August 16, 2016
    
 
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: SAVE THE DATE
The next Project Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2016 beginning 1:00pm through 3:00pm.
  
The SCC is excited to announce that Jason Helgerson, New York State's Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Health Insurance Programs, will offer the keynote presentation. Topics will focus on ongoing efforts in New York's Medicaid program to develop delivery and payment systems that reward value instead of volume and DSRIP Mediciad reform program progress across the state.
  
New York's Medicaid program provides vital health care services to over 5 million New Yorkers and has an annual budget in excess of $54 billion. Mr. Helgerson also leads Governor Cuomo's effort to fundamentally reshape the state's Medicaid program in order to both lower costs and improve health care quality under the Medicaid Redesign Team.
  
Space is limited, please register as soon as possible by clicking here!
NYS DOH DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bi-weekly announcements on the DSRIP program from the New York State Department of Health
 
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SPOTLIGHTundefined
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP), and Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) established funds targeting seniors who are on Medicaid and are either: homeless, reside in the community and are at risk of nursing home placement, or seniors transitioning out of nursing homes into community living who require long term care services. The Senior Supportive Housing Services (SSHS) Program provides minor capital modifications, supportive housing services and community resource connections. Click here to learn more.
  
LICENSED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER BENEFIT
New guidance on the Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner (LBHP) benefit offered under NYS's 1115 Waiver. This benefit permits Medicaid Mainstream Managed Care Organizations (MMCOs) and Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs) to reimburse Clinic Treatment Programs licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health for the provision of services at locations other than the clinic's main site(s) or satellite locations. This guidance will be discussed at upcoming Plan clinical leadership meetings and Regional Planning Consortiums which the SCC Director for Behavioral Health Services Integration, Susan Jayson attends, additional updates to follow for all partners participating in DSRIP Project 3ai
  
  
COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION PLANNING GRANT
As a reminder RFA Application Due Date for this opportunity is this Thursday, August 18, 2016. The RFA can be accessed here, and by searching for the "Community Based Organization (CBO) Planning Grant".
  
MEDICAL RECORD ABSTRACTION PROCESS
The SCC Partner Medical Record Abstraction process will begin August 29, 2016. Partners selected for this review will be notified and contacted by the NYS DOH medical record review vendor, MedReview Inc., to begin scheduling appointments for record collection services. The medical record abstraction process applies to measures such as screening for clinical depression and follow-up, controlling high blood pressure and comprehensive diabetes care. The results from the reviews determine our final performance which is linked to funds flow payment to the PPS. 
The SCC will be co-hosting a WebEx series for our partners to provide further details on the medical record abstraction process and addressing the documentation needed to meet the metric requirements.  An invite to this WebEx series will be sent to partners selected by the DOH for the review.
Please direct any questions or concerns you may have regarding the abstraction process to:
Kevin Bozza, MPA, FACHE, CPHQ, RHIT
Senior Director, Network Development and Performance
Email: kevin.bozza@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Phone: (631) 638-1391
 
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation! 
ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS POSTED
  
The Association for Mental Health & Wellness is excited to announce upcoming events for the fall which includes workshops on DBT, Complex Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and more! 
 
Difficult But Not Impossible: DBT and the Value of Social Work
September 21, 2016

Adelphi University, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Featuring Jenny Hwang Ph.D. and Linda McLehose, LCSW-R
3 Social Work Contact Hours
 
Screening Diagnosis and Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
September 29, 2016

Upsky Long Island Hotel, 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Featuring Frank Dowling, M.D., DFAPA, FASAM
3 Social Work Contact Hours
 
September 30, 2016
Upsky Long Island Hotel, 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Featuring Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP
6 Social Work Contact Hours
MHAW is partnering with Suffolk County Department of Community Mental Hygiene Services for this seminar
  
Click here to learn more.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT
We would like to highlight Long Island Cares, Inc. and the Suffolk County United Veterans organization in a special food distribution next week, fresh produce will be available!
 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Suffolk County United Veterans
John J Lynch Veterans Place Food Pantry
32 Mill Road, Yaphank, NY 11980
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SCC CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The SCC is pleased to invite qualified career seekers to apply for open positions. Whenever new opportunities become available, they will be posted here.
  
Current job openings:
  1. Director, Clinical Programs Innovation
  2. Project Manager: PCMH Practice Facilitation
  3. Care Manager
  4. Data Integration Analyst
  5. Data Analyst
  6. Social Worker
  7. Provider Engagement Liaison
  8. Project Manager: DSRIP Programs  
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.