Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) Newsletter 
JUNE 2019
Welcome to the AMP newsletter!
The goal of the monthly newsletter is to keep stakeholders up to date about program changes and deadlines. The newsletter has three main content areas:
  • Need to Do, which will alert stakeholders to information and requirements for successful program participation, such as upcoming deadlines.
  • In Other News, which will share other program-related news, such as upcoming industry webinars or conferences.
  • In the Pipeline, which will provide a longer term view of upcoming key program dates.  
All  newsletters are archived in the Newsletters section of the IHA website, so you can easily find and share the latest program information.
Need to Do
Member-Level Detail Is Almost Here - Gain Access for Your Organization by July 12
IHA is accepting new system administrators for the Onpoint Member-Level Detail Portal! Physician organizations (POs) participating in the AMP Commercial HMO & Medi-Cal Managed Care programs will be able to directly access member-level information  and see which patients were captured in their appropriate resource use measure results. Access to this portal greatly supports PO review and evaluation of preliminary appropriate resource use results during the fall questions and appeals period.

To ensure access to the portal during the fall questions and appeals period, please identify a single designated system administrator for your organization and complete the Onpoint Member-Level Detail Portal - Administrator Credentials survey by July 12, 2019. The administrator will receive further instructions from Onpoint to set up a user account. Administrators will  have the ability to create and manage their organizations' credentialed user directory and manage user modifications. This includes but is not limited to the ability to query and filter all associated users, manage and reset credentials as requested, create new users, and remove existing users for their organization. Please note these responsibilities entail oversight for access to protected health information.

Please note that Onpoint's Member-Level Detail Portal is completely separate from IHA's Reporting Portal. The administrator and authorized users can be different people for the two portals. No changes will be made to the IHA Reporting Portal users with the information requested in this survey.
In Other News
Thank You for Participating In the Questions & Appeals Process
The measurement year 2018 (MY 2018) questions and appeals period for AMP Commercial HMO and Medicare Advantage quality results ended June 15, 2019. IHA staff thank participants who submitted questions and health plans that supported the investigation. Your active participation in this year's Questions and Appeals period will strengthen the final quality data and the data collection and reporting process. Appeals upheld during the questions and appeals period will be communicated to participants early next week and any changes resulting from the appeals process will be incorporated into final MY 2018 AMP Commercial HMO and Medicare Advantage quality results when they are released in August.
IHA Hosts Workgroup to Advance Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement 
On April 26 IHA, PBGH, and CQC convened a workgroup of purchasers, health plans, managed behavioral health organizations, and provider organizations to discuss opportunities to advance patient reported outcomes measurement for depression care and aspects of care redesign that support these efforts. The main goal of the meeting was to further an aligned approach to depression care and measurement. The workgroup echoed the Technical Measurement Committee's recommendation to focus on depression screening and remission as the first clinical area for the development of data collection strategies that enable patient reported outcomes measurement. For a complete meeting summary, contact
Atlas 3 Findings Featured on Health Affairs Blog
A new Health Affairs blog post, "Sustaining Universal Coverage: Lessons From California's Integrated Delivery System" features findings from the third and most recent edition of IHA's  California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas showing that the more financial risk providers assume in their contracts with health plans, the lower their costs and the higher their quality compared to fee-for-service arrangements. Atlas 3 officially launched in April, with new 2017 results for the care provided to almost 14 million Californians enrolled in commercial health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and accountable care organizations (ACOs). Check out the blog post, find more information about Atlas, and dig into the data at
In the Pipeline
Save the Date: Annual IHA Stakeholders Meeting - October 30, 2019 
Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual IHA Stakeholders Conference on Wednesday, October 30, at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles. The meeting is the annual forum for all IHA stakeholders to:
  • receive information about key IHA programs
  • learn about performance measurement initiatives affecting California providers
  • share quality improvement best practices
  • hear insights from the first year of the Symphony Provider Directory roll-out 
Stay tuned for additional registration information in early August!
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