242017Mar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Letters Sent to Your Medicare Patients

Many of your Medicare patients are receiving a letter from KentuckyOne Health Partners encouraging them to get an Annual Wellness Exam.This letter was Medicare required correspondence as part of KHP’s transition to a Next Generation ACO. The letter, sent to all Medicare beneficiaries in our population, tells patients that you are an ACO provider connected…

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152017Feb

KHP Care Coordinator Helps Patient Get $6,000 for Needed Medications

KentuckyOne Health Partners Outpatient Care Coordinator, Sarah Evans, MSW, reached out to see if she could learn why a patient was not taking prescribed Asthma medications. A conversation with the patient quickly identified the reason – the two prescriptions cost $500 per month and the patient simply was unable to afford the medications. Evan’s researched…

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152017Feb

KentuckyOne Health Partners Publishes Annual Value Report

Last week, KentuckyOne Health Partners released its 3rd Annual Value Report, sharing key performance milestones for 2016. By many measures, KHP is the best care management network in Kentucky and ranked in the top quartile of performance across the country. Recently, KHP was awarded an advanced status among Medicare Accountable Care Organizations. Our success comes…

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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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