Thursday, September 22, 2016

October 1st! Important Deadline for Medicare EHR Incentive Program

If you are new to the Medicare incentive program, read on for important information that will help you avoid payment adjustments.

[Source CORHIO]

ECHO Colorado Current Series

Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment
Starting October 26th- December 7th Meets online every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Medical professionals who want to learn or refresh on basic screening and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of mood and anxiety disorders are encouraged to register and to participate in this ECHO learning community.

For weekly topic information and to register click HERE

Evaluation of Physical Abuse: Child Maltreatment Part 1
Starting October 18th - November 29th Meets online every Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Medical professionals who want to confidently evaluate and treat children who may be experiencing physical abuse are encouraged to register and to participate in this ECHO learning community.

For weekly topic information and to register click HERE

[Source ECHO Colorado]

Hot Issues in Health Care Conference

December 14 & 15, 2016 ~ Cheyenne Mountain Resort
The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) is pleased to invite you to Hot Issues in Health Care 2016, the state’s premier health policy conference.
This year, we will focus on the future of health care policy in Colorado following the presidential, Congressional and state General Assembly elections. We will discuss our state’s most critical health and health care issues, and the policy options to address those challenges. And we will delve into the federal and state health policy decisions that can best impact health in Colorado’s communities.
For more information and registration click HERE

Vote YES on 72!

The fact is, voting YES on 72 puts tobacco companies on the hook for the trouble they cause in Colorado. And it will benefit Coloradans most affected by smoking, helping them to quit and accelerating research in Colorado to prevent and treat diseases like lung cancer, asthma, and heart disease.

Save the Date! November 4th! Corps Community Day Celebration

Friday, November 4, 2016  ~  Marriott Denver West, Golden, CO  
Celebrate the positive impact of the Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) have on improving access to health care.  The importance of the primary care workforce will also be highlighted, including Corps members, health professional students and safety-net clinic sites.
New this year is a day of free training opportunities before the evening awards reception. Trainings are open to all regardless of participation in CHSC or NHSC. This includes health center staff, medical residents, and health professional students of all levels and specialties. Register here and see course descriptions and session times.
Training topics include:
  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
  • Cavity Free at Three
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Immunization Policy and Practice
  • Tobacco Screening and Intervention
The evening reception (6pm – 8pm) will be a celebration and networking opportunity with speakers, food and beverages, and awards to outstanding CHSC and NHSC participants and alumni. Nominate a CHSC, NHSC or NURSE Corps clinician, or a Colorado health professions student who embodies the mission of the Corps: To build healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas in Colorado with limited access to care. Nomination deadline is close of business on October 7, 2016.
[Source: CRHC]

Building Skills for Effective Teams (BSET)

The BSET training program is scheduled to start in October 2016 and run through September 2017. All members of teams must commit to attend all scheduled dates. Teams will meet approximately once a quarter for 2.5 day workshops in Denver, Colorado on the following dates.
  • Session 1 of 4: October 20-22, 2016 (confirmed dates)   Major Content Topics Include: IPCP Intro; Team Excellence Assessment; Team Effectiveness; Debrief EQ-I and DiSC; Establishing Huddles; High Ropes Course (Saturday)
  • Session 2 of 4: December 14-16, 2016  Major Content Topics Include: IPCP Teams Application; Team Excellence Exploration; Coaching; Team Huddles; Capstone Identification; Eight Dimensions of Team; Low Ropes Course
  • Session 3 of 4: Feb 22-24, 2017  Major Content Topics Include: Working with IPCP teams; Team Accountability and Respect; Effective Communication; Conflict Resolution; Boundaries; Enhancing Engagement; Decreasing Resistance
  • Session 4 of 4: May 31-June 2, 2017  Major Content Topics Include: Strategies for IPCP Team Perseverance; Sustainable Action; Competition vs. Collaboration ; IPCP Quality Improvement;
  • September 15, 2017  Final Capstone Presentation and Celebration 
Components of BSET Teams, Capstone, and Coaching
Teams must include at least two providers from the following professions: primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or dentists. Teams can range in size from four (4) to seven (7) staff members. Remaining team members can be any other member of the team such as registered nurses, case managers, behavioral health staff, medical assistants, and other frontline clinical and nonclinical support staff who work with these primary care providers. Over the course of the year, teams will complete a capstone project Individualized team coaching throughout the year will be provided by Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.

Click here to register. If you have questions, please contact or at 303-867-9511
[Source: CRHC & CCHN]

CICP Name Change Survey

"The Department welcomes your participation in this survey regarding selection of a new name to replace the name for the existing Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP). We intend for this new name to take effectJuly 1, 2017. We in the Special Financing Division who administer the CICP have been working with the Department's Policy, Communications and Administration Office to develop a new name which will reflect the nature of the transformed program. We are presenting two possible options for you in this survey that are the result of that process. In addition, the survey is structured to offer you an option to submit another name of your choice and any comments you may have.

New CICP Name Survey
Please respond by Monday, September 26, 2016.

Send any questions you may have to"