KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

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KENTUCKY REC ANNOUNCES WOW: WEEK OF WEBINARS – AUGUST 10 – 14

In light of the continued need for social distancing to lower risk, the Kentucky REC team and our partners at KHIE have decided to go virtual with our planned August conferences. As much as we want to bring everyone together, guaranteeing your safety is more important.

Therefore we are announcing WoW: Week of Webinars August 10 – 14!

The WoW is a full week of FREE virtual learning and interactive sessions welcoming clinicians, administrators,
clinic staff and all healthcare professional to remotely connect and discuss the following subjects and more:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Telehealth
  • Promoting Interoperability for EHs
  • Patient-centered Medical Home & Specialty Practice
  • HIPAA
  • KHIE Services
  • The Quality Payment Program
  • Promoting Interoperability for EPs

    Participants can choose individual sessions on a variety of useful topics to help you
    address the challenges of today’s healthcare landscape.
Full Agenda and Registration Here: https://www.kentuckyrec.com/week-of-webinars

Questions? Interested? Contact us: KYRec@uky.edu or 859-323-3090

QPP WEBINAR JULY 30: PROMOTING INTEROPERABILITY & IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Performance Year 4, 2020, of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is just about halfway over! During our July 30th webinar, Kentucky REC experts will discuss the details of the Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Improvement Activities (IA) Performance Categories to help you make informed decisions for improvement. This webinar will be the third and final in our series of performance category deep dives for QPP Y4.

The Promoting Interoperability (PI) Performance Category has maintained its 25% weight of the MIPS final score. Also much of the category remains the same after it went through a substantial overhaul for Y3. One change to note is the reduction to only one bonus opportunity for Y4 of the program. CMS also refined the reweighting flexibilities that allow you to shift some of the raw category points around several objectives and measures.

Additionally, the Improvement Activities (IA) Performance Category aligns very well with processes we are already doing to improve our practices. With the new changes to IA requiring more preparation and planning, we will discuss what you should keep in mind as we move into the second half of the Performance Year, ranging from best practices, to documenting as a large organization, and how to find the right activities for your organization. Let us know if you would like more information on becoming a Kentucky REC client.

Webinar – QPP Categories Year 4: Promoting Interoperability & Improvement Activities
Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:30 PM ET

 

Next QPP Webinar:

August 27 – Year 5 NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making)

This webinar date and subject might change if CMS delays release of Year 5 NPRM

All QPP Webinars start at 12:30 PM 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 Kentucky REC. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

Future dates subject to change

This exclusive content is for 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 want to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

HIPAA WEBINAR JULY 9: VIRTUAL SRA 2020 – SOCIAL DISTANCING OPTION FOR STAYING HIPAA COMPLIANT

Webinar – Virtual SRA 2020: The Social Distancing Option for Staying HIPAA Compliant
Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 PM ET

 

The Kentucky REC is here to assist you with completing your Security Risk Analysis and ensure organizations stay compliant under the HIPAA Security Rule. Since the COVID 19 crisis demands a new level of caution, Kentucky REC experts have developed an innovative SRA via a virtual platform. Join us on July 9 to learn more about the details and logistics of a virtual SRA, and learn the best options for HIPAA Compliance in 2020.

We’ll also discuss the state of healthcare security in 2020 and important steps to take to remain HIPAA compliant in this rapidly changing environment.

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 to schedule a Security Risk Analysis with us this year.

WEBINAR JUNE 18: KENTUCKY REC CAN HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR QPP PERFORMANCE

As your organization works through the 2020 Quality Payment Program year, Kentucky REC Quality Experts want to share insights on how we can help your eligible clinicians in both the MIPS and APM (Alternative Payment Models) tracks. The Kentucky REC has a proven record with 10 years of advice and guidance to help Kentucky providers, small and large, comply with federal and state regulations, avoid penalties, and earn incentives when available.

We are committed to helping Kentucky clinicians with our patient-centered approach and Quality Improvement methodologies to improve quality, patient care, and health outcomes in the Commonwealth. We look forwarding to sharing with you how our team of experts can help your organization achieve your goals.

Webinar – QPP Year 4: Kentucky REC Can Help You Improve Your QPP Performance

Thursday, JUNE 18, 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.

WEBINAR JUNE 10: MEDICARE PROMOTING INTEROPERABILITY FOR HOSPITALS

Join us Wednesday June 10 for an informational webinar as we review the Stage 3 Medicare Promoting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) requirements for Program Year 2020, for both Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. The Kentucky REC has been providing advice and guidance across the Commonwealth for over 10 years, helping Kentucky hospitals small and large, comply with regulations and avoid penalties. We look forwarding to sharing how our team of experts can help your organization achieve its goals.

Webinar – Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals
Wednesday June 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about Promoting Interoperability for hospitals. Our experts are here to help: 859-323-3090

 

 

QPP WEBINAR MAY 21: YEAR 4 COST CATEGORY

Join us for the second of three webinars in our series on MIPS Year 4 categories: COST. CMS made a number of changes for year 4 of the Quality Payment Program, and the Cost category weight grows as the program progresses. While this category doesn’t require a submission on your part, there are ways in which you can prepare for and improve your Cost scores.

Two long term goals of the QPP involve:

  • assigning at least one Cost measure to every participating clinician
  • having Cost have equal weight with Quality in the program

To meet these goals, the number of potential Cost measures and category weighting has continued to grow over the past 3 years of the program. As Cost continues to rise in significance, it is increasingly important that clinicians consider how their performance on Cost measures will affect their performance scores. Clinicians and their organizations will want to grow their ability to avoid the programs escalating penalties for not meeting performance thresholds.

Our experts will share the changes to Cost for 2020, along with methods you can use to better monitor your Cost performance in the Quality Payment Program. No matter your practice size, Cost will have an impact on your performance scores, and will be a critical category for obtaining a positive payment adjustment. We want to help you not only meet the minimum threshold, but thrive in the Quality Payment Program.

Webinar – QPP Categories Year 4: Cost
Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:30 PM ET

 

Next in the series:
July 16 – QPP Categories Year 4: Promoting Interoperability & Improvement Activities

All QPP Webinars start at 12:30 PM 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 Kentucky REC. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

Future dates subject to change