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Monthly Meetings Round Up


NCACH Governing Board -- February 2019
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  • Motion to approve January meeting minutes, passed. 
  • Motion to approve monthly financial statement, passed.
  • Motion to approve updates to the Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions Workgroup charter, passed.
  • The Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE) shared a presentation on the 2018 NCACH Participant Survey results
  • NCACH Medicaid Transformation Project Workgroup Updates:
    • Scroll down to the NCACH Medicaid Transformation Project Updates section below to learn more.
  • Next meeting: (Board met March 4, 2019) Next meeting, April 1, 2019

Medicaid Transformation Project Updates

Whole Person Care Collaborative -- February 2019
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  • Change Plans: All 17 organizations have scored at least a 90, qualifying for 100% base funding.
  • Learning Activities Update:
    • Empanelment Sprint continues to be active every Friday, the last session is on March 1st.
    • Monthly QI Affinity Group calls were well attended
    • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing scheduled February14-15 was rescheduled to April due to weather.
    • The Introduction to Quality Improvement – Virtual workshops hosted 2.26.19 at Noon
    • Continuing to work with CCMI/CSI on learning activities based on the foundational tenets of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH): team-base care, population-health management, and access.
    • Developing a more coordinated learning activity that ties the PCMH to disease process. This 18-month plan will be bookended by in-person learning sessions, filled with different learning activities around specific disease process such as depression, CVD, and diabetes (topics to be chosen) and virtual learning sessions.
  • General Updates:
    • We have hired two Practice Facilitators who went through a week long intensive training with Nicole, the consultant we hired to build our coaching network. We have continued the training with virtual sessions with Nicole as well as our interim coaches.
    • Dr. Manriquez presented on the WSU Mobile Needs Assessment and conducted a Q&A with our WPCC partners. Several WPCC members voiced concern over duplicative services and will contact Dr. Manriquez individually to continue the discussion.
    • We have engaged the 3 MCOs on sharing regional data with the ACH and potentially sharing the same data with our WPCC partners
  • Next meeting: (WPCC met March 4, 2019) Next meeting, April 1, 2019

Pathways HUB -- February 2019
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The Pathways HUB Advisory Board, convened by Action Health Partners, meets bi-weekly. The group serves as an advisory body to support the HUB. You can keep up with all things HUB by visiting our Care Coordination page on the NCACH website, where we'll share updates and meeting documents.

  • February Pathways Community HUB Advisory Board Meeting Highlights (Detailed agenda and notes available here)
  • February Pathways Community Specialist (PCS)/Supervisor Meeting was held February 14, 2019.
    • Action Health Partners has performed chart audits to assist in caseload management of PCS.
  • Learning and understanding client management in the CCS system is an ongoing process. Team continues to work with other ACH HUBs and CCS to address challenges.
  • Action Health Partners continue to work with all ACH HUB Directors and Managers on process standardization across all HUBs
  • Grant Integrated Services has hired PCS. Pathways Community Specialist has attended first week of training in Everett. Week 2 of training will be in April.
  • Currently coordinating dates with CCS to provide a Pathways HUB Supervisor Training for HUB Managers to attend.
  • Working to update marketing materials, including script, brochures, and door hangers.
  • Contract negotiations happening with Catholic Charities to become a CSSA and referral partner.
  • NCACH Project staff received emergency department data by zip code for mapping for expansion of program in Grant County as well as remainder of the region.
  • Continuing conversations of Referral Partner Contracts with Primary Care Providers.
  • Pathways HUB Advisory Board approved Due Diligence Policy and Procedure at February meeting.
  • HUB Management Team is working with Marketing consultant on Due Diligence Letter.
  • Next meeting: March 13, 2019

Opioid Project -- February 2019
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  • The NCW Opioid Response Conference: Pathways to Prevention will take place on March 15th. This conference is happening at 10 sites throughout the region simultaneously. Following the conference, there will be an optional Narcan training sponsored by Amerigroup, Beacon, Coordinated Care, and Molina. Register online at:
  • The Evidence-based Dental Pain Care Conference will be held on May 3rd, 9am-1:30pm at the Confluence Technology Center. NCACH staff is continuing to work with L&I to ensure continuing education credits are available and that it will satisfy the one-time credits required with the new rules for opioid prescribing. The Operations Manager for the Prescription Monitoring Program will be on-site for participants to register to access the program. The WA State Dental Association, BREE Collaborative, FQHC Dental Directors, and NCACH staff are working to market the conference through various channels along with mailing a postcard invitation to all dentists in the region. Register online at:
  • Applications for the Targeted Narcan Training and Distribution program is open. The first review of applications will be on March 4th. We will continue to accept applications and review them as received after March 4th, until the funding has been exhausted. The application is available at: In March, Samaritan Healthcare will present to the Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions Workgroup on the Narcan distribution in the ED program they piloted as part of the Rapid Cycle Opioid Application in 2018. NCACH staff and the Workgroup will explore opportunities for the two workgroups to partner on this initiative to expand the program throughout the region.
  • The Recovery Committee met in February and developed recommendations for the Recovery Initiatives funding:
    • Local training opportunities for the Recovery Coach Training and Elevate Recovery Training - $10,000
    • Create a video series of short, professionally made videos of stories of recovery - $5000
    • Support local recovery coalitions/events - $5000
The recommendations above were presented to and supported by the Opioid Workgroup on February 15th.
  • The School-based Prevention Committee met in February and discussed potential ideas. The next meeting is scheduled for March 22nd where we will continue the conversation started in February and also review the action plans developed at the Opioid Response Conference to look for synergies.
  • The next round of the Opioid Rapid Cycle Award will open on the week of March 4th and close on April 12th. The only major change to the application is that it will be a one-year award period rather than a six-month award period. This was at the recommendation of past awardees that found the six-month award period too short to complete the intended projects. The application will be available at:
  • Next meeting: April 19, 2019 in Omak at Family Health Centers

Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions -- February 2019
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  • Hospital partner work:
    • Hospital Partners submitted reports, NCACH team and consultants reviewed, provided summary reports, and NCACH has reached out to partners for further follow up conversations to review key findings from the report and identify next steps.
    • TCM training will be complete in March. Total TCM staff trained will be approximately 14.  Details on training outcomes will be shared with the Board at the May Board meeting.
    • Collective Medical Technology met with Hospital project leads (via conference call) to determine clinical training needs and next steps as we move into Phase II of the training plan.
  • EMS Project Update:
    • DOH WEMSIS Plan (Shared at February Board meeting):  NCECC is currently working with DOH and partners to verify what organizations report into the WEMSIS system, ensure all partners are linked to the system, and identifying measure that DOH choose to pull for regional comparisons. 
    • EMS partners have signed Memorandums of Understanding, identified treat and referral projects, and will initiate programs in the next month. An initial report from NCECC is due April 15th, 2019
  • Next meeting: March 28, 2019

Coalitions for Health Improvement (CHI)
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  • The Coalitions for Health Improvement (CHI) Leadership Council (a diverse group of community-based organizations, providers, and service agency members who make up each Coalition's Leadership Group and participate in monthly calls with NCACH) met on February 5, 2019. The group shared updates and discussed future meeting topics and goals. The next Regional CHI Leadership Council meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2019.
  • The CHI Community Initiatives Advisory Group met for a strategic design workshops on February 21st. The Advisory Group is tasked with advising on the development of a community investment process for the regional health improvement funding allocated to the CHIs by the NCACH Governing Board in the 2019 annual budget. The strategic design workshop was facilitated by Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). The group will meet again on March 14, 2019.
  • Chelan Douglas CHI met February 13, 2019
  • Grant County CHI met February 12, 2019
  • Okanogan County CHI met January 29, 2019
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