Entries by Stephanie Clouser

Measure of the Month: Low Back Pain

This week, the KHC launched a project dedicated to healthcare affordability, in partnership with NRHI. The movement, called Affordable Care Together, is focused on health, price, and waste — the three drivers of affordable healthcare. The KHC has long been a trusted partner in reporting healthcare quality performance data. But you can’t address quality without […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Stephanie Woods

Stephanie Woods Greater Louisville Medical Society Job Title: Practice Resource and Provider Enrollment Specialist Member of KHC for: Three years KHC Committee Participation: Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC) Pediatric Care Subcommittee Stephanie provides assistance to practices with insurance hassles, provider enrollment with insurance payers, HIPAA and compliance issues and answers questions on various issues and topics facing […]

KHC Member Spotlight: DeAnna Hall

DeAnna Hall, RN, BSN, CCWS LG&E and KU Job Title: Manager, Corporate Health and Well-being Member of KHC for: Seven years KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committee DeAnna has oversight of LG&E and KU’s award-winning integrated population health well-being program. What are you most excited about working on in the future around health and healthcare improvement? I’m most […]

Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set Finalized

Nine months. That’s how long it takes to develop and birth a baby. It’s also how KHC co-director Randa Deaton has described the KHC’s initiative with Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services to create a core set of primary healthcare measures, which began approximately nine months ago and was completed last night. Folks, reducing from 89 […]

Measure of the Month: HPV Immunization

Beginning in 2017, immunization against human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, was added to the Immunizations for Adolescents HEDIS measure that is tracked in KHC’s annual Consolidated Measurement Reports. Earlier this month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) launched a campaign to increase the HPV vaccination rate for 13-year-olds to […]

What is Functional Medicine?

(Note: This blog post was written by Carl Paige, MD, independent health care practitioner at Medical Transformation Center. Dr. Paige will speak on a panel at the KHC June Community Forum, “Obesity Fatigue.” This post first appeared on the Medical Transformation Center website.)  Throughout the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, medical care in […]