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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. 

Health Center Quality Improvement FY 2019 Grant Awards. Kentucky Health Centers are awarded $1,965,411 in total for Health Center Quality Improvement Grant Awards. Read More
Practicing in Rural Areas May Reduce Burnout, Study Finds.  A small pilot study published in the July issue of South Dakota Medicine has found that FPs who practice in rural areas have significantly lower burnout rates than those who practice in medium-sized or larger metropolitan areas and suggested that some aspects of rural practice may confer a protective effect against burnout. Read More 
Medicaid Changes Allow KY Schools to Expand Behavioral Health Services. Local school districts will soon be able to hire more licensed psychologists, counselors and other behavioral health professionals, thanks to upcoming Medicaid changes that will allow schools to use federal dollars. Read More 
HIV Infection “Clusters” Put Focus On Harm Reduction Programs. Health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use. Read More
New Health Professions Training Programs interactive dashboards are now available in the HRSA Data Warehouse. The public dashboards offer more data than ever before available about HRSA's investments; you can use this information to gain insight into the distribution of our health care providers who help and work in our underserved communities. Read More
CHFS unveils new health information exchange. The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) has moved to a new platform with enhanced functionality and features for health providers across the Commonwealth. The updated system was unveiled at the 2019 eHealth Summit in Lexington. KHIE is administered by the Division of Health Information, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Read More 
Proposal Would Cap Insulin Cost in Kentucky. In Kentucky 567,000 residents, or just over 15 percent of the state’s adult population, have diabetes, Dougherty said. Of those, an estimated 108,000 have diabetes but don’t know it. Another 1.16 million, or 35 percent of the adult population, have prediabetes. 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
KPCA Hosted Learning Webinar Recording: Value-Based Care & the Medicare Patient  Population. This webinar presentation and question/answer session explore the annual planned visit and the role of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit in achieving high value-based care for this patient population. Speakers share their experience with best practices for the streamlined implementation of annual visits in practice aimed towards improving health outcomes and healthcare delivery. Read More
Charlie Vance: Mental health — the impact for Kentucky employers; there is a crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have steadily increased in the United States in the past 20 years by 25 percent, with Kentucky seeing a 36.6 percent increase from 1999 to 2016. Read More 
Population Health: How We Can Cure What’s Ailing Health Care. The United States spends more on health care than the rest of the top 11 industrialized countries, yet we come in at no. 11—dead last—in meaningful health outcomes, such as life expectancy. This despite spending more money per capita on health care than any other nation. Read More
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