Training and Events

Upcoming Events

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2021 Cost Report Training: Medicaid Change-in-Scope
Location: Online
Dates/Times: April 13, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

This session will focus on Medicaid Change in Scope, with Erin Johnson from HCPF and Kelly Horan from Myers & Stauffer. They will cover the process for submitting a Change in Scope, and they will also go over the most common mistakes they see in Change in Scope applications which may cause them to be denied.

Click here to register.
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HIV Community of Practice
Location: Online
Dates/Times: February 5, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., March 4 (time TBD), and May 6 (time TBD)

The Community of Practice will convene subject matter experts and CHC staff to learn and share best practices. The intended audience for this Community of Practice is clinical and/or non-clinical CHC staff that support HIV screening and care.

  • February 4: The Role of CHCs in HIV Screening, Dr. Steven Johnson, Colorado AIDS Education and Training Center
  • March 4: Prescribing PrEP for HIV prevention
  • May 6: Treatment and Care for Individuals with HIV

Click here to register and to learn more please contact Taylor Miranda Thompson, tmiranda@cchn.org.
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CCHN Presents: Workforce Lifecycles Webinar Series
Location: Online
Dates/Times: March 23, April 29, May 19 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. MST

CCHN is proud to announce a three-part webinar series focused on workforce lifecycles. These webinars focus on needs expressed by Community Health Centers (CHCs) and are meant to improve the knowledge around comprehensive workforce plans. These events are free to attend and for all CHC staff involved in comprehensive workforce plans in any capacity.

  • March 23: Comprehensive Workforce Plans – Getting Started with Michelle Varcho, Director of Education Outreach and Operations – 3RNet
  • April 29: Staff Onboarding Best Pratices with Patricia Price, Chief Workforce Officer – Summit Community Care Clinic
  • May 19: Partnering for Workforce Pipeline with Matt Hess, Academic Services Program Manager – Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Click here to register and to learn more please contact Shannon Connell, sconnell@cchn.org.
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Social Determinants of Health Community of Practice
Location: Online
Dates/Times: February 22, April 26, and June 28, all 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Communities of Practice will convene subject matter experts and CHC staff to learn and share best practices. The intended audience is any CHC staff member conducting SDOH screening in CHCs. Staff may attend any or all of the three sessions.

  • February 22: CHCs & SDOH: Health Equity and the Democratization of Data, Megan Puzacke and Artair Rogers, HealthLeads, and Emma Ansara, HITEQ
  • April 26: Formal and Informal Assessment: Tools and Trauma-Informed Care, Weitzman Institute
  • June 28: Social Needs after Screening: Now What? National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Click here to register and to learn more please contact Sarah LaRue, slarue@cchn.org.
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Diabetes Community of Practice
Location: Online
Dates/Times: March 15 and April 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Diabetes Community of Practice will convene subject matter experts and CHC staff to learn and share best practices. The intended audience is clinical and/or non-clinical CHC staff that work with patients who have diabetes. Staff may attend any or all of the Community of Practice sessions.

  • March 15: Self management for patients with uncontrolled diabetes
  • April 19: Strategic approaches to population health

Click here to register and to learn more please contact Valerie Nielsen, vnielsen@cchn.org.
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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

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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.