KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

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JOIN THE DIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE – STARTING SOON!

WHAT IS IT?

The Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (KDPCP) at the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) recently received a multi-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve diabetes clinical outcomes. Through the grant, the state of Kentucky has chosen to focus on the implementation of a robust Diabetes Clinical Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative (DLC).

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

We’re hosting two Information Sessions – July 18th and August 22nd at noon. Register below or call 859-323-3090 for more information.

Thursday July 18 12 Noon ET

Thursday August 22nd 12 Noon ET

The Basics:

  • 12 month Learning Collaborative
  • Health care organizations learn from each other and experts in the field
  • Participants will undertake small tests of change to reach self-identified objectives within their own organizations

Focus: Health care organizations will make “breakthrough” increases in the adoption and use of clinical systems and care practices to improve health outcomes in people with diabetes

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Health Care Systems/Clinical Practices can improve clinical outcomes for your patients and practice. This learning collaborative can contribute to and augment your other quality improvement programs and initiatives to improve healthcare, reduce cost, and move to value based care.

HOW CAN I JOIN?

1. Requirements: practice established for at least one year; minimum two full time employees; have at least 100 adult patients with diabetes diagnosis
2.  Complete an application and submit by August 30th 12 p.m.
3.  One year commitment
4.  If selected, participants will be notified within 30 days of the application deadline

SUPPORT PARTNERS

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) serves as the lead agency for facilitation of the CDC grant.

The KY Regional Extension Center (KY REC) serves as the lead agency for the pilot and will facilitate meetings and serve as expert consultant in electronic health record workflow.
The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) serves as an important partner to set up LHDs and YMCA with CareAlign DSM accounts/mailboxes to support bi-directional exchange of secure patient health information with select practices.

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

More details can be found here.
Application can be accessed here.

WEBINAR JULY 30 – QPP YEAR 3: 2018 FEEDBACK REPORTS

CMS released the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Feedback and 2020 Payment Adjustment!

Individual clinicians and groups participating in MIPS for 2018 should be able to review their feedback and associated payment adjustment by logging into the QPP Portal at qpp.cms.gov.

Heads up! If you have not logged in to the system in a while, you may be required to reset your HARP password (HCQIS Access and Roles Profile). If you participated in a MIPS Alternative Payment Model (MIPS-APM), you should also be able to see a score based on your APMs performance for the 2018 program year. Only APM Entities that are determined to be “Advanced APMs” will NOT receive MIPS performance feedback. If you have any questions on your APM’s performance or your access to see a score, we recommend contacting your APM entity.

The Performance feedback includes:
  • measure-level performance data and scores
  • activity-level scores
  • category-level scores
  • your final score
  • associated payment adjustment information
  • additional details

For those who submitted under multiple groups, you should receive feedback reports for each group submission. Additionally, those clinicians who voluntarily reported will also receive feedback on their perfrmance, minus any payment adjustment information.

This year CMS released expanded cost and resource use figures for those with applicable data, giving clinicians and practices more tools and resources than before. This data can help you to make steps towards improvement in your practice.

During our webinar we will walk you through these 2018 feedback reports and how you can use the various tables and supplemental information to improve your performance in 2019 and beyond. Make sure to tune in for tips and tricks on getting the most out of your reports!

Webinar – QPP Year 3: 2018 Feedback Reports
Tuesday July 30, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about the Quality Payment Program. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090

KHIE EHEALTH SUMMIT: AUGUST 16 – LEXINGTON

Our partners at the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) invite you to attend the 2019 eHealth Summit August 16th from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm ET at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel

 

KHIE invites you to also join them the evening before, August 15th at 5:30 pm, to celebrate KHIE’s launch of the new HIE Platform! Admission is included with registration for the eHealth Summit and includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

How does KHIE play a role in improving the health of Kentucky’s citizens?

Join us for these discussions:

  • How KHIE promotes health information exchange at both the regional & national level
  • How you can leverage KHIE and other expert resources to meet Promoting Interoperability & QPP objectives and measures
  • How KHIE supports the Cabinet’s efforts in battling the Opioid & Substance Abuse Epidemic

Be among the first to view highlights of the new KHIE enhanced technology and network with Kentucky healthcare leadership.

Ready to learn, meet, and network? Register here and download agenda here.

Download the KHIE eHealth Summit flyer here.

Marriott Griffin Gate is offering a special rate of $112 for eHealth Summit guests. To make reservations at this special rate, contact Marriott Reservations at 877-204-8020 and ask for the eHealth Summit room block. Attendees are exempt from the $15/day resort fee. Please note: this fee will show up on the reservation; the charge will be removed at final payment upon check-out.

QPP WEBINAR JUNE 27: NAVIGATING CMS SYSTEMS

Are you struggling with HARP, PECOS, or the QPP Portal? During our June 27th webinar we’ll go in depth and look at each CMS system. We will review the purpose of each one, and how that particular system applies to you and your practice in the Quality Payment Program.

We’ll walk through the process of establishing a HARP account, discuss the various roles available within the systems, and provide some guidelines for who should have access. We’ll also discuss the many uses for these different systems.

We’ll go over some troubleshooting tips for issues with passwords, and how to update information on each of the systems.

 

Webinar – QPP Year 3: Navigating CMS Systems
Thursday June 27, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions about the Quality Payment Program. Our team of experts is here to help: 859-323-3090

 

 

THIS WEEK! BOWLING GREEN & PADUCAH – 2019 HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION SURVIVAL SEMINARS

Join us for our 2019 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar Series!

Kentucky REC experts head to Western Kentucky this week after our successful kick-off seminar last week in Lexington. This is a day packed with helpful information. Join us in Bowling Green or Paducah!

During our day together we’ll discuss quality improvement techniques, the Quality Payment Program, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators and clinic staff in the state of Kentucky are well prepared for the changing healthcare landscape.

This event will include: QPP Year 3, Implementing Quality Improvement in your Practice, Quality Measure Improvement, Improving Quality through Feedback Report Alignment, Telehealth, HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and Vulnerability Scanning, Promoting Interoperability, and Health Information Exchange.

Lunch is provided to all participants.

This activity has been approved for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

All events will start at 9:00 am for registration and end at 3:10 pm local time.

DATES & LOCATIONS:

 

June 20, 2019 – Bowling Green, KY – The Knicely Center
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM CST

 

June 21, 2019 – Paducah, KY – Baptist Health Heart Center Auditorium
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM CST

Questions? Email Kentucky REC or call 859-323-3090.

 

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2019 SURVIVAL SEMINARS FEATURED TOPIC: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Implementing Quality Improvement in Your Practice

In this presentation, we’ll discuss:

  • How to define quality improvement in your practice
  • how to align your quality improvement efforts with a focus on various programs: QPP, PCMH/PCSP, as well as other payer programs
  • How to choose a methodology that works well for you and your practice
  • resources you can leverage to identify security holes in your network

Other topics include: QPP Year 3, Quality Measure Improvement, Improving Quality through Feedback Report Alignment, HIPAA, Telehealth, Vulnerability Scanning, Promoting Interoperability, and Health Information Exchange.

Lunch is provided to all participants.

This day’s activities are approved for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

All events will start at 9:00 am for registration and end at 3:10 pm local time.

DATES & LOCATIONS:

June 13, 2019 – Lexington, KY – The Lexington Center Heritage Ballroom
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM EST

 

June 20, 2019 – Bowling Green, KY – The Knicely Center
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM CST

 

June 21, 2019 – Paducah, KY – Baptist Health Heart Center Auditorium
9:00 AM – 3:10 PM CST

Questions? Email Kentucky REC or call 859-323-3090.

 

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