KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Practice Transformation Network

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.

Practice Transformation Network Resources

MACRA Overview

MACRA Improvement Activities Video

MACRA Advancing Care Information Video

MACRA Quality Video

Patient Attribution: Understanding Cost Measures

MIPS: Pick Your Pace

MACRA Glossary of Terms 2018

PTN Overview

Putting your EHR to Good Use: Closing Care Gaps

Getting the Most Out of Your EHR

Improving Outcomes

Improving your MIPS score through creative P.E.

Practice Transformation Network Webinars

PTN: Care Coordination: Examining your current process

MACRA Eligibility Webinar

MACRA Reporting Methods & Timeframes Webinar

MACRA Improvement Activities Deep Dive Webinar

MACRA Advancing Care Information Deep Dive Webinar

MACRA Quality Deep Dive Webinar

MACRA QRUR Deep Dive Webinar

MACRA Data Submission Webinar

EHR/ CEHRT Webinar

2016 QRUR Feedback Report Webinar

2017 MACRA Reporting Prep Webinar

PTN: Care Coordination: Step 2

APMs: Making the Transition Into Advanced APM

KENTUCKY REC MACRA NEWS

Webinar February 7 – QPP Year 3: Promoting Interoperability

This time of year in the Quality Payment Program is stressful. Practice representatives have to juggle attestation prep along with all the changes for the new program year that started January 1st. There are major overall changes to Year 3, including the expansion of...

Webinar Jan 24 – QPP Identifying Your Eligible Clinicians Year 3

As expected, CMS expanded the eligible clinician types for Year 3 of QPP. This fulfills their goal to include more providers who bill Medicare Part B. This change more than doubles the total number of EC’s required to participate in Program Year 3. Newly eligible...

QPP EIDM replaced by HARP

CMS just announced an updated and streamlined system for creating and verifying user accounts for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). For 2017 and 2018 an organization representative was required to have access to their organization data through the Enterprise Identity...