Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid – 2022 Kentucky Health Information Exchange Grant
In collaboration with the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid (Anthem) is offering participating Anthem providers the opportunity to apply for a grant to help offset the costs associated with connecting to KHIE.
Applicants must be:
- Located in the state of Kentucky
- Have an active Kentucky Medicaid ID number
- Have a signed Participation Agreement with KHIE
- Be a participating provider with Anthem
If approved, providers may be awarded up to $5,000, and hospitals may be awarded up to $10,000. Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis until all grant funds up to $200,000 are depleted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and only one grant will be awarded per tax identification number and/or business entity.
If interested, please complete the application in its entirety, attach a completed W9 Form, and email both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with Anthem 2022 KHIE Grant Application in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted through December 30, 2022.
If you need any assistance completing this application, please contact your Provider Experience consultant at 800-205-5870, option 3 or email https://www.anthem.com/provider/contact-us/email-form
The application can be found HERE.
Contact us at Kentucky REC with your questions. We’re here to help and are available at 859-323-3090.
Over the course of the next several performance years, MIPS as we know it is expected to sunset. This change leaves Eligible Clinicians and Groups with one of two options for participation in the Quality Payment Program: MVPs (MIPS Value Pathway) or APP (APM Performance Pathway). Yes, this last one is an acronym nested in another acronym.
Several MVPs have been finalized, with additional pathways proposed for implementation starting with Program Year 2023 and beyond. It is anticipated that even more pathways will develop in the coming years to reflect an array of options for primary care & specialty clinicians to meaningfully participate in the Quality Payment Program.
MVPs are designed as a bridge to Alternative Payment Models and Advanced APMs. Both encourage clinicians and organizations to focus on a population of patients and/or episodes of care, or specific medical conditions. Ultimately both the APP and MVP are pathways that align enhanced quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and healthcare costs to meet CMS’s definition of value.
Our team of advisors will present an overview of finalized and proposed updates to MVPs and APMs. In the webinar we’ll discuss how the KY REC can help you weigh considerations for MVP adoption and develop strategies for APM preparedness.
QPP YEAR 6 WEBINAR: Preparing for the Transition to APMs through MVPs
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS, and APM questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.
Kentucky REC, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health, is working with practices statewide on improving health and outcomes for patients with prediabetes or diabetes.
PREDIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
- Receive monthly technical assistance, group monthly calls and quarterly webinars, with monthly reporting
- Educate patients on diabetes prevention, refer interested patients to National Diabetes Prevention Program classes
- Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
- Financial Support: Receive $1500 quarterly practice payments
DIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE 3
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
- Open to any practices, FQHCs or RHCs and Healthy Living with Diabetes teams
- Attend three learning sessions, and monthly educational webinars
- Do small tests of change (PDSA cycles) to improve outcomes for adult patients diagnosed with diabetes
- Report monthly, attend summative congress
- Receive 4 practice payments of $1,500
HERE is a flyer with all the grant opportunities listed.
HERE is the application for the Prediabetes Learning Collaborative.
HERE is the application for the Diabetes Learning Collaborative.
Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.