The Kentucky REC is Kentucky’s state-level lead for the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN). GLPTN is part of a national effort to help health care professionals – from doctors and nurses to social workers and pharmacists – coordinate care, lower costs, and improve the health of American citizens. We’re a groundbreaking collaboration among 36 partners — universities, health systems and independent provider-practices — designed to transform the way healthcare is administered to patients.
Backed by funding from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, the GLPTN aims to guide 15,000+ clinicians in five Midwestern states through the five phases of patient-centric practice transformation necessary to effectively participate in value-based payment systems.
Kentucky REC supports 1,938 providers in Kentucky with practice transformation and preparation for Alternative Payment Models (APMs) through this program.
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KENTUCKY REC QPP NEWS
One of the goals of the Quality Payment Program is for providers to move into what are called Advanced Alternative Payment Models. In Year 4 of the QPP, clinicians who meet the billing and/or patient thresholds in an Advanced APM are still eligible for the 5% lump sum...
CMS ANNOUNCES RELIEF FOR CLINICIANS, PROVIDERS, HOSPITALS, AND FACILITIES PARTICIPATING IN QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAMS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
On Sunday March 22, 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities participating in Quality Reporting Programs as a response to COVID-19. These relief efforts include the extension of the deadline for...
Under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, CMS has expanded access to Medicare telehealth services for beneficiaries. This response is in an effort to ensure that all beneficiaries, particularly those at...