Mar. 17, 2022
Hello Colorado HTP Stakeholders. Spring is here. That means later sunsets, longer days, and spring skiing! It also means we are fast approaching the end of the project ramp-up period and data dress rehearsal for the HTP, and the start of reportable activity. In this edition of the newsletter we have some reminders and updates on current and upcoming program activity, as well as some other resources and upcoming training events. Also mark your calendars for the Health Cabinet Policy Summit with sessions on March 24 and 31. Thanks for reading.

Thank you,

Matt Haynes
Special Finance Projects Manager
HTP Timeline
Public Dashboard

The Collaboration, Performance, and Analytics System (CPAS) hospitals will be using for HTP now has a public dashboard that stakeholders can access to view which measures and interventions each participating hospital is doing. The information is sortable and can be exported into Microsoft Excel. This is a really nice tool for exploring all of the interventions that the hospitals will be implementing and the measures that the interventions are focused on. You can view the new dashboard here.
Data Dress Rehearsal and Training

During the month of March, the HTP team and hospitals are conducting a “data dress rehearsal.” This exercise gives us the opportunity practice, test, and refine the data reporting systems and processes for the HTP. On Thursday Feb. 17, 2022, the Department hosted a statewide training webinar for all HTP hospitals regarding the data reporting process in preparation for the dress rehearsal. A recording of the training is available on the HTP webpage. Thank you to all the hospitals for making the most of the opportunity to get familiar with our data reporting processes and tools.
HTP Quarterly Reporting Guidebook and Training

To assist hospitals with successfully completing all required HTP quarterly reporting activities, we have published a comprehensive quarterly reporting guide titled HTP Quarterly Reporting Guide. The guide includes important information such as:
 
  • An overview of the various types of quarterly reporting (CHNE, interim, milestone, performance measures)
  • The quarterly reporting schedule
  • A deep-dive into interim and CHNE reporting including the requirements, submission, scoring and achievement review criteria, scoring review and reconsideration period, etc.
  • A deep-dive into milestone reporting including the requirements, submission, scoring and achievement review criteria, scoring review and reconsideration period, milestone amendments, course corrections, etc.
  • The Qualtrics survey prompts that will be used for interim and CHNE reporting*

The HTP Quarterly Reporting Guide has been added to the HTP webpage under Tools and Resources.
 
We will be holding the Interim Activity and CHNE Reporting Requirements Training for hospitals on Friday, April 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT. A meeting invitation will be forthcoming.
 
*The Qualtrics survey prompts for milestone reporting and more details on performance measure reporting will be added to the guide at a later date.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Colorado Training

Peer Assistance Services, Inc. is excited to offer four trainings in April on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Learn evidence-based approaches to prevent, identify, and reduce misuse of alcohol, marijuana, prescription, and illicit drugs in both adults and adolescents.
 
These two-hour virtual trainings are being offered at no-cost and provide continuing education credits for Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and Physicians. These trainings are presented by SBIRT Lead Trainer, Kevin Hughes, B.S., CAS, CPS II.
Register today via the links below!
 

Hat tip to the Colorado Hospital Association for sharing this training opportunity with us.
Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Support

CHA will be hosting support sessions focused on the SW-BH3 measure in March and April. For hospitals currently submitting data to CHA, two sessions will be focused on quarterly validations reports, how hospitals can access the data they need to submit for the data dress rehearsal and annual data reporting, and the forthcoming SW-BH3 dashboard. For all hospitals working on the SW-BH3 measure, CHA will be holding one session focused on addressing any challenges hospitals have faced so far and best practices/shared learnings relating to the ED ALTO work. The sessions are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:
 
March 23 from 1 - 2 p.m. (for hospitals submitting data to CHA)
April 6 from 1 - 2 p.m. (for hospitals submitting data to CHA)
April 20 from 1 - 2 p.m. (for all hospitals working on the SW-BH3 measure)

The registration link for these sessions will be available soon. Please contact Ali Rosenberg with any questions.
Telligen Learning Assets and Support

In Case You Missed It: the Telligen QIN-QIO has no cost Learning Assets to offer that are in direct alignment with many of your HTP measures and interventions. 
 
  •  On March 17, 2022, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. MT, Telligen, Colorado’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) is hosting the Regional Telligen Community Connect Collaborative: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk Factors, Treatment, and Health Equity. REGISTER HERE and invite your colleagues! In recognition of National Kidney Month: Building Paths to Better Kidney Care, Telligen is pleased to facilitate a 90-minute expert panel and regional interactive Q&A session addressing chronic kidney disease and related risk factors.
 
  • If you have a specific request for technical assistance related to evidence-based interventions, coalition building/strengthening, data, and/or quality improvement training, you can submit a request here.
Hospital Workgroups

The next Hospital Workgroup meeting is scheduled for March 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Prescriber Tool

The Prescriber Tool helps Coloradans save money on health care by empowering providers with information on prescription drug costs and affordable alternatives. It reduces administrative burden for providers, while also improving convenience for patients. 
 
Please contact your IT Support Staff, EHR Training Team, or EHR vendor to access the “Real-Time Prescription Benefit” and get training and education materials. 

For more information, please visit our webpage or contact Lauren Hussey.
Register now for the March Health Cabinet Policy Summit

Please register to join Lt. Governor Primavera, Health Cabinet executive directors and industry leaders for the Health Cabinet Policy Summit hosted by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing – March 24, 3 - 4:50 p.m. and March 31, 3 - 4:50 p.m. This FREE virtual event is designed for policy makers, advocates, payers, care providers, health care leaders and other industry stakeholders.

Presentations, topics and panels will include:
  • Health care affordability for Coloradans
  • Behavioral health transformation
  • Hospital Insights Report findings
  • COVID-19 pandemic to endemic, future readiness
  • Keeping Coloradans covered after the public health emergency

The full agenda is on our website: https://hcpf.colorado.gov/affordability 
Community Advisory Council
Community Advisory Council meetings continue to take place monthly. The next meeting is on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 3 p.m. Agendas, materials and notes from previous meetings are on the Community Advisory Council website.  
Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE) Board meeting
The next Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE) Board meeting will take place via Zoom
(Meeting passcode: 979618) on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 3 p.m.

Additional information about the board, as well as meeting materials, are on the CHASE Board website
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