From Nick Kashey, M.D.: Legacy Health Shares COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 has impacted daily routines, both in work environments and in our personal lives. Given that we can't predict the future, the most important thing we all can do today is to stay informed and to prepare. You can access key information and resources on Legacy's COVID-19 website accessible to LHP providers on MyLegacy. Read the full story to learn more about what is available to you.
What you need to know about the Federal Public Charge Rule
Last month, the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) began implementing the federal “public charge rule,” which renders anyone seeking citizenship in the U.S. “inadmissible” if they are determined to be at risk of becoming a public charge. The rule does not apply to all immigrants, and not all public benefits are considered when evaluating public charge. For health care systems, the rule means that patients and consumers who are in the process of becoming a citizen could be determined ineligible for citizenship because they sought Medicaid.
Legacy Health Partners joins with Legacy Health in the belief that healthcare is for everyone. We also know that access to care is just good public policy. Please take a moment to read a message from Kathryn Correia, Legacy’s President & Chief Executive Officer, for more about Legacy’s response and plan on how we will continue to protect the safety and the financial well-being of individuals and communities that we serve.
Quality Corner: Innovative outreach program improves colorectal cancer screening rates
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month which serves as a great reminder of our responsibility to bring awareness to the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Read the whole story to learn how primary care practices are improving screening rates through an outreach partnership with LHP that mails Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) kits directly to patients.
2020 Clinical integration education is live
The 2020 Clinical Integration (CI) Education is now available in E+. The video runs twenty-seven minutes in length and is intended for both providers and clinic administrators. This year’s education gives an overview of the local healthcare market as well as the role that LHP plays within it. Current network performance and targets in four strategic areas of focus are detailed alongside the support mechanisms available to LHP members in each area. By the end of the education, you’ll know what support is available to you as well as what you can do to help us reach our network goals in 2020.
Please log into E+ (https://eplus.lhs.org) to complete your education before June 30 to earn full credit. A refresher on how to log in and access the curriculum is available on our Team Site. Keep in mind that LHP providers are required to complete CI Education to be eligible for incentive payouts.
If you miss the June 30th deadline, you can earn half points for completing the education by September 30th.
Clinical collaboration event on March 12: To scope or not to scope, Updates on GERD and dyspepsia management
We hope to see you at our upcoming Legacy Health Partners Clinical Collaboration Series session to talk about the role of endoscopy in the evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and dyspepsia on Thursday, March 12 from 6-8:30p.m. at Lorenzen Conference Center. Read the full story for more on this event.
Tell us what you think about Care Support Resources
This spring, your field operations advisor will ask you to complete a brief survey about Legacy Care Support Resources (CSR). The survey will help Legacy continue to evolve CSR to better meet the needs of members and providers, and to develop learnings about population health to share externally.
If you are a provider with two or more patients who have engaged in the CSR program since Fall 2018, we would like to hear from you. Your practice administrator will also be asked to participate. We expect that the survey will take you five minutes or less to complete.
The Legacy Health Partners staff appreciates your time and your feedback to help improve this important program.