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Dear Summit County Mental Health Professionals.

Hope this message finds you thriving. It’s been a while since we shared updates so please take some time to peruse through this email which has a lot of important information.


We are excited to announce that our next Mental Health Provider Social Mixer will be hosted on Tuesday, March 15th, from 6-8pm at High Side Brewing in Frisco. Please find attached our invitation flyer and feel free to share with other mental health professionals in our community.

Please also mark your calendars for our future provider mixer dates which are noted in the flyer.



Building Hope’s planned ‘Medicaid Stipend’ Program for private providers is being discontinued for the best reason possible: our negotiations with Rocky have resulted in even higher rates than what our program would have paid providers to see Medicaid clients in their private practice. Due to this, we will no longer be offering a stipend on top of what Medicaid pays. If you are interested in credentialing with Medicaid due to this excellent new development, please let me know.



Second Wind Fund is looking for providers to contract with to offer 12 sessions of therapy for clients up to age 19 that have a qualified referral for suicidality. SWF is a non-profit operating in several counties across CO, and has a slightly higher reimbursement rate than our scholarship program. They are currently expanding their services into Summit County and are looking for providers to add to their network. We have partnered with them to help our kids get much needed extensions to their therapy beyond the 12 sessions that our scholarship offers. This is a great opportunity to be part of a similar scholarship network dedicated to supporting suicidal youth.

Please see attachments for more details and reach out to Mary Houlihan at mhoulihan@thesecondwindfund.org to begin the process of becoming a SWF provider for Summit County.


The Front Range Clinic is officially open! They are operating out of the Medical Office Building in Frisco and offer the following services:

  • Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)
  • Treating all types of substance use disorder
  • Utilize FDA approved medications & ASAM guidelines
  • Low acuity telehealth services for medication related referrals
  • Gap care / brief support for psychiatric & behavioral services

The accept the following payers:

  • Colorado & New Mexico Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • Cigna
  • BCBS
  • Triwest
  • Humana
  • Affordable Private Pay Options & Sliding Fee Scale

The Front Range Clinic will operate as telehealth only to start and expand in-person services as caseloads grow and the “Healing ” (name still TBD) Hub takes form.




Job opportunities abound for mental health jobs and related positions available:

There are several attachments for job descriptions for the following organizations:

  • TreeTop
  • Mile High Behavioral Health
  • Front Range Clinic
  • Recovery Resources – Addiction recovery technician
  • Division of insurance is hiring a Mental Health Parity Analyst: open till 3/1/22



Update on recent support groups:


Building Hope is continuing to sponsor new support group offerings to serve our community’s needs. Please find attached flyers for the following groups which were started recently:

  • Emotions 101 for 16-25yrs (for new times and dates please contact Emily Wheeler)
  • Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Support Group
  • Suicide Loss Support Group
  • Injury Support Group
  • Wild Youth Passages
  • Mindful Man Support Group

Details on our several support groups can be found here: https://buildinghopesummit.org/resources/




Opportunity to work with one of Summit School District’s Day Treatment students:


This student’s multidisciplinary team is looking for a few individuals who would like to hang out with her and get paid. It is through the Children’s Habilitation Residential Program Waiver (CHRP). They would be able to be an independent contractor and make about $30/hour to hang out with a really awesome kid. Each person would need to be CPR certified, complete a background check, and take some online training. If you know anyone who is interested, they can reach out to Kerra at ksandlin@mtnvalley.org or Ciara at ciara.mccoy@summitk12.org.



Paneling with iMatter:


Great news! iMatter has increased its session limit to 6 from 3. Here are details on how to panel with iMatter and further support our community through another excellent free therapy resource:

Attached you will find a zipped file with all the necessary documents and directions related to YRMHR credentialing. You will also find the contract template including associated rates.


Once your credentialing information is received, a contract will be sent out via docusign. Once your contract is executed you will be set up in the platform and offered training so you can begin to take referrals. Please reach out to Heather Dolan <hdolan@signalbhn.org> and Angela Manley <amanley@signalbhn.org> with any questions..



Medicaid Behavioral Health Billing Webinar for RMHP RAE Region 1:

This free webinar provides education and guidance to independent behavioral health providers around outpatient Medicaid RAE claims. Held on 2/8/22, we covered various scenarios that providers might come across and offer claims examples. This presentation includes reference materials that are helpful to day to day operations for behavioral health providers.

Recording of the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/cr2xnYKQm_fqdzZ_ax6orER3ZWDZ-Gn-D7JmlxZLrj1sO3cBPT2gXtEIzwAEtRLK.FTEqgxhVsWBMgQA0?startTime=1644346202000

Please find the relevant powerpoint attached.




CAMS (Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality) training:


The Office of Suicide Prevention is hosting a virtual CAMS training on 3/31/22. The training will be an 8-hour, single-day, online format. Register here: Thursday, March 31, 2022. Deadline: Friday, March 18th, 2022.


This training is being offered for Colorado clinicians (psychologist, psychiatrist, counselors, etc.) and/or other behavioral health providers working in clinical settings and providing ongoing behavioral health care. Before attending the role-playing course, participants will need to complete a ~4-hr online video course, so earlier registration will help provide enough time to complete the video course. To learn more about the CAMS training and it’s requirements, please visit https://cams-care.com/




We have added a new webpage specifically for mental health providers! Here you’ll find relevant information about our Scholarship Program, Insurance Credentialing, Mini Grant Applications and much more: https://buildinghopesummit.org/for-mental-health-providers/


Please also join our Provider facebook page to network with your fellow Summit County mental health professionals and stay connected for more timely updates and discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/summitcountyclinicians/




If you’d like to provide any additional feedback regarding Community Mental Health Center ideals in Summit County, please fill out the form below.





As a reminder, if you specialize in providing specialized LGBTQ+ services, please submit your application for our special rate incentive program for a $15 rate increase through our scholarship program: LGBTQ+ Incentive – Google Forms





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