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Innovator Agent Bulletin – 10/22/21

Innovator Agent Bulletin – 10/22/21


New items

A. (TC) SHARE webinar: Two approaches in the first year November 18

B. 2021 child health complexity data reports Now available

C. Metrics committees recruiting Apply by November 15


Repeated items

A. (TC) 2022 transformation and quality strategy guidance posted SHCN webinar October 28

B. (TC) Virtual learning sessions: Pediatric COVID vaccines for clinics Next session October 28

C. (TC) Health-related services eval criteria, guidance updates, office hours Next office hours November 9

D. (TC) Free clinical technical assistance for clinics addressing the increasing prevalence of unhealthy alcohol (SBIRT) and opioid use Recruiting clinics through November

E. (TC) Updated matrix of community health priorities by agency and region Now available

F. (TC) Value-based payment (VBP) webinars for CCOs Recordings available

G. Provider wellness workshops - Centering your needs: visioning and planning for wellness 4-part series begins October 26

H. Office hours with the Oregon Immunization Program Every Monday

I. Overcoming transportation insecurity through healthcare based interventions Implementation guide available


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New items

A. (TC) SHARE webinar: Two approaches in the first year November 18

Contact: Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu) and Nancy Goff (nancy055@gmail.com)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Please join us for a 1-hour webinar on SHARE. Two CCOs (Columbia Pacific CCO and PacificSource) will share their approaches to SHARE in the first year of program implementation.

  • November 18, 10-11 a.m.

  • Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctce6hrTgrG9Ob64KPRJL5JMLqSxVksLZL


Columbia Pacific CCO will focus their SHARE funds on supporting the capacity building of a Healthy Homes program that is in all three counties of the CCO’s service region. The program supports financially limited individuals to maintain and improve their living conditions. Program participants will be linked to health care services as needed. There will be a focus on equity and inclusion with identified sub-populations through increasing program involvement with IPV and culturally specific organizations who work to increase access to health and social care.


PacificSource Central Oregon chose to use SHARE Initiative funds to support Central Oregon FUSE (Frequent User System Entry) to increase housing placements for chronically homeless individuals and families in our community. Benefits from this project for FUSE and Emergency Housing Choice Voucher holders will include a package to incentivize leasing to participants, providing renters insurance, pre-screening, outreach materials, and a dedicated Landlord Liaison. In addition, participants of the FUSE Permanent Supportive Housing program will be eligible to access a “Landlord Mitigation Fund,” which acts as additional insurance for property owners willing to lease to individuals with significant barriers.


B. 2021 child health complexity data reports Now available

Contact: OHA's Children's Health Policy Team (HealthComplexity.Program@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The 2021 children’s health complexity data reports (statewide, CCO and county) are now posted to the Transformation Center website. OHA produced the reports in collaboration with OPIP and ODHS.

  • Cover letter from the OHA chief medical officer and director of health analytics: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Health-Complexity-Cover-Letter-October-2021.pdf

  • View all data reports here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Child-Health-Complexity-Data.aspx


C. Metrics committees recruiting Apply by November 15

Contact: metrics.questions@dhsoha.state.or.us

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority is seeking members for two committees which oversee health care quality measurement and quality bonus payments, the Metrics & Scoring and Health Plan Quality Metrics committees. We are seeking motivated members with a passion for eradicating inequities and improving health care for people in Oregon, particularly those subjected to historical and contemporary injustices. People with lived experience of health inequities and members of the Oregon Health Plan are especially encouraged to apply. While there are several current vacancies on each committee, we are seeking applications for all positions to create a robust applicant pool for additional vacancies occurring over the next year.


To apply, please review the application instructions and submit both (i) Part 1 and (ii) Part 2 of the application along with your (iii) resume and/or bio sketch to metrics.questions@dhsoha.state.or.us by November 15, 2021.

  • Application instructions: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/MetricsScoringMeetingDocuments/MSC_HPQMC_2021-Application-Instructions_final-form.pdf

  • Part 1 of application – interest form: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/MetricsScoringMeetingDocuments/MSC_HPQMC_2021-Application-Part-1_final-form.pdf

  • Part 2 of application – demographic form: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/MetricsScoringMeetingDocuments/MSC_HPQMC_Application-Part 2_final-form.pdf

Repeated items

A. (TC) 2022 transformation and quality strategy guidance posted SHCN webinar October 28

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on TQS (sent to CCO TQS leads 10/1).

The 2022 TQS template and guidance documents are now posted to the Transformation Center website: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Transformation-Quality-Strategy-Tech-Assist.aspx

This includes a template, guidance document, scoring criteria, FAQ, project ID numbers, and a change log of major updates.

Note: Updated example strategies will be added by November 1.


We look forward to walking through the updates during upcoming technical assistance (details at link above). If you want to be added to the calendar invitations for these sessions, please email Laura.E.Kreger@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Webinars

  • Global feedback/updates: slides and recording on TQS TA page (link above)

  • Access (all three components): slides and recording on TQS TA page (link above)

  • Serious and persistent mental illness: slides and recording on TQS TA page (link above)

  • Special health care needs: Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-noon

  • Utilization review: Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-noon


Office hours (first Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.)

  • Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3


B. (TC) Virtual learning sessions: Pediatric COVID vaccines for clinics Next session October 28

Contact: Alissa Robbins (Alissa.Robbins@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on COVID-19 vaccinations (audience is vaccinators).

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Transformation Center, in partnership with the OHA Vaccine Planning Unit, is hosting a learning session focused on pediatric COVID immunizations. As a participant, you will hear from subject matter experts and from peers on key topics such as pediatric COVID vaccine updates, how to build vaccine confidence in parents, and using equity in all planning and delivery of vaccine. Time will be reserved to answer questions from clinical staff.


This is an ongoing learning series with new topics covered each session. Space will be limited to the first 500 participants. Please register for each date below and join us via Zoom:


Audience: Vaccinators, including FQHC staff, clinical pediatric staff, family medicine staff, pharmacists


C. (TC) Health-related services eval criteria, guidance updates, office hours Next office hours November 9

Contact: Anona Gund (Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on health-related services.

Recent updates to the health-related services (HRS) website include the following, all available at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Health-Related-Services.aspx:

  • 2021 CCO policy requirements and evaluation criteria

  • Updated HRS guidance documents:

  • HRS brief

  • FAQ

  • Community benefit initiative guidance

  • SDOH guidance

  • Office hours schedule (every other month through 2022)

  • Next: November 9, 11‒11:30 a.m.


D. (TC) Free clinical technical assistance for clinics addressing the increasing prevalence of unhealthy alcohol (SBIRT) and opioid use Recruiting clinics through November

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

Request: Please share with CCOs (for primary care clinics).

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. SBIRT is a “must-pass” incentive measure for CCOs in 2021.


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.

Additionally, ORPRN is offering a technical assistance opportunity regarding chronic pain management and opioid prescribing (aka PINPOINT).

E. (TC) Updated matrix of community health priorities by agency and region

Contact: Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share the updated matrix with CCOs to review.

CCOs completed their first CHAs and CHPs in 2014, and all CCOs have since completed at least one additional CHA and CHP. Local public health authorities (LPHAs) may also develop and implement community health assessments and community health improvement plans, while nonprofit hospitals develop a similar community health needs assessment and implementation strategy. To support collaboration and alignment, the OHA Transformation Center, in collaboration with the OHA Public Health Division, has developed a matrix of community health priorities by agency and region: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2021 CHA-CHIP Matrix v3 external.pdf


The matrix includes community health priorities for plans that were completed by March 2021 and will be updated at least annually. If your CCO, LPHA or hospital notes an error in the community health priorities within the matrix, please contact the Transformation Center at Transformation.Center@dhsoha.state.or.us.

F. (TC) Value-based payment (VBP) webinars for CCOs Recordings available

Contact: Sarah Wetherson (sara.e.wetherson@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Materials from two recent learning opportunities are now available for on-demand learning.

Materials outline designing and implementing VBP models for behavioral health substance use disorder (SUD) services in patient-centered primary care homes and specialty settings

This session explores opportunities and best practices in designing and implementing performance benchmarks for population-based and clinical episode VBP models.

G. Provider wellness workshops - Centering your needs: visioning and planning for wellness 4-part series begins October 26

Request: Please share with your CCOs (audience is health care and frontline workers, and others in helping roles).

Join the Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – a service of Lines for Life – for an interactive four-part wellness workshop. The series is an opportunity for reflection and support, in which participants engage in an inquiry process and develop their own personalized wellness vision. This vision acts to clarify steps and identify the barriers that may exist to meeting one’s own wellness needs. Participants leave with a clearer commitment to their own wellness, and a vision of how to integrate wellness into their current lives as helpers. This program is offered at no cost to health care and frontline workers, and others in helping roles.

See attached flier, and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/centering-your-needs-visioning-and-planning-for-wellness-tickets-188712132067

  • Leveraging Your Strengths

  • October 26, Noon–1 p.m.

  • Exploring Your Core Values

  • November 2, Noon–1 p.m.

  • Managing Stress – Your Personal Plan

  • November 9, Noon–1 p.m.

  • The Power of Visualization – Creating Our Wellness Vision

  • November 13, Noon–1 p.m.


H. 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.

  • Every Monday Noon–1 p.m.

  • Join ZoomGov Meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1617434298?pwd=b3ZYbjNHN3VxcTUyRGs1aGozMjEvUT09

  • Audience: Clinical staff with immunization questions.


I. Overcoming transportation insecurity through healthcare based interventions Implementation guide available

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on SDOH and transportation insecurity.

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released Driving Towards Change: Overcoming Transportation Insecurity Through Healthcare Based Interventions. This implementation guide will help organizations implement routine transportation insecurity screening—including screening for both medical and non-medical transportation needs—and measure change in rates of transportation insecurity within their population. It builds on current efforts to provide practical and action-oriented strategies toward achieving health equity. It is unique in that it provides guidance on driving improvement through measurable change, and it is available for download at no cost here: https://store.qualityforum.org/products/driving-towards-change-overcoming-transportation-insecurity-through-healthcare-based-interventions-inter

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