Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

Community Safety Net Clinics - thank you for delivering compassionate, culturally competent, quality care to tens of thousands of Coloradans and for enriching your communities!  

Partners, Collaborators, Funders and Supporters - thank you for working with ClinicNET to enable a rationale safety net system of care that benefits all Coloradans.

With great respect and appreciation,

Sharon, Brooke, JoJo and Cathryn

Kaiser Loan Repayment Program Kick Off Call & Webinar

"We would like to invite you to the kick off call for the Kaiser Permanente Loan Repayment for Safety Net Clinical Support Staff (KPRLP) program on Thursday, Dec. 18th from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The Colorado Community Health Network was funded by Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund to administer a loan repayment program for clinical support professionals at ClinicNET affiliate clinics, Rural Health Clinics, and Community Health Centers. Click here for more information on eligibility.

This kick off call will provide information for human resources staff and program managers at safety net clinics that will be helpful for supporting your staff as they apply for the KPRLP. Topics covered will include an overview of the program and application process, program requirements and eligibility, the role of HR staff/program managers, and helpful tips for marketing the program to your staff and supporting applicants through the process. CCHN staff will be also be available to answer questions about the program during this call.

Call in and webinar information is below:
Call: 866-740-1260; Access code: 4267364
Webinar Log-in: www.readytalk.com; Access code: 4267364" [Source: CCHN]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Join a Webinar on Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care

“Behavioral health problems significantly affect people’s health and quality of life, and often exist alongside physical health problems. A one-hour webinar on December 10, 2014, at 12 p.m., E.T., will discuss the benefits of integrating behavioral health into primary care, especially for low-income individuals, drawing on lessons from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, a five-year demonstration that was supported by The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health, and the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute.

Click here to register for the ‘Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care’ webinar on Wednesday, December 10, at 12 p.m., E.T.” [Source: The Commonwealth Fund]

New website to help consumers buy and use health insurance

"The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative launched CoveredU.org, an innovative website designed to help consumers better understand how to use their health insurance and how to shop for insurance that's right for them through interactive content. Health insurance literacy is important to ensure consumers have meaningful access to health care through their insurance and that they are able to use their insurance benefits most effectively." [Source: CCHI]

Denver Health Medicaid Choice (DHMC) process changes

Click here to view more information on the Denver Health Medicaid Choice (DHMC) process regarding disenrollment request, authorization request and claims submission related to passive enrollment. Below are highlights from the letter, please be sure to read the full letter carefully.
  • Disenrollment process: Any non-DH provider that has an existing relationship with a member who has been passively enrolled into DHMC can assist the member to contact HealthColorado either by phone or by faxing form to request disenrollment (fax # 303-832-8352).
  • Process for providers to obtain authorization from DHMC regarding passively enrolled members: Providers must submit (via fax 303-602-2128) an “Outpatient Provider Referral Form.pdf” to the Denver Health Managed Care Utilization Management (UM) department.
  • Process for providers to obtain claims reimbursement from DHMC regarding retrospective claims for passive enrollees:  DH MCD Choice shall reimburse any non-DH provider rendering primary care services to a passively enrolled member for dates of services 120 days prior to the date of disenrollment from DH MCD Choice. All retrospective claims must be submitted via fax (preferred method) at 303-602-2096 to DHMC by December 31, 2014.

Monday, November 24, 2014

SIM Meeting Update

“The SIM Team extends its gratitude to everyone who attended the conference on Thursday for making the meeting a great success.  The minutes from the SIM meeting on 11/20 will be posted to the website as soon as they become available. The PowerPoint presentations from the meeting can be viewed using the links below:

The Board of Dental Examiners Will Hold Public Rulemaking Hearing 1/22/15

The Board of Dental Examiners will be holding a public rulemaking hearing on January 22, 2015 relative to rule changes to the Dental Practice Act.  These changes are the result of legislation passed during the 2014 session- particularly as it relates to the practice of dental hygiene.
Should you have any comment and are unable to attend the hearing, please send your comments to Deborah Foote at deborah@oralhealthcolorado.org.” [Source: Oral Health Colorado]