News stories from the past 60 days.
Sep 9, 2021 - Highlights a school-based suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength, in rural Kentucky. Discusses the program's proactive approach to connecting with students at small schools about mental health and providing assistance to students who may be struggling.
CMS: Medicare Program; National Expansion Implementation for All Remaining States and Territories of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports Federal Register
Aug 27, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the implementation dates for all remaining states and territories for the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports. This model tests whether prior authorization for repetitive, scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports helps reduce expenditures while maintaining or improving access to and quality of care.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 4, 2021 - Reports on the Farmers' Dinner Theater project hosted by local teenagers and the University of Kentucky colleges of Nursing and Agriculture and Food and Environment, which offered education for farm families on mental health, stress, and recognizing when they or someone else needs help. Describes the development of the project and the perspectives and experiences of local residents who attended the event with agriculture-related stress.
Aug 3, 2021 - Discusses a partnership between community organizations and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) to increase COVID-19 vaccination in 32 Appalachian counties in Kentucky and West Virginia through a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). Describes strategies to encourage vaccination through community outreach, increasing access and education, and offering over 90 Community Health Day events in the region from August to November.
Source: University of Kentucky Public Relations & Strategic Communications
Last Updated: 9/10/2021