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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302018Apr

KHP Best Practice: Prescribe 90 Days

Did you know that an estimated one out of every 10 instances of medication non-adherence is due to patients being late to pick up their monthly refill?  Utilizing 90-day supplies is one easy way to reduce the risk of patients forgetting a refill and the associated medical costs of adverse events due to a missed…

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142018Mar

Gabapentin: Neuropathic Pain Control at Lower Cost

Among patients reporting at least some type of pain within the last year, it’s estimated that up to 15 percent likely have some neuropathic component contributing to their pain. Identifying and effectively treating neuropathic pain can be a challenge. It is associated with significant impairments in health-related quality of life as well as a substantial…

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262018Feb

Important Notification: KentuckyOne Health Partners Terminates Participation in Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model for Calendar Year 2018

KentuckyOne Health Partners Accountable Care Organization is terminating its participation in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model for Calendar Year 2018, effective March 28, 2018. For Beneficiaries (Patients): There is no action needed on your part. There is no change to the relationship you have with your health care providers. You will continue…

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292018Jan

KentuckyOne Medical Plan Formulary

A new formulary has been released for the CHI/KentuckyOne Health Medical Plan. Check out this KHP tip sheet for retired medications and preferred alternatives. If you have patients insured through the CHI Medical Plan, save this list on your desktop and post in your office. Prescribing covered medications will help ensure medication adherence and prevent disruptions…

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262018Jan

KHP Releases Annual Value Report

KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP) is pleased to share our 2017 Annual Value Report. This annual report looks back on a fifth year of milestones, such as: Improving patient health status; Managing medical spend better than the capitated budget; Distributing $5 million in performance awards to participating KHP providers and hospitals; and, Earning CAPG’s “5-Star Elite”…

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