CCO performance measures and cultural competency are highlights of Community Advisory Council’s August 1 public meeting

Health Share’s Community Advisory Council will hold their monthly public meeting beginning at 12:30pm on Friday, August 1 at the CareOregon office building in downtown Portland.

 

At the August meeting, the Council will hear news and updates on the latest activities at Health Share, as well as presentations on the CCO performances measures and the results of a recent Cultural Competence Retreat.

 

The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.

 

Date:

Friday, August 1, 2014

 

Time:   

Council Meeting:  12:30pm to 2:25pm

Public comment period:  2:10pm to 2:25pm

 

Location:            

CareOregon
4th Floor Dave Ford Room
315 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR  97204

Location is on SW 5th Avenue is one block south of the SW 5th and Oak and the SW 6th and Pine MAX stations.

 

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Joe Enlet at joe@healthshareoregon.org or (503) 416-4959 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Community Advisory Council’s public meeting set for July 11 in Hillsboro

Health Share’s Community Advisory Council will hold their monthly public meeting beginning at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 11 at the Tuality Health Education Center in Hillsboro (335 SE 8th Avenue).

At their July meeting, the Council will hear news and updates on the latest activities at Health Share, as well as a presentation on the 2014 Member Handbook.

The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.

Date:    Friday, July 11, 2014

Time:   Council Meeting: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Public comment period: 1:35 pm to 1:50 pm

Location:   Tuality Health Education Center, 335 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro

Agenda:      Posted to the Council’s website one week prior to each meeting

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Joe Enlet at joe@healthshareoregon.org or (503) 416-4959 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Health Share earns 100% of potential Oregon Health Authority Performance Metric Funds

Metro area coordinated care organization is awarded $13.7 million, which will be reinvested in continuing Oregon’s health reform efforts

Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization (CCO), has successfully met the requisite Oregon Health Authority’s 2014 Performance Metrics and will receive an incentive award of $13,720,133, the maximum amount available. The Portland Tri-County CCO will reinvest the award earnings in provider and infrastructure support to further health care reforms.

“Health Share’s partners have worked collaboratively across the network to improve care,” said Andrew McCulloch, president of Kaiser Permanente Northwest and founding Health Share board member. “Together, we have made significant progress in critical health metrics, including increasing colorectal cancer and child development screening rates, reducing ED utilization and significantly increasing the number of members seen in a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH).”

Performance metrics and quality measures are being used by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to determine how successful CCOs have been at improving care, making quality care accessible, eliminating health disparities and curbing the rising cost of health care for the populations they serve. Incentive funds from a quality pool have been awarded to CCOs based on their performance on 17 measures.

Among Health Share’s achievements has been to develop and implement a provider performance dashboard to provide timely information about the measures to providers, so they can monitor their progress. Through this effort, Health Share is emerging as the statewide leader in the collection of clinical measures across a large network.

“We have worked to foster a community of sharing and learning across systems through identification and promotion of best practices, process enhancements and clinical expertise,” noted Janet Meyer, chief executive officer of Health Share. “From health plans and hospitals to individual providers, health clinics and social service agencies, we have embraced the concept of community-wide collaboration. Transformation will come from the collective impact of changes that occur across the system from those committed to making it better.”

In addition to continued investment in infrastructure to support quality improvement activities, Health Share will reinvest the incentive funds in payments to providers based on performance; the development of provider capacity to calculate and report specific clinical quality measures; and strategic provider-driven initiatives to improve performance on key metrics.

About the Performance Metrics
The Oregon Metrics and Scoring Committee was established in 2012 by Senate Bill 1580 to establish outcomes and quality measures for the state’s newly formed coordinated care organizations. In October 2012, the Metrics and Scoring Committee identified 17 initial outcomes and quality measures to be used in the incentive program (quality pool); the 17 CCO measures are also required by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as part of Oregon’s 1115 waiver agreement.

To read about the incentive program, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oha/CCOData/ReferenceInstructions.pdf.

For more information on the 17 outcomes and quality measures, visit http://www.oregon.gov/oha/CCOData/CCO%20Incentive%20Measures%20Quick%20Guide%20(June%202013).pdf

Spread the word: Health Share is looking for Community Health Improvement Plan partners

As one of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations, Health Share of Oregon is required to implement a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP) every three years. Our Community Advisory Council has recommended two Community Health Needs to be prioritized and addressed through our Community Health Improvement Plan:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease preventable through physical activity and nutrition

Health Share is inviting community-based organizations to submit Letters of Interest to apply for funds available through July 1, 2015 to support Year 1 Activities of our Community Health Improvement Plan.

We ask that you please share this announcement widely within your networks, especially among organizations with experience providing culturally-specific services and with experience training and/or working with traditional health workers.

Letters of Interest written in collaboration with more than one organization are welcome and encouraged.

Letters of Interest are due soon. The deadline is 5pm on Friday, June 13thFull details are located within the attached document. Please direct questions and comments about this announcement to Sandra Clark (sandra@healthshareoregon.org) or to Rosa Klein (rosa@healthshareoregon.org).

 

 

Cultural competence and health equity topics for discussion at Community Advisory Council public meeting June 6 in Oregon City

Health Share of Oregon’s Community Advisory Council will hold their monthly public meeting beginning at 12:30pm on Friday, June 6 at the Gregory Forum at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

At their June meeting, the Council will hear a presentation on Health Share’s plan to address issues identified through an Organizational Assessment for Cultural Competence and Health Equity, including translation, interpretation and ensuring a culturally diverse workforce to serve Health Share members. A public comment period will follow the presentation, after which the Council will retire to executive session for a Cultural Competence Retreat.

The meeting is open to the public and Health Share members are encouraged to attend.

Date: Friday, June 6, 2014

Time:    Council Meeting: 12:30pm to 1:45pm**

Public comment period: 1:30pm to 1:45pm

**The June meeting is shorter to allow additional time for the Council retreat afterwards.

Location:            

Gregory Forum
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City

Agenda: Posted to the Council’s website one week prior to each meeting

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing accommodations should contact Rosa Klein at rosa@healthshareoregon.org or (503) 416-4974 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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