KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Events

Webinar Dec. 5 – KY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Promoting Interoperability): Preparing for MU 2018 Attestations and 2019 Stage 3 for Eligible Professionals

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and it will soon be time to submit your Meaningful Use attestations. Join us for our upcoming webinar as we discuss: how to prepare for Medicaid attestations; suggested documents to retain; and Stage 3 objectives for the upcoming year. We will also share instructions on how to request a KCHIP report, how to obtain your CEHRT ID, and much more.

Let the experts at Kentucky REC help you be prepared and organized with all of the information needed to submit your Meaningful Use attestation. This will ensure that you have the list of items needed to upload with your attestation and will save you time. Register now to learn more.

Webinar December 5  – KY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Promoting Interoperability): Preparing for MU 2018 Attestations and 2019 Stage 3 for Eligible Professionals

Wednesday December 5 12-1 p.m. ET

Contact our team of expert advisors at Kentucky REC with any Promoting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) questions or by phone: 859-323-3090

Webinar Nov 29: Quality Payment Program CMS Final Rule for Year 3

CMS released the highly anticipated Quality Payment Program Year 3 Final Rule for Calendar Year 2019 on November 1st. Numerous changes were made, including expanding the list of eligible clinicians to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, clinical psychologists, registered dieticians, and nutrition professionals.

“The historic reforms CMS finalized today move us closer to a healthcare system that delivers better care for Americans at lower cost,” said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. “Among other advances, improving how CMS pays for drugs and for physician visits will help deliver on two HHS priorities: bringing down the cost of prescription drugs and creating a value-based healthcare system that empowers patients and providers.”

This final rule will impact and shape the Quality Payment Program Calendar Year 2019 and beyond. Join the Kentucky Regional Extension Center on Thursday November 29th for our live webinar. We will explain the major changes to the Quality Payment Program and how they might impact your practice in Program Year 3. Prior to the webinar, consider sending us any questions you have for us to include in the webinar.

Webinar November 29 – QPP Year 3: Final Rule 2019
Thursday November 29 12-1 p.m. ET

Resources:
PFS/MACRA/Quality Payment Program 2019 Final Rule.
The Year 3 final rule overview fact sheet and executive summary produced by CMS can be found here.

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

Hospital Webinar November 19 – Medicare Promoting Interoperability

It is essential for representatives of Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to know the steps to take for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly Meaningful Use) for Program Year 2018 and beyond. You will want to stay on top of monitoring your reports and progress to ensure that your hospital avoids a negative Medicare payment adjustment.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule. In this ruling, CMS adopted policies to continue the advancement of CEHRT utilization, focusing on burden reduction, interoperability, and patient access to their health information. We’ll outline the Stage 3 changes contained within the final rule and provide a review of the Modified Stage 2 requirements during our informative webinar on Monday, November 19th.

Register now and let us help you succeed in meeting your Promoting Interoperability goals.

The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Hospitals

Monday, November 19, 2 – 3 PM ET

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

10/15/18 Deadline – Quality Payment Program Targeted Review Request

Don’t forget! Monday October 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET is the final deadline to submit a targeted review request to CMS for your 2017 Quality Payment Program performance and associated payment adjustment. We recommend that you log in into the QPP portal and verify your feedback and associated adjustment. This feedback and associated adjustment factor is set to take place beginning January 1, 2019 and will be applied to your Medicare Part B claims.

Have questions? Not sure of how to submit a targeted review request? The experts at Kentucky REC can help! Feel free to call 859-323-3090 or email Kentucky REC. We are happy to help answer your questions.

WEBINAR Oct 16: THE MEDICARE PROMOTING INTEROPERABILITY PROGRAM FOR HOSPITALS

It is essential for representatives of Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to know the steps to take for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program (formerly Meaningful Use) for Program Year 2018 and beyond. You will want to stay on top of monitoring your reports and progress to ensure that your hospital avoids a negative Medicare payment adjustment.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule. In this ruling, CMS adopted policies to continue the advancement of CEHRT utilization, focusing on burden reduction, interoperability, and patient access to their health information. We’ll outline the Stage 3 changes contained within the final rule and provide a review of the Modified Stage 2 requirements during our informative webinar on Tuesday, October 16th.

Register now and let us help you succeed in meeting your Promoting Interoperability goals.

The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Hospitals

Tuesday, October 16, 12 -1 PM ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with any questions. Our team of experts is always here to help: 859-323-3090.

Webinar Oct 11: QPP Year End Preparation

As we approach the end of the Quality Payment Program’s 2nd year, it’s time to develop your plans for submission. A lot of work goes into information gathering needed for successful QPP submission. Much of it can be done now, or lined up for quick collection at the close of 2018. For Improvement Activities and Promoting Interoperability, you actually have some flexibility in the time frames of data you can report. This allows you to already be gathering this information for submission and ironing out your required documentation for the associated measures. While Quality and Cost have a full year reporting requirement, you can implement strategies now to put your practice in the best position for submitting data on these measures.

During our webinar, we’ll discuss how to be in the best position for the January – March 2019 submission time frame for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the experts at Kentucky REC and get your questions answered by our team of Quality Improvement Advisors!

QPP Year 2: Year End Preparation

Thursday October 11 12-1 p.m. ET