Monthly Archives: March 2013

House Bill 1 Updates

The following was provided by KAFP contract lobbyist firm — MML&K

Pill Mill Clean-up legislation – HB 217

The legislation moves the required prescribing protocols for Schedule II drug and drugs containing hydrocodone from statutory requirements to regulatory requirements, allowing prescribers to only have to refer to a single document to see what they must do to […]

By |March 29th, 2013|Hot Topics|

Medicare’s Medical Review Program – Webinar — FREE CME

Join Us on  May 1st at 12noon EST when Ms. Deanna Cruser, Provider Outreach and Education for CSG will give a presentation that has the following learning objectives —

1. Understand how Medicare’s Medical Review Program works
2. Identify the types of services that are currently being reviewed by Medicare
3. Become familiar with your role in the […]

By |March 29th, 2013|News|

Mark Your Calendar — Drug Take Back Day April 27th

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those […]

By |March 29th, 2013|News|

Owensboro’s Medical Health System selected for CMS’s ‘medical neighborhood’
By Beth Kutscher

Posted: March 28, 2013 – 12:30 pm ET

Health systems in eight more states have started implementing a “medical neighborhood” demonstration project that is being piloted in 15 communities under a $20.75 million grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Led by TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians […]

By |March 29th, 2013|News|

April is Autism Awareness Month: “Learn the Signs. Act Early”

April is Autism Awareness Month: “Learn the Signs. Act Early”

Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts.

“Learn the […]

By |March 26th, 2013|News|

CME Webinar on Physician Recruitment and Retention — learn more …

National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet) will provide an informative webinar sponsored by the National Health Service Corps and brought to you by Kentucky Department for Public Health Health Care Access Branch/Primary Care Office (PCO)


Click Here for Info on Recruitment Webinar

By |March 19th, 2013|News|

The “Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics CME

The “Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Curriculum” is designed to educate healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios. Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Developed in Partnership with Health Resources and Services Administration Material and […]

By |March 19th, 2013|News|

NKY Paper higlights Drs. Jerry and Gerry Tolbert Concierge Practice

The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 18, 2013
Medical practice offers service for flat fees
When doc is always in, patient care wins
By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn
Dr. Jerry Tolbert says he’s gotten back a precious asset that physicians across the country are scrambling to find: More time with patients.
Less than two years ago, the Burlington-based doctor struck out with his son Dr. […]

By |March 18th, 2013|News|

Bluegrass Community Health Center receives PCMH Level 2

The Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Ky received Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) this month. BCHC is the first Kentucky based CHC to achieve such recognition. Founded in 2001, BCHC began the process of recieving recognition in May 2011. At that time, the Executive Director, Susan […]

By |March 15th, 2013|Hot Topics|

Medicaid Parity Payments — Need to sign up — click here to learn how!

In order to get the Medicare payment rate for Medicaid — you need to log into KyHealthNet and click on the Attest option at the top of the page or at the bottom of the listed services.  I have included a picture of that home page below. Here the logon link to KyHealthNet —


By |March 13th, 2013|Hot Topics|