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KASPER UPDATE

Gabapentin will become a Schedule 5 controlled substance in Kentucky effective July 1, 2017.

The Cabinet’s Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch prepared the attached fact sheet to provide general information to practitioners and pharmacies regarding the change.
This fact sheet is posted on the KASPER public web page at www.chfs.ky.gov/KASPER

By |April 19th, 2017|News|

KAFP response to American Health Care Act (AHCA) (aka House Republican Health Care Plan)

To: Advocacy Committee and KAFP Membership

From: W.C. Thornbury, MD, President

Subj: KAFP response to American Health Care Act (AHCA) (aka House Republican Health Care Plan

The Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians exists to improve the health of Kentuckians. We understand that this is best accomplished, in part, by ensuring health care coverage that promotes an established and […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|News|

On Feb. 23, Dr. Melanie Story from Louisville, KY Testified on DPC for SB 79

I want to thank Senator Alvarado and members of the committee for having me today and appreciate the opportunity to discuss direct primary care. I, Melanie Story, I am a family physician. I own Genesis 1 Health; a Direct Primary Care practice in Louisville, Kentucky. I have practiced Family Medicine in Kentucky […]

By |February 27th, 2017|News|

Antibiotic Stewardship Presentation by Mary Bardin, RN, QSource on Tuesday, February 21

Antibiotic Stewardship Presentation by Mary Bardin, RN, QSourceTue, Feb 21, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST; 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM EST

Description:  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky is ranked number 2 in antibiotic prescribing nationally. Approximately 269 million antibiotic prescriptions were dispensed from outpatient pharmacies in 2013.  QSource has resources to assist […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Hot Topics|

Your Advocacy Chair, Dr. Patty Swiney, Provides an Excellent Testimony in Support of HB 147

Representatives,
I am Dr. Patty Swiney- Fellow of the AAFP and a Past President of the KAFP here in support of HB147. I am also, more importantly, the mom of 2 college students.

Family Docs wear many hats and care for all ages- or as we like to say “from the womb to the tomb”. This includes […]

By |February 9th, 2017|News|

Calling all Artists…….

By |October 31st, 2016|News|

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET? Register TODAY for the CME You Need for TOMORROW!

By |October 26th, 2016|News|

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Syllabus & Resources

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j6ndqpau8lbb13p/AAAlS1h-TPhN3OzyefGfSoGaa?dl=0

By |September 13th, 2016|News|

Northern Kentucky Region Chosen to be Included in CPC+ Model- Application Open Now

The Northern Kentucky region is one of 14 regions selected to participate in a five year initiative to transform and improve the ways in which primary care is delivered and paid for in America. The effort, the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model will bring together CMS, commercial insurance plans, and State Medicaid agencies to […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|News|

MACRA & DPC Summit Syllabus & Resources

Click HERE for MACRA & DPC Summit Syllabus & Resources

By |August 1st, 2016|News|