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FREE Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Webinar on April 18 at 12pm

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11th April

In case you missed our informational PCSP webinar last week, we are having a repeat webinar on April 18th, 2017 at 12pm.

The Patient-Centered Specialty Practice is a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition program that extends the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) concepts to specialists. Specialty practices committed to access, communication and care coordination can earn accolades as the “neighbors” that surround and inform the medical home and colleagues in primary care.

Our cohort framework is designed to accelerate your journey to NCQA PCSP Recognition within a 14-16 month period. Through our expert training, coaching, and resources, your staff will be well-prepared to carry out the practice transformation process.

Now is the perfect time! By receiving recognition as a PCSP, your organization will receive full points in the Improvement Activities category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System under the Medicare Access and CHIP … Read More »


CMS Deadline for Groups to Register for MIPS Web Interface

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5th April

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Groups Must Register to Utilize the CMS Web Interface and/or CAHPS for MIPS Survey by June 30, 2017

Groups participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program are not required to register, except for groups that intend to utilize the CMS Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for MIPS survey. To register, please visit the Quality Payment Program website. The registration period is from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

Under MIPS, a group is defined as a single Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with two or more eligible clinicians (including at least one MIPS eligible clinician), as identified by their National Provider Identifiers (NPI), who have reassigned their billing rights to the TIN. Eligible clinicians who participate as a group will be assessed … Read More »


Kentucky REC FREE HIPAA Security Webinar – April 11

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27th March

Register today to learn about your required Security Risk Analysis. Stay compliant!

Please join us for a discussion on HIPAA Security Rule basics and best practices. We will cover tips, tools, and tactics for implementing thorough compliance in 2017.

The Kentucky REC Privacy and Security experts will be hosting a webinar to share the requirements and processes for completing an annual Security Risk Analysis. Our expert panel will discuss the required/addressable standards of the HIPAA Security Rule and defensible steps that practices can take to ensure they are meeting all compliance requirements.  In this conversation our experts will ensure that organizations are equipped with compliance best practices and the most up-to-date methods for completing a Security Risk Analysis. In addition, our experts will cover the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audit protocols, highlighting how the Office of Inspector General (OIG) concentrates their … Read More »


FREE Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Opportunity from Kentucky Ambulatory Network

Posted by kentuckyrec in Education, News. No Comments

13th March

Attention healthcare clinics in South and Southeastern KY (ADD Areas: Lincoln Trail, Barren River, Lake Cumberland, Cumberland Valley, and Kentucky River).

Is your clinic interested in learning Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methods which could lead to better rates of Lung Cancer Screening and tobacco cessation in your patient population…FOR FREE?

The Kentucky Ambulatory Network is looking for Primary Care Clinics to participate in a potential National Institute for Health funded project to assess whether Continuous Quality Improvement implementation can increase rates of lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation referrals in a primary care patient population. All materials, training, and a practice facilitator are free to clinics, and clinics receive financial reimbursement for participation.

Please download the flyer: Lung Cancer Screening CQI project, and contact the Kentucky Ambulatory Network at KAN@uky.edu or (859) 323-6713.


March 13 – Medicare EHR Incentive Program Attestation Deadline

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10th March

Participants in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Must Attest by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program must attest using the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Important Notice Regarding eReporting CQMs:
If you are an Eligible Professional (EP) with an attestation status of “Pending eReporting,” you have selected to report your Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) electronically through one of the mechanisms below. If you have not submitted your CQMs electronically through one of the available mechanisms for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) by the deadline, your attestation will expire and you will not meet meaningful use. You may choose to MODIFY your attestation and enter your CQMs … Read More »