July 2018
Welcome to NQP Pulse, the newsletter of the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP). This newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date on relevant activities and resources surrounding DSRIP and NQP.
News and Updates
NQP Awards $595,000 To Seven Local Community Based Organizations
The Nassau-Queens Performing Provider System (NQP) is providing a total of $595,000 to seven Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in Nassau County and Queens to enhance connections to healthcare services for vulnerable populations. 

This is the second round of funding that NQP has provided. Earlier this year, NQP announced that it would begin distributing a total of $460,000 to 23 CBOs in Nassau County and Eastern Queens.

NQP and York College Host Health Career Reception
On June 20 th, Nassau Queen Performing Provider System (NQP) and York College hosted the first-ever combined Health Career Reception to foster relationships between local employers and a talented crop of recent graduates.

Twenty-five employers from Queens and Nassau County participated in the career fair, and more than 100 graduates attended the event which took place at York College in Jamaica, NY.

NQP Offers Free Online Trainings for Partners
NQP has an extensive catalog of online training courses available at no cost to our partners. These trainings are intended to equip the workforce of our partner organizations with the tools, resources, and skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing health care environment. .

We continuously add new training material, so be sure to check back frequently.
Current online offerings include:
·          DSRIP 101
·          Introduction to Value Based Payment (VBP)
·          Introduction to Care Coordination
·          DSRIP/VBP Overview
·          The 5 A’s for Treating Tobacco Dependence
·          Self-Management
·          Provider Performance Requirements Under VBP Level 1
·          Hypertension
·          Healthcare Access and Financial Assistance
·          Health Home 101
·          Diabetes E-Learning
·          Cultural Competency and Health Literacy
·          Cardiovascular Management in the Primary Care Setting and The Million Hearts Campaign
·          Blood Pressure Management Training
·          Behavioral Health Crisis Strategy – Queens
·          Behavioral Health Crisis Strategy – Nassau

Behavioral Health Strategies for Post-Acute Care, Physical Assessment and Sepsis
This session will educate long-term care leaders on the elements required for Behavioral Health under CMS’s new Requirements of Participation (RoP) for Skilled Nursing Facilities. Attendees will also be provided with the key components of a comprehensive physical assessment for a post-acute care resident.

Behavioral Health Strategies for Post-Acute Care  – 2 hours
This session will provide LTC leaders the elements required for Behavioral Health under the NEW Requirements of Participation for Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Upon completion of the class the attendees should be able to:
1. Identify the required elements related to behavioral health for Phase 2 of the NEW RoP
2. Learn where to find helpful resources to assist with the development of a behavioral health program
3. Describe three leadership strategies for caring for someone with behavioral or mental health issues
Physical Assessment and Sepsis – 5 hours
This engaging demonstration will educate participants on the key components of a comprehensive physical assessment for post-acute care residents. This presentation will provide attendees with key strategies for using a resident’s history, guiding the assessment process, and making decisions regarding notifications and quality care planning. Additionally, attendees will be provided with recommendations on the identification and management of residents with Sepsis.

Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to:  
1.  Collect and review key resident history and current health condition information
2. Identify skills necessary in the resident/resident representative interview process
3. Verbalize steps for a head-to-toe assessment, including techniques such as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation
4. Describe the process for documentation and notification for normal and abnormal findings
5. Verbalize how to utilize the information from the physical assessment to develop and/or update the resident’s individualized plan of care
6. Provide the definition of sepsis and discuss recommended guidance on the identification of possible sepsis and next steps for quality management

Target Audience
Skilled Nursing Facilities

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There are two more training dates to choose from:
Date:  Wednesday, August 1
Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:  Angello Alumni House at Adelphi University, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Date:  Thursday, August 2
Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:  Northwell Health, 145 Community Drive (Conference Room #1), Great Neck, NY 11021

Value-Based Payments Corner

Webinar: VBP Pilots Lessons Learned on Data Sharing
The Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) will host the second installment in a series of Lessons Learned webinars from the Value-Based Payment (VBP) Pilot Program.

This webinar will focus on data sharing and interoperability. Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization (GBUACO), a VBP Pilot Program participant, will share its data-sharing experiences from the program.

GBUACO will address the following topics:
·      Utilization of internal and/or external data sources
·      Technological lessons learned
·      Gaps and barriers to data
Date: July 25
Time: 2:00 PM

Future webinars will focus on CBO collaboration, quality measure testing, and stakeholder engagement. Details will be announced when they become available.