142018Mar

Gabapentin: Neuropathic Pain Control at Lower Cost

Among patients reporting at least some type of pain within the last year, it’s estimated that up to 15 percent likely have some neuropathic component contributing to their pain. Identifying and effectively treating neuropathic pain can be a challenge. It is associated with significant impairments in health-related quality of life as well as a substantial…

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262018Feb

Important Notification: KentuckyOne Health Partners Terminates Participation in Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model for Calendar Year 2018

KentuckyOne Health Partners Accountable Care Organization is terminating its participation in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model for Calendar Year 2018, effective March 28, 2018. For Beneficiaries (Patients): There is no action needed on your part. There is no change to the relationship you have with your health care providers. You will continue…

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292018Jan

KentuckyOne Medical Plan Formulary

A new formulary has been released for the CHI/KentuckyOne Health Medical Plan. Check out this KHP tip sheet for retired medications and preferred alternatives. If you have patients insured through the CHI Medical Plan, save this list on your desktop and post in your office. Prescribing covered medications will help ensure medication adherence and prevent disruptions…

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262018Jan

KHP Releases Annual Value Report

KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP) is pleased to share our 2017 Annual Value Report. This annual report looks back on a fifth year of milestones, such as: Improving patient health status; Managing medical spend better than the capitated budget; Distributing $5 million in performance awards to participating KHP providers and hospitals; and, Earning CAPG’s “5-Star Elite”…

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262018Jan

KHP Helps Patient Get Needed Medications

When RN Health Coach Teresa Crowell was reviewing patient charts, she identified a patient who was not refilling her needed insulin prescription. At the patient’s last primary care visit, the provider documented the patient had been without insulin 4 weeks prior to the appointment. Teresa reached out and learned the patient’s out-of-pocket cost for insulin…

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262018Jan

KHP Continues Bundled Payment Programs

Because of success with bundled payments, KHP and KentuckyOne Health are continuing with the episode program. Earlier this year, the KentuckyOne team was included in the national CAPG 2017 Case Studies of Excellence documenting our work to accelerate improvements in orthopedic care management, patient satisfaction and 90-day costs. Along with CHI, KHP is examining the…

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262018Jan

Annual Wellness Exam: Top Priority for Providers in 2018

The annual wellness exam is nationally recognized as standard for high quality patient care. For this reason, many payers and organizations are incentivizing providers to do more wellness exams in 2018. Through the Annual Wellness Exam, providers can close seven reportable quality measures during these visits, if appropriately documented. BMI, flu and pneumococcal immunizations, falls screening, depression,…

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52018Jan

4 Tips to Increase Medication Adherence and Help Your Patients Save Money on Prescriptions

The cost of prescription medications continues to climb with no end in sight. Not surprisingly, one in four people has difficulty affording their prescription medications. Use these four tips to help increase your patients’ medication adherence and to help them reduce out of pocket costs on prescriptions. 1. Initiate the conversation: ask patients about prescription…

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262017Oct

Top Quartile Docs Share Secrets to Success

KHP recently sat down with Drs. Cathleen Morris and Amy Patel to learn processes they’ve put in place to achieve the highest quality performance – across the board – within the CIN. The providers shared three “secrets” key to their success. 1. Patient Checklist “The checklist is central to the work of our entire office,”…

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