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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262017Oct

3 Day Skilled Nursing Facility Waiver: From Home to Rehab

The KHP care management team is now able to help patients get needed skilled nursing care and rehab, directly from home, a Doctor’s office, or the Emergency Room – thanks to a Next Generation ACO 3 Day SNF Waiver. Lexington RN Health Coach Adona Burress and Outpatient Care Coordinator Shannon Nally recently stepped in to assist…

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262017Oct

Four Important Updates for the 2017-18 Flu Season

The flu season has arrived! Be prepared by reviewing newly released CDC recommendations and these four important updates. The time to get vaccinated is NOW! Influenza vaccination should optimally occur before the end of October, however administration later in the season is still beneficial. The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older without…

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212017Sep

Shocking Price Comparison: Generic Omeprazole vs. Omeprazole-Bicarbonate

With ever increasing drug costs, providers are prescribing generic alternatives to minimize out of pocket costs for patients and to help contain costs for the health system. As a pharmacist, I encourage generic utilization when appropriate. However, not all generic formulations are the most inexpensive therapeutic options – such as commonly prescribed generic PPI omeprazole-bicarbonate….

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242017Jul

Next Gen ACO Success with SNF 3-Day Waiver

Since becoming a Next Generation ACO in 2017, KHP Care Managers have seen success with the CMS Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Waiver. The waiver allows Medicare patients aligned to a KHP (or other participating NGACOs) admission to approved SNFs from their home, a physician’s office, observation status in an emergency room, or from a hospital…

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242017Jul

KHP Helps “Donut Hole” Patient Save $8,000 in Out of Pocket Costs

Collaboration works at KHP! Dr. Thomas Coburn, RN Health Coach Adona Burress, and Outpatient Care Coordinator Shannon Nally teamed up to assist a patient in the Medicare “donut hole.” The patient’s income was too high to qualify for the federal government’s Extra Help Program, a program that helps Medicare recipients with prescription co-pays. At a…

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242017Jul

Drug-Related Falls: Are your Elderly Patients at Risk?

Falls constitute a leading cause of injuries, hospitalizations and deaths among the elderly. Medication use is one of the most modifiable risk factors for falls and fall-related injuries. Physiological changes due to aging can significantly affect the absorption, distribution, and metabolism of drugs. These changes include a decrease in lean body mass and increased body…

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282017Jun
  • Orthopedic Bundle Success
  • Orthopedic Bundle Success
  • Orthopedic Bundle Success

Orthopedic Bundle Success

Leaders of KentuckyOne Health hospitals participating in the Medicare Orthopedic Bundled Payment Initiative, along with KHP staff, were pleased to deliver high performance bonus checks to 13 orthopedic physicians across the state. Providers earned the awards by optimizing patient care pathways and exceeding expectations on quality metrics. KentuckyOne Health is the only Medicare approved healthcare…

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282017Jun

KHP Earns Elite 5-Star, Advanced APM Status

This past Friday, KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP) received notification it has earned Elite 5-Star status from CAPG’s 2017 Standards of Excellence Survey. This recognition, along with KHP’s qualification as an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (Advanced APM) earlier this month, comes as the organization is celebrating it’s 5th Anniversary. KHP’s selection as an Advanced APM is…

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282017Jun

KentuckyOne Health Partners is 5 Years Old!

KentuckyOne Health Partners was incorporated in June 2012. Over this short period of time, providers in the KHP network and our care management team have: • become the largest, most successful ACO in the Commonwealth; • contracted to manage $700 million of healthcare spending for 115,000 lives; • improved quality scores for 4 consecutive years;…

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