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Watch Now! QPP 2024 Quality & Cost Webinar

QPP Year 8: Quality & Cost
Available Today: Friday May 24, 2024 @ 12PM ET

 

 

Kentucky REC expert advisors share important need-to-know information regarding regulatory updates to the Quality & Cost Performance Categories of CMS’s Quality Payment Program for 2024.

Quality and Cost are each worth 30 percent of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final score in 2024, representing in total 60 percent. CMS automatically calculates cost measures based on claims data.

Register and view this on-demand analysis to stay in the know about the Quality and Cost Categories and how to be successful in Year 8 of the program.

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

 

QPP Public Webinar: 2024 Quality & Cost – Release Date May 24

QPP Year 8: Quality & Cost
Release Date: Friday May 24, 2024 @ 12PM ET

Kentucky REC expert advisors will share important need-to-know information regarding regulatory updates to the Quality & Cost Performance Categories of CMS’s Quality Payment Program for 2024.

Quality and Cost are each worth 30 percent of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final score in 2024, representing in total 60 percent. CMS automatically calculates cost measures based on claims data.

Register and view this on-demand analysis to stay in the know about the Quality and Cost Categories and how to be successful in Year 8 of the program.

Fill out this brief REGISTRATION FORM to be among the first to receive this webinar recording.

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

 

QPP 2024 Webinar April 16: Data Completeness & Validation Processes

QPP 2024 Webinar: DATA COMPLETENESS & VALIDATION PROCESSES FOR QUALITY MEASURE OPTIMIZATION*
Tuesday APRIL 16, 2024 @ 12PM ET

CMS finalized several significant changes in the 2024 PFS Final Rule affecting eligible clinicians and groups reporting to the Quality Payment Program. One of those updates was the increase of the data completeness threshold from 70% to 75% effective beginning with the 2024 performance year.

This change, coupled with the challenges to maximize performance across all four performance categories to avoid negative payment adjustments, reinforces the importance of ensuring your data is accurate, reliable, and complete. This webinar will help you understand how to verify that your data is being captured correctly, learn the principles behind and importance of data validation, and how optimizing your reporting is the foundation of quality improvement.

Interested in becoming a QPP client? 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.

Mark your calendars for “Data Completeness & Validation Processes for Quality Measure Optimization” on Tuesday, April 16 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 2024 Webinar March 12: Deep Dive into eCQM Quality Measure Optimization

QPP 2024 Webinar: DEEP DIVE INTO ECQM QUALITY MEASURE OPTIMIZATION*
Tuesday MARCH 12, 2024 @ 12PM ET

Join your trusted KY REC advisors to learn all about electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). Many practices and eligible clinicians use eCQMs to submit for the quality performance category of the QPP, other payor programs and to monitor outcomes. We will walk you through how to find and use eCQM specifications, measure flow sheets, and discuss how to use these tools to develop a process improvement plan for the quality measures that are meaningful to you.

We will also review how to use your EHR vendor resources to ensure that you are accurately capturing patients that are included in your quality measures to maximize your performance.

Interested in becoming a QPP client? 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.

Mark your calendars for “Deep Dive into eCQM Quality Measure Optimization” on Tuesday, March 12 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!

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.

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