Entries by Stephanie Clouser

KHC Member Spotlight: Robert Steiner

Robert William Prasaad Steiner, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAFP, DABPM University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Job Title: Professor, Health Management and Systems Sciences Member of KHC for: 10 years KHC Committee Participation: Measurement Workgroup Through his work at UofL, Robert teaches MPH and PhD students. What are you currently working on that you are […]

Measure of the Month: Breast Cancer Screening

It’s that time of year again, when we see more pink than usual – everywhere from consumer products like cereal boxes to athletes’ gloves and shoes on the football field. October is breast cancer awareness month, a month where special attention is given to breast cancer research and early screening efforts. The pink we see […]

Call for Applications – KY Performance Measures Alignment Committee

Recently, KHC announced the creation of a public-private partnership to create a common measures set in Kentucky, the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC), led by KHC and KY Department for Medicaid Services. The 12-month initiative will produce a common set of measures related to five key areas of healthcare focus, with the ultimate expectation that […]

Measure of the Month: Antidepressant Medication Management

This year, the KHC added a new measure to its public reporting website – Antidepressant Medication Management. It is actually made up of two measures that both indicate how well patients stick with depression medication after a new episode of major depression. This measure is important because depression can be successfully treated by working with […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Reita Jones

Reita Jones Kentucky Department for Public Health Job Title: Diabetes Community Health Coordinator Member of KHC for: More than 10 years KHC Committee Participation: Conference Planning Committee, Executive Committee, Public Reporting Committee, Measurement Committeee Through her work with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Reita helps facilitate, monitor, and evaluate population-focused initiatives implemented by a network of state, […]

KHC Joins Forces with Other Healthcare Stakeholders in Measurement Alignment Initiative

At last week’s Kentucky Medical Group Management Association fall conference, the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KDMS) unveiled Medicaid’s newly created set of quality measures with 23 measures that meet the quality reporting standards for MIPS. Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Vickie Yates Brown Glisson kicked off the presentation and […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Jason Scherzinger

Jason Scherzinger Anthem National Accounts Job Title: Program Manager, Strategic Employer & Community Health Initiatives Member of KHC for: 4 years KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committe, Transformation, and Measurement Jason’s job with Anthem is to support health improvement initiatives through collaboration with its community and employer partners. Share your personal interest in Health and Healthcare System Improvement. Jason […]

Measure of the Month: Immunizations

School has started for most Kentuckiana students, so what better way to kick off our new “Measure of the Month” series than by focusing on an integral part of school preparation: childhood and adolescent immunizations. “While vaccines are often thought of as something for babies and young children, preteens and teens also need vaccines to […]