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Kentucky RX Card

By |December 16th, 2013|Hot Topics|

Update — Do You Know a KY General Assembly Representative or Senator?

KAFP Advocacy Chairs Drs. Nancy Swikert and Brent Wright want to thank the following members for replying to the previous fax/email blast asking if you know a Senator — Drs. Sam Pike, James D. Crase, Naren James, Mont Wood, Ira Potter, Eddie Prunty, Rick Miles, Brett Oliver & Ivan Morrin, Blake Burchett.

If you did reply  […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Hot Topics|

School BMI Requirement – Info & Forms

By |August 13th, 2013|Hot Topics|

Cabinet Announcement — Healthcare Connect Fund

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Commonwealth Healthcare Network Fund (CHNF) to organize Kentucky’s non-profit healthcare facilities and submit a consortium application for the newly announced Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) which will subsidize 65% of broadband costs.   The proliferation of electronic medical records, digital radiologic imaging, telehealth and other initiatives requires healthcare […]

By |July 24th, 2013|Hot Topics|

Update on Payments to Primary Care Physicians for Quality and Value Presentation

Dr. Kevin Pearce, Chair of the Dept of Family and Community Medicine at UK School of Medicine, and Doug McSwain, Esq with Wyatt Tarrant and Combs LLP presented on Sep 11th at KMA meeting at the Convention Center Louisville the attached presentation.

 

Mr. Doug McSwan’s presentation

By |May 24th, 2013|Hot Topics|

KAFP President Ron Waldridge comments about Medicaid Expansion and PCMH

Watch video click here

By |May 23rd, 2013|Hot Topics|

Medicaid Managed Care Educational Meetings — Update Murray added

By |May 1st, 2013|Hot Topics|

Health Benefit Exchange Document

On September 2012, Kentucky was one of 15 states that had committed to a state-run exchange. (Washington D.C. will also operate a state-run exchange.) The exchange will operate within the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Click here to download the  Essential Health Benefit plan document.

By |April 12th, 2013|Hot Topics|

House Bill 1 Updates

The following was provided by KAFP contract lobbyist firm — MML&K

Pill Mill Clean-up legislation – HB 217

The legislation moves the required prescribing protocols for Schedule II drug and drugs containing hydrocodone from statutory requirements to regulatory requirements, allowing prescribers to only have to refer to a single document to see what they must do to […]

By |March 29th, 2013|Hot Topics|

Bluegrass Community Health Center receives PCMH Level 2

The Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Ky received Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) this month. BCHC is the first Kentucky based CHC to achieve such recognition. Founded in 2001, BCHC began the process of recieving recognition in May 2011. At that time, the Executive Director, Susan […]

By |March 15th, 2013|Hot Topics|