Friday, October 24, 2014

Substance Abuse Screening Tool

The CRAFFT is a standardized behavioral health screening tool for use with children or adolescents under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse. It is free to use and consists of only 6 questions. There are two different versions currently available – one is administered by the provider and the other is self-report (to be filled out by the adolescent). The CRAFFT has been translated into multiple languages, including Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Portuguese, Laotian, Khmer, Japanese, Hebrew, French, and Haitian Creole.

For more information on associated reimbursement, implementation guidelines, and other resources view the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program Clinical Newsletter.” [Source: CCHAP]

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Webinar: AmeriCares, Safety Net Clinics and the Affordable Care Act

ClinicNET and AmeriCares are co-hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 28th, noon-1pm. There will be an overview of AmeriCares and discussion about how the Affordable Care Act is impacting free and charitable clinics across the country including Colorado's Community Safety Net Clinics.

Register for the webinar today!

Please contact JoJo Gelderman at with any questions.

Accountable Care Collaborative – Request for Information

Click here to view the Request for Information on Colorado’s Accountable Care Collaborative Program. Click here to view a document describing the process for responding. The responses will inform the design of the next phase of the ACC Program. Please submit your response to by November 24, 2014. Questions can be directed to or 303-866-5351.” [Source: HCPF]

The Colorado Health Institute’s 2014 Health Policy Conference

Hot Issues in Health Care is an award-winning health policy conference hosted by the Colorado Health Institute. Legislators and health care leaders from across the state will come together to learn about the most critical health-related issues facing Colorado on December 4-5 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Click here to register.

For the first time this year, the Colorado Health Institute is opening up portions of this exclusive legislative conference to the broader health policy community. Legislative-only sessions take place throughout the day on Thursday, December 4. The general public is invited to register for a special reception and dinner on Thursday evening, December 4, as well as the conference sessions on Friday, December 5. Click here to view the agenda.” [Source: Colorado Health Institute]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Colorado Commission on Affordable Healthcare Meeting Oct. 27

The next meeting of the Colorado Commission on Affordable Healthcare will be Monday, October 27, 2014 from 12:30 to 4:00pm. Commission members will begin the meeting with an Executive Session at 12:30pm. The public portion of the meeting will begin at approximately 1:30pm.

The location for Monday's meeting is at the Daniel's Fund 101 Monroe Street, Denver (east of Cherry Creek). Parking is available at 1st & Madison in the Daniel's Fund parking lot.  Parking is extremely limited, and please note, there is no street parking allowed on Monroe. The agenda will be posted on the CCAHC website prior to Monday's meeting.” [Source: CCAHC]

Webinar on Clinical Quality Measures and QIO Scope

Join us for a webinar on the Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard and Important Changes in the QIO/QIN Scope of Work on November 12, 1-2:30pm MT. This webinar will cover two important topics. First, an explanation and demonstration of the Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard which is designed to display cardiovascular disease-related measures from quality reporting initiatives focused on the Million Hearts® ABCS. This will be followed by a review of the changes in the CMS Quality Improvement Organizations and Networks and their 11th Scope of Work. Space is limited- register now!” [Source: COPrevent]