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Challenges from extraordinary year reveal strength

Jenny Robinson, Executive Director, Legacy Health Partners

As the last of autumn leaves settle and the winter chill sets in, I wonder how we are this close to welcoming a new year, and I am equally astounded by how much we have overcome to make it this far. In many ways, the past eight months have felt like a single season that brought unimaginable events of extraordinary consequence one after the other, many that continue to challenge us today. With little time to regroup and recharge, it's understandable that each of us feels exhausted and uncertain about the future, but still, the work continues. 

Your dedication to your patients' safety and care, and your ability to adapt to their ever-changing needs, demonstrate the true strength and value of our network. While LHP leaders cannot predict the course that the coming season will chart, we can confidently say that we are committed to keeping LHP whole. We will continue to define support for our members to get through whatever challenges our network has yet to face.

Quality Corner: 2021 CI program at a glance

2020 brought many challenges to our network, but our CI program and LHP practices continue to thrive. We are grateful for the unwavering care your practice and providers have administered during this unprecedented time. The Quality and Membership Committee recommended – and the LHP Board approved – the 2021 clinical integration (CI) program, which includes no new quality measures. 

Providers attend virtual sessions on COVID-19 and flu

Legacy Health Partners hosted two virtual events in October to educate providers about approaches to the flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the ongoing Clinical Collaboration Series. Slides from both presentations are available on the LHP Team Site and a few highlights from the sessions are shared in the full story.

Consider Care Support Resources for your highest-need patients

"Care Support Resources have been incredibly helpful to my highest-need patients in coordinating their care and taking a load off our clinic staff and myself." 

Legacy Care Support Resources offer an extra layer of support to providers in managing the patients among their panel who require the most care and may benefit from services that are unavailable in many traditional clinic settings. LHP providers can refer patients into the program if the patient meets basic requirements. 
Patients who enter LHP’s CSR program receive support to help manage their conditions and medications, transition smoothly between care settings, adopt healthier lifestyles, and access social services, if needed. The CSR care team includes case managers, pharmacists and health coaches who work with providers to care for patients in a coordinated, cost-effective manner. 
Learn more about Care Support Resources by talking with your Field Operations Adviser or viewing the CSR brochure

Save the date: Diversity, equity and inclusion provider event

Join us for a virtual educational event focused on the unique opportunity that providers have in creating a culture of equity, safety and respect as well as strategies for better patient outcomes. Nationally acclaimed speaker and health care race and gender equity advocate, Dr. Esther Choo, is our featured speaker for this special event.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 6-7:15p.m. 
Where: Virtual session on Zoom
Registration: Please be on the lookout for an invite from Melinda Muller, M.D. next week

Half-credit for CI Education ends in December

There is still time to earn partial credit for completing your Clinical Integration Education for the 2020 program year. The deadline to receive half-credit is coming up on Dec. 31, 2020.Visit E+ to access the education program.