Colorado

Unplanned and complex births carry potentially avoidable health complications and costs to families and states. Broad healthcare payment and delivery reform is underway across the country to improve outcomes, enhance patient experience and reduce costs. Some states are capitalizing on these reforms to promote planned and healthy births by driving improvement in effective contraceptive use […]

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  • The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ 2016 State of the State Addresses

    State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Colorado: State Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Coverage

    Policy and Process Changes State Legislation In 2008, the Colorado state legislature passed and the governor signed SB08-006, which allows for the suspension of Medicaid benefits upon incarceration (see Title 25.5-4-205.5). Specifically, if an individual enrolled in Medicaid becomes incarcerated, the state law allows for an individual’s Medicaid enrollment to be However, based on conversations […]

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    December 17, 2015 | Filed under: Colorado

  • Webinars

    Corrections and Medicaid Partnerships: Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Populations

    Many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid in states that expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Health coverage can provide individuals who are leaving incarceration with access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. In some states, correctional agencies have partnered with Medicaid agencies to implement procedures to begin the Medicaid application process as individuals are nearing their incarceration release dates. This webinar features three states—Colorado, New Mexico and Wisconsin—that have initiated efforts to enroll justice-involved individuals in health coverage.

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    November 4, 2015 | Filed under: Colorado, Medicaid, New Mexico, Webinars, Wisconsin

  • Publications

    The State-based Marketplaces: A Focus on Innovation, Flexibility, and Coverage

    One of the central elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to establish “one-stop shopping” through health insurance marketplaces allowing consumers to find and access affordable, high-quality health coverage either through private health insurance, and the subsidies available for those who qualify, or through Medicaid. The ACA and related regulations define a spectrum of marketplace […]

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  • Webinars
    A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage

    A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage

    Oral health is an important part of overall health, however, access to dental coverage for low-income adults remains a challenge, particularly since these benefits are optional for state Medicaid programs. In this webinar, Medicaid officials from Colorado, Iowa, and Washington—three states that have recently taken action on their adult dental benefits—will share insights on important factors in the decision to add, reinstate, or introduce adult dental benefits; how adult dental benefits fits into the larger health reform discussion in each state; successes and challenges each state has faced since implementation; and future policy considerations.

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    June 30, 2015 | Filed under: Colorado, Iowa, Oral Health, Washington, Webinars

  • Colorado – Medical Homes

    Colorado’s medical home efforts began in 2001 with the Colorado Medical Home Initiative (CMHI). This program, administered by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), was charged with ensuring that all children receive comprehensive coordinated care within a Medical Home. Chapter 346 of the 2007 Session Laws of Colorado required the Department of Health Care Policy & […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Colorado

  • Colorado – ACO

    Colorado’s Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) model builds on the state’s medical homes initiatives, active since 2001. In 2008, Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing was initially funded as a “Medicaid Value-Based Care Coordination Initiative” for FY2009-10. The department released a Request for Proposals for seven Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs) in 2010, and […]

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    December 21, 2013 | Filed under: Colorado

  • Colorado – EPSDT

    In Colorado:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 583,618 beneficiaries enrolled in Colorado’s Medicaid program. Of these, 551,972 were enrolled in some form of managed care. While the state has a contract with a single comprehensive Medicaid-only managed care organization serving 46,962 beneficiaries, Colorado Medicaid has relied more heavily on primary care case […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Colorado

  • Colorado 2014 CHIP Fact Sheet

    2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Colorado  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Colorado  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Colorado  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Colorado  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Colorado NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Colorado operates a combination CHIP program, called […]

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    December 5, 2012 | Filed under: Colorado