2023 Round-Up: Top Stories from the KHC

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Each year, the holiday season is a a time for reflection and tradition. In what has become a KHC tradition, each December we reflect on the work the organization and our members have completed and how we have furthered our mission. Part of that reflection involves looking back at our blog which catalogs KHC news, events, and thought pieces to see which posts garnered the most attention. In 2023, the most popular posts tell a story of the KHC’s priorities and give us direction as we move forward to 2024.


    1. The Cost of Giving Birth in Kentucky – In this blog post written by former Director of Data Management and Innovation at the KHC, Melissa Eggen, details the cost of giving birth in Kentucky using the FAIR Health Cost of Giving Birth Tracker and considers next steps for using the information. 
    2. Leapfrog Announces Kentucky’s Spring 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades – The KHC is a Leapfrog Regional Leader. In this blog post, KHC President and CEO Jenny Goins shares the results of the Fall 2023 Hospital Safety Grades and commends hospitals earning positive grades.
    3. Kentucky’s Missed Opportunity on Price Transparency – The KHC supports the adoption of an All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) in Kentucky as a vital tool for transparency. Jenny Goins reflects on the KY General Assembly’s decision to not adopt an APCD this year in this blog post.
    4. Mid-Year Strategic Plan Review Concentrates KHC’s Work in Three Focus Areas – With input from KHC members and in line with state and national healthcare priorities, the KHC revised the strategic plan in mid-2023 to identify three focus areas: maternal health, mental health, and obesity. This blog post details the changes made to the KHC’s strategic plan.
    5. KHC 9th Annual Conference A Success – The KHC’s 9th Annual Conference, Enhancing Quality, Affordability, and Equity Through Measurement and Transparency brought together collaborators, thought leaders, and experts. This blog post shares information on the conference’s success.

    The KHC looks forward to another year of work towards healthcare affordability, quality, and equity. It seems like just yesterday that the 2022 round-up post was published and reflecting on what this organization has accomplished since then only brings excitement for what this annual post will highlight next December.

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