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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|Front News, 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|Front News, 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|Front News, News|

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|Front News, News|

Calling all Artists…….

By |October 31st, 2016|Front News, 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|Front News, News|