Events & Opportunities

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Events listed include CCHAP events and additional events from other organizations that may be of interest to providers and practice managers. If you would like more information about listing your event on our website, contact us by email.

CCHAP Practice Manager Meeting

Next Meeting: Wednesday April 17, 2019
Presentation: Dental Visits KPI
Matthew Lanphier – HCPF – will address the measure specifications
Reid Bryan – Cavity Free at Three – will address the newest recommendations and discuss the practice supports that are available
Betsy Holman – DentaQuest – will talk about how to connect families with a dental home
Representatives from three (3) RAE’s (Colorado Access, Rocky and CCHA) will address their focus and supports available.

This is a webinar only meeting

Here are the directions to access the presentation:
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View our meeting archives for past recordings and handouts.

Save the Date!

Upcoming Event to Honor Dr. Steve Poole

On May 17, 2019 between 4 -7 pm at the Botanic Gardens, the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP) will be honoring its founder, Board Member, and long time Medical Director, Dr. Steve Poole. For the past 12 years, Steve has been dedicated to helping primary care practices and clinics in Colorado provide access to high quality health care for children in low income families, and enable enable these children to achieve health equity.

CCHAP will also acknowledge and recognize Dr. James Todd who has served on the CCHAP Board of Directors since its inception. Dr. Todd helped author the Medical Homes for Children legislation in Colorado, and continues to support and promote the work of CCHAP. This event will also be a time to honor other former and long-time CCHAP employees.

Also, at this first annual event, CCHAP will also recognize the medical practice and provider that most exemplifies the spirit and work that Dr. Poole championed over these many years – the first annual Dr. Steve Poole CCHAP Award.

Opportunity for Practices to Improve Patient Engagement

Marcia Carteret, CCHAP’s interculturalist and Director of Healthcare Communications, has received a grant from The Colorado Health Foundation to develop and implement a training for pediatric and family practices focused on communication strategies that improve patient engagement. The health outcomes of all patients – and especially those with cultural barriers, limited English, and low health literacy – depend on patient engagement.

A SIM Cohort 1 practice in Basalt, CO received a small grant focused on patient engagement strategies. Marcia was asked to help design a program for Dr. Kotz and his team at Mid-Valley Family Practice, and that program is now the blueprint for trainings that are available to CCHAP practices statewide. Marcia says, “I feel very fortunate to have been a awarded a significant grant to expand this work and reach more practices statewide. Patient engagement is the holy grail and we are going after it in a big way over the next two years.”
You can contact Marcia for more information at or via her training webpage

CCHAP Advisory Support Group

CCHAP has created a workgroup to identify and develop strategy around emerging challenges practices face in the shifting healthcare landscape. Timely and consistent input from a cross-section of providers and practice managers in the CCHAP network is essential to the design of top-notch support services. The active advisory workgroup will meet quarterly, but input from all practices is needed. All providers and practice managers are encouraged to contribute their suggestions by contacting CCHAP’s workgroup leaders Mindy Craig ( or Marcia Carteret (

Medicaid Professional Billing Training Sessions

April 2019 Medicaid Provider Billing Training Sessions

Providers are invited to participate in training sessions for an overview of Health First Colorado billing instructions and procedures.

Staff who submit claims, are new to billing Health First Colorado services or need a billing refresher course should consider attending.The current and following months’ workshop calendars are available here.