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CHFS unveils new health information exchange, moving to platform with enhanced functionality

The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) has moved to a new platform with enhanced functionality and features for health providers across the Commonwealth. The updated system was unveiled at the 2019 eHealth Summit in Lexington. KHIE is administered by the Division of Health Information, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). The secure, statewide network allows providers...

CHFS, KDE leaders visit Dayspring Health Clinic, a possible beneficiary of proposed Medicaid plan

Kentucky is optimistic that phased-in implementation of expanded school health services will be possible during the 2019-20 school year, through a Medicaid state amendment known as “Free Care.” Leaders from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) traveled to Williamsburg Independent School District (WISD) on Wednesday. The visit...

Kentucky chosen to participate in National Governors Association’s multi-state convening in Minnesota

The Commonwealth of Kentucky was chosen to participate in the National Governors Association’s multi-state convening, entitled Child Health, Wellbeing, and Safety in School and Communities, this week in St. Paul, Minnesota. Gov. Matt Bevin selected a cross-agency core team to attend the convening, including members of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Adam Meier“CHFS...

CHFS announces changes to key leadership positions in various departments, additions to staff

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced several changes regarding key leadership positions in various departments. Christina (Mora) Dettman will join CHFS as the Executive Director of Public Affairs, and will be the point-of-contact for all media inquiries. Dettman holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication from the University of Florida, and has 12 years of experience...

Cabinet for Health and Family Services announces key leadership appointments in various departments

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has announced the following key leadership positions in various departments. Carol H. Steckel, MPH, is the new Commissioner for the Department for Medicaid Services. Steckel is a Medicaid and managed care expert with more than two decades of experience transforming healthcare delivery systems in several states. Most recently, Steckel served the last five...