Contraception as a Quality Metric: The Innovative Work in Oregon

Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 8:30am

This webinar will describe the creation of a new pay-for-performance quality metric in Oregon: “Effective contraception use among women at risk of unintended pregnancy”. We will discuss the development of the metric, the goals of adding it to the pay-for-performance set for CCOs, and how it parallels national work to build a contraception metric that would be eligible for national endorsement. We will also cover strategies for clinical systems to improve their performance on the contraception metric, and why contraception is a key preventive service for women of reproductive age.


Presented By:

Helen Bellanca, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director 
Health Share of Oregon

Helen Bellanca, MD, MPH is a family physician with expertise in reproductive health.  She is the co-creator of the One Key Question® initiative to better integrate reproductive health into primary care.  She was a key advocate for the adoption of Oregon’s contraception metric, and as a content expert she was involved in the development of the specifications of the metric.  She also was the chair of a national workgroup considering contraception metrics, and participated in the development of the national metric on contraception.  She is currently the Associate Medical Director of Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest Coordinated Care Organization.

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