January 2019
Quote of the Month

"I and my organization could not provide the level or quality of care that I believe we are providing were it not for the collaboration and support of CareKinesis."

- John Galdamez, DO, Cherokee Elder Care 
PACE Case: Adacel Vs. Boostrix

A 72-year-old female with past medical history of gout, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and depression was ordered a set of immunizations at the PACE center. The order consisted of Zostavax, Pneumovax, and Adacel. 
PACE Audit Basics for the 1/3 Financial Audits Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. EST for a webinar on PACE Audit Basics for the 1/3 Financial Audits, presented by Deborah Quillen, Client Development Liaison and Business Development, CareKinesis. The following topics will be covered:
  • Overview of audit timelines and requests - health plan survey, document requests, and PDE sample requests
  • Common areas of risk - B vs. D, Part A stays (SNF and hospital), TrOOP-in/TrOOP-out, P2P and COB/MSP, and documentation shortfalls
  • Areas of new or increased focus - opioid utilization oversight, over-prescribing or refill-too-soon, prescription linked to diagnosis code, and screening vendors, providers, and employees against the Preclusion List or OIG Exclusion List
  • Q&A 
Tabula Rasa HealthCare Acquires DoseMe

CareKinesis's parent company, Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) has acquired Brisbane, Australia based DoseMe. DoseMe is the developer of DoseMeRx, an advanced precision dosing tool to help physicians and pharmacists accurately dose patients' high-risk parenteral medications based on individual needs, resulting in significant improvements to mortality, risk, and patient outcomes.

David D. Wensel of Midland Care Receives the Richard O. Schamp, MD, Award

CareKinesis's sister company, Capstone Performance Systems, recognized David D. Wensel, DO, Chief Medical Officer of Midland Care in Topeka, Kansas, with the inaugural Richard O. Schamp, MD, Award. The Award is named in honor of Dr. Schamp, the founding CEO and visionary of Capstone Performance Systems, which provides expert Medicare risk adjustment, health plan management, and operational consulting services to PACE and other at-risk healthcare organizations. Dr. Schamp, TRHC's Chief Medical Officer, has devoted his career to geriatric medicine and the PACE model of care. 

National Action Plan for ADE Prevention

Adverse drug events (ADEs) account for an estimated one-third of hospital adverse events and approximately 280,000 hospital admissions annually. As a result, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has released the ADE Action Plan which addresses the most common, clinically significant, preventable, and measurable ADEs, including those that result from high-priority drug classes and occur in high-risk populations.

CareKinesis's proprietary technology helps prevent and identify adverse drug events. Our multi-drug interaction system identifies risk for dangerous accumulative side effects, unintentional overdose, or ineffective medication regimens.
Digital Inhaler with Tracking App Approved by FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first and only digital inhaler with a built-in sensor that connects to a mobile application. The ProAir Digihaler, from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will monitor the usage and strength of the user's inhalation. It has been approved for use in patients ages four years and older, will treat or prevent bronchospasm in individuals with reversible obstructive airway disease, and will prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. The inhaler will be launched nationally in 2020. 
Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Orsula V. Knowlton, PharmD, MBA, President, CareKinesis, was recently featured in the The Wall Street Journal article, "How to Overcome Your Terror of Making an Off-the-Cuff Speech," where she addresses handling the stress of demands to speak extemporaneously and answering questions without notes. 
Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • 10EireneRx 101, 11:00 a.m. EST
  • 23 - PACE Audit Basics for the 1/3 Financial Audits

From the CareKinesis Family!