Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Webinar: Telehealth During COVID-19

Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Colorado, in partnership with the University of Colorado Practice Innovation Program, invites you to join a webinar and question and answer session during which expert speakers will provide an overview of the CMS waiver 1135 rules as well as recommendations for coding and documentation for use of telehealth during COVID-19, so that patients can be cared for without leaving the safety of their homes. 

Objectives:

  • Understand the telehealth benefit under the CMS 1135 waiver, a temporary and emergency measure
  • Learn about telehealth benefits for Medicaid and commercial payers
  • Identify qualified and non-qualified providers eligible to bill telehealth codes.
  • Identify proper coding for telehealth services and when to use telehealth modifiers 
  • Describe proper documentation for telehealth visits
Thursday, April 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00pm MST

Friday, March 27, 2020

Community Resource Center Lists COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources Funding Training Resources Newsletter Vol 1

COVID-19 Response Resources

March 27, 2020

CRC will distribute a weekly COVID-19 response newsletter for the foreseeable future to our full statewide mailing list to spread the word about resources and opportunities available in response to this crisis.

We are curating a full list on our 
website as well, i
f you have information you would like to share, please contact Nellie Stagg at stagg@crcamerica.org.
Funding Opportunities 
Foundations and organizations across the state are coming together to provide emergency funding to support Colorado communities as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below we have highlighted new and urgent opportunities. For a full list, please visit our website.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council & Kaiser Permanente
Immediate Impact Grants Deadline 3/30 at 4 p.m. MST 

Partnership funding pool to meet the health needs of people experiencing homelessness in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unrestricted grants will generally range from $25,000-$50,000. 

NextFifty Initiative 
COVID-19 Response Fund

A dedicated fund that will distribute up to $1,000,000 in grants to support organizations which have seen their operations greatly impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Response Fund is intended for one-time, immediate general operating support for Colorado nonprofits whose work primarily benefits older adults (those 50+) that does not exceed 17% of the organization’s operating budget for a maximum of $25,000.

Caring for Denver
Funding in Support of COVID-19

A new COVID-19 Support Fund to help community and frontline responders amid this crisis. An emergency childcare program for children of those providers in Denver supporting critically at-risk populations has been created.

Stimulus Bill Provides Support for Nonprofits

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Within the $2 trillion stimulus bill expected to clear Congress on Friday, nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees will be eligible for Small Business Administration loans of up to $10 million and are also eligible for expedited loans of up to $1 million. Nonprofits that keep their employees on the payroll from February 15 to June 30 could have their loans forgiven, turning the loan into a grant. The bill also includes direct support for both nonprofit cultural organizations and state and local arts and humanities agencies. 

Colorado COVID Relief Fund

Eligibility & Funding Priorities | First Deadline 4/4

The Colorado COVID Relief Fund is hosted by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way, and is a collaborative effort from many of our state’s leading funders. The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. The current Fund application deadlines are every two weeks.

Philanthropy Colorado COVID-19 Resources

Our partners at Philanthropy Colorado have compiled and regularly update information on COVID-19 resources. Visit their website to learn more about Colorado's philanthropic response to COVID-19.

Trainings


Rapid Response Roundtables

CRC will be hosting free weekly Rapid Response Roundtable webinars to discuss the most pressing community needs we have heard emerge from statewide partners in the field as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To assist communities across the state in their response work, these webinars will create space for nonprofits to share their innovations with each other, highlight funding available to meet immediate needs, and to catalyze collaboration across our sector in this challenging time. 
CRC will moderate dialogues with diverse, statewide nonprofit partners and funders working to support organizations in their response efforts, with the opportunity for additional audience participation.
Each webinar will focus on a specific and urgent community need - the first four topics are food security, telehealth, seniors and older adults, and domestic violence. Additional topics will be selected to address evolving needs.
Food Security | Wednesday, April 1 | 2:00-3:15 PM
Telehealth | Wednesday, April 8 | 9:30 - 10:45 AM
Seniors and Older Adults | Wednesday, April 15 | 9:30 - 10:45 AM
Domestic Violence & Family Wellness | Wednesday, April 22 | 9:30 - 10:45 AM


Thursday, March 26, 2020

ECHO Offers Drop In Series on COVID-19 for Primary Care

As the impact of COVID-19 is being felt all over the world, ECHO Colorado is collaborating with many partners across the state and the nation to synthesize the flood of information, curate this information for relevance to the community, and share it with you.

COVID-19 Just-in-Time ECHO for Primary Care is a drop-in series offered three days a week starting on Friday, March 27. An interdisciplinary panel of experts will be on hand to answer your questions and to share up-to-the-minute information about the spread of the virus in Colorado, where and when patients should be sent for testing, medication management, chronic care needs, telehealth, and many other topics. Click here for more information and to register.


All ECHO series will be presented as scheduled. Due to demand, ECHO is increasing the number of participants that can be accommodated in the series. Click here for a list of upcoming ECHOs.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

RESCHEDULED: COCA Call on Risk for Coronavirus, this Friday

Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Due to the high demand we anticipate for this COCA Call, we encourage participants to consider viewing on Facebook. To see the call live, please click on COCA’s Facebook Page.

Overview

During this COCA call, presenters will focus on current information about people who are higher risk for COVID-19 complications because of their age or underlying medical conditions, particularly those that are not well-controlled.

Presenters

John T. Brooks, MD
Chief Medical Officer
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
COVID-19 Response At Risk Task Force Lead
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sapna Bamrah Morris MD, MBA, FIDSA CAPT, U.S. Public Health ServiceCOVID-19 Response Health Systems Worker Safety Task Force, Clinical TeamCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Call Materials

Call Slides: None at this time
Call Transcript: None at this time
Call Details
When: Friday, March 27,
2020, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Dial In:US: +1 669 254 5252
or +1 646 828 7666
iPhone one-tap:US: +16692545252,,1613416798#  or +16468287666,,1613416798#
Webinar ID: 161 341 6798
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Immediate Impact Grants: Serving People Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council will accept grant applications for unrestricted funding to 501c3 organizations in Colorado meeting the health needs of people experiencing homelessness in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Unrestricted grants will generally range from $25,000-$50,000.

Organizations may submit one application only. Applications are to be submitted electronically no later than 5 p.m. CT on Monday, March 30, 2020. Word limits must be observed. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 8. Checks will be mailed on Friday, April 10.

Only non-governmental related entities (501c3 organizations) meeting the health needs of people experiencing homelessness are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to organizations receiving 330H funding and medical respite care programs.


All applications are due by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, March 30. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Colorado Cancer Coalition and Partners - Resource Hub

The Colorado Cancer Coalition and Partners have created a Resource Hub for cancer patients and caregivers, as well as for those who work with cancer patients and caregivers, in relation to COVID-19. This Resource Hub includes a recorded webinar about important considerations for cancer patients. 

New HRSA Interactive Presentation on Reducing Heart Disease Risk

Join HRSA for an interactive presentation and discussion with Sam Cykert, M.D. (pictured), of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chief of the Program on Health and Clinical Informatics and Director of the AHRQ-funded Heart Health NOW initiative of North Carolina. Dr. Cykert will share how to reduce cardiovascular disease risk morbidity and mortality by:
  • Stratifying patients by risk.
  • Setting up rapid engagement and re-engagement systems to address treatment and lifestyle.
  • Adopting a system of dissemination and implementation, where small practices can thrive in our value-based environment.
  • Advancing the promise of primary care and quantitatively proving its value.
Thursday, April 16
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Register here