HANYS: Practice Advancement Strategies Offers Value-Based Payment Support

From The Healthcare Association of New York State: As DSRIP moves into the end of Year 3, focus on outcome measures and value-based-payment (VBP) will increase. The goal of reaching 80%-90% VBP arrangements by April 2020 challenges all PPSs requiring focused efforts to improve the quality of care, patient and provider experience, and cost management. The Additional High Performance Program (AHPP) offers PPSs and partners additional performance-based funding aligned with the key metrics of the PPSs. Current understanding of PPS performance and strategies to achieve targets is critical to optimize access to these payments.

Nicole Harmon, Senior Director of the Healthcare Association of New York State [HANYS] invites you to listen to a recording of her recent webinar Charting Your Path to Achieve DSRIP VBP Goalspresented in October with Evan Brooksby, Director of Policy Analysis and Special Projects at HANYS.

Practice Advancement Strategies has extensive experience engaging PPSs and their partners in dialogue, conducting gap analysis, and plan development. Please contact Nicole Harmon at nharmon@hanys.org or at (716) 201-1170 to discuss how she can help you achieve the DSRIP VBP and AHPP goals.

January 23: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Master Training Program

A Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Master Training Program will be offered through Suffolk Care Collaborative (a DSRIP PPS) to certify Master Trainers so that they can host training sessions in their regions. This is a master training course held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Suffolk Care Collaborative in Hauppauge, NY.

Interested parties must apply by January 5, 2018.

For more information and to apply for this certification Click Here.

Achieving Community Integration Training Webinar

The Department of Health conducted a training session through Public Consulting group for provider staff members to share information on “Achieving Community Integration.” The training included an overview of the person-centered care foundations and planning as well as the LifeCourse framework. Watch and listen to the presentation HERE.

Follow up questions are due to PCG at aalvey@pcgus.com by December 15, 2017 and a follow up webinar will be held Wednesday December 20 at 2:30pm.

Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

Community Partners of WNY (A DSRIP PPS)  NEW Fall 2017 Newsletter!

  • Cover Story Feature: Helping Communities Breathe Easy: Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure
  • Features highlighting:  Justtellone.org Phase II Launch, August 2017 Project Advisory Committee Meeting Recap, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo Honored for Outstanding Work, and more!


For the complete quarterly update, access the 2017 Fall Newsletter
HERE

Dec. 2-3 Erie County DOH OASAS-Certified SBIRT Train the Trainer Course

December 2 & 3, 2017, 9:00am – 4:30PM Erie County Department of Health, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is hosting a Training of the Trainers course for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. This event is intended for healthcare professionals who will be training their colleagues in medical offices and clinics. For more information regarding SBIRT visit this OASAS site. Register for the event here.

This is the ONLY SBIRT Training of the Trainers that ECDOH will be able to offer for a significant period of time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients who misuse alcohol or other drugs using a standardized screening protocol
  • Describe the goals/processes of Brief Interventions(BI), Brief Negotiated Interviews (BNI), and Brief Treatments (BT).

Accreditation: The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Northeast & Carribean Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NeC-ATTC). The University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Certification: The University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

– No charge to attend – 

More information and to register for the event, click here.

Nov. 8 Western New York Performing Provider Systems Community Conference

Join Population Health Collaborative (formerly known as P2) and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York in an interactive discussion with our two Western New York DSRIP Performing Provider Systems: Community Health Partners of WNY and Millennium Collaborative Care.

The conference will be held at WNED-WBFO, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202 on November 8, 2017 from 9am – 11am.

For more information, please visit the event website here.

Nov. 14 Cultural Competency & Health Literacy Training Event

You’re Invited to an Upcoming Training: Tuesday, November 14, 2017,  4:30-6:00 pm at the CHS Regional Training Center.

CPWNY and Community Health Workers of Buffalo are holding a Cultural Competency and Health Literacy training session to help inform our healthcare providers and staff of our diverse communities.

This training is designed to help meet the needs of diverse patient populations, assist providers with effectively communicating with their patients, and consequently improve outcomes (i.e. decreasing no-show rates, increasing patient compliance, improving health status).
Cultural competency and health literacy training for providers is now mandated under NYSDOH Medicaid Re-design/DSRIP. We believe it will also support you with PCMH recognition, HEDIS scores, the shift to value-based payment and improve patient experience in care.

This training is being delivered by the Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, who brings a wealth of experience from the community, healthcare and social/human services. Their training team includes Community Health Workers, healthcare and public health professionals, and community-based leaders.

The training has been very well-received by those who have attended!

Please visit our Eventbrite page here to register!

 

Medicaid Transportation Stakeholder Meetings

The DOH Transportation team and the Medicaid transportation broker have begun hosting a series of in-person meetings in upstate NY during the month of October to solicit feedback from stakeholders on quality of services provided.  DOH has sent invitations directly to Medicaid medical providers who may be in your network inviting your providers to these meetings.  On the same date, but earlier in the morning, the DOH and Medicaid Transportation broker are also facilitating meetings with transportation vendors.

Questions about these Medicaid Provider stakeholder meetings and RSVPs can be forwarded to the contacts for each afternoon session below. Call-in options for those not attending in person are available as well.

Date Time Counties Location of Meeting Call in option Other Questions RSVP to
Wednesday

October 11

1:00-2:30  pm Montgomery, Fulton, Saratoga, Washington, Warren Saratoga County DSS

152 W High St.

Ballston Spa, NY  12020

2nd Floor Conference Room

(312) 757-3121

 

Meeting ID:

272-533-213

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS Field Liaison, Shelly Krogh at (315) 299-2770. Shelly Krogh

skrogh@medanswering.com

Thursday

October 12

1:00-2:30  pm Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton Clinton County Government Center

137 Margaret St.

Plattsburgh, NY  12901

1st Floor Meeting Room

(571) 317-3112

 

Meeting ID:

621-282-629

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS Field Liaison, Shelly Krogh at (315) 299-2770. Shelly Krogh

skrogh@medanswering.com

Friday October 13 1:00-2:30  pm Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Jefferson County DSS

250 Arsenal St.

Watertown, NY 13601

Lower Level Room 1&2

 

 

(872) 240-3212

 

Meeting ID:

872-844-429

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS Field Liaison, Shelly Krogh at (315) 299-2770.

 

 

Shelly Krogh

skrogh@medanswering.com

(providers in St. Lawrence)

 

LeslieAnn Regan

lregan@medanswering.com

(providers in Jefferson and Lewis counties)

Wednesday October 18 1:00 -2:30 pm Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, Madison, and Cayuga Counties Onondaga County Office Building

600 S State Street Syracuse NY

Room 803

Parking at OnCenter

 

(224) 501-3412

 

Meeting ID:

870-894-837

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS Field Liaison,  LeslieAnn Regan whose correct phone # is  (315) 412-1340 LeslieAnn Regan

lregan@medanswering.com

 

Thursday

October 19

1:00 -2:30 pm Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Herkimer, Broome, Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins STICS Building

135 East Fredricks Street

Helen Keller Room

Binghamton, NY

(646) 749-3122

 

Meeting ID:

607-149-629

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS Field Liaison,  LeslieAnn Regan whose correct phone # is  (315) 412-1340 LeslieAnn Regan

lregan@medanswering.com

 

Wednesday

October 25

1:00 -2:30 pm Schuyler, Chemung, Yates, Allegany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Defense Center in Bath

7220 NY-54

Bath, NY

(571) 317-3112

 

Meeting ID:

576-536-605

 

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS Field Liaison,  LeslieAnn Regan whose correct phone # is  (315) 412-1340. LeslieAnn Regan

lregan@medanswering.com

 

 

Thursday October 26 1:00 -2:30 pm Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans EOC Building (Educational Opportunity Center)

161 Chestnut St.

Rochester, NY

1(571) 317-3112

 

Meeting ID:

450-926-165

 

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS at 1-800-850-5340, or contact MAS Field Liaison Javier Garcia  

Javier Garcia

jgarcia@medanswering.com

Friday October 27 11:00am -12:30 pm Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming Erie County Training Facility

3359 Broadway Street

Cheektowaga, NY 14227

 

(872) 240-3212

 

Meeting ID:

591-010-981

 

For additional questions, please call the Transportation Policy Unit at (518) 473-2160 or MAS at 1-800-850-5340, or contact MAS Field Liaison Javier Garcia. Javier Garcia

jgarcia@medanswering.com

Medical Record Review

The New York Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the medical review abstraction vendors, Verscend and MedReview Inc., to conduct Medicaid medical record collection and abstractions for all PPS’s participating in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. Verscend will be contacting providers September 18, 2017 or soon thereafter for medical record collection and abstraction purposes.  The process concludes February 16, 2018.

Six HEDIS measures (controlling high blood pressure, comprehensive diabetes care, prenatal and postpartum care, frequency of ongoing prenatal care, childhood immunization status, and lead screening in children) and two State-developed non-HEDIS measures (screening for clinical depression and viral load suppression) will be included in this collection effort.

As part of the Community Partners of WNY DSRIP program, collecting this data is essential to quality improvement and is tied to future performance reporting. Your commitment to this process and attention to assure these requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner is appreciated

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Podkulski, 716-862-2160.