NMASBHC Newsletter

September 2015
A Note from the Executive Director 

Happy Fall! NMASHBC hopes that all of you are enjoying a successful start to the new school year. A very sincere thank you to all of the SBHCs that submitted their directory update forms by September 21st! We hope you all have received your $20 gift cards and have great plans for items you'll purchase for your patients. We're picking the winner of the $100 gift card from that group next week, and we'll be in touch with the winner and announce it in our next newsletter. For those of you who still need to submit your forms, please do so asap. You still have the chance to receive a $10 gift card for your clinic. NMASBHC wants you all to know how important it is to keep the NM-SBHC directory up to date; families, state policymakers and legislators in your districts all use this tool to find out about your services. Please visit: http://www.nmasbhc.org/SBHC_Locator.html to download update forms and submit them if you haven't already. Updates will start appearing online in October.
October is bringing a new challenge to medical practices across the state, including SBHCs: the conversion to ICD-10. This doesn't have to be as scary as Halloween thanks to some DOH/OSAH approved tools now available on our website. Two webinars (thank you Paula LeSueur and Brenda Hutcherson!) and an SBHC encounter form crosswalk with ICD-10 can help you make this huge adjustment (see below for link). Good luck!
Please let us know if there are other tools that NMASBHC can provide or support that we may offer. Many thanks!
Nancy Rodriguez

What You'll Find In This Newsletter (click to jump to section): 
  • SBHC Highlights
    • Teen suicide attempts down in NM; SBHCs included in press coverage of solutions
    • Doņa Ana County teen birth rates fall and SBHCs included in press coverage of solutions
  • SBHC Sponsor Corner
    • Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators
      • Don't Forget: OSAH Operational Plans Due September 30th!
      • DOH/OSAH Approved Tools for ICD-10 Conversion Now Available!
  • HSD/Medicaid Resources
    • Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Trainings Suspended
    • Coming Soon: Tip Sheet from HSD and NMASBHC on Billing and MCO Support
  • NMASBHC Updates - Provide Your Information and Input
    • SBHC Directory - Update your SBHC Information
  • Job Opportunities
    • CREC Seeks SBHC Personnel for 3 Clinics
  • Clinic Resources and Opportunities
    • NMIC Mini-grants Available
    • Research and Marketing Tool: SBHA Makes School-Based Health Center Literature Database Available
    • Envision New Mexico Announces Certificate-Bearing Adolescent Health Training
    • Present Your Best Practices Nationally! SBHA Convention Abstracts Due Soon
  • Adolescent Patient Resources
    • October is Let's Talk Month
      • SAHM Launches "THRIVE" App
      • NMDOH BrdzNBz Program
highlightsSBHC Highlights
Teen Suicide Attempts Down in New Mexico
Congratulations to the SBHCs who have been working hard to provide high quality behavioral health, especially around suicidality. The latest statistics from NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Surveys indicate an overall decrease in suicide attempts among teens in New Mexico over the last ten years. The results were recently publicized widely across the state and SBHCs were credited as one of the supports that helped achieve this great accomplishment. Check out the Albuquerque Journal article for more:

Doņa Ana County Teen Birth Rates Fall; SBHC Mentioned in Press as Solution
The NM Department of Health released epidemiology results this month indicating that there has been a significant decrease in teen births in Doņa Ana County. A subsequent Las Cruces Sun-News editorial gave significant credit for the change to SBHCs. Visit our website to see the full report:
http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html and the following link to read the editorial: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/2015/09/17/editorial-solid-progress-reducing-teen-births/72396508/
Congratulations SBHCs and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Work Group! 

cornerSBHC Sponsor Corner

Monthly Feature for SBHC Sponsoring Entity Administrators 
At the suggestion of the NMDOH Office of School and Adolescent Health, NMASBHC has added this new monthly feature that includes information critical to SBHC operations that sponsoring entities will want to pay special attention to. If you have ideas or questions for this new feature, please let us know! While we encourage you to ALWAYS read this section of the newsletter, we also hope you will check out all resources, especially those related to Medicaid (see below) as you work to make your SBHC financially sustainable.

Don't Forget: DOH/OSAH Operational Plans Due September 30th!
If your SBHC is contracted with DOH/OSAH, don't forget to electronically submit your complete Operational Plan by September 30, 2015.  

DOH/OSAH Approved Tools for ICD-10 Conversion Now Available

All practices are required to move to ICD-10 coding as of October 1, 2015. To help SBHCs working to make this transition, there are three new tools available on our website in the What's New section: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html. Please read the following note from Kristin Oreskovich at OSAH for further explanation: 

"The fantastic Brenda Hutcherson from Apex Evaluation crosswalked every code on the SBHC encounter from and has put together a massive excel spreadsheet with ICD-10 codes. Click here to see the spreadsheet. It's important to note that there are very few 1:1 translations. Providers will have to use clinical judgment to determine which is the most appropriate code. Also available is the CMS tabular index and GEM (general equivalency mapping) to help you (I find the tabular manual easier to use):

CMS Tabular Manual


The CMS website with everything ICD-10 related is another helpful resource:
https://www.cms.gov/medicare/coding/icd10/2015-icd-10-cm-and-gems.html. Brenda and Paula LeSeuer from NMASBHC also made two webinars regarding ICD-10. Below are the links to the webinars, and the powerpoints are available here:

"Introduction to ICD-10" Powerpoint

"Entering ICD-10 Codes into Welligent" Powerpoint

For those of you using Welligent, Brenda's webinar will show you how to enter ICD-10 codes into Welligent. Paula's webinar is more about the how's and the why's of ICD-10. I think everyone is anticipating this transition to be challenging - we are moving from 14,000+ diagnostic codes to 69,000+ codes.  Please let us know at OSAH if you have questions, and we will do our best to get answers for you. Also, DON'T FORGET TO CONTACT THE MCOS. They want to help you as well."
Link to Paula's webinar: http://apexeducation.adobeconnect.com/p4k5xam9l94/
Link to Brenda's webinar: http://apexeducation.adobeconnect.com/p78xnrthx81/
hsdHSD/Medicaid Resources

NM Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility Determiner Trainings on Hold
The PED Training sessions have been canceled due to an upgrading of the functionality of the system, YESNM PE, used by Presumptive Eligibility Determiners (PEDs). The Medical Assistance Division is suspending the PED training sessions effective immediately, due to the system upgrades, testing and implementation. 

In the interim, you can help applicants submit paper applications (you may print out a paper application at http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/apply-for-benefits.aspx), or you can help clients submit applications using the public-facing website YESNM at https://www.yes.state.nm.us/yesnm/home/index. If the applicant is approved for Medicaid benefits, the eligibility may start back to the beginning of the month, depending on what COE the applicant is approved for.

If you have any questions or concerns please email HSD.PEDeterminers@State.NM.US or call 505-476-7151.

Coming Soon: Tip Sheet from HSD and NMASBHC on Billing and MCO Support
Many partners who attend the quarterly MCO/SBHC Advisory Committee are working to clarify and create tools to support SBHC sponsors as you work to ensure your clinics can be certified to be reimbursed for services by Medicaid. Please watch the Medicaid Resources sub-tab of the NMASBHC website:
http://www.nmasbhc.org/medicaid_resources.html for coming improvements, including the posting of a tip sheet on ensuring your services are able to be reimbursed by Medicaid MCOs. The tip sheet also include important contact information for MCO employees that can support your efforts.
formalNMASBHC Updates - Provide Your Input!  
Help Us Update the NM SBHC Directory! 
NMASBHC works every fall to update the NM SBHC Directory to include accurate information about our state's SBHCs. This is a critical resource for community members seeking care and for legislators hoping to learn more about SBHCs as we advocate for policies and funding that support your work.  How can you help? Complete the update form located here: http://www.nmasbhc.org/SBHC_Locator.html and submit either by email to nancyrodrigueznmasbhc@gmail.com or by mail to NMASBHC, 3301 Coors Blvd. NW, Suite 288, Albuquerque, NM 87120. To thank you for your timely participation, every SBHC that submitted their form by September 21st should be receiving their $20 gift cards soon and will be entered for the upcoming $100 Amazon gift card drawing (winners to be announced in next month's newsletter).
jobJob Opportunities
CREC Seeks SBHC Personnel for 3 Clinics
The Central Region Educational Cooperative is seeking employees to staff open positions at their Belen, Mountainair and School on Wheels (Albuquerque) clinics. The School on Wheels clinic is seeking a Coordinator, the Belen clinic is seeking a Behavioral Health provider, and the Mountainair clinic is seeking a Primary Care provider. If you would be interested in any of these positions, please contact Linda Filippi at
lfilippi@crecnm.org and view general job descriptions on the What's New tab of the NMASBHC website: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html.  
clinicresourcesClinic Resources and Opportunities
New Mexico Immunization Coalition Mini-Grants Available 
NMIC is offering a 2015-16 round of minigrants for projects to promote, enhance or educate about immunizations. Applications are due by 10/16/15 at 5:00pm. View the application and more information on the NMASBHC website: http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html or contact Anna Pentler at NMIC, 505-272-5796, apentler@unm.edu, http://hsc.unm.edu/programs/nmimmunization/.

Research and Marketing Tool: SBHA Makes SBHC Literature Database Available  
The School-Based Health Alliance has made available a free database of more than 140 peer reviewed articles available to the field. Whether you are looking for data for a grant application or a marketing tool to "sell" your services to your school and community, this resource can be very useful: http://www.sbh4all.org/resources/sbhc-literature-database/.

Envision New Mexico Announces Certificate-Bearing Adolescent Health Training  

As part of its Telehealth Series, Envision New Mexico is launching the Adolescent Health Initiative and certificate program. If you are interested improving care for adolescents through evidence-based services, this training may be of help to you. The program offers a no-cost 1.0 AMA CME/CEU credit for every session attended as well as a Certificate in Adolescent Health if twelve required sessions are attended and two cases are presented. Sessions start October 7th so sign up today! Please contact Michelle Widener at miwidener@salud.unm.edu for questions or view the flyers at http://www.nmasbhc.org/news.html.

Present Your Best Practices Nationally! SBHA 2016 Convention Abstracts Due Soon

The School Based Health Alliance is now accepting abstracts for presentations for the 2016 national convention in Washington D.C. Share the great work you are doing here in New Mexico with colleagues from across the country. Visit: http://www.sbh4all.org/training/national-school-based-health-care-convention/ for more information
. Abstracts are due by October 26, 2015. 
focusAdolescent Patient Resources

October is Let's Talk Month
If your SBHC is striving to serve the health literacy needs of students and parents, October is an excellent opportunity to promote conversation between youth and adults. Let's Talk Month is a national public education campaign celebrated in October and coordinated by Advocates for Youth. Let's Talk Month is an opportunity for community agencies, religious institutions, businesses, schools, media, parent groups and health providers to plan programs and activities which encourage parent/child communication about sexuality. Visit Advocates for Youth's website for more information: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/lets-talk-month. Here are two related resources to share with your community:
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Launches "THRIVE" App: A Critical New Resource for Parents of Teens and Young Adults 
This new, free mobile app, THRIVE (Teen Health Resources, Information and Vaccine Education) was developed and launched as part of a collaboration between SAHM, Pfizer and UNITY Consortium to provide parents with a mobile, interactive resource to help teens and young adults aged 16 to 25 understand their role in and increase ownership over their own health. Check out the video on the SAHM website to learn more: http://www.adolescenthealth.org/About-SAHM/Healthy-Student-App-Info.aspx

NMDOH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource: Free BrdzNBz New Mexico Tools 
Help families get the right information about sexual health when you're not available to answer their questions (or if they are just a little too shy to ask).The BrdsNBz text line offers free, anonymous, and real-time responses for teens and parents across New Mexico who have questions about puberty, sexual health, and healthy relationships. Teens will receive medically accurate and values neutral answers from a certified health educator as well as referrals to local clinics in their communities. The service is available in either English or Spanish. All teens have to do is text NMTeen to 66746 to opt in and then start asking questions! Consult DOH Family Planning for more information about the parent line.
If you need a new way to reach teens regarding sexual health consider ordering free BrdsNBz materials. They have posters, palm cards, pens, notepads, and bookmarks! Click here for an order form. You can submit order forms to the DOH Family Planning Program fax at 505-476-8898, or you may email Angelique Peterson at angelique.peterson@state.nm.us. If you have specific questions regarding the BrdsNBz service, you can also contact our Program Manager for Constituent Services, Kim Stanek at kimstanek.nmasbhc@gmail.com.