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The Colorado All Payer Claims Database Is Getting A Makeover

Posted: June 28, 2017

The Colorado Medical Price Compare is pleased to announce that as part of their full transition to the new CO APCD data warehouse vendors July 1, 2017, they are actively working to merge and into one cohesive website at Their goal is to create a seamless user experience for anyone searching for information related to CIVHC and/or the CO APCD. 

To facilitate the transition, the current CO APCD website ( will no longer be available starting this evening, Tuesday, June 27th. New data visualizations, additional years of data and new measures will be available on later this year. Click here for a list of planned measures in the upcoming rollouts.

In the interim, the current CO APCD public data and other resources are available for download:

Please do not hesitate to contact Colorado Medical Price Compare at [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance accessing information during the transition period. Thank you!


APTA CO Members Are Invited To An End-Of-Life Options Act Lunch & Learn With Dr. James Willett, Palliative Care Physician

Posted: June 8, 2017 

When: Tuesday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2851 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colorado

Please join us for the first of three scheduled Lunch & Learn educational sessions on the new End-Of-Life Options Act. This event is sponsored by the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of the Rockies. HPCAR is offering members of APTA Colorado a special rate of $35 to attend (non-members pay $50).

Dr. Willett states that since the Colorado End-Of-Life Options Act went into effect, more of his patients are asking about medical aid in dying. What he found was that most of these conversations were not about how these patients choose to die, but how they choose to live. To learn more about medical aid in dying and what this may mean for your practice, bring a lunch and join us for a 90 minute program on June 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Pavilion Towers, Building 1 (APTA Colorado Association Office), 2851 S. Parker Rd., Aurora, Colo., Lower Level Conference Room.

APTA Colorado members pay $35 to attend. Click here to access this discount code (login required).

The next two Lunch & Learn sessions are scheduled for August and October...stay tuned for more information. Register soon as space is limited!




PSIG Members: Submit Your 2017 Ballot

Posted: June 8, 2017 

The Pediatric SIG will be holding elections for President and Treasurer at the PSIG meeting on Tuesday, June 13th. Online voting will be open until June 12th and in-person voting will take place at the meeting.

You must be a member of the PSIG to vote! Click here to submit your ballot. 


Important InterChange Update

Posted: June 1, 2017

HCPF reported on May 25th that the work to modernize the Medicaid provider payment system is proceeding and resources have been added to improve call wait times as well as training to help call center staff resolve issues on the first phone call, whenever possible.

Members, read the full article here (must be logged in). Not a member? Please join us


PSIG and CAReSIG Event - June 13: Get Moving, Be Awesome!

Posted: May 11, 2017 

Practical PT Strategies When Working with the Adolescent/Adult Population with Developmental Disabilities 

When: Tuesday June 13, 2017

  • Networking and happy hour 6-7 pm
  • Speaker Sarah Mann 7-8pm
  • Pediatric SIG meeting and elections 8-8:30 pm
  • Acute care SIG meeting 8-8:30pm

Where: Jacks Bar and Grill/Steamer’s Coffeehouse

Speaker: Sarah Mann PT, DPT, MBA, NSCA-CPT

  • Sarah is a DPT graduate from the University of Colorado Anschutz. She completed her training at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome with Physical Therapist Pat Winters where she developed the Adolescent and Young Adult Sports Medicine Program from 2013-2015. In 2015. Dr. Mann transitioned to private practice to better meet the needs of teenagers and adults with neurodevelopment disabilities in the community. She owns Mann Method PT and Fitness, PLLC located in Arvada, CO and enjoys physical fitness in all it's forms – especially ones that she can enjoy with her husband and two sons.

Relevance to the SIGs:

  • Pediatrics:
    • The transition from pediatric to adolescent/adult care
    • Communication strategies
    • Practical exam and eval strategies
    • Family resources for transition to adulthood
    • Acute Care:
      • Underlying medical issues and risk factors
      • Communication strategies
      • Factor to consider for a successful plan of care

**Videoconferencing will be available. Details will be emailed to those who are registered for the event through the APTA Colorado website.


Register Here

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