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CHFS unveils quality measures designed to better align reporting and improve outcomes

The Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services is collaborating with healthcare associations, advocates, and employers to align quality improvement measures and streamline reporting procedures for healthcare providers across the state. The project is designed to reduce administrative burdens for physicians and provide more uniform data for comparisons. “Quality measures are critical as we become more...

Benefind, assistance program among topics of Glisson’s testimony before U.S. House panel

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson testified on Capitol Hill Thursday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition. The subcommittee meeting was to evaluate technology and modernization in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The secretary provided an overview of Kentucky’s implementation experience with the benefind system...

Commentary: With time growing short, Bevin needs to provide details on his proposed budget cuts

By Rep. Joni Jenkins Special to KyForward When a new governor is elected, it should be incumbent upon all parties to work together, establish trust and build relationships, especially in a budget session where so much is at stake. From the beginning, however, we have been operating at a trust deficit. Gov. Matt Bevin promised during his campaign to release his tax returns, but then once elected, refused...