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Colorado lawmakers adjourn ‘progressive’ session on healthcare

| May 10, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado Legislature adjourned its 74th General Assembly on Monday in what lawmakers are describing as a progressive session for healthcare reform.      The legislature approved appropriations of $15.5 billion ($4.5 billion from general fund) to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), $2.3 billion ($1 billion...[ Read More ]

Insurance commissioner set to address carriers’ inability to meet rate reduction targets for Colorado Option this summer

| May 2, 2023 | Colorado

On Wednesday, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) outlined the results of health plans’ premium rate reduction filings for the Colorado Option for the 2024 plan year, submitted by carriers on March 1st.      The Colorado Option requires carriers to offer the standardized public option plan with premiums that...[ Read More ]

Colorado governor signs legislation eliminating co-pays for Medicaid

| Apr 21, 2023 | Colorado

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 222 on Thursday, eliminating Medicaid co-pays for pharmacy and certain healthcare services.      The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) said the elimination of co-pays will allow Health First Colorado members to put those savings toward other basic needs like...[ Read More ]

CHI study outlines solutions to address youth mental health crisis in Colorado

| Apr 21, 2023 | Colorado

On the 24th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) presented a series of solutions to strengthen the youth mental health ecosystem.      Through an analysis of primary barriers to mental health and engagement with youth, parents, community and school-based advocacy groups,...[ Read More ]

Colorado Medicaid focuses on community experiences to improve maternal health equity as reports reveal pandemic impacts on births

| Apr 19, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) held a webinar on Wednesday presenting maternal health data impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar presented the state’s roadmap for maternal health equity through a series of scheduled stakeholder sessions this year, coordinating with the Maternity Advisory Committee (MAC)...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Lorena Zimmer, Denver Health

| Apr 17, 2023 | Colorado

Improving data sharing and collaborating with community-based organizations to improve health data collection are top priorities for Lorena Zimmer, chief impact officer at Denver Health. We sat down with her at our recent conference to discuss her organization's work and her top priorities for healthcare in the state. She highlighted...[ Read More ]