152017Feb

A Prescription for Providers: Prevent Polypharmacy

As your elderly patients come to you with aches and pains, a reconciliation of current medications is critically important before you write their next prescription. Polypharmacy – the use of five or more medications to manage coexisting health problems – is becoming a significant problem. It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of elderly…

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232017Jan

Trump Care Won’t Change Our Focus

Even amidst talk of repeal, industry experts and KHP firmly believe value-based programs will continue under “Trump Care” (see recent articles in our MACRA Resource Center). For the foreseeable future, KHP and our provider networks will remain focused on our 2017 Priority Metrics – 10 Key Quality Measures that will improve the quality of care…

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232017Jan

Health Coach Saves a Patient $438

“I just saved a patient $438,” Misty Stallard, RN Health Coach shared with excitement! “I made a follow-up call to a patient,” said Stallard. “While on the call, she mentioned that she did not receive her prescription after she was discharged from the hospital. I called the pharmacy and was informed her medication needed a…

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202017Jan

Healthy Goals for the New Year: Start with an Annual Wellness Exam

Ask anyone about their New Year’s resolutions and chances are that their answer will include losing weight. For health care providers, hearing that patients are motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes is great, however we know resolutions can often be short lived. In fact, research tells us that only 25% of people who make health…

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172016Nov

Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer: Tips for Helping Patients Find Value in their Visit and Co-Pay

As you already know, antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious threat to our local communities and to global public health. So when a patient presents with symptoms of cold and flu, put something other than a prescription for antibiotics in their hands. Consider the following tips to help your patients leave feeling value for their…

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212016Oct

KHP Presents at CAPG Colloquium in Washington, D.C.

Don Lovasz, President of KentuckyOne Health Partners, was selected to present at the 2016 CAPG Colloquium, held in Washington, D.C. The conference focused on “Building Successful Alternative Payment Models” and presentations included a conversation with Andy Slavitt, current CMS Director, with breakout sessions on MACRA components, MIPS and APMs. Lovasz was a panelist on Medicare…

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