Thursday, October 30, 2014

ClinicNET and AmeriCares webinar recording and additional resources

Thank you to everyone that participated in the "AmeriCares, Community Safety Net Clinics and the Affordable Care Act" webinar co-hosted by ClinicNET and AmeriCares! You can access the recording and slides by clicking on the links.

Are you interested in becoming an AmeriCares partner? Click here for more information. AmeriCares provides free medicine, vaccines, medical supplies, and hygiene products to clinics that serve low-income, underinsured and uninsured Coloradans. To access AmeriCares product donations, your organization must apply to become a partner of AmeriCares U.S. Medical Assistance Program. There is no membership fee and all donated products are shipped to partner organizations for free.

Click here for more information on AmeriCares U.S. Medical Assistance Program. You can also contact the program directly by email at or by phone at 203-658-9690.

Kaiser Permanente’s Colorado Bridge Program

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit provides a Charitable Health Coverage (CHC) Program in all regions. Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) has a new CHC Program, Colorado Bridge Program. The Colorado Bridge Program is designed for those who are uninsured with no access to other coverage, and meet program eligibility criteria. The program helps eligible members pay for a standard Kaiser Permanente Individuals and Families (KPIF) plan, KP CO Gold HMO 0/20, and also allows them to receive cost-sharing assistance through Medical Financial Assistance (MFA) for most services received at KP facilities. Click here for more information on eligibility, the application, cost, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Please contact Tonya Bruno, Kaiser Permanente Medicaid and Charitable Programs Outreach Retention Specialist, Tonya Bruno, at or 303-344-7642.” [Source: Kaiser Permanente]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Clinical Quality Improvement Project - breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening

"The American Cancer Society and the CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are partnering on a project that will be offered to clinics to increase breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening rates.

The purpose of this project is to provide your clinic with a picture of existing cancer screening practices and policies and to assist with sustainable infrastructure building that ensures breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening guidelines are being followed and your client population receives appropriate care. Below are key highlights and benefits of the Clinical Quality Improvement Partnership Project:
  • Good patient care and cancer screening resources
  • EHR modifications for improvement in reporting and data measurement
  • Increase in clinic reimbursements
  • Reimbursement for staff time
  • Technical assistance
  • Replicate process for other diseases
If you would like to know more about this project opportunity, please email Jo Bottorff, and she will forward your information to the appropriate ACS staff, who will then contact you." [Source: American Cancer Society]

SIM Meeting: Save the Date for November 20th

The SIM Team cordially invites you to participate in a working meeting on Thursday, November 20, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MST) at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.  Space will be limited, so please be sure to register early to reserve your spot. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted to the website as they become available. If you have any questions please submit them through the contact us page of the SIM website.” [Source: Colorado SIM]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Plotting a Future for Colorado’s Healthcare Workforce –meeting November 19th

In partnership with the National Governors Association, we invite you to participate in a one-day retreat to discuss the future of Colorado's health workforce on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 9:00am - 4:00pm, at The Lowry Conference Center. 

Information about the event, including a draft agenda and draft health workforce development plan can be found here. During the event, we will divide into four breakout groups that mirror our core areas, as follows: Policy & Planning, Data & Analytics; Maximizing Existing Workforce; Net New Retention.

You are welcome to share this invitation with others in your networks, and we ask that you please RSVP by Monday, November 10, as space is limited.  In your RSVP, you will be asked to rank your preferred breakout group.  We will do our best to honor those requests. For questions, please contact Amy Ellis at”  [Source: Office of the Governor]

FREE Online Classes/Webinars from Kaiser Permanente

Click here for the schedule for Kaiser Permanente’s live online classes/webinar. These are FREE and open to anyone. To register for the webinars, click here. [Source: Kaiser Permanente]