KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

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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.

Annual Conference Oct 26 – Keynote Speaker Story Musgrave

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Oct. 26 2023, Lexington Kentucky, Harper Hall

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: STORY MUSGRAVE

We are pleased to host NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut, Surgeon, Artist, Educator, Walt Disney Consultant, and University of Kentucky Medical School Alum, Story Musgrave.

Story Musgrave is the only NASA astronaut to have flown on all five space shuttles, a feat he achieved over the course of his 30-year career at NASA, during which he completed six space shuttle flights in total, all the while working as a part-time trauma surgeon. Although best known for his career as an astronaut, Musgrave has worked in many different fields and has received six academic degrees. Throughout his time spent in the Marines, at NASA, and as a physician, scientist, and educator, he has always maintained a healthy appetite for knowledge, achievement, and service.

Story has been a leader much of his life. The lessons learned from Story’s leadership roles and unique experiences reflect expertise in a multitude of areas relevant to achievement in today’s dynamic business environment.

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

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.

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