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.
As part of the Healthy Kentucky Behavioral Health Community of Practice, multiple sessions of Mental Health First Aid training will be offered for free with dates from January through April 2023.
Adult MHFA Flier
HERE is a flyer about Mental Health First Aid.
HERE is a flyer focused on Mental Health First Aid for Adults.
Interested in joining the Healthy Kentucky Behavioral Health Community of Practice? HERE is the Resource Page.
Questions about Mental Health First Aid or the Behavioral Health Community of Practice? Contact us at Kentucky REC or 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.