QPP Webinar Oct 13: Interpreting QPP Feedback Reports

QPP Webinar Oct 13: Interpreting QPP Feedback Reports

CMS has released the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Score & Performance Feedback Reports for the 2022 Performance Year, along with the MIPS Payment Adjustments for Payment Year 2024. Understanding your feedback reports, and using them to identify areas of improvement is key to optimizing your performance in this program year to year.

Our Kentucky REC expert advisors will guide you through the Feedback Report and explain how you can use this information to help you finish 2023 successfully and strategize for a strong start in 2024!

We will discuss how to navigate your feedback reports, help you understand payment adjustments, and provide you with insights to aid in identifying your opportunities and strengths across the four performance categories. We’ll also share how you can leverage that information to help you plan for continued success with this program in the future.

QPP Year 7: Interpreting QPP Feedback Reports*
Tuesday Oct 10, 2023 @ 12PM ET

*This webinar is for Kentucky REC contracted QPP clients only. If you are interested in this topic and would like to learn more about becoming a client, please contact us at (859) 323-3090 or email us at We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

Webinar June 29: PCMH/PCSP Annual Reporting & Standardized Measurement

Join us as our team discusses NCQA’s Annual Reporting requirement and the necessary steps to complete this in order to maintain recognition. You will learn a suggested Annual Reporting time frame to follow, data and documentation requirements, and how to submit the information to NCQA.

Also, in 2024 NCQA will start requiring practices seeking or renewing their recognition status to report a full calendar year of Standardized Measures. We will share the list of available eCQMs, reporting options, and potential exceptions as you begin preparing for this transition in PCMH recognition.

PCMH/PCSP Annual Reporting & Standardized Measurement
THURSDAY JUNE 29 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! OCTOBER 26, 2023 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

2023 Annual Meeting
Lexington, Kentucky – Join Us in Person or Online

Details Coming Soon!

During our day together we’ll discuss quality initiatives, HIPAA, Social Drivers of Health, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital and ambulatory administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare.

Public Webinar June 7: Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Hospitals

Kentucky REC expert advisors are hosting a webinar on the Medicare Promoting Interoperability (PI) Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. We will review the 2023 Medicare PI requirements and highlight the recently released FY 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Historical Background of the Program:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 mandated that CMS incentivize hospitals to adopt, implement, and upgrade certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) and demonstrate meaningful use. In response, the EHR Incentive Program, (formerly known as Meaningful Use), was first introduced in 2011 under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. CMS implemented the program in progressively more difficult stages and initially offered incentive payments to participants. The incentives continued through 2016 for most hospitals, depending on which year they started in the program.

Although the incentive phase of the program ended long ago, hospitals must continue to participate in the program each year to avoid a downward Medicare financial adjustment.

As we progressed through Stages 1, 2 and 3, CMS maintained their underlying focus on the adoption and implementation of CEHRT through an evolution of objectives, measures, and electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) tailored to meet their goals. More recently, CMS overhauled the program, improving flexibility, relieving burden, and placing emphasis on measures that require the electronic exchange of health information between providers and patients. CMS shifted their focus to interoperability and improving patient access to health information. These changes moved the program beyond the previously existing requirements into a new phase of EHR measurement.

The Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program, as you know it today, includes a set of objectives, measures, eCQMs, and other requirements that together define whether a hospital has met the minimum standards to be considered a meaningful user. Hospitals that do not meet the minimum program requirements, meaning they’re not meaningful users of CEHRT, receive a downward payment adjustment.

Contact the experts at Kentucky REC with all your Promoting Interoperability questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

HIPAA Webinar May 10 – Security Incident Response & Reporting: Creating a Plan

Security incident response and reporting is a required standard of the HIPAA Security Rule. All covered entities are required to have security incident procedures in place. Ransomware is the #1 security threat for all healthcare organizations, making this security standard more important than ever.

During our time together, Kentucky REC HIPAA experts will provide guidance and templates for creating a security incident response plan, which focuses on a cyberattack. Participants will be provided copies of cyber plan templates.



WEDNESDAY MAY 10 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Contact the experts at Kentucky REC with all your HIPAA Privacy and Security questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

May 4 Webinar: Mental Health – Addressing Patient Barriers with Community Resources

Webinars and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

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

The format of the Community of Practice is monthly one-hour webinar meetings October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm. Each session includes education, best practice overviews, interactive trainings on tools and resources, and group discussions.


Addressing Patient Barriers With Community Resources

Session 8 – Thursday May 4th

Noon — 1:00 pm ET

  • Community Mental Health Resources
  • Addressing Health Equity and Social Drivers of Health

Addressing Patient Barriers With Community Resources

Session 8 – Thursday May 4th

Noon — 1:00 pm ET

  • Community Mental Health Resources
  • Addressing Health Equity and Social Drivers of Health

Visit HERE for more information, including previous session recordings, resources, and to register for upcoming events. Our free Mental Health First Aid Training is full; please visit the link for other ways to access this important training.

To learn more, visit THIS UK HealthCare web page.

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