June 27, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 24

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Transfer Center Launches Across State

To improve access to tertiary services, provide a higher level of customer service to our referring providers, and ultimately improve the overall quality of care, KentuckyOne Health has partnered with Air Methods to launch the KentuckyOne Health Transfer Center. Phase One of our transfer center launched in the central and eastern Kentucky market facilities in May and a high number of transfer requests resulted.  

Phase Two will launch in phases for the Louisville market facilities on the following dates (please note date changes): 

July 15: Flaget Memorial Hospital, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Our Lady of Peace, University of Louisville Hospital 

July 29: Jewish Hospital, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital 

To Be Determined: Frazier Rehab Institute 

Please use the new number, 1.855.833.9111, a toll-free and easy to remember phone number for referring providers.  

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OneCare Program Update
Learn from Recent OneCare Go-lives

Your work is vital to OneCare’s success! Learn more at our Quarterly OneCare Program Team Update. Listen to “Lessons Learned” from Franciscan’s Epic go-live and decisions around OneCare’s Access Plus Program. 

Tuesday, July 2, 12-1 p.m.
Live Meeting Link: 

To join via telephone conference:
Toll-free: 1.800.230.1951; No Participant Code 

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LEARN Deadline: New KentuckyOne HR Policies and Procedures 

All employees have been assigned a mandatory LEARN module that provides important information regarding the new HR policies and procedures. Please remember to complete this assignment no later than Monday, July 1, to avoid any corrective action. Employees were given 90 days to complete. The important information it contains will help you with your day-to-day work life.  

Check Your LEARN Account Regularly: Get into the habit of checking your LEARN account regularly for assignments, so you are not past due on mandatory training. Modules are continually being assigned, and it's your responsibility to stay up-to-date. Access your LEARN assignments by logging onto Inside CHI, then clicking the LEARN link on the left side of the screen (under My Tools), or directly at

Note: Currently does not affect ULH/JGBCC employees  

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National Health Care Week Winners Announced 

In May, KentuckyOne Health celebrated National Health Care Week across the organization. Drawings were held to thank employees for their hard work; 11 lucky employees received one of the following prizes: Breakfast in Kentucky Basket (pictured), $50 Bybee Pottery gift certificate or a $250 Kentucky State Park gift card.  

Breakfast in Kentucky Basket Winners:
Susan Brinkman, Saint Joseph Hospital
Kathleen Kulchar, Saint Joseph East
Deborah Lee, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Staci Richardson, Flaget Memorial Hospital
Sherri Ryan, Jewish Hospital
Justin Swarens, Our Lady of Peace
Amanda Young, Saint Joseph Berea
Lena Zinninger, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville 

$50 Bybee Pottery Gift Certificate Winners:
Prem Verma, Saint Joseph Martin (physician enterprise)
Cynthia Williams, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital 

$250 Kentucky State Park Gift Card Winner:
James Dixon, Saint Joseph London 

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Save the Date, Volunteer at the State Fair 

KentuckyOne Health is proud to return to the 2013 Kentucky State Fair as a principal sponsor of the Health Horizons exhibit. Please mark your calendar for this fun event, to be held Aug. 15-25.  

Volunteer information will be shared in early July that includes the volunteer sign-up site and full details about volunteering at the fair. Volunteer sign-ups will begin online on Monday, July 15. The link will be posted at KentuckyOne Online and in the weekly communications. 

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Frazier Rehab Institute Partners with Saint Joseph London Rehab Services 

Physical therapists at Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, now have greater access to industry experts, continuing education opportunities and more thanks to a new relationship with Frazier Rehab Institute, also part of KentuckyOne Health.   

Frazier Rehab Institute is a comprehensive rehabilitation system that has earned national recognition for its rehab programs, highly skilled therapists, state-of-the-art-facilities and innovative therapeutic techniques. Frazier Rehab also serves as the lead center in the country for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network for patients with spinal cord injury. Patients from throughout the United States and around the world have sought care at Frazier Rehab Institute.  

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More Headlines 

KentuckyOne Grants $100,000 – Colon Cancer Screenings 

Flaget Named 'Community Value Five Star® Hospital' 

KentuckyOne Team Cycles in Tour de Cure for Diabetes 

Jewish Hospital MCS Supports Bullitt County Relay/Life 

Saint Joseph Bone & Joint Center Open House June 27 

Bob Valvano on Jean West's Medical Digest June 29 

Community Health Fair in Mt. Sterling June 29 

LEARN Deadline: HR Policies/Procedures July 1 

OneCare Live Meeting – Lessons Learned July 2 

Walk With A Doc at Parklands of Floyds Fork July 13 

Kentucky State Fair Volunteer Sign-ups Begin July 15 

Walk With A Doc at Iroquois Park July 20 

Cerner Go-Live in Lexington is July 27 

CEU Opportunity: Breathing & Postural Control July 27-28 

LEARN Deadline: Standard Time & Attendance July 31 

ULH Hosts Nursing Informatics Conference Aug. 2-3   

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CHI News Update 

KentuckyOne This Week will include the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) publication e in each issue. CHI is a sponsor of KentuckyOne and will be sharing news of interest to all employees. 

June 27, 2013 

Note: ULH/JGBCC employees will not be able to access all of the links in this issue since they are not yet connected to the CHI Connect program. 

Call for Sacred Stories
Action: Consider submitting a story
CHI promotes a workplace spirituality in which we can come closer, through our work, to becoming aware of our God working with us and through us in the most ordinary, everyday activities of our work. The publication Sacred Stories provides a glimpse into the lived spirituality of CHI’s ministry culture and has become a hallmark of the organization. 

To begin development of the 15th edition of Sacred Stories, all employees are invited to submit stories by Oct. 4. Information on the process and guidelines for submitting stories using the required consent form are available on the Sacred Stories page of Inside CHI.   

CHI Leaders Meet with CMS on
Physician Supervision
For Information
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires direct physician supervision for most hospital outpatient therapies. CMS has not been enforcing this rule for critical access hospitals (CAHs) but intends to do so beginning January 1, 2014. CHI leaders representing advocacy, quality, clinical operations and CAHs met with Liz Richter, deputy director of the Center for Medicare, and CMS staff last week in Baltimore to urge CMS to recognize the unique circumstances of CAHs and continue to allow general physician supervision of CAH outpatient therapies. 

CHI presented CMS with data demonstrating the safety of continuing to allow general supervision, using several CPT codes for IV infusions as an example. Nineteen of CHI's 23 CAHs participated in the data collection project. CHI discussed shortages of physicians and non-physician practitioners that prevent CAHs from meeting direct supervision requirements; the need to retain access to services in local communities; and the conflict between requiring a physician onsite for outpatient therapies when CAH Conditions of Participation allow a physician to be present within 30 minutes of being called for an emergency. Discussions with CMS will continue as part of the 2014 Outpatient Prospective Payment System rulemaking process. 

Managed Document Services Pages
on Inside CHI
For Information
New pages for Managed Document Services, formerly known as Print Services, are now on Inside CHI. The new pages have links to the department's main projects, including Project GreenPrint and GreenPrint Express. There is also a link to policies and procedures for Managed Document Services. 

New Issue of OneCare's For the Record
For Information
A new issue of For the Record, an electronic update about CHI's OneCare program, is available on Inside CHI.

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