Provider Resources & Support

At CHP it is important to us to be a resource and advocate for you. We pride ourselves on being more than a network – we are a partner to our providers, members, and payors.

CHP believes strongly in the importance of access to high-quality CAM services – to that end we devote time and effort lobbying for policy that protects and promotes access to the CAM disciplines.

We offer our network providers and their staff workshops and continuing education free of charge. We value provider input and that is why we have providers chair and participate on oversight, policy, procedure and ad hoc committees. We are provider-founded and provider-focused.

Advocacy
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  • We monitor legislative activities on the local, state and national levels
  • Our staff members travel to Washington, D.C. regularly to meet with our representatives to discuss the value of CAM as part of our health care system
  • CHP produces white papers that are designed to educate health plan executives, providers, legislators and others about the value CAM provides
  • We support state provider associations including:
    • Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP)
    • Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM)
    • Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)
    • Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA)
    • Idaho Association of Naturopathic Physicians (IANP)
    • Idaho Acupuncture Association (IAA)
    • Alaska Chiropractic Society (ACS)
    • Montana Chiropractic Association (MCA)
  • We believe that high-quality CAM providers come from high-quality CAM schools and colleges. CHP supports CAM schools including:
    • University of Western States
    • National College of Natural Medicine
    • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
    • Bastyr University

Education
CHP is committed to supporting the life-long learning process that each provider on our network undertakes when they become complementary and alternative medicine providers. To that end, we provide many educational opportunities for our providers, including:

  • Free workshops for office staff and providers to assist in billing and industry knowledge
  • Free CE on relevant topics for our network providers
    • For example, in 2012 the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners required that all Oregon chiropractors receive two hours of boundaries continuing education. CHP arranged three seminars in 2012 on boundaries and patient management and ensured our content covered not only chiropractors, but also the issues that our acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians, and massage therapists face as well.
  • With provider input, our Clinical Services department has developed standards for our network providers’ clinical records. This information is available to all our providers on our website.
    • CHP has developed over 40 clinical pathways that provide treatment standards for commonly seen conditions. This information is valuable to the treating provider and can also educate them on what other disciplines can do for that condition.
  • CHP Provider eJournal – Published quarterly, this electronic newsletter provides information on CAM research, best practices, and other industry topics.
  • Research information posted via social media including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
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Collaboration

  • We seek out and value input from our provider network
    • Three of our committees are comprised of CHP staff and network providers. These committees provide direction and oversight for policies and procedures that impact our providers.
  • We annually survey our providers and their office staff regarding their satisfaction with their relationship with CHP