212018Jun

KHP Patient Outreach Leads to Unique New EMS Partnership in Lexington

As a result of helping a patient who was a frequent emergency department visitor, the KHP Care Management Team identified a new opportunity to work with Lexington EMS. The new partnership is already proving to be a great success. KHP RN Health Coach Teresa Crowell and Outpatient Care Coordinator/Social Worker Elizabeth Atkins received a referral…

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212018Jun

Compare the Costs: Combo Meds are 80% More Expensive

Drug companies often combine two cheap generic medications that have been around for decades, sometimes slightly altering their doses, and then market them as a “new” expensive brand name medication.  Most often, there is little evidence that these combination medications work any better than the two individual agents.  However, what is evident is that these…

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212018Jun

Retina Associates of Kentucky Joins KentuckyOne Health Partners

KentuckyOne Health Partners welcomes our newest member, Retina Associates of Kentucky! Retina Associates offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art mix of diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment services through a network of 11 offices across the state for convenient access to referring doctors and patients. Learn more about Retina Associates of Kentucky – click here

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212018Jun

Interview with Dr. Greg Anderson: 4 Things Providers Should Know About KentuckyOne Health Partners

Dr. Greg Anderson described his role within KentuckyOne Health in part to bridge the communication gap between providers, administration and the organization. With that focus in mind, Dr. Anderson believes many providers don’t fully appreciate the significance of the clinically integrated network. We spent a few minutes with Dr. Anderson to talk about the value…

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302018May

Are Your Patients Keeping a Secret?

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition affecting approximately 33 million people in the U.S. It’s estimated that up to 30% of men and 40% of women experience OAB symptoms, which includes urinary urgency, frequency, and nocturia with or without incontinence. According to Carrie Schanen, KHP Managed Care Pharmacist, the actual number of persons affected…

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302018May

Developing Trust Leads to Real Solutions – Like a Furnace!

For more than a year, Outpatient Care Coordinator Megan Berger, CSW, worked with a KentuckyOne Health patient to help address transportation issues. Trust was a huge barrier and the patient declined multiple attempts for support. At the persistence of the KHP Care Management Team, the patient finally consented, and Megan along with RN Health Coach…

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302018May

New KMG Quality Training Begins

To further coordinate quality patient care and assist with documentation, the KMG Quality Committee is launching a new initiative. According to Charlie Powell, KMG will be implementing use of the Healthcare Quality Patient Assessment Form (HQPAF) program to promote early detection and ongoing assessment of chronic conditions. (View Sample Patient Assessment Form) Powell said, “The…

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302018May

Not Just for Seniors: 4 Types of Annual Wellness Exams

Nationally recognized as the standard for high quality patient care, most payers are incentivizing providers to do more wellness exams in 2018. Annual wellness exams aren’t just for senior citizens, but for all ages. • Annual Comprehensive Well Child Visit: Ages 3-6 years • Annual Adolescent Well Care Visit: Ages 12-21 years • Annual Adult…

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302018May

Lynch Chairs KHP Quality Committee

Dr. James Lynch, KentuckyOne Health Primary Care in Lexington, has signed on to chair the KentuckyOne Health Partners Quality Committee for the third consecutive year. As such, Dr. Lynch plays an active role in establishing and overseeing the clinically integrated network’s annual quality, cost, and utilization goals. He will also oversee and implement the KHP…

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