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KentuckyOne Health Partners Transforms Patient Care Across Kentucky

KentuckyOne Health Partners connects primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, ancillary services, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies that have agreed to collaborate to ensure that their patients receive the highest quality of care and value. A commitment to provide better health, better experience, and better care at a lower cost is the chief motivation for network members.

“This model makes it possible for each caregiver in the system to give the best advice, schedule the proper screenings and recommend the most appropriate treatments for each patient,” explained Don Lovasz, president of KentuckyOne Health Partners. “We bring together all of the pieces of information and support necessary to minimize broken handoffs that can create gaps in care.”

Now in its third year, KentuckyOne Health Partners is widely recognized as a leader – a pioneer – in the development of a successful Accountable Care Organization.

Earlier this year, KentuckyOne Health Partners was recognized as the 12th largest ACO in U.S. Just this week, Medicare announced that KentuckyOne Health Partners qualified for shared savings payments by meeting specified quality standards and savings threshold. Only 97 of 333 ACOs qualified.

Health systems and ACOs across the country have taken notice of this success. KentuckyOne Health Partners has hosted health care leaders from across the country seeking to benchmark the work being done in the Commonwealth.

However, the real beneficiaries of this success are the patients, care providers and employers who are part of the network.

Employers appreciate working with a provider-based care management company that can accelerate improvements in health care value through better care management and episode of care programs

Physicians and other care providers appreciate the ease, depth and breadth of the information system that gives them access to all relevant patient data.

Finally, patients appreciate the ability to navigate the once-complex health care system with ease, working in partnership with their primary care provider.

As Lovasz explained, “We are not practicing medicine. We are helping practitioners connect the dots and take care of their patients.”