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.

NEW Summer/Fall 2017 Newsletter!

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

  • Cover Story Feature: Measurement Year 2 Performance – CPWNY Sees Promising Results
  • Features highlighting:  Join The Conversation Campaign, June 2017 Project Advisory Committee Meeting Recap, Information on the upcoming 2017 Medical Record Review, and more!

For the complete quarterly update, access the 2017 Summer/Fall Newsletter here: http://wnycommunitypartners.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Summer-Fall-2017-Newsletter-Web.pdf

Be A Congregational Health Promoter: Bring Health to Your Faith Community

Congregational Health Promoters are members of your congregation who have a desire to help people live healthier lives. These individuals may or may not have medical backgrounds.

The Ministry Responsibilities of Congregational Health Promoters (CHP) are :

  • to promote healthier lifestyles in the congregation and community through education and encouragement
  • to identify people who may be developing an illness which could be serious
  • to be aware of people with long-term or chronic illnesses
  • to refer people to their own physicians ,a physician in the community, or the physicians at the CHC , if needed
  • to assist the congregation in sponsoring health events or activities which will raise the health awareness and issues of the people in their church or community.
  • and MORE!

You’re Invited To An Upcoming Training:

Saturday, September 16, 2017 & Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm

Lunch will be provided.
Participants must attend BOTH sessions.

Lincoln Memorial United Methodist
641 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209

 

Pre-registration is required. Contact Brittany Bolden at (716) 862-2166, no later than Monday, September 11.

Congregational Health Promoters (CHP) Information can be found HERE.

CLICK HERE for additional event information.

*This program is made available through funds from the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and the following Performing Provider Systems (PPS):

Funding Opportunity for CBOs

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) seeks community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in designing, in partnership with local teaching hospitals, immersion training opportunities for primary care residents. Through this partnership, participating CBOs will have the opportunity to ensure that providers can make informed referrals for patients based on their social needs. Participating residents will gain a comprehensive understanding of the CBO mission and experience the important link between social needs and health.

HOW WILL THIS CBO IMMERSION TRAINING WORK?

GNYHA will fund CBOs to develop a 1-2 day training for residents that includes the following components:

Defined learning objectives
• Orientation to the community served by the CBO
• Opportunities for resident interaction with CBO clients
• Hands-on learning activities for residents (tours, group meetings, direct observation)

The training must take place at the CBO location.

A formal request for proposals to CBOs interested in developing immersion training programs for residents will be available in summer 2017. To stay informed about this funding opportunity, please email Amy Liu (aliu@gnyha.org).

For specific questions about the project, please contact Carla Nelson (cnelson@gnyha.org) or Anu Ashok (aashok@gnyha.org).

This work is being funded by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

CLICK HERE for additional information.

FREE CME Opportunity:  Screening; Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBRIT): What Medical Offices Need to Know & How to Code & Bill

 The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force, Erie County Medical Society and The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation presents — FREE CME Opportunity:  Screening; Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBRIT): What Medical Offices Need to Know & How to Code & Bill

Given our significant opioid crisis, the Erie County Medical Society is partnering with the Erie County Department of Health and local health plans to roll out Screening, Brief intervention and Referral to treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders. SBIRT is a billable service.
The Erie County Medical Society invites all physicians (non-members and members) and their practice administrators to attend this important informational dinner session on SBIRT to learn how your office can help with our opioid epidemic.

For physicians, mid-level providers, practice administrators

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dinner and Registration: 5:30 pm, Program 6:00-7:30 pm

Complimentary dinner and 1.0 AMA PRA Category I CME is included.

Location: Erie County Medical Society Conference Center, 1317 Harlem Road Buffalo, NY 14206

Registration is Required (RSVP by September, 5, 2017)
Please complete the registration form below and return via fax to 716-852-2930 or via email: hallt@wnydocs.org

CLICK HERE for additional information & registration details.