Provider Training & Resources

provider trainingWe work together with our partners to help providers understand CenCal Health policies and procedures. These trainings are focused on supporting provider staff on a variety of subjects designed to enhance the quality of care and services our members receive.

Topics include updated guidelines, policies, new programs and instruction on using our web tools which is designed to save you time and allow you to focus on running your practice and taking care of patients.

Please email providerevents@cencalhealth.org or contact the Provider Services Department at (805) 562-1676 for questions, or additional training opportunities on topics that you would like presented.

Upcoming Training Events

  • CenCal Health conducts a variety of educational Provider Training courses on a variety of subjects for all provider types.  In person seminars are held throughout both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, and webinars are available online. These educational events focus on supporting provider staff on a variety of subjects designed to enhance the quality of care and services our members receive.

Upcoming Learning & Development Events:

ACEs Aware Training

A consensus of scientific research demonstrates that cumulative adversity, especially when experienced during childhood development, is a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive health challenges facing our nation. California is leading the way by training and providing payment to Medi-Cal providers for ACE screenings to significantly improve health and well-being across the state’s communities.
If you are interested in adding this service to your practice, please attend the ACEs Aware training and attest to completing the training for trauma and trauma-informed care

Authorization Training

CenCal Health will be hosting quarterly Authorization Training webinars throughout the year.  It is important for providers to understand the difference between Referral Authorization Forms (RAF), Treatment Authorization Requests (TAR) and other types of authorizations that may be required.  During this webinar, we will provide you with information on how to manage these authorizations and how to obtain each one so your claims are paid.  Join us on July 28th, and October 27th from 10:30am – 11:30am webinar.

California Children’s Services (CCS) Training

CenCal Health will be providing a refresher course on the California Children’s Services (CCS) program which focuses on the Whole Child Model (WCM) of care for our eligible children and youth.  Our mission is to decrease fragmentation of care, provide health risk assessments, and promote better care coordination.

Topics will include:

  • Background and Overview of the CCS & WCM Program
  • Referrals & Authorizations
  • Case Management
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Claims

And much more!

Who Should Attend? Pediatric PCP’s, Specialist and/or CCS paneled providers and Billing Office Staff.

Improving Blood Pressure Screening & Treatment Training 

CenCal Health has partnered with the American Heart Association to provide an informative web based training series regarding blood pressure monitoring. This training program will cover a practical, evidence-based approach to improving blood pressure control for your patients by focusing equally on three critical areas: Measuring Accurately, Acting Rapidly, and Partnering with Patients also known as MAP. Each webinar will be from 10:00am - 11:00am 
CenCal Health will be hosting three (3) webinars: 
  • Session 1 - Measuring Accurately - Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (Click Here to listen to the online video training)
  • Session 2 - Acting Rapidly - Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Session 3 - Partnering with Patients - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Nearly half American adults have high blood pressure-many don't even know they have it.  Click here to learn more!

Provider Orientation Training

Training Description: CenCal Health will be hosting quarterly Basic Training Webinars throughout the year.  This training is designed to enhance your staffs knowledge of processes when seeing our CenCal Health members!  The information provided, is perfect for all new providers and/or new office staff that would benefit from an overview of CenCal Health’s history, learning more about eligibility, who manages authorizations, and much more.  Join us on July 9th, and October 8th during our 10:30am – 11:30am webinar.

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) & Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Webinar

CenCal Health will be hosting a Provider training on August 11th from 10am – 11am on the prevalence of STIs and HIV on the Central Coast and provide education on improving screenings. 

The training will cover:

  • STI & HIV Screening Guidelines
  • Best practices for taking a sexual history
  • Motivational interviewing skills

This instructor led course will be taught by Sara Thurman, MSN, FNP-BC from Planned Parenthood California Central Coast.  We can’t wait to collaborate with you, and lower our numbers of STI & HIV in our Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County!

 


Physician Toolkit & Training Course Library

Our online content library includes a variety of microlearning videos on a wide variety of business topics and materials.  These training resources are focused on supporting provider staff on a variety of subjects designed to enhance the quality of care and services our members receive.   

ACEs Aware Training & Resources

If you are interested in adding this service to your practice, please attend the ACEs Aware training
 
CenCal Health will also need providers to attest to completing the training for trauma and trauma-informed care 

 

Alcohol Misuse Resources

Asthma Management

Reference our Health and Wellness section of the website and learn more about asthma lung function changes, factors impacting asthma control, medications to prevent & treat asthma attacks, and ways to monitor lung function. CenCal Health also provides tips on how to improve your clinic/providers performance in the Breathe SMART Program.

Authorization Training

It is important for providers to understand the difference between Referral Authorization Forms (RAF), Treatment Authorization Requests (TAR) and other types of authorizations that may be required.  During this webinar, we will provide you with information on how to manage these authorizations and how to obtain each one so your claims are paid.

Behavioral Health Resources

Claims & Billing

This webinar we will show you how to submit timely and accurate claims.  It also provides additional information on ways to avoid common claim denials, and learn the best way to bill CenCal Health.  Billing staff that bill on a CMS-1500 claim form will benefit from these training videos.  Please reference additional claims training tools and videos here.

Cultural Competency and Patient Communication

Diabetes Resource

Fluoride Varnish

HPV Vaccination

Immunizations

Improving Blood Pressure Screening & Treatment Training Videos

LGBTQ Patient Care

PCP Incentive Training

Provider Basic Training

This webinar is designed to enhance your staffs knowledge of processes when seeing our CenCal Health members!  The information provided, is perfect for all new providers and/or new office staff that would benefit from an overview of CenCal Health’s history, learning more about eligibility, who manages authorizations, and much more!

Primary Care Provider Physician (PCP) Member Coordination Portal Webinar

Training Description: During this webinar our speaker provided our contracted Primary Care Physicians (PCP) and PCP Office Staff a tutorial on how to manage our new screen enhancements which include Member Eligibility, Coordination of Care, Diabetes SMART entry page, and our User Management, Multi-User access tools!

Provider Portal General Eligibility & User Management Webinar

Training Description:  During this webinar our speaker provided you and/or your Office Staff a tutorial on how to manage our CenCal Health Member Eligibility, Batch Eligibility, and our User Management access through the new portal screen enhancements!  This training course is intended for all office staff that check CenCal Health member eligibility via our online provider portal and manage user accounts for your staff!

Prop 56: Behavioral Health Integration & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Services Webinar 

Training Description: CenCal Health provided an overview of the Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) program, and how CenCal Health can partner with you & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We presented details on the application requirements for the BHI incentive, application review timeline & scoring tools, next steps for those elected to receive Prop 56 funds under the BHI program and reviewed the available ACEs training requirements & Depression Screening reimbursements.

Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (SPD) Training

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training

Social Determinants

Staying Healthy Assessment (SHA) Resource

Teach Back

Tobacco Cessation and Counseling

The Holman Group User Management Portal & CenCal Health Member Eligibility Training



Questions or suggestions on future topics?

Please contact the Provider Services Education Specialist at providerevents@cencalhealth.org.  We always appreciate provider questions and try to deliver current information and materials.