Upcoming Health Care Homes
Learning Collaborative Events:

2015 Spring Learning Days

Health Care Homes Division, Department of Human Services and Minnesota Accountable Health Model, Minnesota State Innovation Model ” Moving Forward Together: Building Healthy Minnesota Communities”

Save the Date Dates: May 12-14, 2015,
Where: River's Edge Conference Center St Cloud, MN.

Keynote: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, Camden Coalition of Health Providers, Camden, New Jersey.

Target Audience:

    Certified health care homes
    Primary care teams
    Quality Improvement specialists
    Behavioral health/Substance abuse providers
    Post-acute care facilities
    Long-term care facilities
    Local public health
    Social services organizations
    Community Health Boards
    Tribal Communities

The Conference Committee is now accepting requests for proposals (deadline January 16, 2015) on the Conference website. Exhibitor and participant registration will open in March, 2015. Check for updates on the Conference website, or visit the site to sign up for email announcements about the Conference.

For more information contact: Conference Coordinator National Rural Health Resource Center (218) 727-9390 ext. 237 or email

Intensive Behavioral Therapy: Medicare's Obesity Counseling Benefit Webinar

Date: January 14, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. CST

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.

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

  • 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 Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:40AM