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Optum is pleased to work with our Alaska Medicaid providers to provide training opportunities throughout the year.  Please be sure to take note of registration requirements and details.

Upcoming Trainings

Technical Assistance Teleconferences are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. 

Previous Trainings

Please be advised that Technical Assistance Teleconferences posted to the Optum Alaska website prior to 02/01/2024, with reference to 1115 SUD or 1115 BH regulation information are only valid through 02/01/2024.

Technical Assistance Teleconference
DateDescriptionPresentation Name
05/08/2024Technical Assistance Teleconference

Clinical Appeals, Claims Appeals, Retrospective Reviews, and Peer Reviews

05/01/2024Technical Assistance Teleconference

Preparation for May 12th – Service Authorizations

04/30/2024Technical Assistance Teleconference

Tribal Health Organization, State Fiscal Year Limit Process

04/10/2024Technical Assistance Teleconference

Level of Care Guidance for Substance Use Disorders

04/03/2024Technical Assistance Teleconference

Crisis Residential and Stabilization Services Overview

03/27/2024Technical Assistance Teleconference

Therapeutic Treatment Homes & Home Base Family Treatment Overview

Click here for 2020-2023 trainings.

1115 Waiver Behavioral Health Services Regulation Changes

Intensive Case Management and Community Recovery Support Services

Assertive Community Treatment Services

Therapeutice Treatment Home Services

Home Based Family Treatment Level I-III - October 9, 2020

Assessment and Treatment Plan Review Development

Community Recovery Support Services

Adult Behavioral Health Residential Services

Behavioral Health Crisis Services

Childrens Residential Programs

OptumHealth Education

OptumHealth Education
is an Accredited Medical Education platform for the Interprofessional Health Care Team.

We offer Free CEU’s to those meeting the criteria of each activity.

There are over 10 overarching activity Categories with multiple subject topics, under each category. Most learning is on-demand, so you can gain knowledge at your leisure, get on a mailing notification for new or updated activities as they are added monthly. Click here for information on how to create an account to access OHE’s content. 

Care Philosophy Training Program

The Care Philosophy program offers a foundation for establishing a trauma-informed environment, rooted in evidence-based best practices and integrates the medical, behavioral, and social components of care for individuals with the most complex needs. Designed with the inter-professional healthcare team in mind, this series was developed to promote collaborative practice in health care delivery by providing a broad range of topics for a variety of learners.

This no-cost program is made available through a partnership with OptumHealth Education and provides for up to 6 CEUs/CMEs to those interested in earning credit.

Click here for registration instructions.

Previous Meetings

Optum Alaska Behavioral Health Collaborative 2021 (March 31 - April 1, 2021)

2021 Optum Collaborative Day One March 31, 2021

  • Opening Remarks
  • 2021 Collaborative Welcome
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
  • Keynote – Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders:  Impact of COVID-19
  • Qungasvik:  A Model for Promoting Reasons for Life and Well-Being in Yup'ik and Cup'ik Communities

2021 Optum Collaborative Day Two April 1, 2021

  • Cultural Competence: From Awareness to Empowerment
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Evidence-Based Practice Recovery in the Community
  • Turning a New Leaf: From Struggles to 1115 Waiver Success
  • Ethical Considerations in a Pandemic