Spring always marks a flurry of activity for KHC measurement, and this spring has been no exception. If it’s been a while since you’ve caught up on all that the KHC is doing, be sure to read the update below.
2016 Individual Reports for both the region and the state went out in early May. This year’s reports included 35 performance indicators in the areas of Preventive Care Management, Pediatric Care Management, Acute Care Management and Chronic Disease Care Management (see the full list of 2016 measures here).
2016 Group Reports currently are being assembled. Each year, KHC uses health plan data and the previous year’s information to attribute providers to practice locations in the Kentuckiana Region. Group practices are given 30 days to inform us of any modifications to the KHC list. Those lists were sent to practices in April, and the deadline for modifications is May 30. If you are a group practice in Kentuckiana (Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham counties in Kentucky and Harrison, Scott, Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana), you should have received those letters.
For the first time this year, reports will be assembled for group practice locations outside of Kentuckiana. Because of the intensive amount of work that it takes to put this attribution list together, those letters did not go out with the regional groups. They will go out in the next week or so.
Updated Community Reports are available for download on the website, along a report that demonstrates Kentuckiana’s performance over time in the quality indicators that are included on the yearly reports. We are working on enhancing the design of the measurement page of our website to highlight specific measures and track changes over time.
A new Measurement Strategy Team was assembled this year to help guide KHC Measurement activities and focus, and the measures for this year have been selected. Notably, we have added for the 2017 reports measures relating to:
- Plan All-Cause Readmissions (PCR)
- Statin Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
- Statin Therapy for Patients with Diabetes
The KHC measurement team is currently working with health plans to develop the data submission guides for the 2017 KHC Reports.
Our work with the Colorectal Cancer Screening Grant continues with the distribution of our individual provider reports. In addition to the inclusion of a measure tracking CRC screening rates, a CDC Colorectal Cancer Screenings Guide was also included in the mailing packet. KHC also created a page on the website with colorectal cancer screening resources directed at employers. You can find that page here.
That wraps up KHC measurement activities. Stay tuned for more information!