52019Aug

CMS Medicare Shared Savings Plan Renewal

CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is pleased to announce our recertification as a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) participating accountable care organization. Recent changes to the MSSP will help providers and members of both CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group and KentuckyOne Health Medical Group to engage in earlier identification, outreach and intervention with the patients…

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12019Aug

Humana Medicare Advantage: Patient Experience Survey

Please be aware that your patients may be contacted by Humana in the coming weeks. Humana is currently conducting their patient experience survey for 2019. The survey consists of measures assessing the following categories related to patients’ experiences with health care: Getting care quickly Getting the care needed Getting needed prescription drugs Coordination of care…

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12019Aug

UV Safety Month: Prioritizing Prevention with Skin Exams

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. It is critical to protect our skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, not just in the summer months, but all year long. Dr. Erika Music from Dermatology Consultants shares information about the importance of skin exams and how…

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12019Aug

Moving Forward with Transitions of Care: Improving Readmission Rates

On May 1, 2019, the Transitions of Care program launched as a partnership between CHI Saint Joseph Health and CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) in the Central/East market. The program offers a 60-day follow-up service for select patients to ensure access to resources, to reduce health care barriers, and to prevent…

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12019Jul

New Frazier Moving Target Assessment Feature

Frazier Rehab’s new Moving Target Assessment (MTA) was featured on the Aging in Kentuckiana radio show. Bernie Didio, PT, Supervisor at Frazier Rehab Shelbyville, shared about the assessment which is focused on optimal aging for baby boomers. The MTA is offered by provider referral at Frazier outpatient locations across the system. Listen to Aging in Kentuckiana

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12019Jul

Reducing Stroke Risk by Managing Hypertension

Individuals with high blood pressure are one and a half times more likely to suffer from a stroke than those who maintain a normal blood pressure. High blood pressure carries other risks, including heart failure, vision loss, heart attack, and kidney disease. Although damaging, high blood pressure is controllable. People with high blood pressure who…

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292019Apr

Health Partners Best Practice: 90-Day Prescriptions

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? This can lead to a decreased effectiveness of treatment, and ultimately worse health outcomes. An easy way to reduce the risk of adverse medical events associated with non-adherence…

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292019Apr

Improving Diabetes Management Through Teamwork

Diabetes is a complex disease that, although marked by high blood glucose levels, affects the entire body. Left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, blindness, kidney disease, diseases of the nervous system, amputations and premature death. An important part of managing diabetes is screening for diabetic kidney disease, or…

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292019Mar

Four Things to Know about Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Kentucky consistently ranks among the worst in colon cancer screenings and rates, but did you know that patients can modify their own risks for colon cancer and there are multiple screening alternatives to colonoscopies? Frederick Hardin, MD, KentuckyOne Health Gastroenterology Associates shares four things providers need to know about colorectal cancer. The…

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