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2015 Spring Learning Days

Save the Date for our Spring Learning Days May 12-14, 2015 in St. Cloud, MN.

December Webinar:

Intensive Behavioral Therapy:  Medicare’s Obesity Counseling Benefit

Presented by Lisa Bartholomay, Sanford Clinics
Date:  December 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

It’s been almost two years since Sanford Health implemented obesity counseling for a population of 120 unique patients using the Medicare intensive behavioral therapy benefit. Lisa Bartholomay, LD, RLD, and Manager of Diabetes Education and Nutrition Therapy, will share Sanford’s experience with implementing a model of care, including the ins and outs of coding, billing, documentation and care coordination.

Registration is now open for this webinar.

Past Webinars

Health Care Homes has sponsored several webinars in the past and have a recorded copy available by request. Past topics include Pediatric Asthma, SBIRT, Organizational Tips to Improve Quality Measures, Alzheimer's Resources, Promoting Colon Cancer Screening and Hypertension.

For more information on these topics, upcoming webinars and how to request materials visit our Monthly Webinar Series Page.


External Educational Events:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Obesity Services: What's Covered Friday January 30, 2015, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Learrning objectives:

    • •Describe the purpose and work of the MPPOCC
      •Understand insurance coverage for services related to pediatric overweight, obesity,
      weight management and prevention
      •Utilize appropriate billing and CPT codes for reimbursement of services
      •Identify resources, contacts and strategies available to insure claims are correctly submitted, including troubleshooting prior to submission and investigation of denied claims

    This webinar is funded by a grant from the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management. Registration is now open.

  • Medicare Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity

    Learning Objectives:
    The goal of this course is to educate healthcare providers about causes and consequences of obesity and provide them with the tools necessary to implement a Medicare-compliant program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity.

    After studying the information presented here, participants will be able to:

      •Explain the scope of the obesity epidemic, its causes, and the consequences on the person and society
      •Identify the Medicare-required components of a program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity.
      •Assess medical, diet, lifestyle and readiness to change information gathered from clients and use that information to develop an individualized treatment plan.

      Registration is now open.

  • Minnesota Community Health Workers Alliance (MNCHWs) is a recipient of the 2014

    Stratis Health Building Healthier Communities Award, supporting efforts to build a culture of quality in health care. The following webinars and events are open for registration. For more details on these events please visit or contact the MNCHWs Alliance. For questions about registration or more info on the following programs, please contact Success with CHWs Project Manager Sylvia Bachmann at
  • Webinar: Community Health Worker Enrollment, Coverage and Payment under Minnesota Health Care Programs
    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST

    This free webinar will provide an informative overview of Community Health Worker (CHW) coverage and rates under Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP). The session will include step-by-step guidance on the CHW enrollment process and billing procedures. Requirements related to CHW supervision and documentation of CHW services will also be addressed. Q & A will be part of the session.

    Whether you are new to the CHW role or an experienced CHW employer, this webinar will help you better understand this funding stream for CHW services available to Medicaid-eligible providers. Registration is now open.

  • The Community Health Worker Role and Mental Health: Current Practice and Future Opportunities
    A Learning Session for Mental Health and Primary Care Providers
    Thursday, Dec. 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. CST
    Wellstone Center/Neighborhood House, St. Paul

    As the pace of transformation of our health system accelerates with expectations for improved outcomes and patient experience as well as lower costs, providers are moving toward the integration of physical and mental health services. This development has important workforce implications for ensuring that teams are structured in ways to most effectively address patient and community needs and advance health equity. This learning session will focus on the role, value and outlook for the community health worker (CHW) profession in mental health as members of teams committed to culturally-competent outreach and services.

    This workshop is intended for professionals from multiple disciplines who work in the areas of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment in a variety of settings including mental health, primary care and community-based organizations; disparities, diversity and equity; health policy; and health care design and delivery.

    Clinic representatives who attend will be eligible to apply for a planning mini-grant to help introduce CHW approaches within their organizations utilizing an online tool kit available in 2015. Registration is now open.

  • Going Beyond Clinic Walls

    Going Beyond Clinical Walls is a series of communications and resources — including white papers, videos, a table of examples and related tools — inviting clinicians, clinical staff and administrators to connect with community partners and resources for effective problem-solving in health care. Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the series is designed to support conversations that identify problems and opportunities, develop a shared vision for connections with community partners, and build practical next steps. For more information visit the ICSI website.

Updated Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 02:50PM