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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. 

CHFS names Angela Tackett Dearinger commissioner for Kentucky’s Department for Public Health. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has named Dr. Angela Tackett Dearinger as the new commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Public Health (DPH). Dr. Dearinger is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Read More
HHS Proposes 42 CFR Part 2 Reforms to Increase Coordinated Care, Reduce Provider Burden, and Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally-assisted substance use disorder treatment programs, known as 42 CFR Part 2. Read More
Solving surprise billing without jeopardizing rural health care. Surprise billing has a particularly debilitating impact on the most vulnerable, hard-to-reach patient populations, including those living in rural parts of our country. Read More
Opinion - Congress can’t leave community health centers and patients behind. The debate over the future of health care in the United States has been at the forefront of news cycles and presidential candidate platforms. While this important debate continues, we cannot forget a critical step that Congress must take before Sept. 30 to help ensure access to health care for our communities: reauthorizing the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF). Read More 
Rural Access to Health Care Services Request for Information. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeks information about measuring access to health care in rural communities. HRSA seeks responses to the “Questions for Public Comment” section of this Request for Information (RFI). HRSA may use the responses collected to inform policy development and program decision making, among other purposes. The responses and/or a summary of the responses may be shared with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Rural Health Task Force. Read More 
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services (OMS) is sending this letter to inform you of approved changes of covered outpatient drug reimbursement to Medicaid fee-for-service recipients who are not enrolled with a Medicaid managed care organization. Read More
Dealing with the shortage of rural physicians. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 46 million Americans, about 15 percent of the entire U.S. population, live in sparsely populated areas with low housing density, often hours from urban centers. Numerous studies have demonstrated a significant gap in health outcomes between individuals who reside in urban areas and those in rural ones. Read More
Informational Webinar regarding FCC Report and Order 19-78-  Promoting Telehealth in America. On September 4, the RHC Program team will host a 30-minute webinar to cover the changes at a high level. Participants are invited to ask questions about the Report and Order. Read More
Ky. governor signs law allowing emergency access to 30-day insulin supply. This bill gives a 30-day dose, an emergency dose of insulin if the person comes into the pharmacy. It also included MDIs, or metered-dose inhalers, like Albuterol for asthma because asthma can cause emergency situations. Read More
Become A Health Center Defender Against the Dark Web. Health Centers are being inundated by an unprecedented surge in cybersecurity incidents that are having detrimental effects on healthcare worldwide. New, sophisticated threats seem to appear on a daily basis. 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
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