242017Mar

Health Coach Helps Provider “Give It One More Try”

For more than two years, Teresa Lucas, RN Population Health Coach & Orthopedic Liaison in London, KY, has been working with a patient who has multiple medical and psychological issues – including diabetes. She reached out to the patient’s primary care provider about an Endocrinology referral. Based on previous referrals and the patient’s refusal to…

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242017Mar

KHP in the Spotlight: NPR, Becker’s, CAPG, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

KHP’s continued success has garnered local and national recognition. When KHP’s Annual Value Report was published in late January, several media outlets called with interest, resulting in a local NPR radio feature and story in Becker’s Hospital Review. CAPG, the leading U.S. association for physician organizations which includes health care leaders from groups such as Kaiser, Scripps…

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242017Mar

Cardiac 90-day Episodes Postponed

KHP and six KentuckyOne hospitals have successfully managed 90-day orthopedic episodes for nearly two years. CMS had planned mandatory cardiac 90-day episodes for the Lexington area, and Louisville hospitals were going to also adopt the new care pathways. But just this week, Medicare announced a postponement of the program until later this year. “Given the…

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242017Mar

10 Prescribing Tips to Avoid Opioid Overuse

Research suggests that as many as 1 in 4 people receiving prescription opioids long-term struggle with addiction. Providers are in a difficult position of ensuring that patients receive appropriate treatment for pain while also mitigating risks of misuse or abuse. Balancing under treatment versus over-prescribing for pain management can be challenging. The following 10 prescribing…

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242017Mar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Letters Sent to Your Medicare Patients

Many of your Medicare patients are receiving a letter from KentuckyOne Health Partners encouraging them to get an Annual Wellness Exam.This letter was Medicare required correspondence as part of KHP’s transition to a Next Generation ACO. The letter, sent to all Medicare beneficiaries in our population, tells patients that you are an ACO provider connected…

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152017Feb

KHP Care Coordinator Helps Patient Get $6,000 for Needed Medications

KentuckyOne Health Partners Outpatient Care Coordinator, Sarah Evans, MSW, reached out to see if she could learn why a patient was not taking prescribed Asthma medications. A conversation with the patient quickly identified the reason – the two prescriptions cost $500 per month and the patient simply was unable to afford the medications. Evan’s researched…

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152017Feb

KentuckyOne Health Partners Publishes Annual Value Report

Last week, KentuckyOne Health Partners released its 3rd Annual Value Report, sharing key performance milestones for 2016. By many measures, KHP is the best care management network in Kentucky and ranked in the top quartile of performance across the country. Recently, KHP was awarded an advanced status among Medicare Accountable Care Organizations. Our success comes…

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