Kentucky Regional Extension Center at UK HealthCare is a member of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal initiative that funds efforts such as ours to help medical practices improve quality and performance.
Our network will help providers reduce clinical administrative burdens, so they can focus on delivering the best possible care to their patients.
This work will begin in early 2020 pending a contract award from CMS, for which our network has applied.*
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT?
All Kentucky clinicians—physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and others—are eligible to participate. We work with independent providers, rural practices, large practices, and health systems.
There is NO FEE to participate.
Interventions that Strengthen Your Practice
The program focuses on improving outcomes in four areas:
- Behavioral health and opioids
- Patient safety
- Care transitions
- Chronic disease self-management
Our clinical interventions advance these aims with curricula, protocols, workflow aides, and associated measures and process-improvement strategies customized to fit your unique goals.
Below are several of the interventions we offer:
- Responsible opioid prescribing
- Prescription drug monitoring
- Patient medication adherence
- Managing chronic conditions, including diabetes and hypertension
Our experts will train your clinical staff in these interventions, helping them perform at their highest potential.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF PROVIDERS?
Practices are required to submit data each month. Participants who submit data will also benefit from feedback from our experts on ways to optimize their practice.
PRE-ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM
Interested in participating? Pre-enroll by November 26, 2019, at the form below.
* This material was prepared by the Kentucky Regional Extension Center at UK HealthCare, a member of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our work will formally launch in early 2020 pending a contract award by CMS under the Clinician Quality Improvement Contractor Clinician-Focused Task Order.