Thursday, February 4, 2016

ClinicNET Affiliates: 2015 Data Request & 2016 Annual Contribution Reminder!

ClinicNET Affiliates will be receiving our 2015 Data Request in the mail soon. Please be sure to complete it and return it to us at 3033 S. Parker Road, Ste. 500, Aurora, CO 80014 or via fax to 720-863-7801.  If you prefer, you can fill out the electronic version and email it to johanna.gelderman@clinicnet.org.  We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this request so ClinicNET can most accurately advocate for you and represent your interests and concerns!

We are proud to be the entity that provides a collective voice and strengthens the statewide network of CSNCs. Our advocacy and policy work, support services, and educational offerings are increasingly robust in order to better meet affiliate clinic needs. We hope you will consider a meaningful contribution in support of our valuable work. Click here to learn more and to access our contribution form. You can also make your contribution online: www.coloradogives.org/ClinicNET.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2016 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offerings for ClinicNET affiliates

Through a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit ProgramClinicNET is pleased to be able to offer to contributing ClinicNET Affiliates access to Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) registration scholarships and travel support funding! Upcoming 2016 in-person  and web-based training opporunities:


Web-based Trainings
In-person Trainings & Conferences
Interested in participating in a training or conference? Click here to complete an online application! Contact Brooke Powers at brooke.powers@clinicnet.org or 720-863-7803 with any questions.  [Source:IHI]


    

Practical Tools for Addressing Pediatric Mental Health Series

“The Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Empower Centers of Excellence in Family Behavioral Health are partnering to offer 6 training workshops in psychiatry for pediatricians. The series will provide practical lessons in psychiatry for busy pediatricians.  The first workshop is focused on Treatment Resistant/Complex ADHD, and will be on Thursday February 18th at 7am at the Empower offices near Yosemite/I-25.

This series was designed by pediatricians and psychiatrists to address some of the most the most common psychiatric complaints faced by clinicians.  We intend this to be interactive, evidence based and offer practical guidelines for pediatricians to help in their management of common behavioral conditions.

The series will be split between morning workshops with coffee/bagels and evening workshops with wine tasting and hot tapas.  The cost of these seminars is $5.00 for morning sessions and $25.00 for evening sessions.  Click here for more information on location, times, and dates for the series which will extend through December 2016.  You may register for 1 or all of the 6 workshops.  The times of these seminars is intended to be before or after office hours during your busy clinic days. For more information and to register, click here.” [Source: Empower Centers of Excellence in Family Behavioral Health]

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chronic Pain Disease Management Program enrollment is open

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) invites you to participate in the second cohort of the well-received Chronic Pain Disease Management Program (Program) modeled after Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes.) The first cohort engaged providers from 42 practice sites from every region across the state. The Chronic Pain Management Program leverages cutting edge telehealth technologies to connect providers to specialists. Providers consult directly with specialists regarding client cases and learn best practices for treating clients with a variety of chronic pain conditions.

The Department will sponsor approximately 40 practice sites to serve as telehealth pioneers for Colorado. Participation in the program is easy and the benefits for providers and their clients are significant:
  • Gain expertise for treating clients with a variety of chronic pain conditions. The Program is designed to assist with your current clients and there is no expectation for you to take additional pain management clients.
  • Keep your clients in your practice and in their communities.
  • No cost for participation in the Chronic Disease Management Program.
  • Easy attendance from anywhere through an online video conference system.
  • Earn CME credit for attending the ECHO® pain management sessions.
Click here for more information on the programs and how to get involved.” [Source: HCPF]

2015 Program Year Meaningful Use Hardship Application Released

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released hardship applications which eligible professionals (EP) and eligible hospitals (EH) can use to avoid a penalty under Meaningful Use for the 2015 Program Year. The streamlined hardship applications reduce the amount of information that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and CAHs must submit to apply for an exception. The new applications and instructions for a hardship exception from the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program 2017 payment adjustment are available here. EPs, eligible hospitals, and CAHs that wish to use the streamlined application must submit their application according to the timeline established in PAMPA: Eligible Professionals: March 15, 2016.” [Source: CMS]

Monday, February 1, 2016

Colorado Medical Home Community Forum Mar. 8: Supporting Integrated Care

RSVP today for the next Colorado Medical Home Community Forum about Supporting Integrated Care on March 8th 4:30-6:30pm. Presenters include Nicole King (Colorado SIM Office), Ashlie Brown (Colorado Health Institute), Kyle Knierim, MD (University of Colorado) and Shannon Breitzman (CDPHE).

The event will be held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, DOC Room, Building A, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246. RSVP by clicking here. You can also attend the meeting via the webinar link and call-in 1-877-820-7831 - Participant passcode: 300218#. Contact Anne Jones at anne.jones@state.co.us with questions.” [Source: Colorado Medical Home Initiative]

New Publications - Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Click here to view the February Provider Bulletin. The bulletin covers topics of interest to providers and billing professionals.

Click here to view the January edition of At a Glance. This publication provides information on major initiatives including policy changes and program updates. [Source: HCPF]