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CCHN Training Calendar

2019 CCHN Credentialing and Privileging Webinar Series
CCHN Webinar Series
Aug – Nov, 2019
Credentialing and Privileging (C&P) of Community Health Center staff is an elaborate process that often involves cooperation from multiple staff. As a result, it can be easy to miss critical steps or lose track of where files are in the process leading to incomplete staff files and potential findings during Operational Site Visits. In this four-part series, participants will be presented with opportunities to learn the fundamentals of credentialing and privileging, identify opportunities for optimizing processes, deep dive on staff files to ensure compliance, and address challenges with peer review of various staff types. Below is information on events in the series as well as how to register for this one of a kind series.

Events in the series:

Credentialing and Privileging – Steps for Success
-Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
-This session will provide participants a basic overview of credentialing and privileging, comparing examples of how one can credential licensed independent practitioners (LIPs) versus other licensed or certified practitioners (OLCPs.) Participants will collaboratively create a list of recognized primary source verification sources. Examples of how to conduct privileging activities, such as verification of fitness for duty, health status and getting the best possible references, will be discussed. Come prepared to have your questions answered, and your suggestions for verification sources published, in our first edition of the CCHN Primary Source Credentials Verification Resource Guide.

Credentialing and Privileging – Who Gets What
-Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
-This session will capitalize on C & P Steps for Success and further delineate the credentialing efforts necessary for LIP’s and OLCP’s. Credentialing specialists will learn how best to organize their credentialing efforts by discipline and learn what they can leverage from their human resources counterparts. Example privilege forms will be reviewed for providers who have an important albeit limited role in patient care such as dental or medical assistants, community health workers, social workers and other alternative therapists. If you have OLCP’s who you still need to credential and privilege, this is the session for you.

Credentialing and Privileging – Let’s Review Some Files
-Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
-This session is for credentialing specialists who want effective feedback! Submit one or more of your more difficult credentialing files and let us test it with an audit tool to make sure all your C & P files are Operational Site Visit ready. We will also provide tips on giving and receiving feedback, so you feel comfortable communicating with others about your files and your verifications or privileging processes. If you love reviewing the work of others, you will enjoy being a part of this presentation.

Credentialing and Privileging – How to Conduct Peer Review
-Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
-Peer review is the evaluation or assessment of work by others who are experts in the same field. It is a way of ensuring patient safety and helps LIP’s and OLCP’s improve their performance. This session will demonstrate how peer review may be conducted even in the most challenging of situations, like that solo practitioner in your office. The results of peer review should be included in every re-credentialing file, so if your files are currently missing this element, come to this session and set a goal to get at least one or more peer review cases present in those files!

Office Hours – Schedule is TBD. During these time slots participants will have open access to our consultants to answer questions.

Registration Information:
$50 per person – This allows for access to all four live events in the series as well as dedicated office hours. Additionally, it will allow for continued access beyond the live event via recordings of each event. Click here to register.

HIPAA for HRSA Grantees at the Corporate Compliance Peer Group Face to Face
American Mountaineering Center, Golden, CO
Sept. 30, 2019
With support from CCHN, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is offering a HIPAA training specific for HRSA grantees. The OCR will present on HIPAA, focusing on breach highlights and recent enforcement activity. OCR will also explain its investigative process and describe recurring compliance challenges that regulated entities experience. The training will include topics such as:
– Rights of individuals, including the right of access
– Administrative responsibilities of covered entities
– Safeguards
– Minimum necessary, role-based access
– Business associate agreements
– Relevant OCR guidance
– Risk analysis / risk management
– Enforcement update

There will be a remote option available for those that cannot attend in person. This training is being held as a part of the Corporate Compliance Peer Group Face to Face meeting. 

Registration Information:
No cost
Click here to register.

Click Here to Register Now – Corps Community Day
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Oct. 11, 2019
Corps Community Day, a day of training and celebration for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) programs, is an opportunity for job seekers and students to learn and network with representatives of Colorado’s safety-net health care facilities, as well as providers, residents, health care workers, and students pursuing careers in 
primary health care for the underserved.The event will feature a panel on mentorship during breakfast and a special awards reception.There are two, free trainings offered in the afternoon!

Choose between: Harm Reduction/NARCAN Response – This session will educate participants on harm reduction 101. It is designed to help participants gain more knowledge of the overdose epidemic and how to respond to an overdose.

Equity in Health – This foundational session is designed to help everyone understand why there needs to be a focus on race and ethnicity to be able to use a racial equity lens.  The ultimate goal is that participants leave knowing how to begin to implement equity in one’s work, not just understand it. 

2019 Uniform Data System (UDS) Training
Drury Inn and Suites Denver Stapleton
Nov. 15, 2019

The Uniform Data System (UDS) in-person training is a full day program designed for people of all levels of prior UDS experience and covers all aspects of the 2019 UDS Report. The training addresses each of the report’s tables and provides an implementation-based explanation of how to successfully complete the UDS Report and how to avoid and resolve potential reporting issues. In addition to receiving UDS reporting instructions, attendees will understand the value of the UDS for health center operations and to the health center program and receive tips to help facilitate a successful submission. The training is designed as an all-levels program and all financial, clinical, and administrative staff are welcome to attend in order to hone their reporting skills and share their experience with their peers. If you have any questions, please email Katie Ventura ( or Kim Moyer at (

Registration Information:
$70 for training attendance plus an electronic manual; $85 for training attendance plus an electronic and paper manual
Click here to register.

Archived Webinar – Direct Primary Care
The webinar from the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) and Helen Royal, CEO of Summit Community Care Clinic is a great opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of direct primary care from CHI and Summit as well as how direct primary care could work at your CHC. To access the recording, click here. Direct Primary Care marketing materials shared during the webcast can be found here and here

The Basics of CHC Medicaid Reimbursement
CCHN Web Resource
Oct. 11, 2019
CCHN staff have developed a series of short, web-based trainings on the basics of CHC cost reporting and reimbursement in Colorado Medicaid. These were developed at the request of CCHN Board members and provide a great overview of how things work in our state. The trainings are not meant to supplant expertise in fiscal management or coding and billing, but they will help orient staff to how CHCs are reimbursed differently and the regulatory basis is for that reimbursement. The trainings include the background of PPS, the difference between PPS and APM, Change in Scope, and the definition of an Encounter. All recordings, downloadable slides, and additional resources can be accessed here.

Vital Clinical Documentation for the CHC Provider
Ongoing webinar series
Clinical documentation is the core of effective and safe patient care. Coding within CHCs continues to be challenging for providers and coders. Our web-based program offers a step-by-step curriculum where participants will learn key components of coding patient history, physical exams and medical decision-making. Using real life clinical examples, participants will see that it’s not the quantity of documentation that matters–it’s the quality.
Registration: Click here to register. Cost: $100 per participant 

CCHN Webinar Archive
CCHN cultivates a robust training archive that contains all webinars produced through various partnerships and collaborations such as CCHN and CHAMPS Lunchtime Learning Professional Development and Outreach & Enrollment Distance Learning Series. Click here to access the webinar archive.