OPIP received a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health titled “System-Level Approaches to Identify Children with Health Complexity and Develop Models for Complex Care Management.” This grant supported OPIP to work in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to develop and operationalize novel methods for using state level medical and social complexity data in order to identify children with health complexity. Secondly, models were identified for how OHA could then share population and child-level data about health complexity to key stakeholders and Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations. Throughout the process, public and private stakeholders – including parents of children with health complexity – were engaged to provide input and guidance on the methodologies and data sharing proposed.
On April 2, 2019, OPIP and OHA led a webinar to share their efforts to develop methods to identify children with health complexity. Health complexity is a concept that takes into account both the child’s medical and social complexity. Presenters described how this data is being used by OHA, including how the data was shared with Oregon’s CCOs, in order to guide improvements and investments that build health and resilience in children. CCOs are regional networks of all types of healthcare providers (physical health, addictions and mental health, and dental care) who work together to serve Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members and who operate on an annual global budget.
Click here to read a summary developed for webinar participants to provide background and context on Oregon’s efforts.
Click here to download the webinar slideshow.