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KPCA Receives $250,000 Technology Grant

Kentucky Primary Care Association Receives $250,000 Grant from UnitedHealthcare
 New data system to connect clinics, managed care organizations, to deliver higher quality care

 Frankfort, Ky. (January 21, 2021)  A $250,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kentucky will provide support for a new data system now in production by the Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA). The Centralized Healthcare And Revenue data Leading Innovation (CHARLI) is a value-based data system that provides a full view of care being provided to a patient from as many points of service as possible to close care gaps. It will connect KPCA member clinics to managed care organizations (MCO), labs, and the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE).

CHARLI maximizes patient care resources through data analytics by aggregating data from labs, hospitals, primary care settings, specialists and any claims to build a profile of all services provided to a patient. Using this analysis of health data, a provider can avoid unnecessary testing and can reach out to other healthcare providers to coordinate patient care.
“This platform will reduce administrative costs to benefit payers and providers, but most importantly, it will provide value to the patients we serve,” said David Bolt, CEO, Kentucky Primary Care Association. “I want to thank UnitedHealthcare for its recognition of the value that CHARLI provides. Presently, we have more than 30 clinics in the process of onboarding the CHARLI platform. The system is now closing care gaps, with approved, certified data, on a monthly basis.”  
Eventually, the system will support more than 90 clinics in 86 counties which serve more than one million, or one-in-eight Kentuckians, including close to 400,000 Medicaid recipients.

“UnitedHealthcare is proud to support the improvement in systems integration and interoperability with KPCA,” said Keith Payet, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kentucky. “Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. Supporting implementation of the CHARLI platform benefits all of Kentuckians by providing greater efficiency, while allowing us to better address the needs of our members and the community we are privileged to serve.”
CHARLI will be implemented by Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), or Community Health Centers, and Rural Health Clinics (RHC). These system enhancements will improve the information available for the treatment and continued care of patients.
About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. UnitedHealthcare has served Kentuckians for 34 years and has more than 380,000 members in commercial, Medicare and Dual Special Needs plans in the Commonwealth. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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