May 30, 2019

June is  Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month &
National Safety Month

Embrace what you don't know, especially in the beginning, because what you don't know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.

Each year CHC provides training and consulting to hundreds of agencies, their staff of nurses, therapists, personal care providers, and aides as well as to family and other caregivers who provide in-home services to the infirm, chronically ill and disabled  to improve care, quality and safety. 

CHC received an average rating of 4.98 Stars out of a possible 5 for Learner rating of Quality and Program satisfaction across all live and online training in 2018. Also, 98 percent of CHC's Learners would recommend training sessions to a colleague!

Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program

Under the RAC, all provider types will be audited. T he RAC vendor will audit the following types of claims: Health First Colorado fee-for-service, waiver services, and managed care, and Child Health Plan Plus(CHP+) claims.  

Section 6411 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148, enacted on March 23, 2010) (the Affordable Care Act) directs States to establish programs by December 31, 2010 in which they will contract with 1 or more Recovery Audit Contractors (Medicaid RACs). The Medicaid RACs will review Medicaid claims submitted by providers of services for which payment may be made under the State Plan or a waiver of the State Plan to identify overpayments and underpayments.

Who is the Department's RAC Contractor?

As of June 2016, the Department (HCPF) has awarded Health Management Systems, Inc., (HMS) a contract to act as its Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC). 
HMS serves as a RAC vendor in several other states around the nation. In addition, the Department is currently contracted with HMS to conduct third-party liability reviews to determine if another party is legally responsible for claims payment. The Department and HMS are now working to create a provider outreach plan on the RAC and what providers can expect. 

For more information on Health Management Services, Inc. (HMS) and RAC related resources for providers please go to:

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is partnering with the Freemont County Public Health Department to host a full day training on Tuberculosis (TB).

This free training will enable you and your team to feel comfortable managing TB by providing information and skill building activities on the following topics:

Introduction to TB 
Diagnosis and Treatment for TB infection and disease
TB case management 
TB contact investigation

Nurses and other interested personnel who provide health services to patients with or at risk for tuberculosis in Colorado, are invited to attend.

TB for Health Care Workers training 
July 24th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment. 
201 N 6th street, Canon City, Colorado 81212.
Search for course #1071602

June 13th - 14th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Hayden Community Center
300 S. Shelton Lane, Hayden, Colorado 81639. 
Please note, day one is applicable for all health care providers while day two is geared towards public health professionals.
Search for course #1080090

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Verbal Orders Errors Widespread
Despite technology, verbal orders persist, read back is not widespread, and errors continue.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 18, 2017;22:1-4. Notably, practices to improve the reliability of verbal orders such as  read backs  were not optimally integrated in medication processes. The article includes recommendations for organizations, individuals, and teams to improve the safety of verbal orders. Full article.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health first aid is an evidence-based, public health training program that teaches participants the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges or crisis, what to do in an emergency, and where to turn for help. MHFA is implemented around the U.S. and the world.  
Automation Need High in Home Care

Unlike other industries where human jobs are being replaced by automation, home care faces an opposite situation where there will not be enough available care providers to meet the demand. The immediate results, that expensive hospitalizations are being replaced by more affordable home-based services provided mostly by non-medical care providers. While this is a beginning, it won't be enough. The answer for successful agencies will be in automation (
Clinical and Non-medical Administrative Leadership

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Behavior Management of the Client with Dementia
Care about Care Coordination
Care about Privacy, Confidentiality & HIPAA
Universal Precautions
Care about Immunity
Mental Illness and Behavior Management
Care of the Fragile, Ill and Complex Client

MAY 2019
5/30, 9 am, IHSS
5/30, 12 noon, Non-medical Home Care Management Part 2

June 2019
6/4 Quality Management Program, 9 am - 11 am
6/11 QMP: All About Data, 9 am - 11 am
6/18 Emergency Preparedness, 9 am - 11 am
6/18 & 19 Live Basic 8-hour Administrator Training
6/25 Complaint and Incident Processing Part 1, 9 am - 11 am

July 2019
7/9, 11, 16 & 18 Live online Basic 8-hour Administrator Training, 9 am - 11 am
7/23 Live online Basic Admin Training - Personnel - Part 1: Records, qualifications, experience, competency, evaluation, & staff training and supervision, 9 am - 11 am
7/25 Live Online Basic Admin Training Personnel - Part 2: Staffing methodologies, Oversight of scheduling, Missed visits, Adequacy of qualified staff, Annual performance evaluation of staff, Criteria selection for performance evaluations, 9 am - 11 am

C oming soon:  
Updated IHSS training with May 2019 rule changes.

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