KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Events

WEBINAR APRIL 25 KY MEDICAID PROMOTING INTEROPERABILITY (MU)

We are well into the 2019 Program Year, and it is crucial to look at the 2019 requirements for Stage 3 Medicaid Promoting Interoperability. Together we will review the Stage 3 objectives and the threshold for each measure. We will discuss detailed information regarding the new measures and the importance of having a 2015 CEHRT.

Let us help you be prepared and successful when tackling Stage 3. We will provide action lists that will guide you through the important next steps to meeting the thresholds for the new/hard to reach objectives.

Webinar – KY Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (MU) 2019 Stage 3 Overview for Eligible Professionals
Thursday April 25th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

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

HIPAA WEBINAR APRIL 30: A GAP ANALYSIS IS NOT ENOUGH

Join us April 30th for our next HIPAA webinar.

Our HIPAA experts will discuss methods to comply with federal regulations, protect practices from security breaches, and remediate breaches if they occur. They will also help you learn to use these tools to understand threats and vulnerabilities, how to develop and revise policies to mitigate risks, train staff, and more. Additionally, the webinar will address common errors made in conducting a security analysis, show you the benefits of going beyond a gap analysis, and will introduce our new vulnerability scan service.

Webinar – HIPAA Security Risk Analysis: A Gap Analysis is Not Enough
Tuesday April 30th 12 – 1 p.m. ET

For more information about our HIPAA Security Risk Analysis, Project Management, and Vulnerability Scan Services, please contact our team at 859-323-3090 or email Kentucky REC.

WEBINAR APRIL 18 – QPP YEAR 3: ADVANCED APMS

What are Advanced APMs? What are the benefits of participating in an Advanced APM? Are you prepared for success in an Advanced APM model of care?  Do you know what steps to take to make your organization ready?

We will share Program Year 3 changes to the Advanced APM track and discuss how they may impact your participation in Advanced APMs. We will also discuss the pros and cons of participating, next steps to take, some of the Advanced APM models available, and more.

Webinar – QPP Year 3: Advanced APMs
Thursday April 18th 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
 

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

WEBINAR APRIL 4 – QPP YEAR 3: IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES

It’s easy to forget how important the Improvement Activities (IA) performance category is to our success in the Quality Payment Program. It may sometimes feel like “busy work”, but if planned and executed appropriately, many of these activities align very well with processes we are already doing to improve our practices.

CMS has listed over 100 activities in the IA category. We will discuss how the category is scored depending on your status as a practice, and go through some example activities so you can see how IA works. Our experts will be available to answer your questions, and help you see efficiencies and overlaps with the other MIPS categories, and other programs such as PCMH/PCSP and Promoting Interoperability.

 

Webinar – QPP Year 3: Improvement Activities
Thursday April 4, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

 

Webinar March 21st – Year 3 QPP Expert Panel

Join us for our highly requested, first ever expert panel webinar in which we will answer your questions on Year 3 of QPP. All questions are valid: from those new to the Quality Payment Program, to those who have submitted since the beginning.

Send in your questions ahead of time to be included. Call us at 859-323-3090 or email Kentucky REC.

Topics
  • Brief overview of MIPS Year 3
  • Reimbursement
  • Thresholds
  • Timelines
  • Monitoring your progress

The panel will also discuss how the activities and improvements from MIPS can impact:

  • Your practice’s efficiency
  • Patient outcomes
  • Finances
  • Reputation
Don’t forget! Contact us with your questions now!

 
Webinar – QPP Year 3: Expert Panel
Thursday March 21, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

 

PILL PODCAST EPISODE 3: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GURU

Dr. Roberto Cardarelli, Chief of the Division of Population Medicine and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UK HealthCare is a Quality Improvement Guru. He is an expert in Population Health, which Wikipedia defines as: “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. It is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire human population.”

In our interview, he explains why population health management is so important, especially for states like Kentucky, which struggles with poor health outcomes. Dr. Cardarelli takes population health management, a seemingly huge task, and breaks it into small, bite-size pieces: access and analyze your data; start with small tests of change; look at TCM (Transitional Care Management) and CCM (Chronic Care Management) to increase reimbursements; and lastly, be creative.

If you need assistance with quality improvement call the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or check out our website at www.kentuckyrec.com. For specific Quality Payment Program assistance, check out our online resource center at www.qppresourcecenter.org.

EPISODE 3: Quality Improvement Guru

If you need assistance with quality improvement and/or QPP, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email. For specific Quality Payment Program assistance for small practices, visit the online resource center.