Training and Events

Upcoming Events

CCHN 2022 Cost Report Trainings

CCHN will host three separate sessions as part of its annual Cost Report Training for CHC staff.

  • Session 1: Thursday, February 3, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MT   
    • This session will concentrate on general principles of cost reimbursement including highlights from the CMS Provider Reimbursement Manual 15-1, many of which are applicable to both Medicare and Medicaid cost reporting. Other items that will be discussed are preparation of the Medicare Cost Report, including cost report issues such as telehealth and other fee-based payments, and vaccine administration. Register here.
  • Session 2: Tuesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT 
    •  This session will go in depth on Colorado Medicaid specific information. HCPF and Myers & Stauffer staff will be present to comment on the state’s interpretation of the Manual and Forms, as well as answer questions from CHCs. Register here.
  • Session 3: Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MT 
    • This session will be a CHC-only discussion of cost reporting and rate setting. The session will be open to CHC members only – HCPF and Myers & Stauffer will not be present. There will be additional time for questions and answers. Register here.


Ongoing Events

UpSkill Courses Offered by NIMAA
National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA)
The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) has partnered with the Weitzman Institute to offer UpSkillMA, a program with continuing education courses to help increase the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of clinical team members working in high-performing, team-based care environments. UpSkillMA augments traditional medical assistant training to support MAs to work at the top of their training as more integrated and integral team members of advanced primary care settings. The UpSkillMA courses are offered in self-paced and instructor-led formats and the curricula focuses on key practice transformation concepts like interprofessional team-based care, quality improvement, data-driven practice, and professionalism and effective communication. The courses are designed for MAs but are applicable to the roles of other allied health professions and nurses. The instructor-led courses start on January 11, 2021. For more information on the current course offerings, see below, and register here today!

  • Interprofessional Team-Based Care
    12 hours of content / $240 per participant / Offered in self-paced and instructor-led format
  • Quality Improvement and Making the Data Count
    10 hours of content / $200 per participant / Offered in self-paced and instructor-led format
  • Run Charts
    2 hours of content / $40 per participant / Offered in self-paced format
  • Professionalism & Effective Communication
    10 hours of content / $200 per participant / Offered in self-paced and instructor-led format
  • Immunizations
    10 hours of content / $200 per participant / Offered in instructor-led format
  • Courses Coming Soon!
    Telehealth / Care Coordination / Health Coaching

The Basics of CHC Medicaid Reimbursement
CCHN Web Resource
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.

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.