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Innovator Agent Bulletin (12/17/21)

New items

A. (TC) Webinar: System level social-emotional health metric asset map January 13

B. (TC) Transformation Center overview



Repeated items

A. (TC) CAC member learning series: The social determinants of health & equity Next session January 7

B. (TC) HRS webinar: Health information technology investments using health-related services January 12

C. (TC) Virtual learning collaborative: Care coordination and intensive care coordination Starts January 20; complete questionnaire

D. (TC) Rescheduled webinar: Family Connects Oregon January 21

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

F. (TC) Health-related services guidance updates and 2020 spending summary Now available

G. (TC) Value-based payment resource library Now available

H. Office hours with the Oregon Immunization Program Every Monday


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New items

A. (TC) Webinar: System level social-emotional health metric asset map January 13

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

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

This recorded webinar will demonstrate how to use and submit the fillable version of the asset map template, one component of the new system-level social emotional health metric. This will allow CCOs to fulfill this requirement and provide participants with practical strategies to address capacity issues within a CCO’s service area.

  • January 13, 1-1:50 p.m.

  • Audience: CCO staff and clinical partners who will be completing asset maps for CCOs

  • Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdOCgqTMoHceoiQQairm97rHt3Axro-8


Metric background: As of January 2022, CCOs have a new incentive measure to support health aspects of kindergarten readiness: system-level social-emotional health. This metric focuses on identifying and connecting young children with social emotional health needs to services. Providing families with effective options to support social emotional health for young children will improve child current and long-term psychological functioning, academic progress, and physical health, while reducing suffering and medical costs. In addition to universal promotion, prevention and early intervention, infants, young children and their caregivers benefit from mental health/behavioral health screening, assessment, and treatment services provided in primary health care settings, in their homes, in behavioral health clinics, and other settings.


One component of this new measure is that CCOs must complete a map of local assets available to address the social-emotional health needs of young children. The first year of the asset mapping process will help CCOs identify behavioral health providers trained to provide behavioral health services to infants, and young children with their caregivers. The measure specifications include a template that CCOs can use, and OHA has created a fillable version of this template.


B. (TC) Transformation Center overview

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

Request: Please share as needed.

The Transformation Center 2-pager is now updated. It outlines the areas of work we support and some highlights of our impact. You’re welcome to share it with partners (internal and external) as needed. It’s available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Transformation-Center-Impact-Overview.pdf

Repeated items

A. (TC) CAC member learning series: The social determinants of health & equity Next session January 7

Contacts: 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

  • Applying an equity lens when reviewing community spending requests

  • January 7, noon–1 p.m.

  • Register here

  • 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) HRS webinar: Health information technology investments using health-related services January 12

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on HRS.

This webinar will cover HRS health information technology (HIT) expenditure criteria and basics, and highlight successful CCO HIT strategies and investments. The webinar will also connect this work to statewide efforts and priorities. Presenters include staff from the OHA Transformation Center, the Office of Health Information Technology, and CCOs.

  • When: January 12, 11 a.m.–noon

  • Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdO-qrT8pGtximduG3zvwOn4i3lPjU2gi


C. (TC) Virtual learning collaborative: Care coordination and intensive care coordination Starts January 20; complete questionnaire

Request: Please share with CCOs planning or delivering CC/ICC.

Contact: Jackie.Wetzel@dhsoha.state.or.us

The Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center is hosting a monthly virtual learning collaborative to support CCOs and other organizations that provide care coordination and intensive care coordination (CC/ICC) services to Oregon Health Plan members.

  • When: Third Thursday each month in 2022, noon–2 p.m.

  • Audience: Staff of CCOs, Kepro, and other organizations who are involved in planning or delivering CC/ICC to OHP members.

  • To participate:

1. Please complete this brief questionnaire: https://forms.office.com/r/pTsBLxhrq1

2. Save the date(s): 3rd Thursday of each month, noon–2 p.m., starting January 20, 2022


The year-long learning collaborative will provide support toward understanding and meeting CCO 2.0 care coordination requirements and facilitate sharing of CC/ICC best practices. Participants will hear from subject matter experts and peers on key topics such as:

• CCO contract requirements and OARs related to CC/ICC

• Best practices for:

o Interdisciplinary care team (ICT) meetings

o Sharing assessments and care plans

o CC/ICC staffing models

• CC/ICC reporting requirements/template

• Face-to-face requirements in rural/urban areas

• Prioritized populations

• Using data to support CC/ICC activities and workflows

• In lieu of services (ILOS) and care coordination


D. (TC) Rescheduled webinar: Family Connects Oregon January 21

Contacts: Bobbie Bowman-Meza (Bobbie.Bowman-Meza@dhsoha.state.or.us) and Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The OHA Transformation Center and OHA Public Health Division will be hosting a webinar on Oregon’s new nurse home visiting program. Family Connects Oregon builds on Oregon’s current home visiting programs and will offer home visiting to all families with newborns. It is a voluntary, opt-in program. No families are required to participate. Please note that Family Connects is rolling out in stages across the state, and is not yet universal at this time.


In this session, maternal and child health staff will provide details on the new home visiting model, as well as requirements for CCOs.

  • January 21, noon-1 p.m.

  • Audience: CCO staff.

  • Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc-murjkuHJi4F4iFlLBwEcK6Q9OM6SM


Please contact Tom Cogswell if you require any accommodations to fully participate in this learning session.

E. (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.


F. (TC) Health-related services guidance updates and 2020 spending summary

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:

  • 2020 CCO HRS spending summary

  • Updated HRS guidance documents:

  • HRS FAQ

  • Examples of accepted HRS expenditures

  • HRS brief, HRS community benefit initiatives, Addressing SDOH-E through HRS (minor corrections, no substantive changes)


G. (TC) Value-based payment resource library Now available

Contact: OHA.VBP@dhsoha.state.or.us

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on VBP (audience is CCOs, other payers, and providers)

OHA’s value-based payment (VBP) website now features a library of resources: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/VBP-Resource-Library.aspx

The library covers a wide range VBP topics, including:

• Overviews

• Risk stratification

• Attribution

• Evidence-based care and workflows

• Performance measurement

• Promoting health equity

• Emerging trends

In addition, you’ll find sections on each of the five care delivery areas required in CCO contract:

• Hospital

• Maternity

• Behavioral Health

• Oral Health

• Children’s Health


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.

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