Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sign up today for EvidenceNOW Southwest (AHRQ opportunity) - applications accepted on first come-first serve basis!

"EvidenceNOW Southwest  is one of seven regional cooperatives funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to provide quality improvement services to small primary care practices, with 10 or fewer providers. EvidenceNOW Southwest will serve up to 260 practices: 208 in Colorado and 52 in New Mexico. Applications will be reviewed weekly and practices will be notified within two weeks whether they have been accepted. Practices will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. *Note: this opportunity excludes pediatric-only clinics.

Participating practices will receive nine months of practice facilication to develop customized approaches that address:
  • Workflow analysis
  • Office efficiency
  • EHR optimization and measures reporting
  • Patient engagement, care management and coordination
ClinicNET is pleased to be a partner in the network of practice transformation providers through the Colorado Health Extension System (CHES) and to be considered as a resource to you if you determine this EvidenceNOW Southwest opportunity is right for you. We encourage you to reach out to Cathryn directly if you have any questions or need help filling out the application! *Please let Cathryn Benedict (cathryn.benedict@clinicnet.org) know if you checked ClinicNET as a practice transformation partner in the application. 

Click here for more information. To apply: http://iurl.no/i2i50. *Please note you have an option of start dates: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the study or application process please contact: Allyson Gottsman at AllysonGottsman@ucdenver.edu." [Source: Colorado Health Extension System]

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offerings for ClinicNET affiliates

Through a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit Program, ClinicNET is pleased to be able to offer access to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offerings. This program offers contributing ClinicNET affiliates access to registration scholarships and travel support funding to participate in IHI activities. Click here to see current 2015 offerings.  Upcoming seminars and training can also be viewed on IHI's website.

If you are interested in a particular offering please contact Brooke Powers at brooke.powers@clinicnet.org or 720-863-7803. [Source: IHI]

Safety Net Clinic Week 2015 updates

We are getting very excited about Safety Net Clinic Week 2015 as site visits are scheduled, clinics prepare to host open houses and proclamations are issued! We will contact you directly if any legislators or their staffers are interested in visiting your clinic.
Have you checked out our toolkit yet? It is full of  resources that will help your clinic have the most successful Safety Net Clinic Week 2015 as possible! You can find the toolkit on the Safety Net Clinic Week event page.
    Our Safety Net Clinic Week 2015 Project Coordinator, Jess Worley, is available to help you with Safety Net Clinic Week 2015 activities. Please let her know if you utilize any part of the toolkit above or if you need help in doing so! She can be reached at 720-863-7805 and jessica.worley@clinicnet.org.

    ClinicNET Affiliates - interested in a free contraception training for providers?

    Denver Health is exploring the feasibility of offering a 2-day intensive contraceptive procedures (IUD and Implants) training to providers. All expenses (training cost, travel, and accommodations) would be paid for by an external funding source and not by the provider or clinics.

    ClinicNET is gathering information from our affiliate clinics to help inform the development of this prospective opportunity; please respond (one response only from each affiliate clinic please!) to a 3-question survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKNP387 by August 13.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Medicaid Revalidation & Enrollment Training Announcement

    Daily Revalidation Webinars: The Department will be hosting Revalidation & Enrollment webinars every (business) day in August 2015!
    Who: All interested providers
    What: Revalidation presentation, then open Q&A
    When: Every day from 1:00-2:00pm (Mountain Time)
    Where: Online via webinar
    Please visit the Department’s Training Catalog to register!

    Enrollment Application Training: Online self-paced training for the new Colorado Online Provider Enrollment (OPE) tool.
    Who: All interested providers
    What: Walk-through of the new Online Provider Enrollment tool
    When: Modules available online anytime beginning August 24, 2015
    Where: Online via eLearning modules
    Please visit the Provider Resources page to register! (Registration opening Monday, August 3, 2015!)” [Source: HCPF]

    INVITATION: Second stakeholder meeting regarding the implementation of SB15-197

    The State Board of Nursing is pleased to announce a second opportunity for stakeholders to share their viewpoints, comments and ideas for the implementation of Senate Bill 15-197, ‘Concerning the Prescriptive Authority of Advanced Practice Nurses.’ Stakeholder input is crucial to achieving the Board's missions of consumer protection and effective licensure and enforcement, without unnecessary impediment to the economic market. Please make yourselves heard by joining us at the upcoming stakeholder meeting. The meeting is Wednesday, August 5, 9:00-11:00am.

    Three ways to participate:
    • In person.  Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202; 19th floor conference room. NOTE: If you plan to attend in person, please  email dora_nursingboard@state.co.us with "SB197 In Person" in the subject line so that we can plan accordingly. SPACE IS LIMITED.
    • By webinar.  Visit the website to register. When you register, please indicate whether you will wish to speak.
    • Provide written comments in advance.  Email them to the attention of Administrative Manager Beth Glenn at DORA_nursingboard@state.co.us, or fax to 303-869-0271.
    Meeting materials include Senate Bill SB15-197; Emergency Chapter 15 Rule adopted by the Board of Nursing at its July 21 meeting; and stakeholder comments received as of June 29, 2015.” [Source: DORA]

    Connect for Health Colorado accepting applications for Certified Application Counselor Program

    Connect for Health Colorado is accepting applications for its Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program on an ongoing basis. The CAC Program is an unfunded initiative that establishes designated organizations as Connect for Health Colorado certified partners that help clients with enrolling in subsidized private insurance through the marketplace. For additional information, please contact Kevin Finder, CAC Program Coordinator, at (720) 496-2547 or CACprogram@connectforhealthco.com.” [Source: Connect for Health Colorado]