The Kentucky Primary Care Association was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of
community health centers, rural health clinics, licensed primary care centers and other organizations and individuals
concerned about access to health care services for the state’s underserved rural and urban populations.
KPCA is charged with promoting the mutual interests of our members, with a mission to promote access to
comprehensive, community-oriented primary health care services for the underserved.
Association members are providers of primary care – first contact, broadly trained physicians
, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health providers, dental providers and
other professionals delivering whole-person health care.
We support the development of primary care services throughout the Commonwealth
by working with federal, state and local legislators, regulatory agencies, health policy organizations,
foundations, and payors to build a stronger primary care system in Kentucky.
KPCA was established to:
- Develop a unified coalition of primary care providers.
- Stimulate and support development of primary health care services.
- Serve the needs of our members.
KPCA offers the following services:
- Independent Practice Association (IPA) that contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and some commercial payors
- Conferences, Training and Technical Assistance, including: Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Finance, Billing & Coding, Patient Centered Medical Home, Quality Improvement, Integrated Care, Data & Reporting, Outreach & Enrollment, the 340B Program, and more
- Group Purchasing contracts for office supplies, medical supplies, reference lab services, and a language interpretive services agreement
- Outreach & Enrollment resources, training, and best practices for helping patients enroll and maintain health insurance coverage
- Member Rates to our Spring/Annual conference and year-round trainings
- Networking and Peer-Learning
- Weekly Updates to keep you informed
- Community Development to support the expansion of primary care services into underserved areas of Kentucky
- Advocacy at the Local, State, and Federal levels
KPCA’s Quality Improvement Program supports practice transformation and the transition to value-driven care with the purpose of developing the IPA practices into a high performing preferred provider network
The Kentucky Primary Care Association operates a messenger-style Independent Practice Association (IPA), which contracts with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Medicare and commercial payors on behalf of KPCA members.
Conference Presentations, Federal Guidelines, and much more
Without health insurance many are unable to access the health care they need. Kynect, Kentucky’s State Based Health Insurance marketplace, allows individuals and families to enroll in health insurance coverage.