February 24, 2020
SCC QUARTERLY  PROJECT ADVISORY  COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING
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Program Impact

Building an Integrated Delivery System

Care Management Program

Community Engagement / Cultural Competency & Health Literacy

Community Health Activation Program

Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Program

Performance Update

Primary & Behavioral Health Integrated Care

Transition of Care

Presented by Suffolk Care Collaborative

Monday, March 30, 2020
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANTS
AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to help improve livability for all local residents.   Applications for AARP Community Challenge grants will be accepted through 11:59 pm, April 1, 2020.  All applications must be submitted through AARP's website   and all projects must be completed by November 9, 2020.  The program is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Click here for flyer to get for more details.

INNOVATIVE LOCAL MODELS TO PROVIDE NON-MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO OLDER AMERICANS, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND FAMILY CAREGIVERS
The Community Care Corps at the Administration for Community Living have issued a request for proposals entitled:  Innovative Local Models to Provide Non-Medical Assistance to Older Americans, Persons with Disabilities and Family Caregivers.  Competitive grants between $30,000 and $250,000 will be awarded to establish, enhance or grow volunteer programs.  A wide range of nonprofit entities, such as faith and community based organizations, institutions of higher education and service organizations, as well as state, county and local governments are encouraged to apply.  Application deadline is April 3, 2020Click here to apply.  
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE SYMPOSIUM  

Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease will be presenting Whole Person Care:  Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Strategies for Improving Quality of Life and Caregiver Support.

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Stony Brook University Southampton Campus
39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, NY

This symposium is targeted toward the therapy professions.  Presenters will include experts in the therapy disciplines from Stony Brook Medicine.

There is no course fee.  Click here for flyer and details about Continuing Education Credits.  For more information, contact Daphne.Perry@stonybrookmedicine.edu.  

TREATING NICOTINE DEPENDENCE
"Learn to Be... Tobacco Free"

Suffolk County Department of Health Services "Learn to Be... Tobacco Free" Program, in cooperation with NYS OASAS and Suffolk Care Collaborative, will be hosting Treating Nicotine Dependence training.  

March 10, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Suffolk Care Collaborative
Crossroads Corporate Center, Main Conference Room
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY

Light breakfast and lunch will be served.  

Registration deadline:  February 28, 2020.  Click here for registration form and contact information.  
NEW ROUND OF MEDICAID ACCELERATED EXCHANGE (MAX) WORKSHOPS 

The NYS Department of Health announced a new round of Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) workshops for up to 24 Action Teams to support provider Value Based Payment (VBP) efforts.  

Developed under the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, MAX engages and empowers frontline teams of clinical and social service providers to make changes that are locally relevant and feasible, leveraging available resources.

Safety net providers and previous MAX participants are invited to register for an informational webinar to be held on February 28, 2020, to learn about the new round of workshops.  

Click here for more information and to register.
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING


The Association for Mental Health and Wellness will be hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, designed to teach  teachers, school staff, parents, family members, clergy, caregivers, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens.

March 6 and March 13, 2020 (attendance required both days to receive certification)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Crossroads North Corporate Center
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Media Training Room, 1st Floor
Hauppauge, NY 

No cost for training.  Click here for details and to register.
TELEMENTAL HEALTH:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 
Association for Mental Health And Wellness

**SAVE THE DATE**

MARCH 19, 2020
9 AM - 12 PM

Presented by Andrew Garbarino, Leora Ardizzone, Richard Frankel, and David Durso of Ruskin Moscou Fatischek, PC and Christopher Coluccio, CEO of TechWorks, this workshop will cover telemental health and remote mental health services.  Documentation, regulatory concerns and cybersecurity will be discussed and presented with real-world examples.   Approved for 3 Continuing Education Hours.

Registration coming soon
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

HEALTHY SUNDAYS PROGRAM
Catholic Health Services of Long Island's health screening program provides preventive health screenings and education to members of medically underserved communities on Long Island.   Click here for schedule of upcoming event dates and locations.

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH ® WORKSHOP SERIES
Free 6 week health education program for people with chronic illness.  Ongoing registration and information on various programs offered throughout Suffolk can be found on the SCC Community Bulletin Board here.  

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Free to Suffolk County Residents at-risk for developing type-2 Diabetes.  Offered by Suffolk County Department of Health Services, this program is led by a trained lifestyle coach.  Visit  Suffolk County's website or contact  Deborah at 631-853-2928 for more information and program schedule.   

FEBRUARY HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of the many health and wellness observances being recognized throughout the month of February on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  As a reminder, here are a few being recognized this month:
  • AMERICAN HEART MONTH
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Visit SCC's Community Engagement page for on-going neighborhood programs here.  Partners can request to have their community events posted on the bulletin board, including job opportunities, which will be posted free of charge for 30 days.  To request to post on our bulletin board, click  here .  





Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM 
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The NYS Department of Health will be holding a webinar for organizations and individuals  recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who would like to obtain additional information and details about the process of becoming a Medicaid-enrolled National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) service provider.

The NDPP Medicaid Enrollment webinar is intended to familiarize providers and their staff with the Medicaid FFS enrollment process and review the resources available to accomplish enrollment successfully. The webinar will be an overview of the different enrollment processes for Individual Providers, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Group Practices and Hospital / Clinic providers interested in enrolling in the NDPP.

Webinar date:  March 3rd, 2020, at 10:00 AM 

The session will include time for questions and answers.   Click here to view the training schedule and register.  Questions regarding this webinar can be directed to the eMedNY Call Center at 800-343-9000.
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM II PUBLIC MEETING HELD
The New York State Medicaid Redesign Team II convened its first meeting of all members on February 11, 2020, at the Albany Capital Center. This public meeting was recorded and can be viewed here.   The PowerPoint slides from the meeting can be  found here.
 
The MRT II has been tasked with developing a comprehensive set of recommendations to build on the successful strategy of the original MRT, while identifying changes to the State's Medicaid program within the upcoming FY 2021 State Budget.

NYS Department of Health is accepting Medicaid Program cost-saving proposals from the public, which can be submitted here.   More information on MRTII can be found on the MRT II homepage, which will be updated regularly as project updates become available.

2020 VBP REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS MANUAL
The 2020 VBP Reporting Requirements Technical Specifications Manual for Measurement Year (MY) 2019 is now available on the Value Based Payment (VBP) Resource Library website.

The purpose of this document is to make stakeholders aware of the quality measure reporting requirements for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) participating in the NYS Medicaid VBP program. The contents of this document include an overview of the specific reporting requirements for Category 1 measures for each VBP arrangement, a description of the changes to the measure sets from MY 2018 to MY 2019, and detailed instructions regarding additional file specifications required for the VBP program.

Please read in full the updated VBP Reporting Requirements Technical Specifications Manual as reporting requirements have changed significantly from years prior.   The manual can be found on the VBP Resource Library website here .  For questions regarding the 2020 VBP Reporting Requirements Technical Specifications Manual for MY 2018 email: nysqarr@health.ny.gov.

I/DD MANAGED CARE PLAN QUALIFICATIONS POSTED FOR COMMENT
A revised draft of New York State Medicaid Managed Care Organization Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (I/DD) System Transformation Requirements and Standards to Serve Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in Specialized I/DD Plans - Provider Led (SIPs-PL) is now posted online for comment.

A link to the revised draft is available on the Department of Health  website here. Comments can be submitted electronically to peoplefirstwaiver@opwdd.ny.gov no later than March 27, 2020.

2020 VBP QUALITY MEASURE SETS POSTED
The 2020 VBP Quality Measure Sets are now available on the Value Based Payment (VBP) Resource Library website.

The 2020 VBP Quality Measure Sets were reviewed and approved by the VBP Workgroup in 2019 as part of the Annual Measure Review Cycle.   Measure sets were compiled in collaboration with State agency partners, including the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).  The following 2020 measure sets are now available:  
  • Children´s Quality Measure Set
  • Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) Measure Set (special needs population type arrangement)
  • HIV /AIDS Measure Set (special needs population type arrangement)
  • Integrated Primary Care (IPC) Measure Set
  • Maternity Measure Set
  • Total Care for the General Population (TCGP) Measure Set
For questions regarding the 2020 Quality Measure Sets contact: vbp@health.ny.gov.
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