282017Jun

Five FAQs for Statin Prescribers: Managing Side Effects

Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. and are beneficial in patients with dyslipidemias for both primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Although generally well tolerated, as with all drugs, statins can have adverse effects. One of the most commonly reported adverse effects from statin therapy includes myalgia,…

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282017Jun

RN, Social Worker and Pharmacist Create Solutions

What do you get when a nurse, social worker and a pharmacist collaborate for patient solutions? Better Health! That’s exactly what happened for a KHP patient managed by RN Population Health Coach Misty Stallard. The patient was struggling with diabetes, in and out of the hospital for related issues, and unable to afford an insulin…

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252017May

In the News: KHP Presents Journey to NextGen ACO for Scottsdale Institute Teleconference

KentuckyOne Health Partners shared its journey to become a Next Generation Model Accountable Care Organization with members of the Scottsdale Institute. KHP President Don Lovasz, along with Brian Christopher, Vice President for Administration, and Amy O’Connell, APRN, Vice President for Clinical Services, presented the KHP story on a teleconference this past week. A recording of…

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92017May

Leaving Expensive Generics Behind

With more than 53 million people in the US affected by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), KHP providers likely prescribe treatment for this common condition every day. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have become the mainstay of therapy for long term management of GERD, particularly for patients with erosive disease. Costs for this treatment – even generic…

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92017May

KHP Achieves 5-Star Level

Each year, KHP is evaluated against national criteria for its services and effectiveness. The preliminary results for 2017 indicate KHP has earned the CAPG 5-Star rating, the highest distinction possible for ACO-type organizations. Final results and the award will be issued in June. Additionally, during first quarter 2017, KHP leaders were asked to speak at…

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92017May

Need to Know Info: How to Get Your 2017 Quality Measure Credit

KHP and our provider participants transitioned to a 2-side risk Medicare program called Next Gen. This advanced program has greater risk and reward. Additionally, some of the quality measures have changed. For your continued success, it is critical you know the required documentation to receive full credit for your clinical work. View the summary of the…

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92017May

Provider Quality Improves for 4th Consecutive Year

KHP providers in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP ACO) have improved quality scores for the 4th consecutive year. Through KHP, medical groups are able to report quality scores utilizing the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO). The metrics are a precursor to MIPS measures outlined in recent MACRA regulations. Because of this continued improvement, KHP…

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82017May

Going the Extra Mile to Help Patient Get Care

Tracy House, LSW, Outpatient Care Coordinator in London, works with patients and medical groups across six rural counties. Tracy recently learned a patient had missed several out-of-town medical appointments because the family truck was not safe to drive; the tires were literally thread-bare. Tracy put her compassion and problem skills into action by reaching out…

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