In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, please join us with Hospice Buffalo and Catholic Health for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.
Be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks: “Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead?” Regardless of age and healthcare status, healthcare conversations should be a priority for all.
Choose from any of these convenient times and locations:
When: Wed., April 19, 5:30-7:00 PM
Where: Hospice Buffalo
225 Como Park Boulevard
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
RSVP: Email info@PalliativeCare.org
or call 686-8070
When: Tues., May 9, 7:00-8:30 PM
Where: St. Joseph University Parish
3269 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
RSVP: Call Ann Marie MacIsaac, Parish Nurse at 833-0298 ext. 309
When: Fri., June 16, 3:00-4:30 PM
Where: P² Collaborative of WNY
Erie 1 BOCES
355 Harlem Road
Building B, Room B-1
West Seneca, NY 14224
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're happy to announce our new partnership with Jericho Road Community Health Center to expand the reach of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Buffalo. Through the support of the Local IMPACT grant, we're able to sponsor the CHW certification of 5 JRCHC employees who will then work to support patients with hypertension or prediabetes.
While CHWs hold many different titles and roles, the American Public Health Association’s classification best defines them as “a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member and/or has a close understanding of the community served.”
The Quality Living to the End of Life coalition aims to encourage Western New York residents and their loved ones to consider, discuss and document their values and choices and to facilitate processes within the community that ensures that those values and choices are honored. April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), which focuses on making future healthcare decisions known to family, friends, and healthcare providers.
We're launching a social media campaign to encourage you and your family and friends to share your wishes and complete your advance directive. Check out the Conversation Project’s website for their starter kit for tips on how to have the conversation.
How to participate?
For NHDD we're asking you to #PickYourProxy. Call on the masses or call on yourself to discuss and document their values and choices for advance care planning. #PickYourProxy and tag @P2WNY via the P² Collaborative Facebook Page.
The #PickYourProxy campaign
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Post a picture of you with your proxy between April 8th and April 22nd, tagging @P2WNY, to be entered in to win a restaurant gift card (value of $50)!
Visit nhdd.org for resources and guidance.
Chautauqua County Health Network
The MEIPASS system opened March 10th for attesting to Meaningful Use for both 2015 and 2016. This will be a hybrid attestation. First, providers will attest within MEIPASS for eligibility and clinical quality measures. Afterwards, an Excel-based MU Workbook needs to be filled out and emailed to NYS using email@example.com. The workbook must be sent from the provider’s email that is registered with CMS. A practice or provider can confirm which email was registered by logging into MEIPASS or by contacting Medicare directly. NYS has also requested that each provider’s workbook be sent in individual emails, not in batches. Once NYS confirms, then the Excel workbook and an Attestation Signature page will need to be physically mailed to the state with the provider’s signature. Note that if a provider wishes to attest to both 2015 and 2016, they must submit for 2015 first and receive payment before submitting another attestation for 2016.
The deadlines for attestation are as follows:
The NY Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Support can be reach by phone using 877.646.5410, option 2, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and their new website is located at https://health.ny.gov/ehr.