Connecting and sharing learnings across Legacy Health Partners

By Albert Chaffin, MD
Medical Director, Legacy Health Partners

In LHP’s January newsletter I mentioned our focus this year for supporting provider partners in achieving their goals and delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. We continue strengthening our partnerships with our provider members and their clinic staff. I recently had the opportunity to visit the clinics who won an LHP quality award to recognize and celebrate with their staff and learn more about what made the projects successful.

Metropolitan Pediatrics Quality Award

Metropolitan Pediatrics – 1st place LHP Quality Award winner in 2023. Click here for more photos of other 2023 winners.

I was impressed by the advice that teams across adult and pediatric primary care, as well as adult specialty clinics, shared to make a quality project successful. One common element was to recognize that it is the staff who do the heavy lifting and the providers who need to be supporting leaders. I hope to share more tips and lessons learned soon, so we can improve collaboration and outcomes across the entire LHP network.

Consulting services for LHP medical practices

We understand the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare providers today, and LHP is here to support you every step of the way. One of the key benefits of being a physician partner is access to our Quality & Performance Improvement team. Our team members are experienced in PCPCH (Patient-Centered Primary Care Home) medical home attestation, creating and implementing quality improvement projects, supplemental data submission, and workflow consultations. We offer complimentary consultations to help you navigate these processes and optimize your practice for success.

Clinical Guidelines

We are also committed to making our collection of recently updated clinical guidelines more readily available to providers for ease of access. We understand the importance of evidence-based medicine and want to ensure that our providers have the tools and resources they need to deliver the best possible care to their patients.

Looking Ahead

As we move through 2024, we are excited about the opportunities ahead and committed to supporting our physician and advanced practice provider (APP) partners in achieving their goals. Together, we can continue to innovate, collaborate, and deliver exceptional care to our patients. Thank you for your partnership and dedication to improving healthcare in our community.

Re-cap of "Caught in Crisis: Advanced Psychiatric Management for Frontline Providers"

Last month, we hosted our first clinical collaboration series of the year: Caught in Crisis: Advanced Psychiatric Management for Frontline Providers. This informative session was led by two psychiatrists from OHSU and Unity Center for Behavioral Health – James Koved, MD and Joe Thoits, MD. Click the video link below to watch a short clip of the event on YouTube and learn about treatment resistant depression and how to algorithmically walk your way through treatment options for patients with depression.

One of the many benefits of being an LHP member is being able to attend these events and earn CME credit. New this year – by attending these events or watching the recording, you can also get credit for completing a LHP Learning Module, which is a provider measure for 2024.

If you missed this session or want to review it again, the full recording is now available on the LHP Team Site. Here are the instructions for claiming your CME credit after watching the full recording.

Our next clinical collaboration series will take place in May and will focus on treating obesity as a chronic disease. Stay tuned for registration information – you won’t want to miss out!


Evidence-based resources available: Clinical Collaboration Guidelines

LHP’s clinical collaboration guidelines are one of many resources available to you as a member of the LHP network. These clinical guidelines help providers with evidence-based medicine to deliver the right service to the right patient at the right time. The subject matter experts who helped compile these guides have recently reviewed and made updates so they remain clinically relevant. Read the full story to view the range of guidelines available to help you deliver the best possible care to your patients.


2024 LHP Contracting Overview

In 2024, Legacy Health Partners has twelve contracts managing a shared population of 100,000 lives. All the details about our contracts, including shared savings and care coordination programs can be found on their one-pagers located on the contracting page on the LHP Team Site. Click to read more about LHP's contracts in place for 2024.


Quality Corner: Patient-Centered Primary Care Home 2025 Recognition Criteria

Medical Home recognition is an LHP membership requirement for primary care practices. LHP practices who meet this requirement through Oregon Health Authority’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) recognition program will be held to revised criteria starting in 2025. We recommend any practices due for re-application in 2024 not delay, so they can re-apply against the current criteria. Read the full story to review the changes coming to PCPCH recognition which aim to improve health equity while reducing documentation burden for practices.


Specialty Spotlight: Neurosurgery

Legacy Health Partners is proud of our excellent Legacy Medical Group and LHP neurosurgeons. We want to make it easy for you to connect your patients to the neurosurgical care they need when they need it. Neurosurgeons in the LHP network are listed below. Simply click on the link to learn more about them.

Coming up, LHP will be featuring orthopedic and spine surgeons. You may find them in our LHP Provider Directory.

Legacy Medical Group (LMG) neurosurgeons:

Legacy Medical Group neurosurgeons are located on the Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Mount Hood, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center campuses:

LMG – Neurosurgery, Emanuel

LMG – Neurosurgery, Good Samaritan

LMG – Neurosurgery, Mount Hood

Randall Children’s Neurosurgery

  • Kelly Collins, MD
  • Christina Sayama, MD, MPH
  • Nathan Selden, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
  • Carmel Wimber, PA-C
  • Jesse Winer, MD
  • Jos’lyn Woodard, MD
  • Garrett Zoeller, MD


Legacy Health Partners (LHP) neurosurgeons:

Berk Neurosurgical, LLC

Northwest Neurological Associates

Rebound - Neurosurgery/Brain (providers available at Rebound Neurosurgery Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center)

The Oregon Clinic – Neurosurgery & Spine

The Oregon Clinic neurosurgeons are currently not members of LHP, but some are credentialed at Legacy medical centers. Please confirm that The Oregon Clinic neurosurgeon may care for LHP patients at a Legacy medical center.


Announcements, deadlines, and reminders

  • Thank you to all the adult primary care practices who recently submitted supplemental clinical data from your electronic health record to support 2023 measure results. Our teams are uploading nearly 4,000 additional data points to contribute to measure outcomes and quality scores. Once we have finalized 2023 performance, LHP’s performance dashboards and reporting for 2024 will display in Power BI. We will notify the network soon once the current year’s data is available.

  • Have any performance measures to suggest? We want to hear your ideas on performance measures we should consider for the future of LHP. Download this form to propose a measure. We will accept suggestions throughout the year, but those submitted by the end of April have the best chance of being considered for the 2025 program since we are already at work planning for next year.

  • We are developing this year’s Clinical Integration Education video and Learning Module curriculum which will launch this spring. Videos will be posted in LHP’s video library and will not require a password to access. LHP is expanding the learning options that satisfy learning module credit to include events from LHP’s clinical collaboration series and Legacy’s health equity series in 2024. We look forward to sharing this content with you this year!

  • Single sign-on access is now available for Legacy Health staff who participate in CME activities provided by Legacy Health. Click here for complete details including tips for success. Single sign-on access does not replace the process LHP members follow to sign in and get credit for LHP education activities.

  • Submit some kudos below if you have had a positive experience with another LHP member or want to recognize someone on your staff who goes the extra mile day-to-day. When praise and achievements are submitted, they will be featured in LHP communications for network recognition and celebration.