292018Oct

Coding Accuracy: 4 Question Providers Should Ask Before Each Patient Encounter

Pre-visit planning by providers is now considered a standard of care. From arranging for advanced lab testing to tracking previous screenings and gathering needed information, as well as planning for future appointments before patients leave the office – pre-visit planning means the difference between a mediocre or high quality patient visit.  The planning time is…

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292018Oct

Dr. Christin Honaker Reaches Top Quartile Wellness Exam Results

Dr. Christin Honaker, Internal Medicine provider with KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates in Louisville, has achieved top quartile scores with Annual Wellness Exams. And while she is excited about this achievement, she insists that the success was a team effort. “Everyone on my staff, particularly my office manager Stephanie Williams working with KentuckyOne Health Partners RN Health…

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162018Oct

CMS Announces Participants in BPCI Advanced and Releases Evaluation Report for BPCI Initiative

KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP) has been successfully managing orthopedic episodes since 2015. Average length of stay in the hospital, and when necessary, skilled nursing home stays have reduced 50%, while patient satisfaction, physician satisfaction, quality scores and average total medical Spend all improved. CMS is now shifting to the “Advanced” model of episodes in the…

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12018Oct

Triple-Weighted SUPD Measure: Quality Improvement Opportunity

Dr. Emmanuel Yumang and other select KHP physicians are earning triple points toward their quality scores by closing gaps with the Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes (SUPD) measure. The measure recommends moderate to high intensity statin therapy for the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in persons 40-75 years old with diabetes. “I…

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282018Sep

Orthopedic Physicians Recognized for Performance

Leaders of KentuckyOne Health hospitals participating in the Medicare Orthopedic Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative, along with KHP care management staff, were pleased to recognize 15 orthopedic surgeons for outstanding quality. Providers received performance awards from Year 2 of the program, and awards were earned by optimizing patient care pathways and exceeding expectations on…

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282018Sep

Lessons Learned from 90-day Episode Experience for All Specialties

Dr. Tharun Karthikeyan is one of the orthopedic surgeons who improved care and lowered cost in the CMS Bundled Payment Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative. Dr. Karthikeyan shared these 4 learnings that can be applied across specialties on future quality initiatives. 1. Patients in the focused program experienced better outcomes. “Our BPCI patients consistently had lower…

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282018Aug

KHP’s team provides personalized care, just in time!

Tracy House, KHP Outpatient Care Coordinator, developed a working relationship with an elderly couple from London, Ky. last year. The couple was referred to KHP through their Humana MA insurance and the Humana nurse who visits monthly. Right away, Tracy was able to help connect with United Way to get the couple a ramp, begin…

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