In 2018 a CCO incentive metric was introducted to focus on reducing emergency department (ED) utilization for members experiencing mental illness. This is a health care disparity metric meant to address a clear disparity in average life expectancy. Adults living with serious mental illness die 25 years earlier than other Americans, largely due to treatable medical conditions.
Recorded webinar series
These webinars focus on what CCOs, clinicians and clinic staff can do to improve care for populations experiencing mental illness, with the goal of reducing inappropriate emergency department utilization and hospital readmissions.
Whole health in populations experiencing mental illness
Behavioral and physical health integration: lessons from the field
Systems improvement for populations experiencing mental illness
Strategies to reduce ED utilization for members experiencing mental illness
- October-November 2017
- Introduction to the ED-MI disparity metric (Recording/Slides)
- An analytic method for exploring avoidable ED utilization (Recording/Slides)
- Tri-county 911 service coordination program (Recording/Slides)
- Resources and innovative interventions in Medicaid for managing patient pain (Recording/Slides)
Other OHA opportunities
2019 Collective/PreManage technical assistance
The Oregon Health Leadership Council and HIT Commons are hosting technical assistance webinars and learning collaboratives to support the use of the Collective Platform (formerly known as EDIE/PreManage). See the full calendar of events and registration details
Anona Gund: Anona.E.Gund@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-673-2832
CCO incentive measure technical specifications and guidance documents are available from the Office of Health Analytics.