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Innovator Agent Bulletin – 3/12/21

New items

A. (TC) Examples of approved HRS expenditures now available

B. Medicaid Advisory Committee recruiting candidates Apply by March 31

C. Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA teamApply by April 2

D. NCQA adolescent immunization webinar recording


Repeated items

A. (TC) CCO health-related services convening Presentation proposals due March 12

B. (TC) Health-related services office hours April 13

C. (TC) REALD lessons learned for Phase 1 organizations March 15, April 29

D. (TC) VBP webinar for CCOs: Using VBP to reduce health disparities March 17

E. (TC) VBP webinar series for providers (with no-cost CME) March-June; first webinar March 17

F. (TC) Virtual training opportunity: Planning a collaborative CHA and CHP for your unique community April–June; training requests due May 24

G. (TC) Virtual CAC Conference: Save the date! June 8–9

H. (TC) SBIRT webinar training series February–September

I. (TC) OHA COVID-19 health care provider webinars next session April 8

J. (TC) COVID-19 response ECHO for Oregon clinicians – Part III 1st and 3rd Thursdays

New items

A. (TC) Examples of approved HRS expenditures

Request: FYI (shared with CCO HRS key contacts 3/12)

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

A new HRS guide provides examples of prior CCO HRS expenditures that have qualified under the requirements for HRS detailed in Oregon Administrative Rule and Code of Federal Regulations: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/HRS-Example-Approved-Expenditures.pdf


B. Medicaid Advisory Committee recruiting candidates Apply by March 31

Request: Please share with your CCOs, CACs and partners.

Contact: Jackie Wetzel (jackie.wetzel@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-580-5603)

Oregon’s Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC) is recruiting candidates to fill multiple open positions in 2021, including:

  • One member of a health care consumer group that serves Medicaid recipients

  • Two members of the general public, with special interest in individuals who have experience with the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), either as an enrollee, caregiver, or family member


Applications submitted by March 31 will receive priority review.

See full recruitment notice: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/HP-MAC/Documents/MAC%20Recruitment%20Announcement-2021v3.pdf


C. Host a member of the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA team Apply through April 2

Request: Please share with your CCOs, if applicable.

Contact: Danielle Brown (danielle.y.brown@dhsoha.state.or.us or 503-894-3913)

Public, private, or faith-based nonprofit organizations, as well as, local, state, tribal or federal agencies can become an AmeriCorps VISTA host site. 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 VISTAs join one of two teams, beginning their year of service in April or August. Host sites provide a financial match, direct the project, supervise and mentor the VISTA, and provide necessary administrative support to complete the goals and objectives of the project. Each OHA VISTA project must support the national VISTA program’s performance measures area for Healthy Futures:

  • Access to health care: Connecting economically disadvantaged individuals to preventative and primary health care services

  • COVID-19 pandemic: Connecting economically disadvantaged individuals to preventative education and treatment/recovery services

  • Opioid addiction prevention and recovery: Creating or expanding opioid prevention, intervention/treatment, and recovery efforts

  • Food security: Alleviating hunger and increasing access to nutritious food

Due date: Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis between now and April 2.

New host sites: Please discuss your VISTA project idea with Danielle Brown as soon as possible so we can best align our goals before drafting a detailed application.

More information is available here: http://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/SERV-OR/Pages/Vistahostavista.aspx


D. NCQA adolescent immunization webinar recording

Request: Please share with your CCOs staff working on adolescent immunization

A Safe Return to In-Person Schooling: An Urgent Call to Action for Health Plans to Close the Adolescent Vaccination Care Gap

The United States faces a significant vaccination gap for school-age children, especially adolescents, due to the pandemic. Public childhood vaccine doses are down over 11 million doses for non-influenza doses as of late February 2021. NCQA calls upon health plans to take swift and decisive action to bring in school-age children between March and May of 2021 to catch up on missed vaccinations and provide newly due vaccines. To support your work, NCQA has created new resources focused on adolescent catch up vaccination:

  • Slides

  • Recording

  • Health Plan Messaging Toolkit

Audience: CCOs and other Health Plans

Repeated items

A. (TC) CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19 Presentation proposals due 3/12

Contact: Anona Gund (ANONA.E.GUND@dhsoha.state.or.us) or Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center, in partnership with the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network at OHSU (ORPRN), is issuing a call for presentation proposals for the 2021 health-related services virtual convening (May 24–25, 2021). We invite presentations from CCOs that showcase innovation in the topic areas listed below. We are especially interested in showcasing initiatives that are targeted at priority populations and center equity in their approaches. Presentations will be 30 minutes.


PRIORITY TOPIC AREAS

  • Addressing the statewide housing availability crisis

  • Increasing provider awareness and utilization of Flexible Services

  • Creating complementary strategies for HRS & SHARE

  • Leveraging HRS to support implementation of Community Information Exchange (CIE) systems through community engagement

  • Braided funding strategies to leverage HRS resources

  • Sustaining partnerships built through COVID-19 and the wildfires

  • Increasing access to behavioral health services and supports


PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

To submit a presentation proposal, please send the following to Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu) by Friday, March 12. Proposals should be no more than one page and should specify:

  • Summary of initiative, including description of activities, relevant partnerships and outcomes

  • The goal of the initiative and the issue it seeks to address

  • Description of how equity is centered and/or priority populations are targeted

  • Alignment with priority topic areas listed above

  • Description of methods for audience engagement (see below)

  • Presenters (up to three)


AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

We strongly encourage presenters to consider innovative alternative presentation formats that engage and entertain the audience more than traditional PowerPoint presentations (keeping in mind this convening will be virtual). Some suggested alternative formats could include:

  • Pecha Kucha storytelling

  • TED talk-style inspirational speech

  • Recorded video interviews or zoom calls with CCO and community partners

  • Other innovative formats — be creative!


Details on the convening:

When: May 24 and 25, 2021 (9 a.m.–2 p.m. each day)

Who should attend: CCOs and their partners involved with health-related services, including community benefit initiatives and flexible services. CCO staff working on HRS are the primary audience for this HRS convening. There may be relevant sessions that CCO partners working on HRS will benefit from attending. CCOs should work with their HRS partners to determine which partners to invite and to share the registration details.

Register for the conference here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlce6pqzkjGdwo8QYMaLo5XQws7wj1732L

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, and a calendar invite.


Goals: By attending this conference, participants can expect to:

  • Increase their understanding of HRS work at other CCOs

  • Learn about innovative approaches to HRS

  • Discuss and share ideas about leveraging HRS to promote community resilience and rebuilding in the post-COVID-19 context


B. (TC) Health-related services office hours April 13

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff that work with HRS flexible services or community benefit initiatives – or that work with the HRS Exhibit L annual report.

CCO staff are invited to participate in office hours in support of developing the 2020 CCO Health-Related Services (HRS) Exhibit L annual report. This series is hosted by the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center. See attached flier for additional information. Other Guidance: Additional HRS guidance, including an Exhibit L guidance document, are available on the Transformation Center HRS website: www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Health-Related-Services.aspx


C. (TC) REALD lessons learned for Phase 1 organizations March 15, April 29

Contact: Renee Harger (renee.a.harger@dhsoha.state.or.us) and Craig Mosbaek (craig.mosbaek@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) would like to announce the following learning series: REALD Lessons Learned for Phase 1 Organizations”. This meeting series will replace the REALD Technical Workgroup and focus on hearing from partners on lessons learned while operationalizing REALD. Please share with your operational leaders and colleagues and consider registering! If you’d like to present on lessons you’re organization has learned, please contact Renee Harger and Craig Mosbaek.

  • March 15, 3–4 p.m. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reald-lessons-learned-for-phase-1-organizations-march-meeting-tickets-135384287047

  • April 29, 1–2 p.m. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reald-lessons-learned-for-phase-1-organizations-april-meeting-tickets-135384666181


Phase 1 providers are:

  • Hospitals except for licensed psychiatric hospitals

  • Health care providers within a health system

  • Health care providers working in a federally qualified health center


D. (TC) VBP webinar for CCOs: Using value-based payment to reduce health disparities March 17, 1–2:30 p.m.

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

CCO and health system partner staff are invited to learn from Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned expert on how to design and use concepts within value-based payment models to reduce health inequities. Dr. Chin will also be available for a 30-minute one-on-one call with each CCO team in the weeks following the presentation to talk further about your CCO’s care transformation and VBP challenges for advancing health equity.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 1–2:30 p.m.

  • See flier for full details: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/VBP-CCO-Equity-Webinar.pdf

  • Register in advance for this meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdOmrpjgpHGHJ_V6EnX7-Onw8TpApyAc

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


E. (TC) Value-based payment webinar series for providers March‒June

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Primary care, behavioral health, and maternity care providers are invited to a five-part webinar series focused on increasing readiness for VBP and taking advantage of the additional flexibility VBPs offer for innovatively redesigning care models. See flier for full details and registration: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/VBP-Webinar-Series-Spring-2021.pdf

· March 17, noon-1 p.m.: Value-based payment: Is it disrupting health care for the better?

· April 21, noon-1 p.m.: What do you need to know to negotiate VBP agreements?

· May 19, noon-1 p.m.: Learnings from COVID-19 and how they may impact the adoption of VBPs

· June 1, noon-1 p.m.: VBP for behavioral health providers: How do we keep from being left out?

· June 16, noon-1 p.m.: VBP and maternity care: What have we learned so far?

Speakers: Art Jones, Jeanene Smith, Janet Meyer (Health Management Associates)


F. (TC) Virtual training opportunity: Planning a collaborative CHA and CHP for your unique community April‒June; training requests due May 24

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

CCOs, local public health, hospitals and tribal health departments that are collaboratively developing community health assessments (CHAs) and community health improvement plans (CHPs) are invited to a shared training opportunity. As a requirement through CCO 2.0, CCOs must collaborate with a number of key partners, including local public health authorities, to develop a shared CHA and CHP. This virtual training is built on a distillation of best practices from several industries; the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships model; and previous state CHA/CHP alignment work. See flier for more details: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/Training%20Announcement-CHA-CHP%20Development%202021.pdf

Contact Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us, 971-304-9642) by May 24, 2021, to request a training.


G. (TC) Virtual CAC Conference: Save the date! June 8–9

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The Transformation Center will be hosting a virtual CAC conference on June 8-9. Session times are yet to be determined. Session topics will be discussed at the next CAC learning collaborative meeting on March 9, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


H. (TC) SBIRT webinar training series multiple options February–September

Contact: antecedent@ohsu.edu or Alissa.Robbins@dhsoha.state.or.us

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

This SBIRT webinar training series is supported by the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network’s (ORPRN) ANTECEDENT project. ANTECEDENT focuses on addressing unhealthy alcohol use in Oregon. The project team intends to work with over 80 primary care clinics and provide each clinic with the evidence and tools they need to help patients with moderate to severe alcohol use disorder through the use of screening and brief intervention and medication assisted treatment. See flier for details: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/SBIRT-webinar-series.pdf

Multiple dates for each webinar topic:

  • Unhealthy alcohol use SBIRT 101

  • Unhealthy alcohol use screening via telehealth

  • Medication assisted treatment for unhealthy alcohol use

  • Unhealthy alcohol use motivational interviewing

  • Brief intervention with unhealthy alcohol use


I. (TC) OHA COVID-19 health care provider webinars April 8

Contact: Britt Parrott (britt.d.parrott@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

To provide a consistent venue for COVID-19 information sharing, OHA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dana Hargunani, M.D., will host regular information sessions for Oregon health care providers. All upcoming sessions will be noon–1 p.m.


J. (TC) COVID-19 Response ECHO for Oregon Clinicians – Part III January‒June, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, noon–1 p.m.

Contact: oen@ohsu.edu

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Oregon clinicians are invited to participate in the third cohort of the COVID-19 Response ECHO, sponsored by the Oregon ECHO Network. ECHO is a tele-mentoring program that uses videoconferencing technology to combine brief expert presentations with interactive and practical case presentations from participants. The overall goal of ECHO programming is to build new capacity for care at the community level.


Focus of this ECHO

This 12-session program will support clinicians, staff and other health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jointly presented with the Oregon Health Authority, sessions will look at Oregon's response to the pandemic, the state of the science in treatment and prevention, and offer guidance to practices for systems change.

• Learn strategies to optimize the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 while keeping staff and others safe

• Stay current on the Oregon Health Authority’s latest guidance for Oregon health care practices

• Receive guidance on evidence-based treatments for COVID-19

• Share and receive advice on systems change within practices


Benefits of participation include:

• No cost to you or your facility

• No-cost continuing medical education (CME) credits

• The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers


How to participate

Sessions for this cohort will occur via videoconference on the first and third Thursdays, noon–1 p.m., January 7 through June 17, 2021.

This program is open to all Oregon clinicians, health care staff, and other health care professionals.

For more information, please visit www.oregonechonetwork.org.

TO REGISTER, VISIT: https://connect.oregonechonetwork.org/Series/Registration/1335

Drop-in participation (no CME): https://echo.zoom.us/j/2382480348?pwd=d1dGS3lIeUt6QXRWR3p4d2x3VFlQUT09

Password: 874887



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