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December 2015

Welcome to LHP’s first online newsletter!

This newsletter will help keep you up-to-date on high-priority LHP activities. Links to longer articles let you go deeper into any topic. We welcome your feedback.

Earn points, financial incentives: Complete your LHP orientation by 12/31/2015

Full LHP members (physicians and independently practicing Advanced Practice Providers) must complete the LHP orientation by the end of this month to qualify to receive any earned incentive payout at the end of the pilot. You can complete the orientation online through Legacy’s E+ education portal or attend one of the three remaining in-person orientations. Questions? Email Kristin Gilmer or call 503-415-5109.

EMR data strategy approved

Integration of electronic medical records (EMRs) is vital to LHP’s ability to support future performance measures and scorecards that will give providers better, more meaningful information than is currently available through payer scorecards. The Data and Systems Committee recommended and the LHP Board approved a strategy that allows LHP to pull data relevant to clinical integration from a majority of LHP primary care providers over the next few years. Practices with more providers will be prioritized.

LHP will begin connecting with PCP practices that are on:

  • Epic
  • NextGen
  • GE Centricity
  • Greenway
  • eClinicalWorks

In addition, the strategy includes pulling data from Wellcentive, a hub that will allow LHP to connect to multiple pediatric care sites with a single connection.

Read the rest of the story.

LHP featured in Portland Physician Scribe

A year after its first board meeting, Dr. Lewis Low, Merrin Permut and Dr. Robert Bentley discuss the progress made and what's to come. Click here and read the story on page 4.

Committee Updates

The Quality and Membership Committee approved the operational definitions for the 2016 performance measures as well as the measure weighting structure (points per measure) for next year’s clinical integration program.

The Finance and Contracting Committee endorsed recommendations for 2016 contracts and learned more about contracts that are in the pipeline for 2017 and beyond.

The Data and Systems Committee finalized recommendations for EMR integration (see related story) and reviewed the Epic clinical integration performance measure dashboard being built for 2016.

Watch your email – Incentive distribution explained

Watch your email inbox next week. LHP will be sending you the Pay for Value document, which concisely and clearly describes how performance at the provider, practice and network level is being financially rewarded through an incentive program.