYRec@uky.edu. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

Primary Care Providers! Feb 2 Webinar – Brief Mental Health Interventions to Incorporate into Primary Care

Webinars and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

The Behavioral Health Community of Practice, organized by UK HealthCare & Kentucky REC, connects adult and pediatric primary care providers, specialists and organizations through learning sessions where behavioral health experts present best practices, tools and resources to optimize mental health care.

The format of the Community of Practice is monthly one-hour webinar meetings October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm. Each session includes education, best practice overviews, interactive trainings on tools and resources, and group discussions.

FEBRUARY 2023

Session 5 – Thursday Feb. 2nd
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

Brief Interventions to Incorporate into Primary Care

  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • How teams can support non-pharmacological interventions
  • Addressing behavioral health needs in primary care

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Visit HERE for more information and to register for upcoming events, including FREE Mental Health First Aid Training.

To learn more, visit THIS UK HealthCare web page.

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

QPP Webinar Jan 10: 2023 Final Rule

On November 1st CMS released the highly anticipated Quality Payment Program Year 7 Final Ruling. This final rule will impact and shape the Quality Payment Program for calendar year 2023 and beyond. Join the experts at Kentucky Regional Extension Center for a review of the major updates and implications to eligible clinician and practices related to this final ruling.

Make sure to submit any questions or feel free to contact us in advance HERE.

QPP YEAR 7 WEBINAR: 2023 FINAL RULE
 
TUESDAY JANUARY 10 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

The 2023 PFS/Quality Payment Program Final Rule 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 Fact Sheet: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2023-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule

QPP Fact Sheet: https://qpp-cm-prod-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2136/2023%20Quality%20Payment%20Program%20Final%20Rule%20Resources.zip

MSSP Fact Sheet: https://edit.cms.gov/files/document/mssp-fact-sheet-cy-2023-pfs-final-rule.pdf

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

Free Jan 5! Pharmacological Interventions to Integrate into Primary Care

Webinars and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

The Behavioral Health Community of Practice, organized by UK HealthCare & Kentucky REC, connects primary care providers, specialists and organizations through learning sessions where behavioral health experts will present best practices, tools and resources to optimize care.

The format of the Community of Practice is monthly one-hour webinars October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm. The webinars will include educational sessions, best practice overviews, interactive trainings on tools and resources, and group discussions.

JANUARY 2023

Session 4 – Thursday Jan. 5th
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

Pharmacological Interventions to Integrate into Primary Care

  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • Addressing behavioral health needs in primary care
Meet the Speakers

Facilitator  – Trudi Matthews, Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy, UKHC

Trudi Matthews serves as Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at UK HealthCare, the health system of the University of Kentucky (UK). In this role, Trudi works with UK HealthCare’s executive team and ambulatory leadership to ensure success in value-based programs for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers. Trudi also serves as government affairs and policy lead for UK HealthCare overseeing a team responsible for reviewing and analyzing state and federal government policy initiatives.

The pandemic has worsened the behavioral health challenges Kentuckians face, and more solutions are needed to address this mounting problem. It’s more important now than ever to share knowledge and best practices among providers along the behavioral health care continuum. In order to address this demand, UK HealthCare and community-based organizations are working together to improve behavioral health in the commonwealth.

The purpose of the Behavioral Health Community of Practice is to:
• Leverage UK HealthCare and community experts to help fill care gaps
• Support primary care providers
• Create a venue for conversation around local needs
• Allow for bi-directional problem solving

Trudi Matthews
Meet the Speakers

Speaker & PANELIST – AMY L. MEADOWS, MD, MHS, FAAP, FAPA, DFAACAP – Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dr. Amy Lynn Meadows is a triple-boarded pediatrician, psychiatrist, and child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Kentucky where she is the Dr. Laurie L. Humphries Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry Division Director. She received her combined MD and Master’s degrees from Yale University School of Medicine where she completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in the neuroimaging of pediatric maltreatment-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Her residency training was at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Western Psychiatric Hospital. Since joining the faculty of the University of Kentucky, she has won numerous teaching and mentorship awards, including the Abraham Flexner Award for excellence in medical education and the “Teacher Who Made a Difference” award. She works on the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Her research examines how adverse childhood experiences shape risk perception and the development of high-risk behaviors in adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Presentation: Psychopharmacology for the Primary Care Office – Adolescent Edition

Amy Meadows
Meet the Speakers

Speaker and Panelist – Sarah Oros, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UK Healthcare-Behavioral Health

Dr. Oros is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with UK HealthCare. She earned her MD in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Ohio, and then did her residency in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Her specialties include: general internal medicine and geriatrics, primary care, psychiatry, and women’s health.

Presentation: Pharmacological Interventions in Adult Primary Care

Sarah Oros
Meet the Speakers

Panelist – David A. Hudson, MD, CCBHC, Chief Medical Officer, New Vista

Dr. Hudson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, UK College of Medicine, UK General Psychiatry Program and a UK Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship.

He has spent 13 years with New Vista, Central Kentucky’s Community Mental Health Center and now CCBHC, practicing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer, which he has done for the last year.

David Hudson
Meet the Speakers

Panelist – Ginny Gottschalk, MD, Associate Professor Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dr. Gottschalk received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She was previously in private practice in Danville, KY, practicing traditional inpatient and outpatient family medicine before returning to UK Healthcare. Dr. Gottschalk currently serves as the Interim Chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Medical Director for Family and Community Medicine Turfland Clinic. She enjoys chronic disease management and caring for families. Dr. Gottschalk also enjoys teaching medical students and residents, as this is what brought her to the University.

Ginny Gottschalk

Visit HERE for more information and to register for upcoming events, including FREE Mental Health First Aid Training.

To learn more, visit THIS UK HealthCare web page.

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

Webinar Dec 14 – QPP Year Six: 2023 Final Rule Overview

On November 1, 2023, CMS released upcoming programmatic changes for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program. This rule includes significant impacts and implications to the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs, major performance category updates, and the future of the this program. Our experts will share an in depth analysis on how this legislation will influence the landscape of value-based care.

QPP Year 6 Webinar: Final Rule Overview*
Wednesday Dec 14, 2022 @ 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!

Dec 8 Annual Conference – New Feature! Recorded Content

2022 Annual meeting website

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speaker – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center 

We are pleased to be hosting our Annual Conference as a HYBRID event to give our participants the option to attend either in person* or virtually. If you are unable to participate on Dec 8, all content will be available to you afterward.

This year, for the first time, registrants will have access to additional content videos on our event website and app.

Pre-recorded content includes:
Telehealth in 2023
QPP 2023 Final Rule
Information Blocking
  Practice Transformation
Mental Health Resources for Primary Care
Advantages of PCMH/PCSP
Coverdell Stroke Grant

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, December 8

8:30 —Registration
9:00 — Welcome
9:10 — Quality Improvement - Kentucky REC Quality Experts

Managing Change in Healthcare: From Theory to Reality – Jessica Elliott & Kelly Fountain, Kentucky REC

10:10 — Behavioral Health

Strategies to Address the Behavioral Health Crisis – Trudi Matthews, Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy, and Ginny Gottschalk, MD – UK Healthcare

11:10 — Break/Networking
11:25 — Kentucky Health Information Technology in 2023
Andrew Bledsoe, Deputy Executive Director, KHIE
11:45 — Lunch/Networking
12:45 — Special Guest Speaker Coach Colene, Be More Consulting

Emerging on the Other Side

2:15 — Break/Networking
2:30 — Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals

Robin Curnel, Kentucky REC

3:00 — Strong HIPAA Safeguards are the Key for Protection Against Ransomware
Amy Daley, Kentucky REC
4:00 — Wrap-up

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

*Kentucky REC will follow current UK HealthCare COVID guidelines for our in person event.