Today’s healthcare environment requires an intense focus on the issues of patient care transitions in order to combat high readmission rates and to meet the need for the timely exchange of information between providers across the continuum of care.
The Advisory Committee provides advice regarding the NRN’s operations and policies. The Committee meets twice a year in order to set policy for the network for the coming year.
Data plays a crucial role in the ever-changing healthcare environment; but there are a lot of questions about why data and the collection of data is important.
Dr. Dennis Robbins to Discuss Next Generation MTM: A Person-Centric Perspective at the NCPDP Annual Technology & Business Conferencejennifer.firstname.lastname@example.orgT20:40:51-06:00
Next Generation MTM: A Person-Centric Perspective
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) can be an intimidating concept for many healthcare professionals and practices. KPN Health is committed to helping those individuals understand and execute the PQRS reporting process.
DALLAS, TEXAS- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released seven sets of clinical quality measures as part of a [...]
Dr. Jeff Bullard and Christie Lawrence to speak on behavioral health integration at the STFM Conference on Practice Improvementjennifer.email@example.comT20:35:17-06:00
DALLAS, TX – November 16, 2015 – Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Bullard, MD, CEO of Vault, and Christie Lawrence, Vice President of Business Development for KPN Health, will speak on behavioral health integration at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Practice Improvement being held in Dallas on December 3rd – 6th, 2015.
Dr. Bullard and Ms. Lawrence’s presentation, Tackling the Challenges of Behavioral Health Integration, will highlight challenges in achieving meaningful behavioral health integration in primary care practices. Their presentation will focus on identifying: 1) unrecognized mental health patients; 2) the high cost of care for patients with co-morbid conditions; 3) the use of health IT to facilitate integration; 4) the current spectrum of integration models; and, 5) some best practices in behavioral health integration.
Dr. Edward Bujold, MD, KPN Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Served On Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Taskforcesacha.firstname.lastname@example.orgT20:24:09-06:00
DALLAS, TX – September 2, 2015 - Dr. Edward Bujold, MD, FAAFP, KPN Health’s Chief Medical Officer, attended the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Taskforce [...]
DALLAS, TX – September 1, 2015 - Dr. Edward Bujold, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer of KPN Health, and Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH, KPN Health’s Chief Business Intelligence Officer, attended the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN) advisory board meeting in Kansas City.
Dr. Edward Bujold, MD, FAAFP, CMO for KPN Health, was published in the May/June 2015 Annuals of Family Medicine.email@example.comT20:23:49-06:00
DALLAS, TEXAS – May 15, 2015 - Dr. Edward Bujold, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer for KPN Health, was published in the May/June 2015 Annuals of Family Medicine.
Dr. Bujold’s article, When Practice Transformation Impedes Practice Improvement, is a personal reflection on the time-intensive patient-centered medical home (PCMH) requirements for certification based on his solo family practice in rural western North Carolina. He calls on the certifying bodies to rethink their process – especially since payers and systems are “dishing out cruel and unusual financial punishment to excellent practices that simply don’t have the right certificates.”
The article sites several lessons learned from his experience in getting PCMH Level 3 and Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified including:
1. A recommendation for the PCMH certification process to be restructured and a NCQA analyst assigned to each practice to help with the certification process.
2. Utilize health care management students from local college and community colleges to provide onsite work to help with the certification process.
3. Participate in a clinical integration network (CIN) or accountable care organization (ACO) since they provide additional support in information technology, contracting, and business / management issues.
Governmental and nongovernmental certifying bodies should work together so that the requirements for one are applicable to the other.