April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


CCHAP Practice Managers Meeting

Child Abuse Prevention Resources
April 28th, 2021 12:00pm
  • Join us during Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight two unique opportunities to support child abuse prevention in Colorado.
  • The Kempe Center will present on their CARE Network training for medical and behavioral health providers, including reimbursement.
  • The Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board will share how the State board supports vulnerable children in Colorado to prevent child abuse how you can join the board.

Medical and Behavioral Health Providers
are encouraged to attend!

Behavioral Health Updates

CCHAP's Integrated Behavioral Health Learning Community

Next Meeting: April 16, 2021 12:00pm
Topic: Primary Care Psychiatric Consultation and Training Opportunities
Guest: Dr. Sandy Fritsch, MD
Colorado Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Access Program
CoPPCAP Website
Resources for Children, Youth, Parents and Other Caregivers, and Schools· Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers
This tip sheet can help parents, caregivers, and teachers recognize and address problems in children and teens affected by a disaster. Readers can learn about signs of stress reactions that are common in young survivors at different ages, as well as how to help children through grief.
SAMHSA Trauma Tip Sheet Talking with Children and Youth

Health First Colorado Updates

Health First Colorado Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Health Management Systems, Inc. (HMS) has been contracted to serve as the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) to conduct post-payment reviews of claims submitted for fee-for-service and managed care services in compliance with Section 6411(a) of the Affordable Care Act. This is a federally-mandated contract program. In February 2018, HMS began reviews to identify overpayments and assist the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) in recovering any overpayments made to providers for Health First Colorado medical claims. The RAC audits claims from as far back as 7 years (84 months) from the date the claim was originally paid as approved in the State Plan Amendment CO-16-0003. This lookback period extends to all claim and provider types. Providers are encouraged to update their contact information using the HMS RAC Provider Portal. This is a tool providers can use to track the progress of their audits, as well as add contact information that is specific to RAC correspondence. Providers can also upload documentation through this portal if medical records are requested for post-payment audits. All correspondence will go to the provider’s service address listed in the Colorado interChange if address and contact information is not updated in the HMS portal. RAC resources and information is available for providers on the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program web page. HMS has also published a number of resources for providers including a recorded webinar, RAC 101, RAC FAQ, Provider Portal Training and Contact information. More information is available on the HMS Colorado RAC website.

Trainings and Upcoming Meetings

AAP Colorado's
Annual CME

April 9, 2021

AAP-CO's 2021 CME will be interactive, case-based, and an engaging educational experience. Mark you calendar today and plan to virtually join colleagues and experts from around Colorado. Download the brochure here for the full agenda!

Rocky Mountain
Health Plans

April 23, 2021

Leadership in Healthcare: Fostering the Journey to Resilience
This free, interactive and informative conference is appropriate for healthcare leaders at all levels. The content will focus on developing skills to guide collaborative teams through challenging times, driving motivation to enhance team culture, as well as addressing health disparities and biases that impact patients’ and teams’ wellbeing.

ECHO Colorado

Monday Mornings at 7:00 AM Beginning on April 5th.

COVID in the Ambulatory Setting
As the pandemic continues to evolve, the needs of healthcare providers and systems shift, and the ECHO COVID response will advance to meet these needs. COVID Care in the Ambulatory Setting (C-CAS) ECHO will focus on providing PCPs with the necessary practice knowledge to care for Coloradans at risk of developing COVID or facing post-COVID complications. Sessions will continue to provide high-level epidemiology updates, vaccination and medication management, and policy updates.

CCHAP's Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder online training modules

Earn Free CME,
COPIC Points and
ABP MOC Part 2!

Screening caregiver's during an infant's visit presents unique barriers when the person you are screening is not the patient. Our training modules will help ensure your practice is following best practice guidance around obtaining consent, developing a policy and procedures, responding to all screens and supporting referrals.

Family Resources:

OnWard Colorado can help connect Coloradans with services, funds, and jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents Thrive is a new website for Coloradans who are expecting or parenting young children.