August 2016

PCPCT: A Firsthand Reflection

Blog - August 4, 2016
Tammy Fisher

Embarking upon the primary care transformation journey can at times seem daunting. Enter; the Primary Care Practice Coach! With the guidance of a primary care practice coach the path to transformative care can seem less overwhelming and more exciting.

Making Sense of MACRA

Blog - August 11, 2016
Meredith Roberts Tomasi

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program implementation date is mere months away (although there are petitions to delay by 6 to 12 months). Nonetheless, with 962 pages of draft rules to unravel – knowing what you need has never been more important. Those 962 pages are important. But they don’t all apply to everyone. That’s where organizations like Q Corp come in.

Improving Behavioral Health for Older Adults in Oregon

Blog - August 17, 2016
Rebecca Fuller, MA, LPC

HealthInsight Oregon is engaging primary care practitioners (PCPs), mental health practitioners, and inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) in an effort to help communities build the connections to close gaps in care for this vulnerable population.

Developing Behavioral Health Metrics

Blog - August 23, 2016
Andrew Huff, LPC

In 2015, CareOregon and its provider partners set out to both build and sustain capacity of integrated behavioral health services in primary care in the Portland Metro region to address the total health of our members beyond traditional primary care.

Enter: The Nurse Visit

Blog - August 29, 2016
Charmian Casteel, RN, BSN, MN

Workforce projections in Oregon estimate “a 38% increase in additional primary care providers by 2030 to maintain the current rate of utilization” (Petterson, 2013). However, high-functioning teams that utilize registered nurses (RNs) to manage some conditions can help narrow this gap. Enter: the Nurse Visit.