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Keynote: An update from HCPF

| Nov 16, 2022 | Colorado

Video: Morning Keynote: One on one conversations on health reform

| Feb 25, 2022 | Colorado, Federal, Oregon, Texas

Video: Changing purchaser strategies for controlling health care costs

| Oct 22, 2021 | Colorado

How are the payers in Colorado's health care system using their power as purchasers to lower the overall cost of care in the state? In this video of the "Changing purchaser strategies for controlling health care costs" panel from Wednesday's 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference, hear from...[ Read More ]

CMS approves Colorado's HCBS spending plan

| Sep 23, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) announced Thursday it received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Colorado Joint Budget Committee for its $530 million Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) spending plan.     In a statement released Thursday, Lt. Gov....[ Read More ]

HCPF is "working hard" on negotiations for Canadian drug importation program

| Aug 19, 2021 | Colorado

Nearly seven months after the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) released the invitation to negotiate (ITN) for its Canadian Prescription Drug Importation program, the department’s executive director Kim Bimestefer says they are “working hard” and currently hashing out the program’s details.     The ITN closed...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Rep. Mary Young, Public option, A fourth wave

| Apr 14, 2021 | Colorado

Thanks very much for reading our stuff, and for supporting our work at State of Reform. This newsletter is free because of the engagement of sponsors and attendees at our annual policy conference. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this year we can convene in person. But, if we can't,...[ Read More ]

Bill to create Rx affordability board advances through Colorado Legislature

| Mar 18, 2021 | Colorado

Partisan views on prescription drug pricing came to the forefront at the Colorado Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday as Sens. Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Julie Gonzales introduced SB 21-175. The sponsors hope to address rapidly increasing prescription drug costs by creating a prescription drug affordability board for...[ Read More ]

Will Colorado allow drug importation from France, Australia? Recent discussion foreshadows bumpy path

| Mar 9, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard the ambitious SB 21-123 on Monday, launching the state’s legislative effort to reduce prescription drug costs by importing them from other countries besides Canada. The bill -- shepherded by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) as well...[ Read More ]