302018Nov

Holiday Inspiration from a Spunky 80 Year-Old Patient

Patients are often inspiring, and at this time of year, it’s especially great to hear about those who overcome obstacles and use their experiences to make a difference. One of KHP’s recent patients in the Central/East market has made quite an impact on that team. This spunky 80 year-old is one of the KHP team’s…

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302018Nov

Beds for At-Risk Kids: KHP Team Supports Local Effort

With one in five Louisville children living in poverty, the KentuckyOne Health Partners care management team found a unique way to support the physical and mental health of local kids, many of our own patients – beds! Linda McAdams, RN Health Coach, learned about the relatively new mission, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, this past summer….

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302018Nov

Dr. Nancy Morris: 3 Steps to Top Quartile Diabetes Measures

Dr. Nancy Morris, a provider with KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates in London, KY, is achieving high scores with diabetes measures and having success closing care gaps in that patient population. Dr. Morris shares three focus areas that have made a difference in her office. Make diabetic patients a priority population for your office. “Because of…

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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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