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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282018Aug

Consider “Deprescribing”: Three Important Steps

Deprescribing refers to the process of discontinuing the usage of an inappropriate or unnecessary medication. Patients are often prescribed a medication for a legitimate ongoing medical conditions, but with no intent of using that medication for the remainder of their lifetime. The purpose of de-prescribing is to manage polypharmacy and improve health outcomes. Some people…

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232018Aug

KentuckyOne Health Partners Achieves “Elite 5-Star” Status from America’s Physician Group

KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP), the state’s largest accountable care organization, has again achieved Elite 5-Star status from America’s Physician Group (APG), the nation’s leading professional association for accountable physician groups. KHP is one of only 87 organizations nationally, and the only group in Kentucky, to achieve the coveted Elite honor in 2018. The organization also…

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32018Aug

KHP Shares Secrets on 5 Years of Lowering Employer Health Costs at State Conference

KHP leaders were asked to share success tactics at upcoming meeting of HR/Benefits state association. Don Lovasz, Dorothy Lockhart and Carrie Schanen will be breakout speakers at the upcoming statewide Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference in Louisville this week. The trio will be sharing KHP’s success in lowering employer medical spend through efforts…

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32018Aug

3 Reasons Providers Should Call the KHP Care Management Team

KentuckyOne Health Partners providers and offices have access to an outstanding care management team to help support your challenging patients. “We encourage you to reach out to the KHP Care Management team anytime,” said Amy O’Connell, APRN, Advanced Practice Clinician for KHP. “However, consider these three reasons you should give KHP a call:” 1. High…

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32018Aug

Warn Your Patients: 10 Photosensitive Medications

Summertime is here and with it brings a perfect opportunity to remind your patients not only about the importance of sun protection but also medications they are taking which could make them more sensitive to the sun’s rays. According to Carrie Schanen, KHP Managed Care Pharmacist, research shows that unprotected skin can be damaged by…

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32018Aug

Health Coach Helps Reconnect Patient and PCP for Wellness Exam

RN Health Coach Sherria Robinson received a risk stratification on a patient with multiple diagnoses and a projected high medical spend for the calendar year. About two months after reaching out, Sherria finally received a call back from the patient inquiring about how KHP might be able to help. The patient shared she has difficulty…

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