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Major Changes to NCQA PCMH and PCSP Programs

Major Changes to NCQA PCMH and PCSP Programs

NCQA has recently evaluated their Patient Centered Medical Home and Specialty Practice recognition programs. After the review, they are making some significant changes to both programs, as shared below:

  • Beginning in 2024, PCMH and PCSP practices will be required to use an electronic health record (EHR).
  • Beginning in 2024, standardized measures will be required for PCMH (reporting period 1.1.23 – 12.31.23).
  • Some standardized measures may pose challenges to some, so NCQA will allow organizations to submit a request for custom measure(s).
  • Organizations will also be allowed to submit a request for exceptions to calendar year reporting on a case-by-case basis.

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

Panel Discussion: Nov 3 Webinar – Mental Health Screening Tools

Webinars and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

The Behavioral Health Community of Practice, organized by UK HealthCare & Kentucky REC, connects primary care providers, specialists and organizations through learning sessions where behavioral health experts will present best practices, tools and resources to optimize care.

The format of the Community of Practice is monthly one-hour webinars October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm. The webinars will include educational sessions, best practice overviews, interactive trainings on tools and resources, and group discussions.

The pandemic has worsened the behavioral health challenges Kentuckians face, and more solutions are needed to address this mounting problem. It’s more important now than ever to share knowledge and best practices among providers along the behavioral health care continuum. In order to address this demand, UK HealthCare and community-based organizations are working together to improve behavioral health in the commonwealth.

The purpose of the Behavioral Health Community of Practice is to:
• Leverage UK HealthCare and community experts to help fill care gaps
• Support primary care providers
• Create a venue for conversation around local needs
• Allow for bi-directional problem solving

Panel Discussion NOVEMBER 3

How to Implement Mental Health First Aid in a Practice Setting

 

Meet the Panelists

GINNY GOTTSCHALK, M.D.

Interim Chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical Director for Family and Community Medicine Turfland Clinic

Dr. Gottschalk is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She was previously in private practice in Danville, KY, practicing traditional inpatient and outpatient family medicine before returning to UK Healthcare. Dr. Gottschalk currently serves as the Interim Chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Medical Director for Family and Community Medicine Turfland Clinic. She enjoys chronic disease management and caring for families. Dr. Gottschalk also enjoys teaching medical students and residents, as this is what brought her to the University.

Meet the Panelists

PATTY HUGHES

Chief Nursing Officer, UK HealthCare Ambulatory Services

Patty Hughes, DNP, RN, NE-BC is the chief nursing officer for ambulatory at UKHC. She has overall clinical responsibility for nursing care provided in the ambulatory care settings. As a clinical leader, she has an interest in staff growth and professional development as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Patty has over 39 years of nursing experience, 34 of that at UKHC. She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and holds the ANCC nurse executive-board certification credential.

Meet the Panelists

MAREEN DENNIS, MS, LPP

Associate Professor, UK Department of Psychiatry

Mareen Dennis is a Licensed Psychological Practitioner who has been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in various treatment settings for over 30 years. Her treatment focuses on building strengths and strategies for all whom she serves.

NOVEMBER 2022

Session 2 – Thursday Nov. 3rd
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

Mental Health Screening Tools

  • Current Best Practices
  • How to Use EHR to Assess and Provide Care to Improve Patient’s Mental Health
  • Panel Discussion: How to Address Positive Screenings In Your  Practice

Visit HERE for more information and to register for the initial webinars, along with links to other resources and previous webinar recordings.

To learn more, visit THIS UK HealthCare web page.

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

Dec 8! Kentucky REC Annual Conference – Sign Up Today

2022 Annual meeting website
Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speaker – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center 

We are pleased to be hosting our Annual Conference as a HYBRID event to give our participants the option to attend either in person* or virtually.

This year, for the first time, registrants will have access to additional content videos on our event website and app.

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, December 8

8:30 —Registration
9:00 — Welcome
9:10 — Quality Improvement - Kentucky REC Quality Experts

Managing Change in Healthcare: From Theory to Reality – Jessica Elliott & Kelly Fountain, Kentucky REC

10:10 — Behavioral Health

Strategies to Address the Behavioral Health Crisis – Trudi Matthews, Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy, and Ginny Gottschalk, MD – UK Healthcare

11:10 — Break/Networking
11:25 — Kentucky Health Information Technology in 2023
Andrew Bledsoe, Deputy Executive Director, KHIE
11:45 — Lunch/Networking
12:45 — Special Guest Speaker Coach Colene, Be More Consulting

Emerging on the Other Side

2:15 — Break/Networking
2:30 — Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals

Robin Curnel, Kentucky REC

3:00 — HIPAA Security: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit
Amy Daley, Kentucky REC
4:00 — Wrap-up

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

*Kentucky REC will follow current UK HealthCare COVID guidelines for our in person event.

DEC 8 Kentucky REC Annual Conference Featured Speaker: Coach Colene

2022 Annual meeting website
Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speaker – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center 

We are pleased to be hosting our Annual Conference as a HYBRID event to give our participants the option to attend either in person* or virtually.

This year, for the first time, registrants will have access to additional content videos on our event website and app.

FEATURED SPEAKER: COACH COLENE – EMERGING ON THE OTHER SIDE

Coach Colene will share ways to acknowledge how tough the past two and a half years have been, celebrate what you’ve been able to achieve, and help you figure out how to keep moving forward with energy and intention.

About Coach Colene, Be More Consulting

Due to her experience and skills in HR, Colene Elridge came to be known as “the fixer” – she’s called to help organizations and leaders create better workplaces, productive teams, and aligned results. Her career in government focused on Affirmative Action, EEO, and Diversity. She was a successful investigator of harassment and discrimination complaints and implemented strategies that resulted in more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

She is the CEO of Be More Consulting, a boutique agency designed to support organizations in creating cultures of inclusion, and developing women leaders. Her first book, Monday Morning Pep Talks, was named by Success Magazine as a top book for professional women. Colene is the founder of EmpowHer Conference, a women’s leadership event that focuses on building women into leaders both at work and in their lives.

Colene has a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Transylvania University, where she currently serves on the Board of Regents, and an MBA from Sullivan University. She loves yoga, her family, movies, and laughing!

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, December 8

8:30 —Registration
9:00 — Welcome
9:10 — Quality Improvement - Kentucky REC Quality Experts

Managing Change in Healthcare: From Theory to Reality – Jessica Elliott & Kelly Fountain, Kentucky REC

10:10 — Behavioral Health

Strategies to Address the Behavioral Health Crisis: Trudi Matthews, Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy, and Ginny Gottschalk, MD – UK HealthCare

11:10 — Break/Networking
11:25 — Kentucky Health Information Technology in 2023
Andrew Bledsoe, Deputy Executive Director, KHIE
11:45 — Lunch/Networking
12:45 — Special Guest Speaker Coach Colene, Be More Consulting

Emerging on the Other Side

2:15 — Break/Networking
2:30 — Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals

Robin Curnel, Kentucky REC

3:00 — HIPAA Security: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit
Amy Daley, Kentucky REC
4:00 — Wrap-up

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

*Kentucky REC will follow current UK HealthCare COVID guidelines for our in person event.

WEBINAR AUG 31 – ADVANTAGES OF INCORPORATING THE PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME MODEL

Join us for an in-depth conversation about the advantages of incorporating a PCMH Model into your practice. We will do a quick overview of each distinction and then discuss health improvements, practice and staff benefits, as well as financial advantages. We will share a practice manager’s perspective of NCQA Recognition, and how the KY REC assisted them in becoming a PCMH Recognized organization.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition program provides a roadmap for achieving excellence in patient care. This national model for practice transformation helps practices improve in areas of patient-centeredness, access, communication, care coordination, quality, and efficiency. Kentucky REC expert advisors have years of experience in assisting practices to achieve and maintain NCQA’s PCMH Recognition through a transformation program. This program includes step by step education, gap analyses, documentation review and feedback, advice on overcoming transformation barriers, application guidance, the submission process, and more.

Advantages of Incorporating the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model into an Organization
 
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

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! HYBRID DEC 8 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – WITH KHIE

SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 8, 2022 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference – With KHIE

During our day together, we’ll discuss quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital and ambulatory administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. We’ll have both in person and virtual options.

Details, Agenda, and Registration Coming Soon!

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