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Keynote: An update from HCPF

| Nov 16, 2022 | Colorado

Colorado’s new Medicaid Director focused on partnering with RAEs to prepare for end of PHE

| Sep 23, 2022 | Colorado

Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) announced earlier this month the appointment of Adela Flores-Brennan as State Medicaid Director. She also assumed the leadership role for the Health Policy Office (formerly called the Health Programs Office), which develops and oversees Health First Colorado and CHP+ medical policies...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Canadian Rx importation, BH workforce plan, Topical Agenda

| Sep 15, 2022 | Colorado

This month's edition includes an update on HCPF's nation-leading initiative to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, the release of the Topical Agenda for our Colorado event in November (which you can register for here!), the BHA's plan to strengthen the state's behavioral health workforce, and more. Thanks for reading! Eli...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Medicare Rx reform, ED utilization, Cost of care increase

| Aug 11, 2022 | Colorado

This month's newsletter includes data on Medicaid beneficiaries' ED utilization, insight on how federal legislation to lower Medicare Part D prescription drug prices would benefit Coloradans, and more. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum  State of Reform   1. Report shows Coloradans would benefit from Medicare Rx cost reform A new report from the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Health funding in the budget, 'Abortion tourism' in Colorado, BHA bill

| Apr 14, 2022 | Colorado

I'd like to introduce you all to Boram Kim, State of Reform's new reporter for Colorado! Boram has been doing some great coverage of the Colorado market over the past few weeks and we're thrilled to have him with us. Don't hesitate to reach out to him with story ideas, feedback,...[ Read More ]

Gov. Polis submits supplemental budget package to assist nursing facilities financially

| Feb 3, 2022 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis’ Office of State Planning and Budgeting, with help from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), recently submitted a budget request package to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to financially stabilize nursing facilities and assist workforce retention efforts.  According to Colin Laughlin, deputy office director...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Behavioral health, InnovAge audit, Primary care recommendations

| Jan 13, 2022 | Colorado

Ahead of the new Behavioral Health Administration's go-live date in June 2022, Gov. Polis recently announced the appointment of Colorado's first-ever behavioral health commissioner, Dr. Morgan Medlock, who will oversee the agency. Expect behavioral health to be a central focus in the 2022 legislative session, which begins today. Rep. Mary Bradfield recently spoke with State of...[ Read More ]