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HIPAA Webinar Available Now – SRA Findings & Security Updates

Most Common SRA Findings From 2023 / HIPAA Security Updates Announced for 2024

With the number of healthcare data breaches continuing to rise, it’s important that healthcare organizations address oversights in their HIPAA security compliance program. Kentucky REC advisor Amy Daley and guest speakers will share important updates from HHS regarding new goals for enhancing cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sectors.

Our presenters will discuss the most common “high risk” findings from the security risk assessments conducted in 2023.

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

 

Welcome to Summer Discount! Kentucky REC Annual Conference – Register Now

The Campbell House, Lexington, Kentucky – Join Us in Person or Online

Happy Summer 2024! Register Today to get a discount on your ticket for our Annual Conference on October 24 in Lexington.

Join us as Kentucky REC and featured guest speakers we share on essential topics shaping modern healthcare. Our agenda includes in depth discussions of quality initiatives, HIPAA, Social Drivers of Health, and more.

Whether you’re a clinician, administrator, staff member, or a student, this event is tailored to equip you with the insights and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of modern healthcare.

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

Register Today! HIPAA 2024 On Demand Webinar

Most Common SRA Findings From 2023 / HIPAA Security Updates Announced for 2024
Release Date: Monday June 17, 2024 @ 12PM ET

 

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

 

With the number of healthcare data breaches continuing to rise, it’s important that healthcare organizations address oversights in their HIPAA security compliance program. Kentucky REC advisor Amy Daley and guest speakers will share important updates from HHS regarding new goals for enhancing cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sectors. Our presenters will discuss the most common “high risk” findings from the security risk assessments conducted in 2023.

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

 

QPP 2024 Webinar June 25: Interpreting CMS’s Cost Performance Feedback

QPP 2024 Webinar: INTERPRETING CMS’S COST PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK*
Tuesday JUNE 25, 2024 @ 12PM ET

The Cost Performance Category is one of the most challenging areas of CMS’s Quality Payment Program. Knowing where to start is half the battle, even though CMS provides beneficiary-level reports, as well as scoring details based on claims submissions from prior years.

Our Kentucky REC team of experts will discuss and break down the various types of cost measures eligible clinicians and groups may be scored on in PY24. In a program where every point matters, you will learn how to use your feedback report, and interventions your practice can implement to optimize your performance.

Whether you need a refresher, or you are taking the first steps toward better understanding this category, our June 25 webinar will give you tools to address this difficult category.

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 “Interpreting CMS’s Cost Performance Feedback ” on Tuesday, June 25 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!

PILL PODCAST: Empowering Stroke Survivors – A Conversation with Dr. Christine Cosby-Gaither

Empowering Stroke Survivors – A Conversation with Dr. Christine Cosby-Gaither

We’re honored to welcome Dr. Christine Cosby-Gaither, an educator, entrepreneur, and founder of A Stroke of Grace.

Dr. Cosby-Gaither’s journey is one of resilience, from her career in academia, to her inspiring recovery from a life-changing stroke in 2019.

Through her nonprofit organization, A Stroke of Grace, she is dedicated to supporting Black stroke survivors and their families, offering hope and resources along their recovery journey.

Join us as we learn Dr. Cosby-Gaither’s story, the mission of A Stroke of Grace, and the innovative initiatives she’s spearheading for stroke prevention and recovery. Discover the transformative impact of her work and the inspiration she embodies.

Visit A Stroke of Grace website HERE

Listen to our podcast on Buzzsprout, or Spotify and Apple Podcasts. All previous episodes are available.

If you need assistance with healthcare quality improvement, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email.

PILL PODCAST: Unlocking Mental Health Resources – Insights from Danny Cornett at New Vista

Unlocking Mental Health Resources – Insights from Danny Cornett at New Vista

Join us as we explore New Vista’s innovative approaches to client-centered care, destigmatizing mental health, and promoting awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month.

In this enlightening conversation, we delve into the critical topic of mental health awareness and the resources available in Kentucky. Danny Cornett, DrPH, the Corporate Director of Quality and Compliance at New Vista, shares valuable insights into the organization’s comprehensive mental health services, including substance use disorder treatment and crisis intervention.

Listen to our podcast on Buzzsprout, or Spotify and Apple Podcasts. All previous episodes are available.

If you need assistance with healthcare quality improvement, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Empowering Patients to Prioritize Mental Health and Well-being

Encourage your clients to prioritize their mental health and well-being this Mental Health Awareness Month! As healthcare providers and staff, we recognize the significance of assisting our clients in fostering positive changes.

Let’s empower them to prioritize their mental health by addressing critical areas such as sleep hygiene, smoking cessation, stress management, and anxiety reduction. Our latest tip sheets provide valuable insights and practical strategies to support their path to improved mental health. CLICK HERE for tip sheets and resources that can help you and your patients. Together, let’s make this year one of transformation and well-being for our clients and their communities.

Be Healthy Bash

📅 Date: June 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
📍 Location: Fayette County Extension Office, Lexington

 

This free festival offers activities and resources for your overall well-being, including health screenings, nutrition tips, cooking demonstrations, and more. Enjoy complimentary food, vaccinations, and fun games for all ages, including inflatables and a petting zoo.

Dr. Kristen Stakelin from the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center shares, “Our goal is to promote healthy living and accessibility to nutritious foods for everyone.”

Don’t miss this showcase of community wellness, supported by UK HealthCare, University of Kentucky, and other partners. Participation is open to all. Sign in at the registration table to receive Farmers’ Market vegetable vouchers.

CLICK HERE for more information and a list of partners.

Free QPR Certification Training: A Commitment to Community Mental Health

The QPR suicide prevention gatekeeper training offers essential knowledge and skills to recognize and support individuals in crisis. Here’s what the training entails:

  • Myth Busting: Debunking common misconceptions about suicide
  • Early Signs Recognition: Identifying signs of distress and potential suicide
  • Active Engagement: Learning effective communication to engage with those in crisis
  • Referral Guidance: Knowing where to refer someone for immediate help

The hour-long training provides accessible, self-paced learning. Passing a quiz qualifies participants as certified QPR Gatekeepers. This training empowers individuals to play a vital role in suicide prevention, fostering a compassionate community ready to intervene and support.

Access our FREE QPR training HERE and take the first step towards being a lifeline for those in need.

Emergency Support: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

In times of acute distress or when concerned about a friend or loved one, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a vital resource. This lifeline network operates 24/7 across the United States, providing immediate assistance. Simply dial, text or chat 988 to connect with professionals who can offer emotional support and guidance.

For more information about the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, click HERE.

Your dedication to mental health awareness and support is deeply appreciated. Together, we can create a resilient community that prioritizes the well-being of all its members.

Thank you for being an advocate for mental health.

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.

 

Register Today! Oct 24 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

The Campbell House, Lexington, Kentucky – Join Us in Person or Online

Join us for an engaging day where we share essential topics shaping modern healthcare. Our agenda includes in depth discussions of quality initiatives, HIPAA, Social Drivers of Health, and more.

Whether you’re a clinician, administrator, or a member of healthcare staff, this event is tailored to equip you with the insights and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of modern healthcare.

Guest speakers will join us to present on relevant topics.

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

PILL PODCAST: Unlocking Community Health – Insights from Dr. Rachel Hogg-Graham

Unlocking Community Health: Insights from Dr. Rachel Hogg-Graham

Join us for a compelling exploration into community health strategies with Dr. Rachel Hogg-Graham, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

In this helpful podcast, Dr. Hogg-Graham delves into the integration of health and social services. She highlights the pivotal role of community partnerships in addressing unmet social needs and improving population health outcomes.

From discussing policies incentivizing social drivers of health (SDOH) strategies, to navigating challenges in connecting patients to resources, Dr. Hogg-Graham offers insights and practical considerations for healthcare providers and organizations.

Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on building effective community collaborations and unlocking the potential of social needs screening to transform healthcare delivery.

Listen to our podcast on Buzzsprout, or Spotify and Apple Podcasts. All previous episodes are available.

If you need assistance with healthcare quality improvement, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email.

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