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KPCA is now offering member clinics access to modules within MedTrainer!

MedTrainer is a new way to manage some of your compliance requirements by providing a single-source solution to the administration of some key compliance folders and putting them in one place for easy tracking and auditing.

MedTrainer will provide easy access to you and your employees for online healthcare-focused training, bringing e-learning to life, easy access by employees to learning curriculums they can access from anywhere; MedTrainer offers Compliance tools that allow clinics to manage many different types of risk-related activities from one easy location through an incident reporting tool; risk assessment tool; compliance checklist; OSHA reporting; and HIPAA Risk mitigation.
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Hepatitis A cases steadily decreasing in Kentucky. Hepatitis A cases are trending down in Kentucky, but state health officials say the virus is still prevalent, and continue recommending getting vaccinated. READ MORE
Donors Erase $10 Million of Medical dept in Rural Central Appalachia.The nonprofit RIP Medical Debt has forgiven the debt of more than 10,000 individuals with the help of donors with ties to Appalachia. The organization is launching a campaign to reduce medical debt for more families in the region. READ MORE
Opioid death rates soared in communities where pain pills flowed. Death rates from opioids soared in the towns, cities, and counties that were saturated with billions of prescription pain pills from 2006 through 2012, according to government death data and a previously undisclosed database of opioid shipments made public this week. READ MORE
 
Flurry of Activity in Washington Before the August Recess. There has been a timely burst of activity in Washington in recent days. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has advanced a health care package that included legislation to extend health center funding for four years. READ MORE
Quit Now Kentucky offering free NRT for public housing residents. Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Quit Now Kentucky can help you with each step of the way. READ MORE
How to File a HIPAA Administrative Simplification Complaint. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new infographic with step-by-step instructions for how to file a complaint about potential noncompliance with HIPAA Administrative Simplification requirements. You can use ASETT to file a complaint. READ MORE
HHS Awards $780,000 to Kentucky Health Centers to Expand Health Information Technology. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded almost $42 million in funding to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs). READ MORE
Company offering online birth control delivery to Kentuckians. A California-based telemedicine company is offering online-based birth control services to thousands READ MORE
Obesity continues to be a growing issue in South-Central Kentucky. For many Americans eating a healthy diet can be difficult. We’re told to choose to fresh fruits and veggies, over a Big Mac and a large Coke. Around the nation diabetes and obesity continue to be growing concerns. Here in Kentucky, those issues are overwhelming. READ MORE
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