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Innovator Agent Bulletin – 4/2/21

New items

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


Repeated items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

K. (TC) Examples of approved HRS expenditures

L. Northwest Regional Telehealth Conference April 21–22

New items

A. (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.


See attached:

  • 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).


Repeated items

A. (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.

  • April 13, 2021, 12:30-1:30 p.m.​

  • Join meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/879493445

  • Phone option: 669-224-3412

  • Access code: 879-493-445​​​


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


B. (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 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)


C. (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


D. (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.


E. (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.


F. (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


G. (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.


H. (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


I. (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.


J. (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


K. (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


L. Northwest Regional Telehealth Conference

Request: Please share with CCOs.

Registration is open for the annual NRTRC conference, April 21–22. The theme for this year’s virtual conference is "Telehealth’s Big Bang: From Challenge to Opportunity.” Join to discuss, reflect and respond with subject matter experts on the impact COVID-19 has had on telehealth. For registration and details, visit nrtrc.org/conference. Registration fees are $25, and scholarships are available.



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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