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Medication Adherence Tip of the Week: Coordinate with your patients and their pharmacist to see if they can schedule the timing of when they obtain medications on an ongoing basis.  Many pharmacies now can help their patients align refill dates so that medications can be picked up at the same time each month. This ensures a lack of interruptions in therapies and a better overall experience for your patients. Also, encourage your patients to participate in any medication therapy management initiatives that the health plans offer. These initiatives allow for more one-on-one conversations that will help to uncover adherence issues. The education provided with these conversations can improve a patient’s health and well-being.
Pharmacy Update: The FDA on Friday, December 13 approved the use of icosapent ethyl (Vascepa—Amarin) as an adjunctive therapy to lower the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events among adults with elevated triglyceride levels of 150 mg/dL or higher. Additionally, patients must have either established CV disease or diabetes and two or more other risk factors for CV disease.
Guidance to State Medicaid Agencies on Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Receiving Medicare Opioid Treatment Services Effective January. Medicare will pay Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), toxicology testing, and counseling as authorized under Section 2005 of the Substance Use Disorder Prevention. Read More
Ky. is 43rd in annual health rankings, with high rates of cancer deaths, smoking, physical inactivity, mental distress and more.Even though Kentucky moved up two spots in this year's America's Health Rankings, at 43rd, it remains one of the 10 unhealthiest states. Read More
Fewer Americans Have a Primary Care Doctor Now. The number of Americans who have a primary care doctor is shrinking -- with potential consequences for their health, researchers say. Read More
Four Ways that Kentucky Healthcare Organizations Can Improve Physician Recruitment ROI.  With the ongoing physician shortage creating extreme competition for the recruitment of physicians across specialties, it’s more important than ever that healthcare administrators and recruiters fully understand their recruitment costs and the impact time-to-fill has on revenue. Read More 
Uniform Data System 2019 Reporting Season Begins Soon. The Uniform Data System (UDS) 2019 reporting period begins on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. All HRSA-funded health centers and look-alikes are required to submit complete and accurate UDS reports by Saturday, February 15, 2020. Read More 
Have Medicaid Patients And Confused About The Recent Ky. Contracts? Here’s What to Know. A little under a half a million Medicaid enrollees in Kentucky may be confused about what recent news about the state’s Medicaid contracts means for their health benefits. Read More
Provider communication transition materials that Humana. Read the latest news regarding KY Medicaid Provider Resource Guide. Read More 
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Texas v. Azar. On December 18, 2019, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandate that all Americans have health insurance is unconstitutional, but did not invalidate the entire law. Read More
Beshear Officially Abandons Bevin’s Changes To Kentucky Medicaid. Governor Andy Beshear will not move forward with former Governor Matt Bevin’s controversial changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program. Beshear made the announcement Monday, within his first week in office. Read More
Kentucky had nation's third largest increase in 2016-18 in percentage of children under 6 without health insurance. Over the past two years, Kentucky saw the third largest increase in the nation for the percentage of children under 6 years of age with no health insurance, says a Georgetown University study. Read More 
Kentucky had nation's third largest increase in 2016-18 in percentage of children under 6 without health insurance. Over the past two years, Kentucky saw the third largest increase in the nation for the percentage of children under 6 years of age with no health insurance, says a Georgetown University study. Read More 
KY Medicaid Partner Portal Application. KY MPPA is now offering Training webinars targeting provider groups. Read More 
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