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AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is proud to offer orientation, training, and other services to help participating providers better serve our members.


AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana is facilitating a Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System (CALOCUS) training for behavioral health providers at no cost to the providers. CALOCUS is a clinical tool developed by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists to evaluate and determine level of care placements for psychiatric and addiction services.

Event objectives

  • To summarize the historical context in which the CALOCUS was developed.
  • Recognize the rationale and principles used to define level of care determinations.
  • Apply the dimensional rating system utilizing evaluation parameters.
  • Describe the service areas that comprise each level of care.
  • Describe the placement recommendation methodology of the CALOCUS.
  • Apply the CALOCUS instrument and make a recommendation for level of care based on this application.

This training is appropriate for psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice registered nurses who are clinical nurse specialists in psychiatry or nurse practitioners certified in psychiatry or mental health nursing, licensed professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers.

Participants must register in advance.

October 19, 2017 — Shreveport

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana’s Shreveport Community Wellness Center
3709 Jewella Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71109
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Register — Shreveport

October 23, 2017 — Harvey

Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office
2018 8th Street
Harvey, LA 70058
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Register — Harvey

October 24, 2017 — Baton Rouge

Capital Area Human Services
4615 Government Street Bldg 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Time: noon – 4 p.m.
Register — Baton Rouge

October 27, 2017 — Lafayette

Lafayette General Hospital
Owen Auditorium
1214 Coolidge Street
Lafayette, LA 70505
Time: noon – 4 p.m.
Register — Lafayette

Regional provider training

Our 2017 regional provider trainings have concluded. Check back in 2018 for additional training opportunities.

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana recognizes the importance of our partnership with providers. That’s why we’re offering regional trainings on topics that matter to you. The 2017 training series includes the following:

  • Durable medical equipment (DME) billing.
  • Services and resources offered, including provider self-service tools (NaviNet and JIVA).
  • Behavioral health provider information and updates.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS).
  • Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set (HEDIS) 101.

Five separate training sessions will be held. Please choose the sessions you would like to attend. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about the tools and resources we offer. See below for event details and registration information.