CCHAP offers Practice Managers Meetings every two months on issues relevant to medical homes for children with a focus on Medicaid and CHP+. These meetings can be attended in person or via webinar.

View our meeting archives below for past recordings and handouts.

Most Recent Meeting

Short Term Behavioral Health Visits in Primary Care – September 30, 2019

Agenda

Six Short-Term Behavioral Health Visits in Primary Care…
and how to get reimbursed

Description: When the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) implemented the Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II (ACC Phase II), and its new Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) structure, HCPF increased access to short-term behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) services within the primary care setting. Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) members are now able to receive short-term behavioral health services (STBHS) provided by a licensed behavioral health clinician working as part of a member’s Primary Care Medical Provider (PCMP).

The intent of this change is to provide additional access to behavioral health services for short-term episodes of care of low-acuity conditions. This may include grief and adjustment conditions, as well as medical conditions where behavioral interventions can support treatment adherence and wellness (such as obesity and diabetes). By supporting the delivery of early interventions in a convenient location for members, the Department seeks to prevent the exacerbation of both medical and behavioral conditions and treat them in the most efficient manner.

Please come to hear more information about this change and have your questions answered about the implementation of this new feature of the ACC Phase II.

Presenters

John Laukkanen
HCPF ACC Behavioral Health Liaison

We have had a lot of requests for the recording, however, after listening to it ourselves we know there are parts where is it very hard to hear what John is saying. We didn’t feel that sharing the slides alone would very helpful so went through our notes and John’s slides to create a summary of the meeting (See “Transcribed Meeting Summary” in the Materials box above). This can be used in combination with the slide set in order to get the full context of John’s talk. He had some great examples that we knew wouldn’t be included if we just shared the slides. We hope this helps, please let us know if you have any questions!

Archives

Medicaid Data Analytics Portal – July 22, 2019

Clinical Integration and the Transition to Alternative Payment Methodologies – September 27, 2018

Agenda

This is an educational session designed to improve understanding of alternative payment methodologies and the organization of providers to successfully operate under those arrangements.

During this session we will:

+ Describe the CMS supported nomenclature used to categorize alternative payment methodologies (APMs)

+ Summarize current APM opportunities within Colorado Medicaid’s Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II

+ Discuss considerations in selecting an integrated delivery system to pursue value-based payment arrangements

Presenters

Art Jones, M.D.
Principal, Health Management Associates
CMO, Medical Home Network

Medicaid Alternative Payment Model – January 10, 2018

Agenda

Medicaid Alternative Payment Model – last chance to prepare to submit your measures to Medicaid for this new payment model that provides practices with the opportunity to earn higher reimbursement.

Presenters

Michelle Miller, Chief Nursing Officer
Carrie Cortiglio, Deputy Director Policy, Communication, and Administration Office
Tim Bergman, Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PDF (.pdf version)

APM Timeline

APM Measure Point Estimator

Additional resource documents and links:

Immunizations and Vaccines for Children – October 17, 2017

Agenda

Immunization Updates
Vaccines for Children Program

Presenters

Stephanie Wasserman
Executive Director, Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition
stephanie.wasserman@childrenscolorado.org
720.777.3270

Lynn Trefren
Immunization Branch Chief, CDPHE
lynn.trefren@state.co.us
303.692.6242

Nicole Ortiz
VFC Vaccine Manager
nicole.ortiz@state.co.us
303.692.2334

Materials

Health First Colorado (Medicaid) EPSDT Updates – August 24, 2017

Agenda

Medicaid EPSDT Updates

  • EPSDT Schedule
  • Well Child Visits
  • Lead Screening
  • Provider Portal
  • Person Care benefit

Presenters

Gina Robinson
EPSDT Program Administrator
HCPF
Gina.robinson@state.co.us
303.866.6167

Elizabeth Freudenthal, PhD
Child Health Policy Specialist
HCPF
elizabeth.freudenthal@state.co.us
303.866.6814

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PowerPoint (.pdf version)

Additional resource documents and links:

Medicaid’s Alternative Payment Model – June 15, 2017

Agenda

Medicaid’s Alternative Payment Model

Presenters

Susan Mathieu
Manager, Medicaid ACC Program
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
303.866.5584
susan.mathieu@state.co.us

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PowerPoint (.pdf version)

Additional resource documents and links:

Behavioral Health Integration: The Nuts and Bolts – April 11, 2017

Agenda

Effective Integrated Care for Pediatrics: How to Get There From Here

Presenters

Lori Raney, MD
Principal, Health Management Associates
lraney@healthmanagement.org

Gina Lasky Ph.D., MAPL
Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates
glasky@healthmanagement.org

State Innovation Model (SIM): Successes and New Opportunities for Practice – February 2, 2017

Agenda

• Background and history
• SIM Cohort 1
• SIM Cohort 2
• Opportunities
• Q&A

Presenters

Barbara J Martin, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, MPH
Colorado State Innovation Model Office Director
P 773.412.4999 I F 303.866.4411
1570 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
Barbara.Martin@state.co.us
https://www.colorado.gov/healthinnovation

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PowerPoint (.pdf version)

Additional resource documents and links

SIM Informational Flyer

Connecting the Dots: MACRA & Payment Reform – The Impact on Pediatric Practices – November 15, 2016

Agenda

Connecting the Dots: MACRA and Payment Reform – The Impact on Pediatric Practices

Objectives
• MACRA’s impact on Value Based Payment reform
• Are Alternative Payment Models good for pediatric outpatient practices?
• Define how pediatrics sets the tone for Population Health Management
• How to prepare your practice for alternative based models of payment
• Identify rural health challenges and value based payments

Presenters

Presenter
Pamela Ballou-Nelson RN, MSHP, PhD,
PCMH CCE
Senior Consultant
MGMA Health Care Consulting Group
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112
630-294-1072 Cell
877-275-6462, ext.1877 Office
pballounelson@mgma.org

Materials

Presentation Slides (pending):

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PowerPoint (.pdf version)

Additional resource documents and links

Election Reflections: Value-Based Care Will Persist

Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care – September 29, 2016

Agenda

Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Hewlett Packard Enterprises – meet and greet

Presenters

Presenters:

Bridget Burnett, PsyD – Director of Behavioral Health Programs – CCHAP

Marceil Case – Manager Provider Relations, Colorado Medicaid
Sue O’Keefe – Provider Support, Hewlett Packard Enterprises

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PowerPoint (.pdf version)

Additional resource documents and links

Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) – July 21, 2016

Agenda

COLORADO REGIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION ORGANIZATION (CORHIO)

  • The Health Information Exchange (HIE)
    • What is it?
    • Why do we need it?
    • How can it help you?
  • The HIE and Meaningful Use
  • HIE and EHR connectivity
  • Data services
  • Q & A

Presenters

Presenters:

Stacy Fox – Development and Outreach Manager – CORHIO
Erin Dormaier – Transformation Services Manager – CORHIO

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Presentation PowerPoint (.pptx version)

Presentation PowerPoint (.pdf version)

Additional resource documents and links:

HIE Handout

TSS Handout

Colorado Newborn Hearing Program – May 13, 2016

Agenda

Colorado Newborn Hearing Program

• Review national guidelines and state initiatives for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI).
• Review the role of the medical home in caring for newborns with hearing loss
• Follow up for infants who do not pass the newborn hearing screen.
• Discuss local resources available to families and providers caring for children with hearing loss.

Presenters

Maureen A. Cunningham, MD – AAP Colorado Chapter Champion for Newborn Hearing 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health

Jane Gerberding, BSN, RN – Newborn Hearing Nurse Consultant

Erica McKiever – Colorado’s Newborn Hearing Program Supervisor

Population Health & ECHO Colorado – March 15, 2016

Agenda

Population Health

ECHO Colorado

Presenters

Arthur E. McFarlane II, Population Health Analyst
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Materials

Population Health Presentation Slides:

PowerPoint file 

PDF file

ECHO Colorado Presentation Slides:

PowerPoint file    

PDF file

Complex Care Flyer

Good Grief Presentation – January 19, 2016

Agenda

Good Grief Presentation

Learn compassionate and helpful strategies that will offer comfort and support to children and families who are in the grieving process

– The 10 stages of grief
– What to do and say
– What NOT to do and say
– Q & A

Presenters

Michelle L. Mares, MS-OL
National Hospice and Palliative Care Certified Trainer
CCHAP Quality Improvement Specialist

Materials

Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) Presentation – October 16, 2015

Agenda

Vaccines for Children (VFC) presentation and Q&A

Presenters

Lynn Trefren, RN, MSN, Immunization Branch Chief
Marianne Koshak, Program Manager
Nicole Ortiz, Vaccine Manager
Jason Hein, Ordering/Inventory Manager
Deborah Hindman, Vaccine Analyst

We apologize that the video recording of this presentation is unavailable due to technical issues.

Medicaid Provider Revalidation – August 18, 2015

Agenda

Medicaid Provider Revalidation Requirement – Taren Cunningham

Parking for persons with disabilities – Gina Robinson and Mindy Siegel, M.D.

EPSDT exceptions – Gina Robinson

Healthy Communities resources – Jeff Helm

Presenters

Taren Cunningham, Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, HCPF
taren.cunningham@state.co.us

Gina Robinson, Program Administrator, HCPF
gina.robinson@state.co.us

Mindy Siegel, M.D.
mindysiegel57@gmail.com

Jeff Helm, Healthy Communities Program and Contract Manager, HCPF
jeff.helm@state.co.us

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Medicaid Provider Revalidation     PowerPoint file     PDF file

Parking for Persons With Disabilities     PowerPoint file     PDF file

EPSDT Exceptions     PowerPoint file     PDF file

Healthy Communities Resources     PowerPoint file     PDF file

Get Ready for ICD-10 – April 23, 2015

Agenda

Get Ready for ICD-10

Presenters

Denny Flint
Managing Partner, The Talon Group
www.the-talon.com
dftalon77@gmail.com
970.390.8970
Denny is considered one of the top ICD-10 experts in the U.S.

Healthcare Reform – Feb. 20, 2015

Agenda

Healthcare Reform and Payment Reform – How to prepare for the future

Presenters

David Keller, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics |University of Colorado School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Clinical Transformation | Children’s Hospital Colorado

Pregnancy Related Depression Screening – Oct. 17, 2014

Agenda

Pregnancy Related (Postpartum) Depression Screening for the Primary Care Practice: Screening, Resources & Referrals

Presenters

Krista Beckwith, MPH
Maternal Health Specialist, CDPHE

Patrece Hairston, PsyD
Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program

Materials

Presentation Slides:

Behavioral Health Screening – July 18, 2014

Agenda

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Screening for Children and Adolescents

Presenter

Patrece Hairston, PsyD
Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program

Materials

Presentation slides:

Health Literacy – May 22, 2014

Agenda

Expanding Our Concept of Health Literacy

Presenter

Marcia Carteret
CCHAP Director of Intercultural Communications

Materials

Presentation slides:

Telehealth – March 11, 2014

Agenda

Telehealth Services and Technologies

Presenter

John F. “Fred” Thomas, PhD
Director, Telemedicine | Children’s Hospital Colorado

Materials

Preventive Care Visits and Screenings – January 17, 2014

Agenda

Preventive Care Visits and Screenings/EPSDT/Data

Presenters

Gina Robinson
Program Administrator for the Clinical Services Office | Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Anita Rich, MSW
Director of Community Outreach and Quality Improvement | CCHAP