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NEW in 2024! Quality Payment Program Public Webinars Feature On-Demand Access

NEW in 2024! Quality Payment Program Public Webinars Feature On-Demand Access

Kentucky REC Quality advisors are always looking for innovative ways to provide timely information regarding the Quality Payment Program initiatives to our healthcare audience. We know that providers and staff, from small offices to large health systems, face many demands on their time throughout the day. To best meet your needs, our QPP focused Public Webinars will now be released periodically throughout 2024 for your viewing convenience. Your access to expert content will remain the same, just with the added flexibility of On Demand Viewing to best meet your needs.

Want to be the FIRST TO KNOW about an upcoming QPP Public webinar? Fill out this brief REGISTRATION FORM.

QPP Public Webinar On-Demand Release Schedule for 2024*:

FEBRUARY 2024: QPP Final Rule Highlights

MAY 2024: QPP Quality and Cost Performance Category Overview

JULY 2024: QPP Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Improvement Activities(IA) Performance Category Overview

NOVEMBER 2024: Year in Review Roundtable
 

Same great content, your way, on your schedule!

 
*Client-Only QPP Webinars will continue to remain LIVE and will transition to the Zoom Webinar Platform for 2024

Contact YOUR Experts at the Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS/MVP, and APM Track questions. We’re here to help. Call us at 859-323-3090.

 

QPP Year 8 Webinar February 13: QPP Reporting Options

QPP Year 8: ALL ABOUT QPP REPORTING OPTIONS*
Tuesday February 13, 2024 @ 12PM ET

CMS’s Quality Payment Program continues to evolve each program year. In the current landscape, there are more avenues than ever available for reporting your Eligible Clinician’s data. All these choices can be overwhelming, and make it challenging to determine the best reporting method for your practice.

Join our team of experienced advisors as we dive into the intricacies of QPP reporting options for both Program Year 2023 (PY23) & Program Year 2024 (PY24).

We will guide you through the diverse options of data collection and submission methods for each Performance Category, and review the different levels of submission for MIPS. This will give you the facts to make informed decisions that align with your practice’s goals, and shed light on essential considerations for the various MVP reporting levels.

Already a QPP client or interested in becoming one? As a client, you receive exclusive access to our analysis of all aspects of the Quality Payment Program. To speak with the team on how we can best support you, feel free to contact us HERE.

Open to the public webinars will be available in 2024, highlighting major updates and implications for eligible clinicians and practices.

Mark your calendars for “All About QPP Reporting Options” on Tuesday, February 13 at 12pm EST.

Contact YOUR Experts at the Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS/MVP, and APM Track questions. We are here to help. Call us at 859-323-3090.

*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 KYRec@uky.edu. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

QPP Webinar Dec 12: QPP Final Rule First Look

CMS released the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule on Nov 2, 2023. This final rule includes updates to the MIPS/MVP and APM Tracks of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) models, as well as other need-to-know updates, including adjustments to PFS payment rates, SDOH & telehealth services reimbursement.

As part of this 2024 Final Rule, CMS has moved to finalize 5 new additional MVPs to further expand this pathway of the QPP in coming years. CMS also finalized policies regarding the reporting expansion of the Promoting Interoperability Performance Category. Lastly, CMS has finalized additional Cost Performance Category measures that Eligible Clinicians (ECs) and groups may be evaluated on in the upcoming 2024 performance year. This webinar will help you learn what these and other critical updates will mean for your practice.

Already a QPP client or interested in becoming one? Get a jump start on preparing for the new year by joining our upcoming webinar. As a client, you receive exclusive access to our analysis of this regulation.

Mark your calendars for “Client Only QPP Final Rule First Look” on Tuesday, December 12th at 12pm EST.

Additional open to the public webinars will be available in 2024 highlighting major updates and implications to eligible clinicians and practices related to this final ruling.

To speak with the team on how we can best support you, feel free to contact us HERE.

For additional information on the 2024 PFS/Quality Payment Program Final Rule, the final ruling can be downloaded from the Federal Register HERE.

The CMS 2023 Final Rule overview fact sheet, PFS fact sheet, and MSSP Fact Sheets are available through these links:
PFS/QPP Fact Sheet: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2024-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule
MSSP Fact Sheet: https://edit.cms.gov/files/document/mssp-fact-sheet-cy-2023-pfs-final-rule.pdf

Contact YOUR Experts at the Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS/MVP, and APM Track questions. We are here to help. Call us at 859-323-3090.

QPP Year 7: Client Only Final Rule First Look*
Tuesday Dec 12, 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 KYRec@uky.edu. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

QPP Year 7 Webinar Nov 14 – Educational Highlights Roundtable: Year End Review

Kentucky REC expert advisors will provide a roundtable recap and highlights of QPP program year 2023. With program year 2023 coming to an end, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about quality, promoting interoperability, cost and improvement activities to help you close out 2023 successfully and prepare for program year 2024.

 

QPP YEAR 7 WEBINAR – EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ROUNDTABLE: YEAR END REVIEW
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14th 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Submit any questions you have prior to the webinar, or feel free to contact us in advance HERE.
Contact YOUR experts at Kentucky REC with all your QPP questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Oct 26: HIPAA Presentation

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Oct. 26 2023, Lexington Kentucky, Harper Hall

Kentucky REC HIPAA Team Speaker: Amy Daley

Security Incident Response Planning

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 team lead Amy Daley will provide guidance and templates for creating a security incident response plan, which focuses on a cyberattack.

Amy Daley, CHPS, has been a Health IT Advisor for Kentucky Regional Extension Center since 2014, and is the HIPAA Team Lead. She specializes in HIPAA Security guidance for healthcare organizations across the state. Amy obtained her B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisville. She has been a guest speaker at various conferences in Kentucky presenting on topics related to HIPAA Security, and Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use). Her background includes expertise in the areas of implementation, training and management of EHR systems.

 

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

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Oct 26: Andrew Bledsoe on KHIE and SDOH

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Oct. 26 2023, Lexington Kentucky, Harper Hall

KHIE Featured Speaker: Andrew Bledsoe

Navigating Social Determinants of Health with KHIE

In this presentation, Andrew Bledsoe, Executive Director of the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), will showcase the pivotal role that KHIE has in improving population health. With a focus on the strategic use of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) capabilities, this session delves into the profound impact KHIE has on healthcare in Kentucky.

Gain valuable insights into KHIE’s cross-cabinet collaboration with kynect resources, exemplifying a strategic alliance dedicated to advancing the well-being of Kentuckians, including the essential steps that healthcare organizations can take to seamlessly integrate with KHIE and unlock the expansive array of resources accessible through kynect resources.

There will be dedicated time for attendees to provide feedback and suggestions, fostering a collaborative environment where your insights can contribute to the ongoing enhancement of SDoH and, in turn, elevate Kentucky’s overall population health.

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

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Oct 26: Trudi Matthews on SDOH

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Oct. 26 2023, Lexington Kentucky, Harper Hall

UK HealthCare Featured Speaker: Trudi Matthews

Social Drivers of Health – Strategies and Best Practices
for Implementation, Screening, and Follow-up

Trudi Matthews serves as Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at UK HealthCare, the health system of the University of Kentucky (UK). In this role, Trudi works with UK HealthCare’s executive team and ambulatory leadership to ensure success in value-based programs for Medicare Medicaid, and commercial insurers. Trudi also serves as government affairs and policy lead for UK HealthCare overseeing a team responsible for reviewing and analyzing state and federal government policy initiatives.

Trudi is also Executive Director of the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC) at UK. Trudi oversees this state-wide center charged with assisting health care leaders, practices, and hospitals across Kentucky with using technology, connectivity, process improvement and value-based care models to improve the quality and value of health care. From 2015-2019, she was Managing Director of the Kentucky REC, leading and supporting multiple externally sponsored projects such as Kentucky’s Practice Transformation Network Grant, Medicaid Meaningful Use/Promoting Interoperability Support and several CDC-funded projects with the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Trudi formerly served as Director of Policy and Business Development with the Health Collaborative/HealthBridge. Between 2008-2014, Trudi served in leadership roles on a variety of grant-funded technology and quality improvement initiatives including Cincinnati’s Beacon Community Program, the Tri-State Regional Extension Center, RWJF-funded Aligning Forces for Quality, the Kentucky and Indiana State Health Information Exchange Programs, and the Nationwide Health Information Network, among other initiatives.

From 2005-2007, Trudi was Senior Policy Advisor with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, where she served as coordinator for Kentucky’s statewide e-Health efforts and worked on Medicaid transformation initiatives. Trudi worked for the Council for State Governments from 1999-2005, where she was lead staff for its national health policy task force and oversaw a portfolio of health policy grants and programs for state legislators and executive branch officials. She began her career working for the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners.

Over her career, Trudi has managed more than $50 Million in grants and contracts aimed at improving health and health care through policy, technology and quality improvement.

In her presentation, Trudi will share useful resources and takeaways for healthcare practices small and large as they work to incorporate SDOH screening effectively in their patient care.

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

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 KYRec@uky.edu. We aim to be your trusted healthcare advisor!

Webinar Aug 15 – QPP NPRM 2024 Overview

CMS released the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program CY 2024 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on July 13. This proposed rule will impact and shape the Quality Payment Program for calendar year 2024 and beyond. CMS is proposing changes related to both MIPS and APM Tracks of the program, including pertinent updates to performance thresholds and reporting periods. Our expert advisors will share a review of the major proposed updates and potential impacts to eligible clinicians and practices in program year 2024 and beyond.

 

QPP YEAR 7 WEBINAR: 2024 NPRM OVERVIEW
TUESDAY AUGUST 15th 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Submit any questions you have prior to the webinar, or feel free to contact us in advance HERE.
 

The CMS 2024 NPRM Proposed Rule, Rule Overview Fact Sheet, PFS fact sheet, and MSSP Fact Sheets are available through these links:

2024 Proposed Rule: Federal Register 2024 Proposed Rule
PFS Fact Sheet: Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule | CMS
QPP Fact Sheet: 2024 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Fact Sheet and Policy Comparison Table
MVP Fact Sheet: 2024 Proposed and Modified MVPs Guide
MSSP Fact Sheet: Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule — Medicare Shared Savings Program Proposals | CMS
 

Contact YOUR experts at Kentucky REC with all your QPP, MIPS/MVP Track, and APM Track questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

Register Today! Oct 26 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

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

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. Guest speakers will be joining us to present on relevant topics.

Keynote Speaker: Astronaut and UK College of Medicine Alum Story Musgrave!

About Story Musgrave

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About Story Musgrave

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Questions? Contact the Kentucky REC Annual Conference Team at Kentucky REC. 859-323-3090.

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