Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ClinicNET Health Equity Webinar December 2nd, REGISTER TODAY!

ClinicNET is hosting a webinar on December 2nd, noon-1pm, featuring Aditi Ramaswami from the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved. Join us on your lunch break for a presentation and discussion about health equity and social determinants of health and why this information is important in a clinical setting.

Please contact JoJo Gelderman at with any questions.

Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ Provider Revalidation & Enrollment - available tools

"Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ Provider Revalidation & Enrollment Began September 15, 2015! New federal regulations established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require enhanced screening and revalidation for all Medicare, Medicaid, and CHP+ providers. All Colorado providers who want to continue, or begin, providing services to Medicaid and CHP+ members after March 31, 2016, are required to be validated and enrolled under new federal enrollment screening criteria. To meet these new requirements, as well as to ensure enrollment in the new claims processing system, Colorado providers must revalidate using the new Online Provider Enrollment (OPE) tool. Colorado Medicaid asks that providers complete your revalidation during your assigned revalidation and enrollment wave. The enrollment application is the same whether you are newly enrolling or revalidating.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Contribute to ClinicNET on Colorado Gives Day, December 8th

Please consider supporting ClinicNET on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours.  Your donation will help ClinicNET continue to strengthen Colorado’s health care safety net for people in need by advancing health equity, health care access and innovative care delivery!

ClinicNET is grateful for the support we receive from our current funders, affiliates, and friends. Please consider making a contribution to ClinicNET at any time during the 24 hour period of December 8th or pre-schedule your donation now!

Thank you for your support!

ACC Phase II Concept Paper & ACC Reattribution update

ACC Phase II Concept Paper: HCPF published an Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Phase II concept paper that describes the proposed program structure and HCPF’s goals for the next iteration of the ACC. It is meant to initiate conversations between HCPF, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the wide variety of stakeholders who deliver and receive services through Colorado Medicaid. Learn more about upcoming stakeholder opportunities on the ACC Phase II website.

ACC Member Reattribution:  Beginning in November 2015, and ongoing on a quarterly basis, HCPF will reattribute a subset of ACC members who have already been assigned to a Primary Care Medical Provider (PCMP). While most ACC clients are attributed to the correct PCMP, this change will re-assign ACC clients who have changed their utilization patterns (perhaps because of a move or other life event) and whose recent claims data indicates that they are seeing a new provider for most of their primary care. This change will not impact any clients who made an active choice of their PCMP by calling HealthColorado. Affected clients will be notified of the change to their PCMP assignment by mail. [Source: HCPF]

New Patient Navigator training opportunities available in December and January

“The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative has added new training opportunities. For the most up-to-date information on workshops and trainings visit the PNTC event calendar.

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals: Dec. 7-9, 8:30 am - 5 pm, in South Denver (Parker). Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a three-day in-person course with an online course component designed to improve your patient navigation skills. Course content includes: patient communication strategies, patient resources, introduction to motivational interviewing, and more.

Level 2: Advanced Health Behavior Change: Dec. 11, 9 am - 5 pm, at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. This course focuses on chronic disease, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control. It is hybrid course which includes an online component and a one day skills practice workshop designed for patient navigators, care coordinators, clinical and non-clinical practice staff.

For supervisors: Using Evaluation for Program Improvement and Capacity Building for Patient Navigation: Jan. 13-14, 2016, 9 am - 5 pm, in Arvada. This two-day course offered by the Denver Prevention Training Center is designed to meet the needs of Patient Navigator Supervisors who want to increase basic evaluation skills.” [Source: PNTC]

Colorado Medical Home Community Forum Dec. 8: Integrated Care

RSVP today for the next Colorado Medical Home Community Forum about Supporting Integrated Care Through SIM and ACC 2.0 on December 8th 4:30-6:30pm. Presenters include Kathryn Jantz, ACC 2.0 (Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing); Kyle Knierim, MD, SIM (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center); and Nicole King, SIM (Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing).

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 with questions.” [Source: Colorado Medical Home Initiative]

Monday, November 23, 2015

Outreach and Enrollment Materials and Resources

Webinar: Increase Coverage and Health Insurance Literacy Among Minority Groups: This free recorded webinar from the National Institute for Health Care Management explores ways to increase coverage among minority populations and to improve understanding of how to use health insurance to access care.

Updated Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Health Care Reform FAQs:  The KFF updated and expanded its searchable collection of nearly 300 Health Reform Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Designed to help consumers and the HCGs, brokers, and others who assist them, the FAQs cover eligibility for subsidies, the individual mandate to maintain health coverage, situations affecting young adults, women, early retirees, immigrants, and people with job-based health plans, standards for affordable health plans, tax forms, and tips for the self-employed and other consumers with variable incomes.

Updated Outreach Materials Now Available from the Piton Foundation: The Piton Foundation updated its health coverage outreach materials from 2014 for the 2015-16 open enrollment period.

HCPF Open Enrollment Resources for Medicaid and CHP+:  Because there is no open enrollment period for Medicaid or CHP+, and individuals who qualify can apply and enroll at any time, HCPF is focusing its communication efforts on connecting consumers and assisters with the resources they need to smoothly navigate the health coverage application process during this busy time. Resources for assisters include:  Open Enrollment Year 3 Guide  and Where to Go for More Information.

Outreach Materials in Other Languages Available: The Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign offers a variety of materials – posters and palm cards – in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Portuguese, and Tagalog. These materials provide an easy-to-understand overview of Medicaid and CHIP – and direct families to enrollment resources. You can also customize these pieces with your organization’s logo and contact information at no cost.