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Innovator Agent Bulletin – 4/16/21

Innovator Agent Bulletin – 4/16/21


New items

A. (TC) Well-child supports: Resource sharing conversations with Insight for Action May 3 and 4

B. (TC) Webinar: Diabetes metrics toolkit June 22

C. Healthier Together Oregon in Action: online event series Begins May 6

D. Telehealth service recommendations: clinical best practice guidance for adult primary care now available


Repeated items

A. (TC) Virtual learning collaborative: COVID vaccines for clinics Every other Friday, beginning April 16

B. (TC) CCO guidance on CHA and CHP deliverables (due June 30) and informational session April 21

C. (TC) VBP webinar series for providers (with no-cost CME) next webinar April 21

D. (TC) REALD lessons learned for Phase 1 organizations April 29

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

F. (TC) Housing webinar: statewide priorities and CCO investment April 30

G. (TC) Provider focus groups to inform payment reform in Oregon April or May

H. (TC) CCO-DCO community of practice discussion: oral health for patients with diabetes and HbA1C control May 5

I. (TC) CCO health-related services convening May 24–25

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

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

L. (TC) Virtual CAC conference – registration is open June 8–9

M. (TC) SHARE Initiative evaluation tool and report template now available

N. (TC) Support for reporting electronic clinical quality metrics

New items

A. Well-child supports: Resource sharing conversations with Insight for Action May 3 and 4

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on kindergarten readiness and children’s health.

Contact: Adrienne Mullock, adrienne.p.mullock@state.or.us

The Transformation Center is partnering with Insight for Action to conduct an environmental scan to identify resources for parents of young children (ages 3 to 6) to promote their children’s wellness. The scan will align with the OHA CCO incentive metric focused on kindergarten readiness and well-child visits.


The Transformation Center will host two, 1-hour well-child supports conversations to provide a space for peer-to-peer sharing of resources for parents of young children.

  • When: May 3, noon–1 p.m. and May 4, 1–2 p.m. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7250280143454464267 (When registering, please choose the date that works best for you. Feel free to attend one or both conversations.)

  • Audience: CCO staff, health care providers, pediatric offices, community-based organizations

B. Webinar: Diabetes metrics toolkit June 22

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on diabetes metrics.

Contact: Laura Ferrara (ORPRN_TA@ohsu.edu)

Apply quality improvement frameworks and tools for measurable change in diabetes, HbA1c poor control and oral health evaluation for adults with diabetes. Join this hour-long live webinar, led by ORPRN practice facilitators who will walk through how to use the new toolkit in primary care and dental clinical settings and answer your questions. This new toolkit will be available to everyone and has many real-life example improvement projects, templates and inspiration to conceptualize, design and implement your own quality improvement projects. The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be available after the webinar.

June 22, noon–1 p.m.

RSVP here: https://ohsu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8quiaU227QX62tU

C. Healthier Together Oregon in Action: online event series Begins May 6

Request: Please share with CCO staff working on health equity and community health improvement.

Contact: Heather Owens at 971-291-2568 or heather.r.owens@dhsoha.state.or.us or 711 TTY.

OHA is pleased to host “Healthier Together Oregon (HTO) in Action”, a series of online events that provide opportunity for partners to learn more about the strategies and activities outlined in Healthier Together Oregon, the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan. Each 90-minute event will provide a detailed overview of HTO strategies and activities, showcasing of local examples of implementation, and opportunity to connect with others around the state who are doing similar work to identify next steps.


The intended audience is anyone in Oregon who is working to advance health equity or is involved in community health improvement, including community-based organizations, cross-sector partners (e.g. in education, transportation, food systems, housing, social services, and land use planning), local and tribal public health, hospitals, regional health equity coalitions, coordinated care organization, and community advisory councils.


Advanced registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Closed captioning and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

  • Healthy Communities: Thursday, May 6, 10–11:30 a.m. Register here

  • Behavioral Health: Tuesday, July 13, 10–11:30 a.m. Register here

  • Housing and Food: Wednesday, September 22, 10 a.m.–noon Register here


Information about future events will be posted here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Pages/HTO-in-action.aspx

Healthy Families: November 2021 - TBD

Healthy Youth: January 2022 - TBD

Equity and Justice: March 2022 - TBD

Technology and Innovation: May 2022- TBD

Workforce Development: July 2022 - TBD


D. Telehealth service recommendations: clinical best practice guidance for adult primary care

FYI

The Oregon Health Leadership Council has released Telehealth service recommendations: clinical best practice guidance for adult primary care. It’s available here: http://www.orhealthleadershipcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Telehealth-Service-Recommendations-Final.pdf


Purpose and intent: The recommendations in this document are meant to provide guidance to primary care providers in determining whether an adult patient’s

condition is clinically appropriate for telehealth care. They were developed from available evidence-based literature and expert opinion. The goal

is to ensure the quality and safety of services delivered remotely.


Repeated items

A. (TC) Virtual learning collaborative: COVID vaccines for clinics Every other Friday, beginning April 16

Contact: Bernadette Nativo (Bernadette.Nativo@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with CCOs (audience is FQHC staff and clinical staff new to COVID vaccines)

The OHA Transformation Center, in partnership with the OHA Vaccine Planning Unit, is hosting a learning collaborative for clinics newer to COVID immunizations to learn from subject matter experts and health center peers. We'll cover topics such as operational workflows, allocations, targeting high risk populations, vaccine hesitancy and more. Please join us!

April 16, noon‒1 p.m.

· Topic: Operation workflows – key staffing, logistics of space, separate vaccine service lines, storage and management

· Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsf--tpzIiGWSmRWxcS-20LhX5QMW9xz0

Topics TBD

  • April 30, noon‒1 p.m.: Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdOChrj0rGkATt8hHsmVw6-luFuQ8gUA

  • May 14, noon‒1 p.m.: Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc--vqDkrGzpDq-_4c973_SaLzHqPAmo

  • May 28, noon‒1 p.m.: Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItd-Cgrj8iHi7RZZafZOgzbfRPrh2na5I

  • June 11, noon‒1 p.m.: Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItfuyoqTMiHZtQrQrz7mwIbcgzMptTato

  • June 25, noon‒1 p.m.: Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdO-qrTotHvpP3DNYkyaJY1R9iMPnJ3w


B. (TC) CCO guidance on CHA and CHP deliverables (due June 30) and informational session April 21

Contact: Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us), Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

ü CCOs that have not submitted a CHP within the last five years are required to submit a CHA and CHP. In addition, the CCO must submit a completed CHA/CHP evaluation assessment that documents how the CHA and CHP meet the evaluation criteria with reference to CHA/CHP content or to supplemental documentation.

ü CCOs that have submitted a CHP in the last five years are required to submit a CHP Progress Report and a completed CCO Community Health Improvement Plan Progress Report Questionnaire.


The relevant submission must be submitted by June 30, 2021, to CCO.MCODeliverableReports@dhsoha.state.or.us.


More information is available at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/chachp-technical-assistance.aspx:

  • CCO official notice with instructions

  • CHA CHP evaluation assessment (evaluation criteria)

  • CHP progress report guidance

  • CHP progress report questionnaire


CHA/CHP information session: April 21, 10–11 a.m.

Register in advance: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItc-qqrD8sE4IBuoALgpFWG4cUkcC_Gl8


Questions? Please contact Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us) and Anona Gund (anona.e.gund@dhsoha.state.or.us).


C. (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

· 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 2, 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)


D. (TC) REALD lessons learned for Phase 1 organizations 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.

  • 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


E. (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.


F. (TC) Housing webinar: statewide priorities and CCO investment April 30

Contact: Anne King (kinga@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with CCOs and housing partners.

OHA invites CCOs and their partners to attend a webinar on the basics of housing in Oregon, and health-related services (HRS) investments in housing. The webinar will feature panelists from Oregon Housing and Community Services, Eastern Oregon CCO, and Health Share. Topics will include current statewide trends in housing, how housing is built and financed, and how CCOs can meaningfully invest in housing through community partnerships.

  • April 30, 1–2 p.m.

  • Register to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcuqhpzsvEtIt9pflvrNjVL1seOTotoOZ


G. (TC) Provider focus groups to inform payment reform in Oregon April or May

Contact: Caitlin Dickinson, ORPRN (summerca@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Calling all providers: Help impact payment reform in Oregon by participating in a 60-minute focus group! OHA has contracted with ORPRN to learn more about value-based payment. Specifically, by connecting with providers from the fields of behavioral health, medicine and dentistry, we seek to better understand provider perceptions of value-based payments and the best ways to communicate with providers around value-based payments. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about payment reform in our state!

  • Who is eligible to participate? Any behavioral health, physical health/medical, or dental provider in Oregon

  • Details – Active participation in one 60-minute virtual focus group. Focus groups will occur in April and May 2021 (participants can choose to participate in 1 of ~7 scheduled events). Information from these focus groups will be shared with OHA to inform value-based payment activities, but your individual identity and responses will be confidential. Participants will receive a gift card for their time.

  • Timeline – April or May 2021

  • Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149277429811


H. (TC) CCO-DCO community of practice discussion: oral health for patients with diabetes and HbA1C control May 5

Contact: Laura Ferrara (ORPRN_TA@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with CCO oral health staff.

This facilitated discussion will bring together representatives from CCOs and DCOs to talk about moving the needle for HbA1C control and oral health exams for patients with diabetes. The objective is to share ideas and learn from each other as we discuss what is working and common barriers and brainstorm solutions.

  • May 5, 11 a.m.–noon

  • RSVP by May 3: https://ohsu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afWmF4yh0Q2PZLE


I. (TC) CCO Health-Related Services Convening 2021: Using HRS for resilience and rebuilding after COVID-19

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Registration is open for the 2021 health-related services virtual 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, you can expect to:

· Increase your understanding of HRS work at other CCOs;

· Learn about innovative approaches to HRS; and

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


J. (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


K. (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.

• 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


How to participate

Sessions will be 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


L. (TC) Virtual CAC conference – registration is open June 8–9

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Registration is now live for the CAC conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-cac-conference-tickets-146429621941 Feel free to pass along this registration link to other CAC members, CCO staff and relevant partners you think would be interested in attending.

  • Note: If you know of someone requiring language translation, please let Tom know as soon as possible.

  • The conference will be held via Zoom. There will be a phone-only call-in # for those who are unable to join via Zoom.

Draft conference agenda: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Documents/2021%20Virtual%20CAC%20Conference%20Agenda-public.pdf.


M. (TC) SHARE Initiative evaluation tool and report template

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

The SHARE Initiative evaluation tool and report template are now available and posted to the SHARE Initiative page.


N. (TC) Support for reporting electronic clinical quality metrics

Contact: Michelle Bobo (bobom@ohsu.edu)

Request: Please share with CCOs.

OHA and the Care Management Plus team at OHSU are offering free technical assistance to Oregon clinics for electronic clinical quality metric (eCQM) reporting. The TA can include clarifying program requirements, addressing questions about the QRDA standard, and helping you work with your EHR vendor to resolve errors and issues with reports. Assistance will be in the form of email, phone and teleconference options. If you are interested, please fill out the registration survey: https://ohsu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_22XbCcnkZCu9JKm


Laura Kreger, MPH

Program Coordinator

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY

Health Policy and Analytics Division

Transformation Center

Laura.E.Kreger@state.or.us

Cell: 503-487-7409

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