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Innovator Agent Bulletin (3/4/22)

New items

A. (TC) Provider webinar: COVID-19 therapeutics March 10

B. (TC) SHARE Initiative office hoursApril 20


Repeated items

A. (TC) Tales from the field: Family Connects Oregon early adopters share lessons learned March 11

B. (TC) Collaborative CHA/CHP learning collaborative First session March 29

C. (TC) VBP pre-interview questionnaire, PCPCH and CDA data template Due May 6 and 7

D. (TC) Learning collaborative: Care coordination and intensive care coordination Third Thursday each month

E. (TC) SHARE, HRS and ILOS comparison Now available

F. (TC) Free, quick online tobacco cessation counseling training (with CME) On demand, 45 minutes

G. Housing and health resources for payers

H. Environmental justice screening and mapping tool

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New items

A. (TC) Provider webinar: COVID-19 therapeutics March 10

Contact: Greg Desrosiers (Gregory.Desrosiers@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs (to distribute to provider networks).

The Oregon Health Authority will be hosting a provider webinar focused on COVID-19 therapeutics. This new webinar will provide insight on the available medications and their indications followed by a panel discussion featuring medical professionals from multiple health systems across Oregon, ending with Q&A. Panelists will share their respective experiences on best practices, strategies on patient qualifications, timely testing methods, and outreach efforts.

  • March 10, 10–11 a.m.

  • Audience: Providers, CCOs, Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon, Oregon Medical Association, local public health authorities, hospitals, home health agencies and long-term care facilities in Oregon

  • Register here (you’ll receive a webinar link after you register): https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2cee483ad5f94ac291ca5ace6e2d7ea3

If you require any accommodations to fully participate in these sessions, or have questions about this webinar, please contact Gregory.Desrosiers@dhsoha.state.or.us.

B. (TC) SHARE Initiative office hours April 20

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on SHARE.

OHA staff will hold office hours to answer CCO questions about SHARE Initiative deliverables:

  • April 20, 9:30–10 a.m.

  • May 18, 9:30–10 a.m.

  • June 15, 9:30–10 a.m.

How to join:

  • Join here (no registration needed): https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NGIyM2YwOGEtMWJlNC00NmY4LWIyNWItM2ZmOTZkZjEwNGZk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22658e63e8-8d39-499c-8f48-13adc9452f4c%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d2779169-6d83-4179-b38c-6e3fce72634c%22%7d

  • Or call in (audio only): +1 971-277-2343,,878492774#

  • Phone conference ID: 878 492 774#


All SHARE templates and guidance documents are available here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/SHARE.aspx


Repeated items

A. (TC) Tales from the field: Family Connects Oregon early adopters share lessons learned March 11

Contact: Lashanda Friedrich (LASHANDA.N.FRIEDRICH@dhsoha.state.or.us), Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Family Connects Oregon is a universally-offered home visiting service for newborns and their families. In addition to clinical services, FCO provides community alignment that connects families with services in their community. The scope of this presentation will be two early adopter sites sharing their implementation journeys thus far. We will present data on the following: number of families served, client satisfaction, partnerships with CCOs and community alignment work.


B. (TC) Collaborative CHA/CHP learning collaborative First session March 29

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

Request: Please share with CACs and CCO staff working on CHAs and CHPs.

The OHA Transformation Center will be hosting a virtual community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHP) learning collaborative that 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).


C. (TC) VBP pre-interview questionnaire, PCPCH and CDA data template Due May 6 and 7

Contact: Lisa Krois (Lisa.R.Krois@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: FYI (was shared with CCO VBP points of contact 2/4/22).


D. (TC) Learning collaborative: Care coordination and intensive care coordination Third Thursday each month

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 sign up, please email Jackie Wetzel (Jackie.wetzel@dhsoha.state.or.us)


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


E. (TC) SHARE, HRS and ILOS comparison Now available

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on HRS, SHARE and ILOS.

This new comparison of CCO spending programs provides an overview of health-related services, in lieu of services and the SHARE Initiative (Supporting Health for All through Reinvestment). The document includes examples of activities that could fall into each category. View the comparison here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/HRS-SHARE-ILOS-Comparison.pdf


F. (TC) Free, quick online tobacco cessation counseling training (with CME) On demand, 45 minutes

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

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on tobacco cessation.

This short online course will improve your care team’s ability to help patients quit tobacco. The course focuses on Brief Tobacco Intervention and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

  • Who: All members of the care team committed to supporting their patients quit tobacco.

  • When: The course is self-paced and takes approximately 45 minutes. The course can be started, paused and resumed later as needed.

  • CMEs: This training has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 1.0 prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For other licensing boards that may not pre-approve continuing education credits (for example, the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists), please submit the certificate of participation to your accrediting body.

  • Access the training: https://learn.optum.com/redeem/or


G. Housing and health resources for payers

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on SDOH-E spending programs (if relevant).

The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network helped pull together the following list of national housing and health resources. These guides and articles may be helpful for CCOs in their housing work, including health-related services and the SHARE Initiative.


H. Environmental justice screening and mapping tool

Request: Please share with CCOs if relevant to community health assessments or other initiatives.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has updated and redesigned EJScreen, the agency’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool: https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen

The update features new indicators on environmental burdens, socioeconomic factors, climate change health, and critical service gaps, including the following:

  • Environmental and demographic information to identify areas overburdened by pollution

  • Unemployment

  • Food deserts, medically underserved areas, and broadband internet service

  • Life expectancy, asthma and heart disease at the census tract level

  • Drought and wildfire data (layers that build on the existing climate data)


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