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:
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.
Description: All CenCal Health members must be tested for blood lead at both 12 and 24 months at a minimum. Our Population Health Team, and Dr. Hughes from Santa Barbara Health will provide information on lead screening requirements, clinical guidelines, and best practices. We will also cover resources that CenCal Health can provide to your practice! Join us for this live event, and receive CME credits
CenCal Health will be hosting quarterly member eligibility webinars throughout the year. During this webinar you will learn how to manage a CenCal Health Member’s monthly eligibility and learn the many different resources you can utilize when checking eligibility though our CenCal Health Provider Portal. This training is great for new staff joining your practice and front office receptionists that need to learn about our many different eligibility types. Join us on March 16th, May 18th, August 17th, and November 16th from 11am - 12pm
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, how to upload attachments for medical justification, and the Medi-Cal RX pharmacy transition. Join us on March 23rd, June 22nd, September 21st, and December 14th from 11:00am – 12:00pm webinar.
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
Alcohol Misuse Resources
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.
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.
California Children's Services (CCS)
CenCal Health hosted 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 covered in this training includes how a provider can refer a member to the Santa Barbara & San Luis Obipso County CCS Department, Authorizations to CenCal Health, Case Management, Pharmacy Services, and submitting claims.
Cultural Competency & Seniors and Persons with Disabilities (SPD)
SPD Training Resources & Material
Improving Blood Pressure Screening & Treatment Training Videos
LGBTQ Patient Care
PCP Incentive Training
Provider Basic Training & Member Eligibility
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 Training Videos
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.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) & Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Webinar
CenCal Health will be hosted a training on the prevalence of STIs and HIV on the Central Coast and provide education on improving screenings. Our guest speakers from Planned Parenthood California Central Coast spoke on STI & HIV screening guidelines, provided best practices for taking a sexual history, and included motivational interviewing skills.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training
Staying Healthy Assessment (SHA) Resource
Tobacco Cessation and Counseling
The Holman Group User Management Portal & CenCal Health Member Eligibility Training