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2019 KPCA Annual Conference
Building For Success in Value-Based Reimbursement

Please join us at the Embassy Suites, Lexington for our 2019 Annual Fall Conference, Thursday, October 17th and Friday, Oct. 18th!
Join us for a pre-conference "Networking Day" at Keeneland racetrack on October 16th. 

Interactive map of DEA database makes it easy to spot major sources of pain pills in 2006-12; Ky. had No. 1, and 18 of top 100. last month The Washington Post published a story and interactive map about the Drug Enforcement Administration database that reveals the distribution patterns of opioid painkillers from 2006 through 2012 when the opioid epidemic was surging. Read More
U.S. Vice President Pence’s Visit to Announce Grace Health’s IBHS Grant Award. During U.S. Vice President Pence’s visit and speech to a Manchester, KY audience, he recognized Grace Health as a faith-based Community Health Center caring for more than 30 thousand patients, providing medical and dental services at 39 school-based health sites in Eastern Kentucky, Read More
Oral arguments set in Medicaid court battle over Kentucky HEALTH. A date has been set for oral arguments in a legal battle over whether work requirements should be imposed on some Medicaid recipients in Kentucky and Arkansas. READ MORE
A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination. This new resource was created by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Health Centers program at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Read More 
Anti-overdose drug naloxone (Narcan) isn't getting to enough at-risk and rural people, including many counties in Kentucky. Use of the opioid-overdose rescue drug naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, has boomed in recent years. However, too few chronic-pain patients at high risk of overdose are receiving it, especially in rural America, including parts of Kentucky. Read More
Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life. According to a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Bogema is one of about 2.5 million rural residents (about 7% of the total rural population) who say they have no friends or family nearby to rely on. Read More
West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Kentucky. Health officials say the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Kentucky’s largest city. The Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness said in a statement on Monday that it found infected mosquitoes in surveillance traps in one section of the city. Read More 
Kentucky Medical Professions Placement Services is inviting KPCA members to attend the 2019 KMPPS Fall Mixer. the 2019 Fall Mixer in the Recruiting Room at Kroger Field on Thursday, September 5th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for complimentary food, beverages, and the opportunity to mingle with 130+ University of Kentucky residents, fellows, and College of Medicine Class of 2020 graduates. READ MORE
Coordinating Care Of Mind And Body Might Help Medicaid Save Money And Lives. Modern medicine often views the mind and body on separate tracks, both in terms of treatment and health insurance reimbursement. But patients with psychological disorders can have a hard time managing their physical health. Read More
Value-Based Care Necessitates Shift in Primary Care Staffing Model. The medical assistant-only model for primary care staffing may be the most cost-effective for practices relying on fee-for-service revenue, but the model will not be able to support value-based care and other sophisticated revenue arrangements. Read More
Primary care, younger docs more likely to report burnout. Nearly 80% of primary care physicians and 57% of specialists reported some level of burnout in a recent online survey of more than 600 physicians conducted by InCrowd, a vendor of market research for life sciences companies. Read More
Health care is a top priority for Ky. voters in latest Prichard Committee poll. Health care, jobs and education remain top priorities for Kentucky voters heading into the 2019 gubernatorial election cycle, according to results from the second annual Education Poll of Kentucky released by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Read More 
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