Letter from the President
We are going to change things up this month. Instead of an inspirational message from me, you will get something useful! We have dedicated this month’s edition to helping you complete the 2016 metrics, which are due by December 31st, 2016.
Please carefully look at the information in this newsletter. Don’t hesitate to call if there are any questions we can answer. 2016 is almost gone and you have to get things done in this calendar year to qualify for shared savings.
I am also pleased to report that we will issue shared savings payments for 2015 soon. Thanks for your patience on that one. The newsletter will return in January and hopefully at that time I can give you a clearer picture on how the results of the election will affect healthcare in general and INTEGRIS Health Partners in particular.
Carl Raczkowski, M.D.
President, INTEGRIS Health Partners
2016 Shared Savings Metrics
Click on the following links to review 2016 INTEGRIS Health Partners metrics:
New! Check Operational Metrics Completion Status Online
Unsure if you’ve attended or viewed an INTEGRIS Health Partners Town Hall or completed required education? 2016 Educational Metrics Completion Lists are now available on the INTEGRIS Health Partners website. These lists track completion or attendance at events held earlier in 2016. INTEGRIS Health Partners will update the lists at the end of each week.
Physician Education Opportunities
Completion of one hour of physician education is a requirement to participate in shared savings for all specialties. Education events already offered in 2016 are Population Health Management on July 13, Diabetes Education on August 30, and Medical Genomics on September 29. Upcoming opportunities are:
Changes to Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) – Presented in person Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center auditorium at 6 p.m. Registration is required by calling the HealthLine at 405-951-2277.
Adolescent Medicine video – presented by Tomás Owens MD (available through December 31, 2016). View the video now.
Attendance at one INTEGRIS Health Partners Town Hall event (in person or by livestream, if available) is a requirement to participate in shared savings for all specialties. Town Halls already offered in the Oklahoma City Metro were on March 29, June 29, and September 30. A Town Hall in Enid was held June 30, and the final Enid Town Hall for 2016 will be held:
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center
Northeast Conference Room
Watch your email and the INTEGRIS Health Partners website for one more Town Hall viewing opportunity before the end of the year.
Physician Satisfaction Survey
Completion of the INTEGRIS Health Partners Physician Satisfaction Survey is a required metric for all specialties. Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. The survey will be available through December 31, 2016. Complete the survey now.
Coding Documentation Improvement Training
Hospital-based medical and surgical physicians are required to complete annual Coding Documentation Improvement training as an INTEGRIS Health Partners metric. For physicians who qualify for this metric and have not completed in-person training, INTEGRIS Health Partners has an online training video available through December 31, 2016. View the video now.
All INTEGRIS Health Partners specialties have clinical metrics to achieve in order to earn shared savings. Please view the INTEGRIS Health Partners website for details about clinical metrics for your specialty in Enid and the metro. Primary Care Physicians should have recently received their final Care Gap reports. For questions about your report or to provide updates to Care Coordination, please call 405-951-2504 or toll free 855-582-3003.