Partner Webinar: VBP, RHIO Connections, and the Continued Development of our IDS

Thank you to our partners who attended today’s OneCity Health Partner Webinar: VBP, RHIO Connections, and the Continued Development of our IDS.

For our partners who were unable to view the webinar, the slides are available to view here.

Our partners should keep in mind next steps:

  • This week: We will share the initial VBP training presentation with OneCity Health partners and post it to our website
  • November 23, 2017: From all of us at OneCity Health, have a happy Thanksgiving!
  • December 6, 2017: Join us for our next Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting at Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan. Details are in the Events Calendar
  • Due December 7, 2017: Three Project 11 metrics
  • Due December 8, 2017: Ten Process Metrics are due to OneCity Health. As a reminder, OneCity Health partners are only responsible for the metrics in their Phase II Comprehensive Schedule B. They should also be sure to attest on the OneCity Health Partner Portal for completing the VBP training (all partners) and NowPow training (some partners)
  • December 12, 2017: Participate in our next OneCity Health Partner Webinar – our last of Phase II. Phase III webinar dates will be posted to our website soon
  • Due December 15, 2017: For our participating CBO partners, the deadline to complete the organizational self-assessment

We look forward to continuing to engage with our partners on future webinars.

Agenda for October 10 Partner Webinar

On Tuesday, October 10, we are hosting our next monthly OneCity Health Partner Webinar.

As a reminder, on these webinars we intend to further assist partners in understanding Comprehensive Schedule B requirements, discuss practical steps for project execution and reporting, and highlight best practices. Moreover, throughout Phase II, we expect to focus more on educational topics and begin to showcase how we are collectively meeting various outcomes.

The agenda for Tuesday’s webinar is:

  • Approaching Phase II deadlines
  • Updates on NowPow and CBO self-assessments
  • Initial discussion on Phase III contracting
  • Final reminders and next steps

Here is how to join:

Tuesday, October 10th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
WebEx Meeting Link: click here
Audio Connection: 1-866-296-6257
Audio Code: 667837

Agenda for September 12 Partner Webinar

On Tuesday, September 12, we are hosting our next monthly OneCity Health Partner Webinar.

As a reminder, on these webinars we intend to further assist partners in understanding Comprehensive Schedule B requirements, discuss practical steps for project execution and reporting, and highlight best practices. Moreover, throughout Phase II, we expect to focus more on educational topics and begin to showcase how we are collectively meeting various outcomes.

The agenda for Tuesday’s webinar is:

  • Final Phase I reminders
  • Phase II reminders and upcoming deadlines
  • Workforce Impact Survey
  • Other updates from OneCity Health
  • Final reminders

Here is how to join:
Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
WebEx Meeting Link: click here
Meeting number: 732 197 188

Join from a video system or application
Dial: 732197188@hhc.webex.com

Join by phone
Audio Connection: 1-866-296-6257
Audio Code: 667837

September 2017 Phase II OneCity Health Partner Reporting Manual Now Available

To assist our partners with completing all remaining metrics that are included in their Comprehensive Schedules B for Phase II (which runs through December 31, 2017), we have developed the latest version of the Phase II OneCity Health Partner Reporting Manual.

The September 2017 Phase II OneCity Health Partner Reporting Manual replaces the version released in June 2017 and reflects the following updates:

  • Additional guidance for all remaining Phase II Comprehensive Schedule B Process Metrics
  • New information to the ‘Overall Portal Guidance and Policies’ under Section II

Page one of the manual includes a full list of updates with hyperlinks to all metrics that have updated guidance

Our partners should keep in mind that their individual Schedules B include specific metrics based on information provided by the partner to OneCity Health. Because each partner may not be participating in all 11 DSRIP projects, the metrics discussed in this manual may not be applicable to all partners.

Click here to download the Phase II OneCity Health Partner Reporting Manual.

OneCity Health 2017 Financial Assessment Survey

An integral part of our development of a strong, integrated delivery system is to ensure our network has an adequate scope of services and geographic reach. To that end, OneCity Health conducts ongoing financial assessments to identify partners that may be at financial risk or considered financially fragile, which could potentially jeopardize the ability of our Performing Provider System (PPS) to meet the needs of our patients.

Our partners may recall completing the OneCity Health Financial Health Assessment in February 2016. As part of their Phase II Comprehensive Schedules B, OneCity Health partners are required to provide updated information.

All OneCity Health partners are required to complete the 2017 Financial Assessment (PM014) Survey. It is now available to complete in the OneCity Health Partner Portal. The deadline is September 29.

For reference only, the 2017 survey is available to view here.

Partner Webinar: Completing the Phase III Contracting Survey & Highlighting our Asthma Initiatives

Thank you to our partners who attended today’s OneCity Health Partner Webinar: Completing the Phase III Contracting Survey & Highlighting our Asthma Initiatives.

For our partners who were unable to view the webinar, the slides are available to view here.

As discussed on the webinar:

Our partners should keep in mind next steps:

We look forward to continuing to engage with our partners on future webinars.

Agenda for August 8 Partner Webinar

On Tuesday, August 8, we are hosting our next monthly OneCity Health Partner Webinar.

As a reminder, on these webinars we intend to further assist partners in understanding Comprehensive Schedule B requirements, discuss practical steps for project execution and reporting, and highlight best practices. Moreover, throughout Phase II, we expect to focus more on educational topics and begin to showcase how we are collectively meeting various outcomes.

The agenda for Tuesday’s webinar is:

  • Final Phase I reminders
  • Upcoming Phase II deadlines
  • Completing the Phase III Contracting Survey
  • Highlighting OneCity Health’s Expansion of Asthma Home-Based Self-Management Program
  • Final reminders

Here is how to join:

Tuesday, August 8th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
WebEx Meeting Link: click here
Audio Connection: 1-877-428-9139
Access Code: 2535398#

Working to End the HIV Epidemic through Collaborative Routine Screening and Rapid Linkage to Care

When looking at the US cities with the largest population of people living with HIV, it is striking to see that New York City has more people with HIV than the next four cities combined. Despite this serious situation, NYC has made tremendous progress to date, and continues to move closer to ending epidemic levels of HIV in our communities.

HIV screening and linkage to care are critical to success, and OneCity Health’s work is focused on strengthening the existing systems within our network to ensure that we identify the people who are HIV positive and link them efficiently and effectively into life-saving HIV care.

For our OneCity Health partners implementing HIV initiatives during Phase II, our work focuses on a review of our HIV screening and testing efforts, and success with tracking linkage to care. The resources we’ve developed, and continue to develop, can assist our partners with meeting these objectives.

The HIV Assessment Survey, due from OneCity Health HIV partners in late September, will provide a brief assessment for clinical sites to ensure their compliance with New York State law requiring the routine offer of HIV screening to all patients 13 and over. For non-clinical sites, this assessment seeks to capture information on current testing efforts and desire to expand the services offered. The data we receive will help improve our clinical and non-clinical screening network and help individual partners optimize their existing HIV screening resources.

We designed the Phase II Comprehensive Schedule B HIV Linkage Metric (PM005) to help partners that test patients for HIV track their progress with linking patients to care. This will help ensure a direct focus on improving patient outcomes, while also providing partners with a longitudinal view of their patient’s efforts to connect to HIV care. We are asking partners to report progress three times, beginning July 31, 2017 and again at the end of October, 2017 and in January, 2018.

OneCity Health is not alone in these Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) HIV efforts – there is a city-wide coalition of Performing Provider System (PPS) networks that meets regularly to support this work’s success on a population-wide scale. The DSRIP HIV Coalition is a forum to foster shared understanding, promote best practices, and facilitate collaboration between care settings to maximize the effectiveness of DSRIP HIV activities. If our OneCity Health partners are interested in learning more about these meetings, please reach out to our support desk.

HIV screening and linkage to care are core strategies used to combat HIV. By improving the way we identify and manage patients with HIV, we can improve their outcomes and reduce avoidable hospital use.

Partner Webinar: HIV, RHIO Connectivity and Training to Support Implementation

Thank you to our partners who attended today’s OneCity Health Partner Webinar: HIV, RHIO Connectivity and Training to Support Implementation.

We apologize for the technical difficulties, and appreciate your patience as we attempted to work through them. For our partners who were unable to view the webinar, or were unable to connect to the revised dial-in, the slides are available to view here.

If we are able to use a recording of the webinar, it will be embedded here as soon as it is available.

Our partners should keep in mind next steps:

  • Due July 14, 2017: PM002.1 (skilled nursing services), and PM022.1 (Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale assessments)
  • July 17: Listening session on changing healthcare landscape in Queens. Registration details are on our website
  • July 21: Listening session on changing healthcare landscape in the Bronx. Registration details are on our website
  • July 26: Listening session on changing healthcare landscape in Manhattan. Registration details are on our website
  • July 27: Listening session on changing healthcare landscape in Brooklyn. Registration details are on our website
  • Due July 27, 2017: PM003.1 and PM012.1 (asthma) and PM010.1 and PM011.1 (Care Transitions)
  • Due July 27, 2017: Seven Patient Engagement Metrics
  • Due July 31, 2017: PM005.1 (HIV)
  • August 7, 2017: Last day for our partners to remediate Phase I metrics and earn the money associated with those metrics in their Phase I Comprehensive Schedules B
  • August 8, 2017: Attend our next monthly OneCity Health Partner Webinar. The webinar will be held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Details are on our website Events Calendar
  • Due August 15, 2017: PM016 (NPI Survey) and PM029 (Phase III Contracting Survey) – all partners are required to complete these

In addition, if our partners are interested in learning more about our HIV resources, such as the HIV Coalition, we recommend they reach out to our support desk.

We look forward to continuing to engage with our partners on future webinars.

Agenda for July 11 Partner Webinar

On Tuesday, July 11, we are hosting our next monthly OneCity Health Partner Webinar.

As a reminder, on these webinars we intend to further assist partners in understanding Comprehensive Schedule B requirements, discuss practical steps for project execution and reporting, and highlight best practices. Moreover, throughout Phase II, we expect to focus more on educational topics and begin to showcase how we are collectively meeting various outcomes.

The agenda for Tuesday’s webinar is:

  • Comprehensive Schedules B updates
    • Closing Phase I
    • Approaching Phase II deadlines
  • OneCity Health’s HIV initiatives
  • OneCity Health’s training strategy
  • Q&A on connecting to the RHIO
  • Upcoming listening sessions and final reminders

Here is how to join:

Tuesday, July 11th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
WebEx Meeting Link: click here
Audio Connection: 1-855-282-6330 US TOLL FREE
Access Code: 737 967 457

New York State SBIRT Resources Available to OneCity Health Partners

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is offering technical assistance resources and trainings to help our partners implement the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program.

Below please find complete details about SBIRT and how to access these resources. Our primary care partners that are Integrating Primary Care with Behavioral Health can report on their participation in any of these trainings through metric PM024 in their Phase 2 Comprehensive Schedule B.

SBIRT Technical Assistance Opportunity

What is SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment)?
SBIRT is an evidence-based approach to identifying patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels with the goal of reducing and preventing related health consequences, disease, accidents and injuries. Risky substance use is a health issue and often goes undetected. For more information on SBIRT please visit https://www.oasas.ny.gov/AdMed/sbirt/index.cfm and watch the following video:

What resources are available for SBIRT implementation?
NYS OASAS has a time-limited technical assistance opportunity for hands-on, intensive consultation, guidance, and training to emergency departments, primary care practices, and other health delivery practitioners implementing SBIRT across New York State. Technical assistance supports various stages of implementation and includes:

  • Advice and guidance on all aspects of readiness and practice implementation using OASAS resources and based on best practices;
  • education and training on SBIRT;
  • on-site implementation support, as needed.

NYS OASAS aims to advise individual sites in becoming fully operational and sustainable by:

  • Identifying barriers to implementation;
  • identifying strategies to overcome barriers;
  • assessing current workflows and assisting in reconfiguration;
  • creating and reviewing process maps;
  • gauging readiness;
  • and developing individualized project management tools such as project timelines & work plans.

To request OASAS SBIRT technical assistance and/or training, email SBIRTNY@oasas.ny.gov