October 3, 2018
Mount Sinai Health Partners
Clinically Integrated Network Newsletter
Each month, we will feature at least one member from our senior leadership team to talk to you about a range of topics including policy and health care news to updates about clinical programs. E-mail us at mshp@mountsinai.org if you are interested in hearing about a specific topic.  

Mount Sinai Health Partners’ Director of Clinical Informatics, Amanda Widmaier, joins MSHP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Fields, in our latest podcast to discuss how data is used in population health. A useful component of strategic and tactical decision making, data and analytics can be used to inform providers of their performance, offer greater insights into patient health and management, and most importantly, initiate conversations about broader solutions. Amanda and Dr. Fields also discuss data sources, limitations, challenges, and directions for the future. 

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In the fifth episode of the MSHP podcast Dr. Ruchi Tiwari, Director of Pharmacy, Population Health, joins Dr. Fields to discuss clinical pharmacy in primary care and ambulatory settings and how clinical pharmacists can be crucial to population health. Dr. Tiwari sees clinical pharmacists as coaches and champions for patients and key players in the goal of medication adherence.

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Key Announcements
Fulfill Your 2018 CIN Requirements Today

You may have heard from your department/division leadership regarding your outstanding requirements. To fulfill the mandatory 2018 Clinical Integration Program Requirements, you may need to a complete a few videos or PowerPoint modules on Mount Sinai’s Clinical Integration Learning Center (CILC), which is available through PEAK, Mount Sinai’s education portal. Below are the 2018 requirements:

  • Care Coordination (First year providers only): Sign MSHP PCP-specialist compact describing a framework for better communication and safe transition of care between primary care and specialty providers. Please access the MSHP Care Compact Attestation via the Clinical Integration Learning Center, which is available from PEAK.
  • Program Engagement (First year providers only): Providers must complete the following tasks: View on CILC through PEAK and attest completion for the following courses on the Clinical Integration Learning Center: Clinical Integration 101, Clinical Integration 201, and Clinical Documentation Quality Improvement (CDQI). 
  • Program Education (Primary Care Physicians only): Attend your quarterly on-site population health meetings. 
  • Privacy Training: Complete the Mount Sinai Health Partners online 2018 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy training module on CILC through PEAK.

For detailed instructions on how to access these modules in CILC through PEAK, please download this guide here
October 27th: CME Course: 5th Annual Advances in Neurology

Mount Sinai Health System's Department of Neurology is hosting a one-day CME course at Mount Sinai on Saturday, October 27th, titled, "5th Annual Advances in Neurology: Diagnosis and Practical Management of Patients with Nervous System Disorders." MSHP providers are invited to attend this annual event at a reduced fee of $50. Click here for more information on the course and click here to register. 
Population Health in the Literature and Media
Influenza Vaccination Modifies Disease Severity Among Community-dwelling Adults Hospitalized With Influenza

Analysis of previous flu seasons suggest that influenza vaccination modifies disease severity in patients hospitalized with flu. Influenza vaccination was associated with decreased risk of death, ICU admission and hospital length of stay. This analysis is available here.
MSHP’s CMO Dr. Fields Discusses Social Determinants of Health

In a recent Healthcare Informatics article, Dr. Rob Fields, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Population Health at Mount Sinai Health Partners, shares his thoughts around leveraging technology solutions to understand and address social determinants of health issues. He talks about the importance of solutions with predictive analysis, network registries for community-based organizations, and referral platforms for care management. Other healthcare leaders share thoughts on trends and approaches to address social determinants of health. Read more.
Quality Corner
Preparing for Flu Season

The flu season is upon us. Every year, influenza affects millions of Americans. Comprehensive preparedness in primary care includes opportunistic and proactive vaccination campaigns, droplet precaution protocols, phone triage, and timely administration of antivirals. Follow this link for a CDC flowsheet to assist office staff with telephone evaluation.
Payer Updates
New MSHP Agreement with HIP

MSHP has entered into a new fee-for-service agreement with HIP, an EmblemHealth company, exclusively for CIN providers. As a member of MSHP’s CIN, your practice is automatically enrolled in this FFS arrangement that became effective on October 1, 2018. Stay tuned for more information via email announcement regarding this arrangement and the FFS rates, which will be applicable for HIP Medicare Advantage and HIP Commercial plans.
New MSHP Agreement with Bright Health Medicare Advantage Plans

MSHP and Bright Health have formed a strategic new partnership aimed at offering innovative health benefit plans for consumers in the Medicare market. As a member of MSHP’s CIN, your practice is automatically enrolled in this fee-for-service arrangement that is effective on January 1, 2019. For 2019 coverage, open enrollment will run from October 15, 2018 to December 7, 2018. Your patients considering Bright Health coverage may ask you or your staff if you participate with Bright Health, so please ensure that everyone in your practice is aware of your participation!
If you have any questions about any of our announcements, please contact your Provider Engagement Manager , email Mount Sinai Health Partners at mshp@mountsinai.org or call us at 877-234-6667.  
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