2019 Suicide Safer Care Report
Suicide prevention has been named a national priority and much work has been done to review existing evidence and to identify gaps in how our nation’s mental health and health care systems address this public health challenge. However, less attention has been paid to the integration of suicide prevention into primary care settings. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) worked with partners to develop and deliver training to prepare primary care teams to better meet the needs of patients at elevated risk for suicide.
The Suicide Safer Care program was created to train primary care providers and their teams on basic principles of suicide prevention and skills for integration into practice. The trainings provided a comprehensive, skills-based learning opportunity that offered “hands on” strategies that could be used with patients during a primary care visit. Skills developed through the training included identification of patients at risk, conducting risk assessments using a standardized tool, and brief evidence-based interventions including strategies for reducing access to lethal means, and safety planning.
Partnership for Quality (P4Q) Bonus Program
Partnering with WellCare Ohio, we are excited to offer a new bonus program for our AmBetter, Allwell and Medicaid lines of business. This new program is in addition to your current Buckeye P4P program, not a replacement.
P4Q is designed to support your outreach to members for annual visits and condition management, which will help us better identify members who are eligible for care management programs. Eligible* primary care providers can earn a bonus for completing an Appointment Agenda (Disease Conditions/Continuity of Care portion only) with verified/documented diagnoses.
See details on P4Q by clicking on the P4Q Brochure link on the left.
Learn more by registering for a webinar on our Provider Training page.
*Eligible primary care providers have been given access to the P4Q dashboard on our secure portal.
NIA Magellan Healthcare Requesting Feedback
Magellan Healthcare is interested in getting feedback on your experience working with Magellan Healthcare for the prior authorization of advanced imaging services.
They are conducting several provider experience sessions and are asking for your participation. You'll find more details on the NIA Magellan Invite.