KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Events

KHIE WEBINAR JAN 7: CMS COP HOSPITAL ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION

Join the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) as they discuss the new Electronic Notifications requirement under the 2020 Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule, Conditions of Participation (CoP).

KHIE will discuss how their free services  can alleviate hospital burden!

The KHIE solution meets the CMS criteria and sends electronic notifications to all applicable post-acute care services providers and suppliers, as well as to any of the practitioners and entities, which need to receive notifications of the patient’s status for treatment, care coordination or quality improvement purposes.

CMS CoP Hospital Electronic Notification Webinar
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST)

For any questions regarding this webinar, please contact Brandi Genoe, KHIE Program Manager at Brandi.Genoe@ky.gov.

QPP YEAR 5 FINAL RULE WEBINARS: DEC 18 & JAN 27

On December 1st CMS released the Quality Payment Program Year 5 Final Rule. In this Final Rule, CMS made programmatic changes impacting the 2020 and 2021 program years across both the Merit Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM).

We are hosting two webinars to discuss the Year 5 Final Rule. December 18 is our Client Only Webinar, and January 27th is our Open to the Public Webinar.

QPP Year 5 Webinar: Final Rule 2021*
Friday Dec 18 12:30 – 1:30 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!

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QPP Year 5 Webinar: Final Rule 2021
Wednesday Jan 27 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

We would like to answer your specific questions during the webinar. Therefore, please submit any questions or contact us in advance here.

Download the 2021 PFS/MACRA/Quality Payment Program Final Rule from CMS here.

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

JOIN US DEC. 15: KENTUCKY DIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE CONGRESS

HOST: Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative
WHAT: Learning Congress
WHY: Celebrate Success in Diabetes Treatment and Management & Learn How You Can be Successful
WHEN: Dec. 15, 2020 12 noon – 2:30 pm
WHERE: ZOOM (see link in attachment)
WHO: Healthcare Practices, FQHCs, RHCs, Hospitals, Health Departments

Do you want to improve outcomes for your patients with Diabetes?

Join us to learn how practices participating in the 2019-2020 KY DLC made it happen!

We will also share information on how you can become part of our 2021-2022 KY Diabetes Learning Collaborative.

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

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.