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Innovator Agent Bulletin – 5/21/21


Repeated items

A. (TC) Provider focus groups to inform payment reform in Oregon multiple dates in May and June

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

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

D. (TC) Virtual learning collaborative: COVID vaccines for clinics Every other Friday, next May 28

E. (TC) VBP webinar series for providers (with no-cost CME) Next webinar June 2

F. (TC) Virtual CAC conference registration June 8–9 (Spanish registration page available)

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

H. (TC) REALD office hours for phase 2 providers June 24

I. (TC) Webinar: Family-centered resources to support well-child visits June 29

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) Support for reporting electronic clinical quality metrics

M. Virtual drop-in hour for families (OHA Child and Family Behavioral Health) Thursdays

N. Emergency broadband benefit — internet service for Medicaid members

O. CMCS Foster Care Learning Collaborative

Repeated items

A. (TC) Provider focus groups to inform payment reform in Oregon Multiple dates in May and June

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Calling all providers: Help inform payment reform in Oregon by participating in a 60-minute focus group! OHA has contracted with Oregon Rural-based Research Network (ORPRN) to learn more about your experience and understanding of value-based payment. Specifically, we seek to connect with providers from the fields of dentistry, physical, and behavioral health to better understand provider perceptions of value-based payments and the best ways to inform providers about value-based payments contracting models. 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 $25 gift card for their time.

  • When: May 24, noon; May 25, 5 p.m.; May 26, 7 a.m.; June 1, 7 a.m.; June 2, noon

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


B. (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.


C. (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.


D. (TC) Virtual learning collaborative: COVID vaccines for clinics Every other Friday, next May 28

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!

Note: If you require accommodations for any of the sessions listed below, please contact Tom Cogswell (thomas.cogswell@dhsoha.state.or.us).

Topics TBD

  • 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


E. (TC) Value-based payment webinar series for providers Next webinar June 2

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 website for registration, slides and recordings: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/dsi-tc/Pages/Value-Based-Payment.aspx

  • 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)


F. (TC) Virtual CAC conference registration June 8–9 (Spanish registration page available)

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.

  • Registro en español: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conferencia-virtual-del-cac-registration-152146892451

  • 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


G. 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


H. (TC) REALD office hours for phase 2 providers June 24

Contact: Belle Shepherd (Belle.Shepherd@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

OHA will hold REALD office hours to answer questions from phase 2 providers about Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Disability (REALD) data collection and reporting requirements during health care encounters for COVID-19.

  • June 24, 2‒3 p.m., register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsceChqzsvG_4G9M2ommt9a_aJMPtC6uA


Phase 2 providers were scheduled to start collecting and reporting this data by March 1, 2021. Phase 2 providers are:

  • Health care providers working in or with individuals in a congregate setting (e.g., long term care settings, residential facilities, corrections facilities), and

  • Health care facilities defined in Oregon Revised Statute 442.015(12)(a):

o Hospitals (including psychiatric hospitals)

o Long-term care facilities

o Ambulatory surgical centers

o Freestanding birthing centers

o Outpatient renal dialysis facilities

o Extended stay centers


Resources:

  • REALD Reporting for COVID-19 Encounters ‒ the who, what, how of reporting REALD to OHA.

  • REALD for Health Care Providers ‒ REALD data collection resources, REALD forms in multiple languages, webinars and frequently asked questions, and the comprehensive REALD Implementation Guide.


I. (TC) Webinar: Family-centered resources to support well-child visits June 29

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

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

This spring, the Transformation Center partnered with Insight for Action to conduct an environmental scan to identify family-centered resources for OHP parents of young children (ages 3 to 6) to promote their children’s wellness during this unprecedented time. The scan was designed to support CCOs in meeting the OHA CCO incentive metric focused on kindergarten readiness and well-child visits.


This webinar will highlight the resources identified through this environmental scan and will feature a walkthrough of a curated spreadsheet of resources CCOs can use to engage with OHP families, partners and providers.

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

  • When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 12-1pm

  • Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3646411980693397520


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) 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


M. Virtual drop-in hour for families (OHA Child and Family Behavioral Health) Thursdays

Contact: Fran Purdy (FRANCES.S.PURDY@dhsoha.state.or.us)

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

OHA’s Child and Family Behavioral Health program is hosting a weekly drop-in discussion hour for parents and family members of children and young people who experience mental health or addiction issues. The hour, called “A Time for Families,” offers an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns, as well as give feedback to OHA on ways to help youth, young adults and their families get the right service at the right time. Representatives from the OHA Ombudsperson program and the Parent/Family Help Line will also attend the session to follow up with any immediate concerns.

PLEASE NOTE: This hour is meant to hold space for families in the community with lived experiences. If you are a professional who is interested, please reach out first to the facilitator, Fran Purdy FRANCES.S.PURDY@dhsoha.state.or.us.


N. Emergency broadband benefit — internet service for Medicaid members

Request: Please share with your CCOs.

Oregon Health Plan members can get a $50 monthly discount on internet service during the pandemic from a new federal program. A household can get help paying for internet if anyone in the household qualifies. If an OHP member is already enrolled in Oregon's Lifeline program, they can get this new benefit too. See details here: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit


Eligible households can apply three ways:

  • Contact your preferred participating broadband (internet) provider directly to learn about their application process.

  • Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.

  • Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center

P.O. Box 7081

London, KY 40742


O. CMCS Foster Care Learning Collaborative

Request: Please share with your CCOs if applicable.

The Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services (CMCS), in collaboration with the Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families, recently launched the “Foster Care Learning Collaborative: Improving Health Care for Children and Youth in Foster Care” to support state Medicaid and child welfare agencies’ efforts to improve health outcomes for the foster care population. The learning collaborative has two components: a two-part webinar series beginning in May 2021 and an affinity group for state Medicaid and child welfare agencies beginning in June 2021. Details are available here: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/quality-of-care/improvement-initiatives/foster-care-learning-collaborative/index.html


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