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Three ways to use KASPER to protect your practice

Three ways to use KASPER to protect your practice

By Christopher Shaughnessy Prevention and compliance best practices for healthcare providers are a hot topic, and this isn’t likely to change, maybe ever. As the opioid crisis continues to grow and healthcare providers come under increasing scrutiny, one tool is emerging as a resource for prescribing providers, and it’s probably not what you would expect:

KMA’s Beyond the White Coat gallery showcases physician talents

The 2018 Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) Annual Meeting, held in late August at the Louisville Marriott East, featured a unique, interactive gallery celebrating the talents and hobbies that physicians engage in to reduce stress and combat burnout. The Beyond the White Coat gallery contained exhibits from more than 30 physicians from across the state. Submissions

Common Sense Fixes Needed to Maintain Health Care Program for the Uninsured

Everyone involved in America’s health care industry should be united around one goal: saving lives. Strip away the politics, policies, regulations and costs; our collective mission should always be providing the best possible care and medicines to patients, regardless of their economic situation. In 1992, Congress wisely created a program to do just that. The

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

As students prepare to head back to school this month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds parents and caregivers to make sure children and teens are up-to-date on their vaccines. The Commonwealth’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease

Protect Our Dialysis Patients

Patients who suffer from kidney failure, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), deserve the healthcare that they signed up for. However, some private insurance companies are resisting charitable donations as payment from dialysis patients, driving them off their current healthcare plans. As a social worker in Louisville, I have watched my patients struggle with the

Passport Health Plan Donates $25,000 to KY State Police to Help Troopers Fighting Opioid Crisis

Passport Health Plan recently presented the Kentucky State Police Foundation with a $25,000 grant which will be used to purchase fentanyl response kits that will help KSP troopers avoid contact with dangerous drugs. The kits include Tyvek suits, respirator masks, fentanyl protective gloves, safety glasses, and a portable gear bag. Grainger Inc. is supplying the gear,

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