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Innovator Agent Bulletin (12/3/21)


New items

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

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

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

D. Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team Applications due December 20


Repeated items

A. (TC) Virtual learning sessions: Pediatric COVID vaccines for clinics Next session December 9

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

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

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


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New items

A. (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


B. (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


C. (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.


D. Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team Applications due December 20

Contact: Danielle Brown, OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Project & Training Coordinator (Danielle.Y.Brown@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs.

Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organizations, as well as, local, state, tribal or federal agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. Applications for the Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project are handled by the Public Health Division in partnership with AmeriCorps.​ Host sites identify significant program-level work that will help build local capacity to alleviate poverty and improve public health. Sites host AmeriCorps VISTA national service members each for one year, often for three successive years. OHA AmeriCorps members join one of two cohorts, beginning their year of service in April or August. Host sites provide a financial match, direct the project, supervise and mentor the member, and provide necessary administrative support to complete the goals and objectives of the project.

  • More information is available here: http://healthoregon.org/vista

  • Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis between now and December 20.

Repeated items

A. (TC) Virtual learning sessions: Pediatric COVID vaccines for clinics Next session December 9

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

Meeting accommodations: If you require accommodations to fully participate in this meeting, such as closed captioning, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or language interpretation, please contact Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us).


B. (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


C. (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)


D. (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

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