In our new episode of the PILL podcast, Trudi speaks with Dr. James Keck, a Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine board certified physician who cares for patients in the University of Kentucky Family Medicine Clinic. He supervises, trains, and educates medical students and Family and Preventive Medicine Residents at the UK clinic and UK hospital. Recently, Dr. Keck and colleagues implemented several strategies to promote Diabetes Prevention Program referrals from primary care colleagues to the UK Diabetes Prevention Program. He discusses the diagnosis of “prediabetes”, including who should be screened, how it is diagnosed, and next steps to avoid diabetes.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Partners make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in evidence-based lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. Kentucky has 55 recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program organizations serving 80 counties with in person classes. We also have online or distance learning locations covering all 120 counties. To find out more go to CHFS.KY.gov and search for Diabetes prevention programs.
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If you need assistance with quality improvement and/or the QPP, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email. For specific Quality Payment Program assistance for small practices, visit the online resource center.
In the second episode of The PILL Podcast, we interview Dr. Chris Yost, Medical Director for Ambulatory Quality at UK HealthCare, Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Co-Chair of the UK HealthCare MACRA steering committee. Dr. Yost brings a unique perspective as he leads the initiatives to improve quality and value in a large academic medical center. He not only plays a key role in UK HealthCare’s preparation for value-based payment and quality improvement, but he is also a practicing physician. This makes him better able to handle the key issues of physician buy-in and engagement, which are required for true organizational transformation. He also discusses the journey of leading the charge for Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition and discusses how this designation helps lay a strong foundation for the larger quality improvement infrastructure.
You can now listen to our podcast at our new home, Buzzsprout, or listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. All previous episodes are now available.
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Contact Kentucky REC with your questions regarding the Quality Payment Program. Our team of experts is here to help. Phone 859-323-3090. For specific Quality Payment Program assistance for small practices, visit our online resource center.
Kentucky REC is embarking on a new way to share information regarding quality improvement and transformation in healthcare. Beginning Fall 2018, join us for a new podcast series: The PILL Podcast for providers, innovators, leaders and learners. We’ll be hosting interviews with experts in the field who are leading the charge in addressing Value-based Care and Payment. Each person will discuss aspects of the change process and lessons they’ve learned along the way. We’ll address regulatory changes from Washington and Frankfort, and how practices small and large can succeed in the ever more complex world of healthcare. Subjects will include ways to comply with regulatory initiatives, along with the changes needed to be successful in the Quality Payment Program and MIPS.
You can now listen to our podcast at our new home, Buzzsprout, or listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. All episodes are now available.
Episode 1: Karen Ditsch – Reluctant Convert – This episode features Karen Ditsch, CEO of Juniper Health in Eastern Kentucky, as she describes her personal and practice journey. She and Juniper moved from a mindset of a reluctant, reactive, and compliance based operation to becoming champions of quality Improvement. They began the proactive quality journey in 2006/7, and they went from paper to EMR in 2010. She shares the struggles and successes along the way, and strategies to move forward as Value-based Care and Payment becomes the model for all providers.
Episode 2 of The PILL Podcast will feature Dr. Chris Yost of UK Healthcare, as he discusses the benefits of seeking Patient Centered Medical Home recognition and focusing on promoting the health of all patients.
Contact Kentucky REC with your questions regarding the Quality Payment Program. Our team of experts is here to help. Phone 859-323-3090