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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262018Jan

KHP Helps Patient Get Needed Medications

When RN Health Coach Teresa Crowell was reviewing patient charts, she identified a patient who was not refilling her needed insulin prescription. At the patient’s last primary care visit, the provider documented the patient had been without insulin 4 weeks prior to the appointment. Teresa reached out and learned the patient’s out-of-pocket cost for insulin…

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262018Jan

KHP Continues Bundled Payment Programs

Because of success with bundled payments, KHP and KentuckyOne Health are continuing with the episode program. Earlier this year, the KentuckyOne team was included in the national CAPG 2017 Case Studies of Excellence documenting our work to accelerate improvements in orthopedic care management, patient satisfaction and 90-day costs. Along with CHI, KHP is examining the…

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262018Jan

Annual Wellness Exam: Top Priority for Providers in 2018

The annual wellness exam is nationally recognized as standard for high quality patient care. For this reason, many payers and organizations are incentivizing providers to do more wellness exams in 2018. Through the Annual Wellness Exam, providers can close seven reportable quality measures during these visits, if appropriately documented. BMI, flu and pneumococcal immunizations, falls screening, depression,…

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52018Jan

4 Tips to Increase Medication Adherence and Help Your Patients Save Money on Prescriptions

The cost of prescription medications continues to climb with no end in sight. Not surprisingly, one in four people has difficulty affording their prescription medications. Use these four tips to help increase your patients’ medication adherence and to help them reduce out of pocket costs on prescriptions. 1. Initiate the conversation: ask patients about prescription…

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262017Oct

Top Quartile Docs Share Secrets to Success

KHP recently sat down with Drs. Cathleen Morris and Amy Patel to learn processes they’ve put in place to achieve the highest quality performance – across the board – within the CIN. The providers shared three “secrets” key to their success. 1. Patient Checklist “The checklist is central to the work of our entire office,”…

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262017Oct

3 Day Skilled Nursing Facility Waiver: From Home to Rehab

The KHP care management team is now able to help patients get needed skilled nursing care and rehab, directly from home, a Doctor’s office, or the Emergency Room – thanks to a Next Generation ACO 3 Day SNF Waiver. Lexington RN Health Coach Adona Burress and Outpatient Care Coordinator Shannon Nally recently stepped in to assist…

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262017Oct

Four Important Updates for the 2017-18 Flu Season

The flu season has arrived! Be prepared by reviewing newly released CDC recommendations and these four important updates. The time to get vaccinated is NOW! Influenza vaccination should optimally occur before the end of October, however administration later in the season is still beneficial. The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older without…

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212017Sep

Shocking Price Comparison: Generic Omeprazole vs. Omeprazole-Bicarbonate

With ever increasing drug costs, providers are prescribing generic alternatives to minimize out of pocket costs for patients and to help contain costs for the health system. As a pharmacist, I encourage generic utilization when appropriate. However, not all generic formulations are the most inexpensive therapeutic options – such as commonly prescribed generic PPI omeprazole-bicarbonate….

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242017Jul

Next Gen ACO Success with SNF 3-Day Waiver

Since becoming a Next Generation ACO in 2017, KHP Care Managers have seen success with the CMS Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day Waiver. The waiver allows Medicare patients aligned to a KHP (or other participating NGACOs) admission to approved SNFs from their home, a physician’s office, observation status in an emergency room, or from a hospital…

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