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Kentucky Medicaid Partner Portal Application February 2019 Newsletter

Posted February 14, 2019 Link to MPPA February 2019 newsletter Starting in March 2019 the KY MPPA newsletter and public release notes regarding KY MPPA, will be available on the KY MPPA website.  KY MPPA will no longer be emailing them directly to you unless you have subscribed on the Listserv to receive.  To continue receiving the KY MPPA newsletter and other valuable information from the Department for Medicaid Services follow this link to complete your subscription registration: Subscribe to

Kentucky Online Gateway –New Portal to Access KASPER

Posted February 11, 2019 The Kentucky Online Gateway (KOG) is used by Medicaid patients to manage their Medicaid services, learn about online classes, employment opportunities and more with a single sign-on. Beginning April 1, 2019, physicians will use KOG to connect to the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic System (eKasper). To prepare for this change physicians must take the following actions to ensure uninterrupted access to eKASPER: Register at: Provide a unique email address prior to April 2019. Delegate

Update on Kentucky HEALTH Implementation Timeline

Posted February 4, 2019 The following is an update from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services regarding the implementation of the Kentucky HEALTH program. The phased-in approach for the implementation of Kentucky HEALTH has been extended to allow additional time for beneficiaries to prepare for any changes to accessing healthcare benefits. The extension is part of the program’s efforts to provide additional support for beneficiaries who will need to meet new requirements. For more information, please see the Updated Kentucky

Kentucky Medical Association and Madison County Health Department Announce Partnership

Posted January 30, 2019 Organizations to focus on five target health areas The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the Madison County Health Department (MCHD) have announced a strategic partnership that will allow the organizations to combine resources to tackle five key health issues where Kentuckians rank behind the rest of the country. KMA and MCHD will work towards identifying solutions to barriers impacting smoking, diabetes, obesity, drug abuse and flu/pneumonia. These issues are the focus areas of KMA’s AIM for

KMA Physician Sen. Ralph Alvarado, M.D. Chosen as Running Mate for Gov. Matt Bevin

Posted January 28, 2019 KMA member physician and state Senator Ralph Alvarado, M.D. has been selected by Governor Matt Bevin as his candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Gov. Bevin is seeking re-election in 2019. Alvarado, of Winchester, was elected to the General Assembly in 2014, becoming the body’s first Hispanic member. He is the current chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. A former KMA board member, Alvarado was one of two recipients of KMA’s inaugural Advocacy Award in 2018.

KMA Special Legislative Minute: A Message from 2019 President Bruce Scott, M.D.

Posted January 24, 2019 With the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly underway, KMA President Bruce Scott, M.D. provides an overview of the Association’s top legislative priorities and urges members to stay engaged to ensure this year is a success for physicians and patients across the Commonwealth. Click here to register for KMA’s 2019 Physicians’ Day at the Capitol To sign up for KMA text message alerts, text “KMA” to 50457

Workers’ Compensation Pharmaceutical Formulary

Posted January 23, 2019 The Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) has promulgated an administrative regulation (803 KAR 25:270) adopting the ODG by MCG Health pharmaceutical formulary for use in the treatment of work-related injuries and occupational disease. The adoption and implementation of a formulary was mandated by House Bill 2 during the 2018 session of the General Assembly. Drugs listed in the formulary are assigned “Y” or “N” status. Drugs assigned “Y” status may be dispensed

President’s Message: Advocacy Works

Posted January 22, 2019 January 8 marked the beginning of the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly. While legislators are currently on a three week break and will reconvene on Feb. 5, they will hit the ground running upon their return. That’s why it’s so important for KMA members to take advantage of this interim period and start planning ways to stay engaged throughout the session and beyond. Fortunately, many members of the KMA already take this responsibility seriously, and frequently devote

Kentucky Medicaid Provider Portal Application Webinars Available

Posted January 7, 2019 In an effort to launch the web-based system, KY MPPA (Kentucky Medicaid Partner Portal Application), a series of webinars are scheduled to provide support to Providers and Credentialing Agents in accessing the system and functionality. KY MPPA is a system that will streamline processes involved in applying to become a new KY Medicaid Provider, as well as those processes to update provider’s information.  KY MPPA will reduce the amount of time required of providers and credentialing

Joint Statement: Kentucky Flu Activity Rises to Widespread Levels

Posted January 4, 2019 Media Contacts: Emily Schott Kentucky Medical Association 502-814-1388 Bonnie J. Hackbarth Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky 502-326-2583 (o), 502-552-3770 (c) Joint Statement: Kentucky Flu Activity Rises to Widespread Levels The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued a news release this morning updating flu activity in Kentucky.  The Kentucky Medical Association, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care, which jointly launched the “Focus on Flu” campaign in September to

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