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INSPIRE WELLNESS

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February 24 , 2021

In this week's issue

  • Upcoming events
  • Provider Resources and Information
  • Electronic Visit Verification Compliance
  • New UM Partner for Colorado Medicaid
  • Feds Announce Open Enrollment
  • PCMP Participation in a Youth Suicide Research Study
  • Billing and Rendering NPI Required on Claim Submissions
  • Become a CARE Network Provider
  • COVID
  • Northeast Colorado Health Department Vaccine Distribution
  • Extension of the Public Health Emergency
  • COVID Vaccine Information for Older Adults
  • Statewide COVID Vaccine Information
  • Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce
  • COVID Vaccine Communication Toolkit

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDER SUPPORT CALL
  •   Second Friday of every month at 11am

Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar:

https://beaconhealthoptions.zoom.us/j/99574388100?

pwd=ekdsNkFQTHp3Qi9kUDVhZlh3bEtLZz09

 

Or By Telephone: 1-669-900-6833 

Webinar ID: 995 7438 8100

Passcode: 173943

Visit the NHP website for details on previous calls.

  • SUD EXPANDED BENEFIT PROVIDER FORUM
  • Third Tuesday of every month at 10am

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://beaconhealthoptions.zoom.us/j/92568619312?pwd=UGI1SDdyUjN3TGJycGZGUXBvSzhiQT09


Or By Telephone: 1-669-900-6833

Webinar ID: 925 6861 9312

Passcode: 867336

Visit the NHP website for details on previous calls

  • NHP PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER SUPPORT CALL
  • Third Wednesday of every month at 12pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://beaconhealthoptions.zoom.us/j/97153871547?pwd=d2IrL1p0RUhZNHVEQVNCYUhMNGRKUT09


Or By Telephone: 1- 669-900-6833

Webinar ID: 971 5387 1547

Passcode: 869908

Visit the NHP website for details on previous calls.

Beacon Health Options’ Quality Team is hosting a Zoom training: THE NEW SUD RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS

  • March 2, 2021 from 1pm-4pm (MST)
  • Click here for more details, call in info and to RSVP

Beacon Health Options’ Quality Team is hosting a Zoom training: MENTAL HEALTH AND SUD DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS

  • March 11, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm (MST)
  • Click here for more details, call in info and to RSVP

Beacon Health Options’ Quality Team is hosting a Zoom training: THE NEW SUD INPATIENT TREATMENT DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS

  • March 18, 2021 from 1pm-4pm (MST)
  • Click here for more details, call in info and to RSVP
  • Partners For Children's Mental Health is offering a free on demand training on DBT SKILLS TO HELP YOUTH MANAGE EMOTIONS AND BUILD RESILIENCY
  • Click here for more information and to register


  • Colorado Cross-Systems Training Institute offers courses for providers. View their website for more information.


  • The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers a free, comprehensive CULTURAL COMPETENCY online training
  • Click here for more information and sign up.


  • Improving Care for People with Disabilities: A Free Self Paced Online DISABILITY CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING
  • Click here for more information and sign up.

Northeast Health Partners and Beacon host a monthly workshop: LIFE CARE PLANNING ADVANCE DIRECTIVES VIRTUAL WORKSHOP


Providers, Care Coordinators, and Members are invited to participate in this "working" workshop where forms are available for members to state their wishes if they were unable to communicate them.

  • The last Thursday of each month
  • 2 sessions are available: 11:30am-1:00pm AND 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Click here for the call-in information and to access to the materials

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES


The Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) is partnering with the Education Development Center (EDC) to provide a suicide prevention training for domestic violence and crime victim advocates in Colorado in 2021. To directly receive more information, please fill out this interest list.


INTENTIONAL PEER SUPPORT TRAINING


The OSP is partnering with IPS to provide their Core, Advanced, and Train the Trainer trainings to peer support specialists in Colorado in 2021. To directly receive more information, please fill out this interest list.


ALTERNATIVES TO SUICIDE TRAINING


The OSP is partnering with Western Mass Recovery Learning Community to provide their Alternatives to Suicide training to peer support specialists in Colorado in 2021. To directly receive more information, please fill out this interest list.


FIRST RESPONDERS: RESILIENT MINDS FOR CHAOTIC TIMES--WEBINAR


Join Summit BHC and Dr. Stephanie Conn, former police officer & now a Licensed Psychologist who will describe how first responders can develop a resilient mindset to cope with the turbulence of anti-police sentiment and a pandemic, in addition to the normal traumas and stressors of the job.  


  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11am-12:30pm (MST)
  • Click here for more information and to register

TRANSGENDER HEALTH: COMPREHENSIVE APPROACHES IN PRIMARY CARE--WEBINAR SERIES


This ECHO series is designed to support clinical providers interested in improving care for transgender and gender non-binary patients. Participants will increase their knowledge and confidence in providing gender-affirming care including routine primary care, hormone therapy management, surgical options and supporting mental health.

  • This series meets the first Thursday of each month
  • Click here for more information and to register

PROVIDER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Electronic Visit Verification Compliance

 A message from The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing:


HCPF OM 21-020 Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Compliance Timeline Update is now available on the 2021 Memo Series Communications web page under the 2021 Operational Memos drop-down section. This memo informs EVV stakeholders of the updated implementation timeline and how the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Finance (the Department) will enforce implementation.

For more EVV updates, visit the Electronic Visit Verification web page.

New Utilization Management Partner for Colorado Medicaid

 A message from The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing:


Keystone Peer Review Organization (Kepro) will be the new utilization management (UM) partner for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) as previously announced in the February 2021 Provider Bulletin (B2100459). Kepro is replacing eQHealth Solutions, Inc. and will begin to receive Prior Authorization Requests (PARs) no earlier than May 1, 2021. Kepro will also be responsible for the prior authorization of select Physician Administered Drugs (PAD).

Click here for more information and to view the entire letter.

Feds Announce Open Enrollment

President Biden issued an Executive Order that re-opens enrollment of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. While the order pertains to states that use the federal exchange (healthcare.gov), Colorado’s exchange (Connect for Health Colorado) will mirror the order by also re-opening enrollment. In fact, Coloradans without health insurance will be able to enroll in coverage through ConnectforHealthCO.com between Feb. 8 - May 15, 2021. This special enrollment period is for people who are without health insurance and begins a week earlier than the federal exchange. CLICK HERE for the entire letter from Kim Bimestefer with more information.

Participate in a Youth Suicide Research Study

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Partners For Children's Mental Health is looking for primary care providers who see patients ages 10-24 to participate in a 12 month research study. The purpose is to understand the impact and providers' perspectives on implementing a youth suicide care pathway in the primary care setting. Click here for the flyer with more information.

Billing and Rendering NPI Required on Claim Submissions

Beacon Health Options is excited to announce that we are enhancing our claims processing system. In an effort to reduce the need to adjust or correct claims periodically, the following adjustment is being made to our claims documentation requirements to enhance our claims processing accuracy.

Effective March 1st, 2021:

  • Providers must include both the billing and the rendering NPI numbers in the appropriate boxes on all HCFA 1500 (professional) paper claim submissions and/or the 837-p equivalent.
  • Solo practitioners must submit their NPI in both the billing and rendering fields.
  • Group and facility providers must submit the billing NPI as well as the rendering NPI numbers in the appropriate fields. Please note, for group and facility providers, the billing NPI is different and distinct from the rendering NPI.

As of 3/1/21, claims that are missing either NPI number will be denied if received on paper or rejected if received electronically as the claim will not meet our enhanced claims management criteria. Providers should resubmit denied or rejected claims with appropriate NPI numbers within applicable timeframes for processing.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to assist in our commitment to enhance the provider claims experience.

COVID

Northeast Colorado Health Department Vaccine Info

CLICK HERE for information on upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the following counties: Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma.FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: LOGAN, MORGAN, PHILLIPS, SEDGWICK, WASHINGTON OR YUMA

Extension of the Public Health Emergency

The Department of Health and Human Services has formally extended the Public Health Emergency (PHE). The PHE can be extended for up to 90 days at a time. This extension starts January 21, 2021, and would end, unless extended again, on April 20, 2021. Updates will be published via the Public Health Emergency Planning web page.

COVID Vaccine Information for Older Adults

The Department of Health Care Policy & Finance recently published a letter to stakeholders with comprehensive information regarding the vaccine. Click here to view the letter.

Statewide COVID Vaccine Information

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has extensive resources and information regarding the COVID vaccine. 

Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce

The Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce exists to ensure that all groups – regardless of race, ethnicity, ability and other factors – have all the facts to make informed decisions about the safety of vaccines for their families, and to hold leaders accountable for ensuring access to these vaccines for all.

Please visit the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce webpage for more in depth information regarding the "facts" surrounding the safety of the vaccine, what you should know about taking the vaccine and the access to the vaccine for everyone.

COVID Vaccine Communication Toolkit

The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community based organizations educate their communities about the vaccine, raise awareness about the benefits of the vaccine and address common questions and concerns. The toolkit contains a variety of resources that can be used virtually or in person. CLICK HERE for the toolkit.