“Flex” Funding for our Members’ (Your Patients’) Needs
Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA) offers Health-Related Services (HRS) to their members. Requested items/services must meet these criteria:
Requests from providers may be made to UHA for flexible services through the Flexible & Health-Related Services Request Form found here on our external website or by calling Case Management at 541-672-1685. The request form has been updated to ensure the information and documentation needed to determine eligibility for services is collected prior to submission. Once complete please submit via fax to 541-229-8180 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A determination will be made and sent to the provider within 7 days for standard requests and within 48 hours for urgent requests.
Update on Telehealth Covered Services
UHA has updated telehealth-covered services to include most services listed on Medicare’s List of Telehealth Services for Calendar Year 2021.
Telehealth-covered services are listed on our claims page in Appendix A. You can find Appendix A here: https://www.umpquahealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/appendix-a-telehealth-code-descriptions.final-06152021-1.pdf
If you have questions regarding telehealth services, please contact our Customer Care department by calling 541-229-4842 or via email at UHAClaims@umpquahealth.com
New Option for your patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Adapt is currently recruiting participants as part of a multisite, clinical trial investigating a rapid protocol to induct individuals onto extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX) in a detox setting. Individuals may be eligible to participate if they have an OUD diagnosis that requires detoxification services, are interested in Vivitrol as a treatment option, and are willing to remain inpatient for up to two weeks in order to receive an initial injection. When appropriate, participants will transition from the detox unit into residential treatment. Participation in the study will last up to 11 weeks and participants will receive up to three XR-NTX injections during the course of their participation in the study, after which they will be returned to usual care for continued treatment. Participants can earn up to $270 if they complete all study related visits.
General questions about the study can be directed to Dr. Cora Hart at 541-492-4550.
If you would like to refer a patient to the study, they can contact Adapt Rapid Access at 541-492-0222 to be screened for detox. If they indicate they are interested in study participation, they will be connected to the study staff at or prior to admission.
The study, Surmounting Withdrawal to Initiate Fast Treatment with Naltrexone: Improving the Real-World Effectiveness of Injection Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorder (SWIFT), is funded by the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.
For the latest information on COVID vaccination in Douglas County, visit Douglas Public Health Network: http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/
UHA members rate of vaccination is only half of the Douglas County rate!
Encourage vaccination and save lives!
A recent article in NEJM very nicely elucidates the concept of Intersectionality; it provides a lens for understanding how social identities relate to systems of authority and power, specifically, how COVID-19 continues to affect women working in the field of Medicine: Social identities are in a large part identified by productivity, careers, boundary setting, and mental health and wellbeing. In particular research shows that a more permeable work-nonwork boundary is associated with increased work-family conflict, increased distress and higher turnover.
Promoting Equity for Women in Medicine — Seizing a Disruptive Opportunity, by Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., M.P.H., and Eve Higginbotham, M.D., M.L.
Article link: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2104228
Workshop: Healing our helping professionals (in support of PCPCH Standard 2.F: Staff Vitality) July 8
Contact: Amy Stoeber, Awstoeber@hotmail.com
Please join us for a free virtual workshop to give primary care clinics the information and resources they need to build organizational wellness and resilience and meet PCPCH standard 2.F Staff Vitality.
Primary care clinics are also invited to participate in a statewide community of practice focused on supporting staff and provider vitality.
Diabetes metrics toolkit
A new toolkit is available to help primary care and dental clinic settings apply quality improvement frameworks and tools for measurable change in diabetes, HBA1C poor control and oral health evaluation for adults with diabetes. This toolkit includes many real-life example improvement projects, templates and inspiration to conceptualize, design and implement your own quality improvement projects.
Contact: Sarah Wetherson (Sarah.E.Wetherson@dhsoha.state.or.us)
Family-centered resources to support well-child visits
In spring 2021, the OHA Transformation Center partnered with Insight for Action to conduct an environmental scan to identify resources for parents of young children (ages 3-6) to promote their children’s wellness. This scan aligns with the OHA CCO incentive metric focused on kindergarten readiness. In the spreadsheet below, Tab 2 (“Family-Centered Resources”) contains a curated list of 67 free, easily digestible and family-centered resources intended to be shared with parents and families of young children. See tab 1 for instructions for using the built-in filters to navigate the resources.
Contact: Adrienne Mullock (Adrienne.P.Mullock@dhsoha.state.or.us)