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This year we will only be able to accept 150 conference attendees. Please remember that your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received. You will receive an email from us once your registration is complete!
CWFI Exam Information:
The CWFI exam will be offered at the conference this year! The application to take the exam is below. Your form and payment must be received by UCOWF by April 15, 2022 in order to take the test. Completed applications should be submitted to email@example.com and payments by credit card can be made by calling 785-477-5424.
Tentative List of Sessions
|Title||Presenter(s)||Great for:||Session Description|
|CDHS Claims Overview||Sheryln Stephens & Jennifer Peck||Investigators, Technicians, Claims and Recoveries Techs, Supervisors|
|CDHS SNAP Team||TBD|
|Colorado Works Eligibility and March 2022 Rule Changes||Marnie Brandt||Staff needing general knowledge of CW||Overview of main Colorado Works eligibility criteria and program requirements and discussion of what rules changed in March 2022.|
|Consideration of Trusts in Determining Medical Assistance Eligibility||Tiffany Walker||Investigators, QA Reviewers, Technicians, Case Managers, Business Staff, Supervisors||Medicaid regulations require that if an individual or the individual’s spouse has transferred assets into a trust or is a beneficiary of a trust, the trust document is required to be submitted to HCPF to determine the effect of the trust on Medicaid eligibility. This presentation will provide an overview of the types of trusts, the County’s role in implementing the trust determination as it relates to an individual’s eligibility, and how to submit those trusts to the State for review. This presentation is designed around questions that eligibility sites have asked of HCPF concerning trusts and issues HCPF has encountered in analyzing, evaluating and determining the countability of trusts under federal and state law.|
|CWFI Test||Mary Vasquez||Experienced Investigators||In order to take the CWFI test you must submit your application and payment to UCOWF|
|EBT Fraud Workbook||Sarah Mitchell & David Krasnow||Investigators, Supervisors|
|Filing Exceptions to Initial IPV Determinations Made Through the OAC||Susan Skyberg & Matt Furphy||Investigators, Supervisors||We will be reviewing a case or two involving an initial IPV decision made through the OAC with outcomes in the client’s favor. We will be showing the steps of filing exceptions and reviewing a case from hearing submission date through filing an exception and receiving the final decision from the Office of Appeals.|
|FNS Integrity Team||Gina Brand||Investigators, Supervisors||Integrity related hot topics including social media “Sprinkle” groups, cloned/compromised EBT benefits and the Fraud Framework Grant and what states have been able to use the money for.|
|HCPF Oversight and Accountability Program Overview||Joshua Montoya & Nicole Duran Jones||QA Reviewers, Technicians, Case Managers, Supervisors||The Oversight and Accountability Program launched in February 2021 and is the Department’s methodology of having oversight of Eligibility site’s administration of Medical Assistance programs and tools for joint accountability to meet with state and federal rules, regulations and guidance. This presentation will cover the programs and changes within the Oversight and Accountability including updates to the Administrative ruleset, Quality Assurance, Performance Management, Management Evaluations and how they tie together.|
|HCPF Total Quality Management||Joshua Montoya, Nicole Duran Jones & Melissa Vincent||QA Reviewers, Technicians, Supervisors||An overview of HCPF’s QA Programs, Eligibility Site responsibilities, and how this fits within the Department’s Oversight and Accountability program.|
|“Maid” Made me a Better Case Manager||Patty Coombs & Jackee Bowler||Case Managers, Technicians||The ways clients and technicians experienced the pandemic together and what we can learn from the shared experience.|
|Medicare Buy-in, Health Insurance Buy-in and TPL Overview||Eujenia Renfroe||Investigators, QA Reviewers, Technicians, Case Managers, Business Staff, Supervisors||The Medicare Buy-in, Health Insurance Buy-In and TPL Overview presentation will deliver general program information on Medicare Buy-In and HIBI while also exploring more complex case scenarios, as well as best practices. The presentation will also touch on the subject of third party liability (TPL) and the county’s role in collecting this information from members and applicants. Eujenia will explain what HCPF uses TPL information to achieve from a systematic perspective.|
|Medicaid Member Appeals 101||Christine Nierenz, Jenn Hart & Joelle Morrison||Investigators, Case Managers, Technicians, Supervisors||An introduction to the member appeals process for those new to the member appeals process.|
|Medicaid Member Appeals 201||Christine Nierenz, Jenn Hart & Joelle Morrison||Investigators, Technicians, Case Managers, Supervisors||Advanced presentation about the member appeals process for those already handling member appeals.|
|PARIS Automation and Reporting||Jared Shaffer||Investigators, QA Reviewers, Technicians||This presentation will provide an overview of the automation and reporting changes that have been implemented for PARIS, along with some tips to handle the PARIS workload.|
|PEAK: Supporting Clients Through Self-Service||Teri Slater||Anyone who wants to learn more about what clients can do on PEAK|
|Provider Fraud: Identification, Reporting and Trends||Bart Armstrong & Miles King||Investigators, Technicians, Other County Staff||This presentation provides a general overview of the provider fraud process and the roles played by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and by the Colorado Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The presentation will cover how county staff can recognize and report provider fraud to the Department and it will provide different examples of provider fraud and contexts in which it might be discovered. The presentation will also explain some of the recent larger provider fraud schemes, including some involving member cooperation.|
|Trusts and Other Recoveries||Ashley DiRienzo||Investigators, QA Reviewers, Case Managers, Supervisors||This presentation will provide a basic overview on the Department’s recoveries, specifically from trust closures, excess resources, personal needs allowances, etc. The presentation will provide a guidance on when and how to close trusts, the types of excess resources a client may encounter, and when personal needs funds should be remitted to Colorado Medicaid. The presentation will briefly cover other types of recoveries such as tort and casualty, third party liability, and cost avoidance.|