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Innovator Agent Bulletin – 1/28/22

New items

A. (TC) Social-emotional health metric asset map Template available

B. (TC) TQS FAQ updates Next office hours February 3


Repeated items

A. (TC) CAC member learning series: The social determinants of health & equity Next session January 31

B. (TC) Free clinical technical assistance for clinics addressing the increasing prevalence of unhealthy alcohol (SBIRT) Recruiting clinics through February

C. (TC) Virtual Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP) Learning Collaborative March 2022–June 2023

D. (TC) Health-related services guidance updates New HRS HIT guidance available

E. Office hours with the Oregon Immunization Program Every Monday

F. Funding opportunity: Permanent supportive housing program Informational webinar February 8; apply by March 4

G. Treatment options for omicron variant: One-pager


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New items

A. (TC) Social-emotional health metric asset map Template available

Contact: Bhagavati (Adrienne Mullock) (Adrienne.P.Mullock@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on the social-emotional health metric.

The system-level social-emotional health measure asset map template is available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/CCOMetrics/HAKR_Asset_Map_template_final.xlsm. This is a tool CCOs may use to complete the asset map of existing social-emotional services and resources requirement of the measure. A webinar recording about how to use the asset map template will be available here soon (recorded 1/25): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Social-Emotional-Health-Metric.aspx


B. (TC) TQS FAQ updates Next office hours February 3

Contact: Laura Kreger (Laura.E.Kreger@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on TQS (already sent to CCO TQS leads on 1/27).

The TQS FAQ has been updated to include the following questions and clarifications from previous office hours. The FAQ is available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/TQS-General-FAQ.pdf

  1. New question #13: If we choose to report on our Medicaid Efficiency and Performance Program (MEPP) through the TQS, do we submit the three MEPP episode types in one or separate TQS projects?

  2. Updated question #14 to clarify that TQS projects can be the same as PIPs, but the frequency and level of reporting is different for the two deliverables.

  3. Updated question #31 to clarify where CCOs can indicate they’re submitting the same project for multiple CCO regions.

  4. New question #33: Could a 2022 project for the Health Equity: Data component focus on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data, even though that isn’t a requirement until 2023?


The next TQS office hours will be Feb. 3, 11-11:30 a.m. Please email Laura.E.Kreger@dhsoha.state.or.us if you or anyone on your team needs the calendar invitation.


Repeated items

A. (TC) CAC member learning series: The social determinants of health & equity Next session January 31

Contact: Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center is hosting a learning series for CAC members on the social determinants of health & equity. All session will be held via Zoom. This learning series is being held in support of OHA’s goal to eliminate health disparities across Oregon by 2030 and the contractual requirements for CACs in addressing the social determinants of health & equity.

  • All consumer OHP CAC members will be eligible to receive a $10 electronic gift card from Albertsons, Safeway or CVS for attending each session.

  • Closed captioning, ASL interpretation and Spanish-language interpretation will also be provided at each session (which will be recorded).

  • Click here to view a learning series flier in English.

  • Haga clic aquí para ver un folleto de la serie de aprendizaje en español.

Schedule

  • Community health assessments (CHAs): Making sense of health disparities

  • January 31, 3–4:30 p.m.

  • Register here

  • Community health improvement plans (CHPs): Evidence-based strategies to address the social determinants of health & equity

  • February 24, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

  • Register here


B. (TC) Free clinical technical assistance for clinics addressing the increasing prevalence of unhealthy alcohol (SBIRT) Recruiting clinics through February

Contact: Alissa Robbins (Alissa.Robbins@dhsoha.state.or.us) or contact the program directly at ANTECEDENT@ohsu.edu.

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on the SBIRT metric or clinic quality improvement.

The OHA Transformation Center is partnering with the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) to support clinic technical assistance related to SBIRT for unhealthy alcohol and drug use. Within Oregon, SBIRT is an incentive benchmark for CCOs in 2022. This collaborative project, ANTECEDENT, can provide primary care clinics with 15 months of tailored support to implement changes to address unhealthy alcohol use at no-cost to the participating clinics.

  • See flier: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/ANTECEDENT-flier.pdf

  • When: Recruiting through February 2022

  • Who: Clinics across Oregon and neighboring states are invited to participate in this free technical assistance opportunity.


C. (TC) Virtual Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP) Learning Collaborative March 2022–June 2023

Contact: Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Transformation Center will be hosting a new virtual CHA and CHP learning collaborative, which will focus on the operations side of developing a collaborative CHA and CHP. This new peer-to-peer learning collaborative will be facilitated by the Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE).

  • Timing: Six virtual learning collaborative sessions from March 2022–June 2023

  • Duration: 90 minutes each

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Audience: CCOs, local public health authorities, hospitals, CHA/CHP backbone entities, or other organization staff partnering to develop the CHA/CHP (for example, Tribal Nations, community-based organizations)

  • Topics: The first four topics in the collaborative will be 1) funding and staffing, 2) governance structures, 3) timelines/cycles of work, and 4) community engagement strategies. We would like your input on topics for the final two sessions. Please share your thoughts here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5KNMT37


Additional information about the collaborative, including session dates and times, will be shared in February. Click on the survey link above to sign up for the distribution list to receive future communications about this learning collaborative.


D. (TC) Health-related services guidance updates: new HRS HIT guidance available

Contact: health.relatedservices@dhsoha.state.or.us

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on HRS.

The OHA health-related services (HRS) team has the following updated HRS guidance to share with CCOs:

  1. HRS and Health Information Technology (new): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Health-Related-Services-Guide-HIT.pdf

  2. Exhibit L Financial Reporting Template and HRS Expenditures (updated January 2022): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Health-Related-Services-Exhibit-L-Reporting-Guide.pdf

E. Office hours with the Oregon Immunization Program Every Monday

Request: Please share with your CCOs (audience is clinical staff).

Grab your favorite snack or beverage and join us Mondays at noon for some fun, friendly and informative immunization discussions. Bring your questions, feedback, concerns and immunization needs. We offer a relaxed inclusive space for the purpose of increasing awareness and communicating up-to-the-minute information on immunization practices. Office hours are hosted by OIP’s nurse consultant who is often joined by other Immunization Program professionals to assist with a wide variety of immunization content.


F. Funding opportunity: Permanent supportive housing program Informational webinar February 8; apply by March 4

Contact: ARH.HCS@oregon.gov

Request: Please share with CCO staff involved in funding for supportive housing.

The objective of the Permanent Supportive Housing Program is to expand the state's supply of affordable housing designed to serve households experiencing chronic homelessness. Projects must utilize project-based rental assistance to ensure units are deeply and sustainably affordable for households with little to no income AND offer on-site comprehensive tenancy support services that are voluntary for residents.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2022 by midnight

G. Treatment options for omicron variant: One-pager

Request: Please share with CCOs and provider networks.

Attached is a clinical resource (1/18/22) developed by OHA’s Dr. Andrew Gibler, in response to community request. It pulls together information on the various pharmacotherapeutics currently available for treating non-hospitalized patients with the omicron variant.

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