EOCCO Monthly Newsletter – February

EOCCO Clinics & Staff,

Welcome to the February issue of the EOCCO monthly newsletter. Below is a preview of the articles you will find in this month’s issue:

  • Medicaid Member Redeterminations
  • Motivational Interviewing Training by Boost Oregon
  • 2023 Advance Directive Trainings hosted by EOCCO
  • Registration for English-Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training Program
  • Upcoming Events & Trainings
  • Gift Card Inventive Program 2023
  • 2023 SHARE LCHP Request for Applications

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or recommendations. We would love to hear from you!

Please contact EOCCOProviderInquiry@modahealth.com.

Thank you,

Your EOCCO Team

Medicaid Member Redeterminations

During the Federal Public Health Emergency, Medicaid agencies were not allowed to disenroll members from Medicaid plans. With the ending of the public health emergency, Medicaid continuous enrollment period ends on March 31, 2023 (unwinding). Members who were continuously enrolled will now be redetermined for eligibility in Oregon Medicaid. Beginning April 1, 2023 Medicaid eligibility redeterminations will resume.

EOCCO Members will receive notices from OHA between April 2023- January 2024

OHA expects some members to be automatically renewed without any action necessary if their information is already updated. If additional information is needed for renewal, they have 90 days to complete and provide requested information to OHA. Those who are no longer eligible will have 60 days before their OHP benefits end. Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace will send information to people who are no longer eligible for OHP benefits and advise of potential coverage options and financial help through the marketplace.

EOCCO members are strongly encouraged to update their contact information on the OHA ONE Portal in order to ensure they receive their redetermination letters at the correct address and are not terminated due to lack of response to OHA. Additional information is available on the EOCCO website:

Update your Contact Information with EOCCO and OHP

Sign Up for a Motivational Interviewing Training Presented by Boost Oregon

Boost Oregon is offering training options for Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based, collaborative approach to conversation that supports behavior change. MI can be useful in conversations about topics such as vaccines, substance use, medication adherence, and physical activity, where people may express ambivalence. An MI approach leaves people feeling respected, heard, and more likely to consider recommendations from trusted providers and helpers. Interested individuals or organizations can check out the possible opportunities and email training@boostoregon.org to discuss their training goals.

2023 Advance Directive Webinars Hosted by EOCCO

As a reminder, EOCCO offers Advance Directive trainings online for members or their representatives on how to talk with loved ones about and choose a person to make healthcare decisions on their behalf.

More information regarding Advance Directive trainings may be found here.

Registration open for the English-Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training Program

Registration is open for the spring cohort of the EOCCO Health Care Interpreter program located in Ontario, Oregon! This 8-week/64-hour course provides students with the formal training needed to become an Oregon qualified or certified health care interpreter. This course involves online self-paced assignments, live “classroom style” learning activities, and in-person sessions. Students must complete all sessions in order to pass the course. For a full list of dates visit Spring 2023 OSU Health Care Interpreter Cohort Schedule (eocco.com).

Those interested in applying to the Health Care Interpreter training program should review the Health Care Interpreter Training FAQs (eocco.com) and schedule to ensure they are familiar with the course setup. Applicants living in one of the 12 EOCCO counties can apply for a full scholarship by completing the EOCCO Health Care Interpreter Training Program Scholarship Application. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all of the required attachments have been submitted. Scholarships are available on a first come first served basis. Registration closes March 3, 2023!

Office of Rural Health Launches Webinar Series Dedicated to Critical Access Hospital Finance and Operations

The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new webinar series focused on best practices and considerations in finance and operations for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). This series of 10 webinars, presented by Jonathan Pantenburg, MHA of Wintergreen, starts with “A Best Practice Checklist: CAH Financial and Operational Performance” on Feb. 16 from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Webinars are free and will be offered through Sept. 2023. Please note: You must register for each session separately.

Save the date for the first two events of the year!

February 16, 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A Best Practice Checklist: CAH Financial and Operational Performance (register here)

In an environment of increasing cost and stagnant reimbursement, CAHs must do everything necessary to improve their financial stability. This presentation identifies a small but focused set of tactics CAHs can implement to improve their financial and operational performance.

March 9, 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A Systems Approach: Maintaining a High Functioning Revenue Cycle Department (register here)

The revenue cycle remains one of the best opportunities for hospitals to improve operational efficiencies due to its complexity and core function. This presentation walks participants through the full revenue cycle value chain while identifying common pitfalls that impact revenue.

Responsive Language Services Training with Linguava

EOCCO now offers Linguava interpreter services to our clinical and behavioral health partners at no cost for active EOCCO members. Partners must attend a training prior to using Linguava’s services. Join us for an upcoming training that will cover:

  • When to use a Health Care Interpreter (HCI)
  • Best practices for working with interpreters
  • How to request a phone or video interpreter through Linguava

Wednesday, March 29 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. PST

To register visit: Responsive Language Services Training Presented by Linguava (smartsheet.com)

Gift Card Inventive Programs Will Continue through 2023

In an effort to help support childhood health the Well-Child Visit Incentive Program and Childhood Immunization Incentive Program will continue through 2023. Updated materials are available in English and Spanish.

  • Well-Child Visit incentive program – Parents can receive a $50 Amazon gift card upon completing their child’s annual well-child visit (WCV). Qualifying visits can occur anytime during the calendar year which the child turns 3, 4, 5, or 6. For more information visit: https://www.eocco.com/news/2021/Child-wellness-incentive

Contact EOCCOmetrics@modahealth.com to request copies for your clinic today.

2023 SHARE and LCHP Request for Applications

Applications for the 2023 Supporting Health for all through Reinvestment (SHARE) and Local community Health partnerships (LCHP) are now open! This grant opportunity allows applicants to propose projects address Social Determinants of Health and Equity (SDOH-E) services and/or supports within the community. Housing-related services and supports will receive priority for SHARE funding. Projects should have the ability to launch quickly once funds are awarded and primarily benefit EOCCO members.

Eligible applicants include LCHPs and SDOH-E partner organizations that deliver services or programs and/or supports policy and systems change within EOCCO’s service area. SHARE and LCHP Applicants are required to submit their proposals to CBIR@ohsu.edu by April 14, 2023, 5 pm PST. Given the limited number of awards, not all project proposals may be selected for funding.

Applicants are required to obtain free technical assistance as they develop their proposal. Technical assistance will be available:

Please contact CBIR@ohsu.edu with any questions, or to request a 1-on-1 technical assistance session.


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