Omnes IPA Determines Initial Performance Measures

March 15, 2019

The CNY BHCC’s (now Omnes IPA) Data and Quality Sub-committees have been working to identify an initial measure set in an effort to create a unified process for data collection and quality across the region. The committees looked at various data sets that are already being tracked by several partners and determined an initial set of measures.  The following measures were selected:

  1. Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications for People with Schizophrenia
  2. Diabetes Screening for People with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder who are using antipsychotic medication
  3. Engagement of alcohol and other drug dependence treatment (initiation and 2 visits within 44 days)
  4. Follow up after hospitalization for mental illness within 7 days
  5. Follow up after hospitalization for mental illness within 30 days
  6. Adherence to mood stabilizers for individuals with Bipolar 1 disorder
  7. Diabetes Monitoring- No HbA1c>1 year

These initial measures are based on claims data. The CNY BHCC/Omnes IPA purchased a PSYCKES view tailored for networks across New York State.  This system will allow us to aggregate our data as well as identify specific high needs individuals that may require further assistance in meeting their healthcare goals. This information will assist us in creating a baseline and forming our quality improvement efforts as a region.