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June 21, 2024

Announcements:

Celebrating 25 Years of the Olmstead Decision - A Milestone for Disability Rights

CANCELED: Community First Choice (CFC) Council July 2024 Meeting

REMINDER - DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training and Career Advancement Action Group

June 18, 2024

Announcements:

Performance Measurement and Member Engagement (PMME) Committee - Looking for New Committee Members!

Post Eligibility Treatment of Income (PETI) Updates and Training for Case Managers


Memo:

Support Level Review Auto Extension


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)

REMINDER - DATE CHANGE: Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

OCL Summer Update Webinar: All Stakeholders

REMINDER: Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC) 2024 monthly Meetings Now Added to the OCL Stakeholder Engagement Calendar


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Collaborative (Virtual and In-person)

June 14, 2024

Announcements:

REMINDER: Announcing the Supported Employment Services 2023 Point in Time Survey

REMINDER: Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings


Memos:

Support Level Bridge System Enhancement

Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) Updates for Case Management

June 12, 2024

Announcements:

Performance Measurement and Member Engagement (PMME) Committee - Looking for New Committee Members!

Post Eligibility Treatment of Income (PETI) Updates and Training for Case Managers


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC) 2024 monthly Meetings Now Added to the OCL Stakeholder Engagement Calendar

DATE CHANGE: Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training and Career Advancement Action Group

June 7, 2024

Announcements:

Resource Highlight - ABLE Accounts

REMINDER: Announcing the Supported Employment Services 2023 Point in Time Survey

REMINDER: Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings

June 5, 2024

Announcements:

Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rates Now Posted on HCPF Website

Post Eligibility Treatment of Income (PETI) Updates and Training for Case Managers


General OCL Meetings:

Long-term Home Health (LTHH) Policy Team Office Hours

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC)

May 31, 2024

Announcements:

REMINDER: Announcing the Supported Employment Services 2023 Point in Time Survey

REMINDER: Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings

Reminder - Office Hours Today: New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 29, 2024

Announcements:

Post Eligibility Treatment of Income (PETI) Updates and Training for Case Managers

Direct Care Workers' Rights Training - Live Webinar Tomorrow Evening

Office Hours Reminder: New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers


Memos:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase and Compliance Process 2024

Group In-Reach in Nursing Facilities


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meeting

May 24, 2024

Announcements:

Resource Highlight - ABLE Accounts

Direct Care Workers' Rights Training - Live Webinar on May 30, 2024

Announcing the Supported Employment Services 2023 Point in Time Survey

REMINDER: Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings

REMINDER: New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers


Memo:

July 1, 2024 Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Rate Increase


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 22, 2024

Announcements:

Direct Care Workers' Rights Training - Live Webinar on May 30, 2024

Reminder: Announcing the Supported Employment Services 2023 Point in Time Survey

Two Sessions Remaining: New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers

May 17, 2024

Announcements:

Announcing the Supported Employment Services 2023 Point in Time Survey

REMINDER: Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings

REMINDER: New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

CANCELED: May 24, 2024, Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group Meeting


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 15, 2024

Announcement:

Two Sessions Remaining: New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Collaborative (Virtual and In-person) Meeting
Not yet melanoma.

May 10, 2024

Announcements:

Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings

New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers

Upcoming Final Public Hearing (Virtual and In-Person): Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board

Final Opportunity Remains: Learn More About the Proposed Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) 1115 Waiver Amendment

FINAL REMINDER: Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


General OCL Meetings:

CORRECTION: Host Home Provider (HHP) Oversight Stakeholder Meeting – June 12, 2024


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

CANCELED: May 24, 2024, Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group Meeting

May 8, 2024

Announcements:

New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers

REMINDER: Learn More About the Proposed Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) 1115 Waiver Amendment


General OCL Meetings:

Long-Term Home Health (LTHH) Policy Team Office Hours

Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Advisory Committee Meeting

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group

May 3, 2024

Announcements:

Updated HCPF Guidance on Fee-For-Service Provider Billing in School Settings

New Training and Technical Assistance Program for Behavioral Health Providers

REGISTRATION LINK ADDED: The Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) 2024 Meetings are Now Using Zoom Registration

Upcoming Public Hearing (Virtual and In-Person): Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board

REMINDER: Learn More About the Proposed Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) 1115 Waiver Amendment

REMINDER: Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

May 1, 2024

Announcements:

Learn More About the Proposed Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) 1115 Waiver Amendment

Biden-Harris Administration Partners with Colorado and Releases Data Recommendations to Strengthen the Direct Care Workforce

April 25, 2024, Long-Term services and Supports (LTSS) Provider Webinar Content Posted Online

CDASS and IHSS Stakeholders: The Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) 2024 Meetings are Now Using Zoom Registration

The Housing Navigation-Environmental Adaptation Request for Proposals (RFP) Posted Today – Wednesday, May 1, 2024

REMINDER: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

REMINDER: Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)
 

General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar

April 26, 2024

Friday Feature:

The "Stabilizing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)" Page

Announcements:

Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

REMINDER - DATE CHANGE: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

Upcoming Public Hearing (Virtual and In-Person): Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

April 24, 2024

Announcements:

Host Home Provider Oversight Project Updates

Upcoming Public Hearing (Virtual and In-Person): Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board

REMINDER: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

REMINDER: Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


General OCL Meetings:

TOMORROW: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Provider Webinar

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meeting

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

April 19, 2024

Friday Feature:

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Information Page


Announcements:

Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

REMINDER - DATE CHANGE: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

April 17, 2024

Announcements:

REMINDER: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Provider Webinar

REMINDER: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings


Memos:

Children’s Extensive Support (CES) Waiver and Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Waiver Respite Service Delivery Option Expansion

The Wellness Education Benefit: New Monthly Benefit for Children's Home and Community Based Services Waiver Members


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Optional Wellness Education Benefit (WEB) Training for Case Managers

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: Criminal and Juvenile Justice Collaborative (Virtual and In-person) Meeting Series

April 12, 2024

Announcements:

Joint Resolution for Direct Care Workforce Appreciation Week

REMINDER - DATE CHANGE: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

To Be Rescheduled: Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


Memo:

National Core Indicator – State of the Workforce Survey

April 10, 2024

Announcements:

Joint Resolution for Direct Care Workforce Appreciation Week

NEW: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Provider Webinar

Providers: In Case You Missed It - New Provider Portal Quick Guides

REMINDER: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

REMINDER - Important Communication - Reinstatement of LTSS members who lost eligibility effective March 31, 2024

REMINDER: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule Repeal for Case Management Redesign (CMRD)


Memo:

Professional Medical Information Page Signature Date in Care and Case Management


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Quarterly General Stakeholder Meeting

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

April 5, 2024

Announcements:

DATE CHANGE: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

To Be Rescheduled: Children's Buy-In Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

Host Home Provider Oversight Project Updates


Free Self-Care Training for Direct Care Workers


General OCL Meetings:

FINAL REMINDER: LTHH Policy Team Office Hours Begin Tuesday, April 9, 2024

April 3, 2024

Announcements:

NEW: Care and Case Management (CCM) System Trainings

REMINDER - Important Communication - Reinstatement of LTSS members who lost eligibility effective March 31, 2024

FINAL REMINDER: Children's Buy-in Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

REMINDER: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule Repeal for Case Management Redesign (CMRD)


Memo:

Community Centered Board Designation


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: LTHH Policy Team Office Hours Begin Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

The Wellness Education Benefit (WEB) Case Manager Training - Session 2

April 2, 2024

Important Communication - Reinstatement of LTSS members who lost eligibility effective 3/31/2024

March 29, 2024

General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Long-term Home Health (LTHH) Stakeholder Engagement Kickoff Meeting

REMINDER: LTHH Policy Team Office Hours Begin Tuesday, April 9, 2024


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

March 27, 2024

Announcements:

Free Training Opportunity for the HCBS Workforce: How to Talk One-on-One with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities about Healthy Relationships and Sexuality

REMINDER: Children's Buy-in Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

REMINDER: Upcoming Public Hearing - Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board

REMINDER: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule Repeal for Case Management Redesign (CMRD)


Memo:

Temporary Case Management Policy Change to Support Case Management Operations


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Extensive Support (CES) and Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Skilled and Therapeutic Respite - Educational Webinar

The Wellness Education Benefit (WEB) Case Manager Training - Session 1

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Long-Term Home Health Stakeholder Engagement Kickoff Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

CANCELED: Community First Choice (CFC) April 3, 2024, Meeting

March 22, 2024

Announcement:

Upcoming Public Hearing: Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

March 20, 2024

Announcements:

Upcoming Public Hearing: Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule Repeal for Case Management Redesign (CMRD)


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)

March 15, 2024

General OCL Meetings

NEW: Long-term Home Health (LTHH) Stakeholder Engagement Kickoff Meeting

NEW: LTHH Policy Team Office Hours Begin Tuesday, April 9, 2024

March 13, 2024

Announcements:

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION: Immediate Actions to Stabilize LTSS

Announcing the Health First Colorado Office of Community Living Supported Employment Services 2022 Data Report

REMINDER: Children's Buy-in Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

FINAL REMINDER: HCPF Direct Care Workforce Public Awareness Campaign – Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024


General OCL Meetings:

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

NEW: Children’s Extensive Support (CES) and Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Skilled and Therapeutic Respite - Educational Webinar


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Alternative Care Facility (ACF) Tiered Rates Stakeholder Meeting

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group

March 7, 2024

Announcements:

REMINDER - MARCH 8 DEADLINE: LTSS Providers - Apply Now for Provisional Payments to Ease Your Cash Flow

Children's Buy-in Program Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

REMINDER: National Core Indicators (NCI) – State of the Workforce Survey—Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

REMINDER: HCPF Direct Care Workforce Public Awareness Campaign – Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024


Memo:

Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section S and Q Administration


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC)

DCWC Compensation and Benefits Action Group

March 1, 2024

​Announcement:

REMINDER: LTSS Providers - Apply Now for Provisional Payments to Ease Your Cash Flow


General OCL Meetings

CANCELED: Host Home Provider Oversight Stakeholder Meetings – March 20 and April 17, 2024


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

February 28, 2024

 

IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION Reinstatement of LTSS members scheduled to lose eligibility effective 2/29/2024 due to an unintended system occurrence

 

Feb. 28, 2024

Announcements:

National Core Indicators (NCI) – State of the Workforce Survey—Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

FINAL REMINDER: Expanding Health-Related Social Needs Services in Colorado Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting - Monday, March 11, 2024

REMINDER: Apply Now for the HCPF/Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Auditing and Accounting (A&A) Guidelines Committee

HCPF Direct Care Workforce Public Awareness Campaign – Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session
 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meeting

ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar

Feb. 23, 2024

Announcement:

Attention LTSS Providers: Apply Now for Provisional Payments to Ease Your Cash Flow

 

OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Feb. 21, 2024

Announcements:

REMINDER: Expanding Health-Related Social Needs Services in Colorado Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting - Monday, March 11, 2024

Apply Now for the HCPF/Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Auditing and Accounting (A&A) Guidelines Committee


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

Feb. 14, 2024

Announcement:

Expanding Health Related Social Needs Services in Colorado Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting - Monday, March 11, 2024


General OCL Meetings:

Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Advisory Committee Meeting

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

POSTPONED: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting, NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 2 p.m. MT 

Feb. 9, 2024

Announcement:

REMINDER: Wellness Education Benefit Case Manager Trainings


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Feb. 7, 2024

Announcement:

FINAL REMINDER: Apply Now for the HCPF Criminal Justice Collaborative


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Webinar: Quarterly ARPA Updates - All Stakeholders

Feb. 2, 2024

Announcements:

Wellness Education Benefit Case Manager Trainings

Older Adult Stakeholder Meeting Discontinued


ARPA-Related Meetings:

ARPA 8.10 - 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver Amendment Public Hearing

Jan. 31, 2024

Announcements:

REMINDER: Apply Now for the HCPF Criminal Justice Collaborative
 

Memos:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Transition to New Rules and Regulations

Public Notice for Spring 2024 1915(c) Waiver Amendments and Renewals


General American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meeting

Jan. 24, 2024

Announcements:

Case Management Redesign Update - Stakeholder Newsletter #2

Apply Now: HCPF Criminal Justice Collaborative


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Jan. 19, 2023

Announcement:

Engage Better with Older Adults Free Training for Colorado HCBS Direct Care Workers!


Memo:

Participant-Directed Programs 2023-2024 Request for Proposal Awarded Contractors


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Jan. 17, 2024

General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: OCL Winter Update for All Stakeholders

In-Person Reception: Remote Supports Meet and Greet

Webinar: Remote Supports Presentation and Question and Answer Session

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group

Jan. 12, 2024

Announcement:

REMINDER: Resources to Support Eligibility Renewals Related to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


In-Person Reception: Remote Supports Meet and Greet


Webinar: Remote Supports Presentation and Question and Answer Session

Jan. 10, 2024

Announcements:

ARPA 1.10 Rural Sustainability and Investment Engagement Opportunity

REMINDER: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Updates

NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY: ARPA 4.07 Complex Needs Service Enhancement System of Care Grant, Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024


Memos:

Launch of Streamline Eligibility and PEAKPro

Claim Holds for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Providers Who Haven’t Submitted The 2023 Base Wage Attestation Form


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Quarterly General Stakeholder Meeting

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

OCL Winter Update Webinar: All Stakeholders


General American Rescue Plan Acta (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 4.07 Complex Needs Service Enhancement System of Care Grant Question and Answer Session

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group

Jan. 5, 2024

Announcements:

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Provisional Provider Payments

ARPA 6.06 “Dollars to Digitize” Provider Digital Transformation and EHR Upgrades Grant Program - Summer 2023 RFA Grantee Announcements

NEW: Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Advisory Committee 2024 Meeting Series


Memos:

2023 Fall 1915(c) HCBS Waiver Amendments Approval

Provider Enrollment Process Change: All HCBS Providers Who Require Licensure and/or Certification from CDPHE


General OCL Meetings:

1915(c) HCBS Renewal Informational Meeting for the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Supported Living Services (SLS) Waivers


Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

NEW: ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar Series


4.07 Complex Needs Service Enhancement System of Care Grant Question & Answer Session

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group

NEW: In-Person Meet and Greet and Virtual Presentation for Remote Supports Providers, Stakeholders, and Staff

Jan. 3, 2024

General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

1915(c) HCBS Renewal Informational Meeting for the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Supported Living Services (SLS) Waivers

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

NEW: ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar Series

4.07 Complex Needs Service Enhancement System of Care Grant Question & Answer Session

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group

Dec. 29, 2023

Announcements:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Updates

NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY: ARPA 4.07 Complex Needs Service Enhancement System of Care Grant, Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Dec. 27, 2023

Announcements:

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Capacity Building Grant Now Accepting Applications – Deadline Friday, Feb. 9, 2024

NOTICE: Resources to Support Eligibility Renewals Related to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind

REMINDER: Stakeholder Engagement - Health First Colorado Community Health Worker Reimbursement


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meeting

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

NEW: ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar Series

Dec. 21, 2023

Memo: 

Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) Public Transit Fare Updates

Dec. 18, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Updates - Stakeholder Feedback Deadline Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023

Dec. 15, 2023

Announcements:

NOTICE: Resources to Support Eligibility Renewals Related to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind

Supported Employment Stakeholder Meeting Follow-Up

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Updates - Stakeholder Feedback Deadline Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

CANCELED: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting

CANCELED: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Meeting


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Dec. 14, 2023

Memo Correction: Parental Provision of Community Connector and Homemaker Services in the CES and CHRP Waivers

  • The memo incorrectly stated that HCPF will end-date these flexibilities on Dec. 3, 2023
  • We have updated the memo. The correct end date for all current CES waiver Community Connector and Homemaker and CHRP waiver Community Connector PAR lines is Dec. 31, 2023

Dec. 11, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: Stakeholder Engagement - Health First Colorado Community Health Worker Reimbursement


Memo:

Parental Provision of Community Connector and Homemaker Services in the CES and CHRP Waivers


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup

Dec. 6, 2023

Announcements:

Stakeholder Engagement: Health First Colorado Community Health Worker Reimbursement

NEW! Case Management Redesign Updates - Stakeholder Newsletter


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC)

Dec. 1, 2023

Announcements:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Materials for Members and Their Support Systems Input and Feedback Survey Results and Next Steps (ARPA 3.04)

NOTICE: Resources to Support Eligibility Renewals Related to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind


Memos:

Colorado Single Assessment/Person-Centered Support Plan Implementation Postponed

Pediatric Long-Term Home Health (PLTHH) Prior Authorization Request (PAR) Pause Extension


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Nov. 29, 2023

Announcements:

REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!

FINAL REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities: Data Collection Closes on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023


Memo:

Targeted Case-Management-Transition Coordination (TCM-TC) Travel Guidance
 

General OCL Meetings:

Supported Employment Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar

Community First Choice (CFC) Council

Nov. 21, 2023

Announcements:

NOTICE: Resources to Support Eligibility Renewals Related to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!

REMINDER: HCPF Stakeholder Forum on Nov. 28, 2023 - Discuss the Hospital Community Benefit (HB23-1243)

REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities: Data Collection Closes on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023


Memo:

Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) Update for Non-Medical Transportation (NMT)


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Supported Employment Stakeholder Meeting

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have you missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Nov. 17, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


Memo:

HCBS Transition Services Setup Expenses Increase


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


ARPA-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 1.05 Provider Informational Webinar


MEETING DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group

Nov. 15, 2023

Announcements:

Benefits Planning Services and Resources


Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


REMINDER: HCPF Stakeholder Forum on Nov. 28, 2023 - Discuss the Hospital Community Benefit (HB23-1243)


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities: Data Collection Closes on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023


Memos:

Disenrollment of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Participants


Enrollment Denial of Potential Participants of PACE


PACE Participant Adverse, Automatic, and Expedite Appeals


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

REMINDER: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group


REMINDER: Quarterly ARPA Updates Webinar - All Stakeholders


CANCELED: Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting - Dec. 21, 2023

Nov. 10, 2023

Announcements:

NOTICE: Resources to Support Eligibility Renewals Related to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwind


REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


ARPA-Related Meetings:

MEETING DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group 


TIME CHANGE REMINDER: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Group

Nov. 8, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


REMINDER: HCPF Stakeholder Forum on Nov. 28, 2023 - Discuss the Hospital Community Benefit (HB23-1243)


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities: Data Collection Closes on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting


Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Webinar: Quarterly ARPA Updates - All Stakeholders


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group
 

Nov. 3, 2023

Announcements:

REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver Advisory Committee


ARPA-Related Meetings:

MEETING DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group 


TIME CHANGE REMINDER: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Group


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have you missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Oct. 27, 2023

Announcements:

REMINDER: Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Grant


DEADLINE APPROACHING: Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) and Home Modifications for Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children’s Extensive Supports (CES) Waivers


REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


Memo:

Changes to Signature Requirements for Member Paperwork


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


ARPA-Related Meetings:

TIME CHANGE REMINDER: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Group


REMINDER: Listening Sessions for Health First Colorado Members and Family Members Impacted by the Criminal Justice System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have you missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Oct. 25, 2023

Announcements:

Join HCPF's Stakeholder Forum on Nov. 28, 2023, to discuss the Hospital Community Benefit (HB23-1243)


Reminder: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities: Data Collection Closes on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023


Memo:

Revised 2024 Room and Board and Personal Needs Allowance Changes


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Reminder: Listening Sessions for Health First Colorado Members and Family Members Impacted by the Criminal Justice System


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training and Career Advancement Action Group

Oct. 20, 2023

Announcements:

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Announcement


Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) and Home Modifications for Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children’s Extensive Supports (CES) Waivers


Announcing the Launch of the Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting


ARPA-Related Meetings:

TIME CHANGE REMINDER: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Group


REMINDER: Listening Sessions for Health First Colorado Members and Family Members Impacted by the Criminal Justice System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have you missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Oct. 18, 2023

Announcements:

Join Stakeholder Forum to Discuss Hospital Community Benefit (HB23-1243)


DEADLINE TODAY: New Survey - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Member Materials


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities


Memos:

New Licensure Requirement for Personal Care Service Providers under Community First Choice


Residential Habilitation Services and Supports and Supported Community Connections Services Provided by Same Direct Care Worker


Case Management Contact Requirements and In-Person Meetings


2024 Room and Board and Personal Needs Allowance Changes


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting


Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup


MEETING TIME EXTENDED: Protective Oversight and Accompaniment Stakeholder Engagement - Mtg. 2 of 2


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

REMINDER: Listening Sessions for Health First Colorado Members and Family Members Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

Oct. 13, 2023

Announcements:

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Announcement


Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) and Home Modifications for Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children’s Extensive Supports (CES) Waivers


Announcing the Launch of the Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


Memos:

Upgrades to the Existing Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Enrollment Webpage & New Provider Specialty Finder Tool


Addition of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver to the Buy-In Program and Process to Opt-Out


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase 2023 Attestation Final Notice


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Enhanced Home Modification Benefit End and Close Out Timelines 


ARPA-Related Meetings:

TIME CHANGE REMINDER: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Group


REMINDER: Listening Sessions for Health First Colorado Members and Family Members Impacted by the Criminal Justice System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have you missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Oct. 11, 2023

Announcements:

Recruiting Digital Literacy Coaches and Member Learners


New Survey - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Member Materials


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities


Memos:

Community Connector & Homemaker Services Engagement Opportunity


2023 Children’s Off-Cycle Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Community Connector and Homemaker Services Engagement Opportunity


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting


Protective Oversight and Accompaniment Stakeholder Engagement - Meeting 1 of 2


Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

In-Person Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities (Limon)


Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

Oct. 6, 2023

Announcements:

Recruiting Digital Literacy Coaches and Member Learners


Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Announcement


Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) and Home Modifications for Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children’s Extensive Supports (CES) Waivers


Announcing the launch of the Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Memos:

Case Management Agency Caseload Requirements


Long-Term Tier 3 Day Habilitation Services


ARPA-Related Meetings:

REMINDER: Listening Sessions for Health First Colorado Members and Family Members Impacted by the Criminal Justice System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have you missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Oct. 4, 2023

Announcement:

Recruiting Digital Literacy Coaches and Member Learners


New Survey - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Member Materials


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities


Memos:

Continuation of Appendix K Flexibilities


Operational Memo - Denver Minimum Wage Billing Guidance for Non-Medical Transportation


In-Home Support Services Authorized Representative – Frequently Asked Questions


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Protective Oversight and Accompaniment Stakeholder Engagement Meetings


Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Virtual Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities


In-Person Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities (Colorado Springs)

Sept. 29, 2023

Announcements:

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Announcement


Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) and Home Modifications for Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children’s Extensive Supports (CES) Waivers


Announcing the launch of the Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


Join Our Beta Test for the Direct Care Careers Center - Your Expertise Needed!


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System

Sept. 27, 2023

Announcement:

New Survey - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Member Materials


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities


Memo:

Participant-Directed Programs Request for Proposals (RFPs)


General OCL Meetings:

Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council

Sept. 22, 2023

Announcements:

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Announcement


Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) and Home Modifications for Supported Living Services (SLS) and Children’s Extensive Supports (CES) Waivers


Announcing the launch of the Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey!


Join Our Beta Test for the Direct Care Careers Center - Your Expertise Needed!


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Friday Feature:

The Family Support Services Program (FSSP) and the FSSP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Webpages

Sept. 20, 2023

Announcement:

New Survey - Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Member Materials


REMINDER: 2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities


General OCL Meetings:

Health Equity Public Meeting: Latino Community Focus


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Virtual Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities


In-Person Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities (Longmont)

Sept. 15, 2023

Announcements:

Join Our Beta Test for the Direct Care Careers Center - Your Expertise Needed!


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System

Sept. 13, 2023

Announcement:

Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Phase III Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


General OCL Meetings:

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


NEW: Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group

Sept. 8, 2023

Announcements:

Join Our Beta Test for the Direct Care Careers Center - Your Expertise Needed!


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Memos:

Case Management Redesign Member Exceptions Process


National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities

Sept. 6, 2023

Announcement:

2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) - State of the Workforce Survey - Aging and Disabilities


Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Acupuncture Service Procedure Code Change


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Virtual Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC)


In-Person Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities (Steamboat Springs)


DCWC Compensation & Benefits Action Group


Changes in ARPA 2.02 Mobile Crisis Response Stakeholder Engagement

Sept. 1, 2023

Announcements:

Join Our Beta Test for the Direct Care Careers Center - Your Expertise Needed!


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Memos:

Addition of Benefits Planning and Workplace Assistance to the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Supported Living Services (SLS) Medicaid Waivers, and the State SLS Program


Case Manager Retention Payments and Bonus Case Management Redesign


New Service Mental Health Transitional Living Home


Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) Updates for Case Management


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

RESCHEDULED: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training and Career Advancement Action Group


OCL Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Aug. 30, 2023

Announcements:

2023 National Core Indicators Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (NCI-IDD) Survey


REMINDER: Direct Care Labor Page Now Live!


Memos:

New Person-Centered Thinking Training Available


Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Support Need Level Review and Negotiated Rate Process


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

In-Person Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities (Sterling, CO)


Community First Choice (CFC) Council


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Training Grant Informational Webinar


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

Aug. 25, 2023

Announcements:

Join Our Beta Test for the Direct Care Careers Center - Your Expertise Needed!


REMINDER: ARPA 6.06 - Dollars to Digitize (D2D) Round 2, Apply by Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving in Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Memos:

Addition of Benefits Planning and Workplace Assistance to the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Supported Living Services (SLS) Medicaid Waivers, and the State SLS Program


Case Manager Retention Payments and Bonus Case Management Redesign


New Service Mental Health Transitional Living Home


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings

RESCHEDULED: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training and Career Advancement Action Group

Aug. 23, 2023

Announcement:

Direct Care Labor Page Now Live!


Memos:

Removal of Individual Supported Employment Services from Service Plan Authorization Limits (SPAL) in the Supported Living Services (SLS) Waiver


2023 National Core Indicator (NCI) Survey Announcement


General OCL Meetings:

Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Virtual Listening Session: Justice-Impacted Communities


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

Aug. 18, 2023

Announcements:

Care and Case Management (CCM) System Implementation


HCPF Annual Stakeholder Webinar


REMINDER: ARPA 6.06 - Dollars to Digitize (D2D) Round 2, Apply by Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place Battery Backup Power Supply System

Aug. 15, 2023

Announcement:

Listening Sessions: Justice-Impacted Communities


General OCL Meetings:

CORRECTED START TIME: Soliciting Input and Feedback Regarding the Medicaid Buy-in Programs


FINAL REMINDER: Soliciting Input and Feedback Regarding the Medicaid Buy-in Programs


Health Equity Public Meeting: Disability Community Focus


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting


Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting

Aug. 14, 2023

General OCL Meetings:

CORRECTED MEETING TIME: Soliciting Input and Feedback Regarding the Medicaid Buy-in Programs

Aug. 11, 2023

Announcements:

REMINDER: ARPA 6.06 - Dollars to Digitize (D2D) Round 2, Apply by Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Memo:

Case Management Agency (CMA) Request for Proposal (RFP) Status Update


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Host Home Oversight Stakeholder Meeting

Aug. 10, 2023

Memo:

Public Notice for Fall 2023 1915(c) Waiver Amendments


General OCL Meetings:

Soliciting Input and Feedback Regarding the Medicaid Buy-in Programs

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related OCL Meetings:

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance

Webinar: Quarterly ARPA Updates - All Stakeholders

Aug. 4, 2023

Announcements:

FINAL REMINDER: Register Now for HCPF's Annual Stakeholder Webinar


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

Aug. 2, 2023

Announcement:

Register Now for HCPF's Annual Stakeholder Webinar


Memos:

Updated Case Management Daily Operations During Care and Case Management (CCM) Implementation


Group In-Reach in LTC Nursing Facilities for Medicaid Members


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Experiences of Health First Colorado Members with Disabilities in Primary Care Settings – Part One


CANCELED: Aug. 10, 2023 Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver Advisory Committee
 

July 28, 2023

Announcements:

SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED: National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD - Deadline Extended to Monday, July 31, 2023


STAKEHOLDER OPPORTUNITY: Office of Information Technology (OIT) Empathy Lab and Community Steering Committee - Application Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


Friday Feature:

NEW: Resources for Members and Families on the My HCBS Case Management Webpage


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

July 27, 2023

Announcements:

ARPA 6.06 - Dollars to Digitize (D2D) Round 2 Applications begin Monday, July 31, 2023; Informational Webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023


Register Now for HCPF's Annual Stakeholder Webinar


FINAL REMINDER: Help Us with the Upcoming Direct Care Worker Public Awareness Campaign - Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


FINAL REMINDER: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Survey: Moving the EVV Needle, Tell Us How You EVV? Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

REMINDER: Experiences of Health First Colorado Members with Disabilities in Primary Care Settings – Part One


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance

July 21, 2023

Announcements:

SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED: National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD - Deadline Extended to Monday, July 31, 2023


STAKEHOLDER OPPORTUNITY: Office of Information Technology (OIT) Empathy Lab and Community Steering Committee - Application Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

July 19, 2023

Announcements:

NEW: ARPA 6.06 - Dollars to Digitize (D2D) Round 2 Applications begin Monday, July 31, 2023; Informational Webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023


Register Now for HCPF's Annual Stakeholder Webinar


Help Us with the Upcoming Direct Care Worker Public Awareness Campaign - Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Survey: Moving the EVV Needle, Tell Us How You EVV? Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Experiences of Health First Colorado Members with Disabilities in Primary Care Settings – Part One


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group

July 14, 2023

Announcements:

SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED: National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD - Deadline Extended to Monday, July 31, 2023


STAKEHOLDER OPPORTUNITY: Office of Information Technology (OIT) Empathy Lab and Community Steering Committee - Application Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


REMINDER: Apply for an ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place Battery Backup Power Supply System


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

July 12, 2023

Announcements:

Register Now for HCPF's Annual Stakeholder Webinar


Help Us with the Upcoming Direct Care Worker Public Awareness Campaign - Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Survey: Moving the EVV Needle, Tell Us How You EVV? Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase 2023 Attestation Reporting Past Due Notification


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting


Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation & Benefits Action Group

July 7, 2023

Announcement:

SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED: National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD - Deadline Extended to Monday, July 31, 2023


OCL Stakeholder American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Meetings:

NEW MEETING TIME: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation and Benefits Action Group


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

July 5, 2023

Announcements:

DEADLINE TODAY: ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Phase 2 - Application Deadline Wednesday, July 5, 2023


ARPA 3.07 Peer Support Grants for Housing Stability Project: Applications Reopened - Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023


Memos:

July 2023 Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments and Renewal Approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (June 30, 2023)


Public Notice for Summer 2023 1915(c) Waiver Amendments


General OCL Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

June 29, 2023

Announcements:

ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Phase 2 - Application Deadline Wednesday, July 5, 2023


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


FINAL REMINDER: Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Memos:

Case Management Agencies Start Up Grant


Case Management Daily Operations during Care and Case Management (CCM) Implementation


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training and Career Advancement Action Group

June 26, 2023

Memos:

Denver Minimum Wage Billing Guidance


Children's Waiver Satisfaction Survey 2023

June 23, 2023

Announcements:

SURVEY DEADLINE EXTENDED: National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD - Deadline Extended to Monday, July 31, 2023


CDHS Hosting Stakeholder Listening Sessions for SB 23-040: Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2023


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

June 21, 2023

Announcements:

ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Phase 2 - Application Deadline Wednesday July 5, 2023


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Wrap-up, Follow-up, Next Steps in the Process


Remote Supports Informational Session and Questions-and-Answers with Providers


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting


Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 1.05 Provider Grant Informational Webinar #7

June 16, 2023

Announcements:

Application Announcement: ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place - Battery Backup Power Supply Systems


Wellness Education Benefit (WEB) Stakeholder Input Requested: Deadline Thursday, June 22, 2023


CDHS Hosting Stakeholder Listening Sessions for SB 23-040: Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2023


Memos:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Increase Attestation June 2023


Joint Agency Policy Memo on Law Enforcement in Mobile Crisis Response


Friday Feature:

NEW: The Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Services Provider List Webpage


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

June 14, 2023

Announcements:

Join the Second Stakeholder Forum to Discuss Hospital Community Benefit: June 20, 2023


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Group In-Reach Implementation Survey for Stakeholders: Deadline Friday, June 16, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


Health Equity Public Meeting: African American Community Focus


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Track Request for Application (RFA) Question & Answer Meeting


ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Track Request for Applications (RFA) Question-and-Answer Session


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance

June 9, 2023

Announcements:

Application Announcement: ARPA 7.02 Member Emergency Preparedness Surviving In Place - Battery Backup Power Supply Systems


Wellness Education Benefit (WEB): Stakeholder Input Requested


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


The Ombudsman and Legal Assistance Developer Programs are Transitioning to the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)


CDHS Hosting Stakeholder Listening Sessions for SB 23-040


Memo:

Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Waiver Expansion of Respite Limit and Provider Capacity Limit


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

June 7, 2023

Announcements:

Join Stakeholder Forums to Discuss Hospital Community Benefit


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Group In-Reach Implementation Survey for Stakeholders: Deadline Friday, June 16, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Home and Community-Base Service Benefits and Service Rules Part Two


Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


OCL Update Webinar: All Stakeholders


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC)


Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

June 2, 2023

Announcements:

Wellness Education Benefit (WEB): Stakeholder Input Requested


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


Memos:

Case Management Training on Changes to the Post-Eligibility Treatment of Income and Prior Authorization Request Process


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase Attestation Final Reminder 2023


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Remote Supports Informational Session and Q&A with Providers


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

REVISED DATE: ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Track Request for Application (RFA) Question & Answer Meeting


REVISED DATE AND TIME: ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Track Request for Applications (RFA) Question-and-Answer Session


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 31, 2023

Announcements:

Join Stakeholder Forums to Discuss Hospital Community Benefit


Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Register to Join Us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. MT


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Group In-Reach Implementation Survey for Stakeholders: Deadline Friday, June 16, 2023


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Track Request for Application (RFA) Question & Answer Meeting


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance


ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Track Request for Applications (RFA) Question-and-Answer Session

May 26, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Register to Join Us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. MT


SECOND APPLICATION CYCLE NOW OPEN: ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grant - Application Deadline Friday, June 2, 2023


Memos:

Case Management Retention Payments and Case Management Redesign


Support Intensity Scale / Support Level Rule Revisions


General OCL Meetings:

OCL Webinar Format and Schedule Update


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 24, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Register to Join Us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. MT


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Group In-Reach Implementation Survey for Stakeholders: Deadline Friday, June 16, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Home and Community Base Service Benefits and Service Rules, Part One


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Case Management Rule Revision Follow-Up


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)

May 19, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Register to Join Us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. MT

SECOND APPLICATION CYCLE NOW OPEN: ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grant - Application Deadline Friday, June 2, 2023

Memo:

July 1, 2023, Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Rate Increase

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Track Request for Application (RFA) Question & Answer Meeting

NEW: ARPA 4.03 Child and Youth Step-down Options Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Track Request for Applications (RFA) Question-and-Answer Session

OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?
 

May 17, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Register to Join Us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. MT


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Behavioral Health Secure Transportation Benefit Goes Live July 1, 2023


Apply Now to Become a Member of the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


Group In-Reach Implementation Survey for Stakeholders: Deadline Friday, June 16, 2023


Children's Waivers Satisfaction Survey: Deadline Sept. 15, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Health Equity Public Meeting: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Community Focus


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Quarterly ARPA Updates Webinar - All Stakeholders


NEW: ARPA 1.05 Provider Grant Informational Webinar #7


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance

May 12, 2023

Announcement:

Creating Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Register to Join Us on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. MT


Memo:

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), Targeted Case Management-Transition Coordination (TCM-TC) Service Referral Process


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 10, 2023

Announcements:

FINAL REMINDER: ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


FINAL REMINDER: ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey-IDD: Deadline Friday, June 30, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Public Town Hall Meeting - HCBS Settings Final Rule Heightened Scrutiny Determinations


Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Provider Requirements Rules


Nursing Facility Stakeholders Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Quarterly ARPA Updates Webinar - All Stakeholders


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation & Benefits Action Group


DCWC Value & Awareness Action Group

May 5, 2023

Announcement:

PROJECT UPDATE AND SAVE THE DATE: ARPA 3.01 - Creating Equitable Access in Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Memo:

Unwinding Appendix K Flexibilities


Friday Feature:

NEWLY REDESIGNED: The OCL Stakeholder Engagement Webpage


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

May 3, 2023

Announcements:

ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


Memos:

Housing Voucher Program: Voucher Availability


REMINDER: Join Policy Memo on Facility-Based Mobile Crisis Response in Colorado


Children’s Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Expansion of Respite Limit and Provider Capacity Limits


General OCL Meetings:

Health Equity Public Meeting: LGBTQIA Community Focus


Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver Advisory Committee


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

MEETING DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value and Awareness Action Group


ARPA 1.05 HCBS Provider Training Informational Webinar #6


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance

April 28, 2023

Announcements:

Technical Assistance (TA) Call for Case Management Agencies – Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)


Trauma-Informed Training Sessions: Feedback Requested, Recordings Available


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?


Upcoming OCL General Stakeholder Meetings:

NEW: Public Town Hall Meeting - HCBS Settings Final Rule Heightened Scrutiny Determinations

April 26, 2023

Announcements:

FINAL REMINDER: Surveying Members and Case Managers on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Data Access for Members - Deadline April 30, 2023


ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grants Available - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule - Heightened Scrutiny Determinations: Batch Two


General OCL Meetings:

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Meeting Series


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

April 21, 2023

Announcements:

Technical Assistance (TA) Call for Case Management Agencies – Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)


Trauma-Informed Training Sessions: Feedback Requested, Recordings Available

April 20, 2023

General OCL Meetings:

CORRECTION: Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Rule Review Workgroup

April 19, 2023

Announcements:

Surveying Members and Case Managers on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Data Access for Members - Deadline April 30, 2023


ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grants Available - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Case Management Agency Requirements / Case Manager Requirements and Functions


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Rule Review Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance


ARPA 4.04 - Alternative Care Facility Tiered Rates

April 14, 2023

Upcoming ARPA-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 4.04 - Alternative Care Facility Tiered Rates

April 12, 2023

Announcements:

Surveying Members and Case Managers on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Data Access for Members - Deadline April 30, 2023


Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Provider Initial Application Approval


Please Participate in HCPF’s Survey on Careers in the Direct Care Workforce – Deadline Monday, April 17, 2023


ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grants Available - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


Memos:

Instructions for Reporting House Bill (HB) 22-1247 Supplemental Payments on the Med-13 Cost Report


Nursing Facility and Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Compliance and Post Payment Reviews


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting


Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA Project 4.01 Residential Innovation – Models of Care Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


Older Adult Stakeholders Meeting


Supported Employment Stakeholder Meeting - New Benefits Update

April 10, 2023

General OCL Meetings:

CASE MANAGEMENT REDESIGN (CMRD) RULE REVIEW CONTINUES TOMORROW: Case Management Agency Requirements / Case Manager Requirements and Functions

April 7, 2023

Announcement:

Health Equity Plan Public Meetings 2023


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?


Upcoming OCL General Meetings:

CORRECTION: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Case Management Agency Requirements / Case Manager Requirements and Functions


“Yes, and…”

April 5, 2023

Announcements:

Surveying Members and Case Managers on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Data Access for Members - Deadline April 30, 2023


Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Provider Initial Application Approval


Please Participate in HCPF’s Survey on Careers in the Direct Care Workforce – Deadline Monday, April 17, 2023


ARPA 4.02 Promoting Single Occupancy Grant - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


ARPA 4.07 New Systems of Care Grants Available - Application Deadline May 12, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Case Management Agency Requirements / Case Manager Requirements and Functions


Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA Project 4.01 Residential Innovation – Models of Care Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

March 31, 2023

Announcement:

Gov. Polis Recognizes Direct Care Workers, Legislative Tribute set for April 4


OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?


Upcoming OCL General Meetings:

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Hospital Stakeholder Meeting


PASRR Nursing Facility (SNF/NF) Stakeholder Meeting/Level I Training for SNFs/NFs


PASRR Case Management Agency (CMA) Stakeholder Meeting


Nursing Facility (SNF/NF) PASRR Stakeholder Training


Hospital and Case Management Agency (CMA) PASRR Stakeholder Training


Upcoming American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Save The Dates! Trauma-Informed Care of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Training Series

March 29, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Creando acceso equitativo dentro de los servicios basados ​​en el hogar y la comunidad de Medicaid (HCBS) de Colorado


Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) Experience Survey Open until April 7, 2023


Memos:

Home Delivered Meals Operations


Changes to Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services Criminal Barrier Crimes List


Case Management Eligibility and Notice of Action Requirements for the Ending of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase Attestation Form 2023


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Supported Employment Stakeholder Meeting - New Benefits Update


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 1.05 HCBS Provider Training Informational Webinar #6


Save The Dates! Trauma-Informed Care of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Training Series


Community First Choice (CFC) Council

March 24, 2023

Announcements:

Presentation of Related OCL Projects Affecting Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Members


Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Join us on April 4, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
 

Creando acceso equitativo dentro de los servicios basados ​​en el hogar y la comunidad de Medicaid (HCBS) de Colorado - Acompañenos este 4 de abril de 2023 de 12 a 14 hs a través de Zoom


Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Updates


NEW: OCL Stakeholder Meeting Recordings:

Have You Missed a Meeting of Interest to You?

March 22, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Creando acceso equitativo dentro de los servicios basados ​​en el hogar y la comunidad de Medicaid (HCBS) de Colorado


Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) Experience Survey Open until April 7, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Supported Employment Stakeholder Meeting - New Benefits Update


Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Case Management Agency Requirements


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Save The Dates! Trauma-Informed Care of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Training Series


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response Bi-Weekly Technical Assistance

March 17, 2023

Announcements:

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Join us on April 4, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
 

Creando acceso equitativo dentro de los servicios basados ​​en el hogar y la comunidad de Medicaid (HCBS) de Colorado - Acompañenos este 4 de abril de 2023 de 12 a 14 hs a través de Zoom


MAJOR MILESTONE: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule


Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Updates


Memos:

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Prior Authorization Requests (PAR) Update for Providers
 

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Prior Authorization Requests (PAR) Update for Members, Families and Advocates

March 16, 2023

Announcement:

Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) Experience Survey - Open until April 7, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity on Adult Day Services – Dementia Training Requirements


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: Save The Dates! Trauma-Informed Care of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Training Series


COMBINED: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Group


NEW: ARPA Project 4.01 Residential Innovation – Models of Care Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity

March 10, 2023

Announcements:

Stakeholder Survey on Gaps and Barriers to Respite Care Services in Colorado - Deadline Friday, March 17, 2023


Participant-Directed Programs Survey: Financial Management Services (FMS) for Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) - Deadline Friday, March 31, 2023


OCL General Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Training and Operations Contractor Request for Proposal (RFP) Stakeholder Meeting


ARPA-Related Meetings:

Creating Equitable Access within Colorado’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) - Join us on April 4, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. via Zoom


Creando acceso equitativo dentro de los servicios basados ​​en el hogar y la comunidad de Medicaid (HCBS) de Colorado - Acompañenos este 4 de abril de 2023 de 12 a 14 hs a través de Zoom

March 9, 2023

Announcement:

Supported Living Services (SLS) Exception Process


Memo:

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) COVID-19 Update


General OCL Meetings:

REVISED: Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC) March Meeting Combined with the Provider Fee Advisory Board (PFAB) Meeting


Participant-Directed Programs Training and Operations Contractor Request for Proposal (RFP) Stakeholder Meeting


OCL Update Webinar: Updates for Providers


OCL Update Webinar: Updates for Disability, Older Adults, and Advocacy Communities


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Action Groups


SCHEDULE CHANGES: ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Biweekly Technical Assistance


ARPA 3.07‪ Peer Support Grants for Housing Stability Q&A Webinar


ARPA 1.05 Training Grant Informational Webinar #5 (Providers)

March 3, 2023

General OCL Meetings:

CORRECTION: Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) – Attendant Care in Hospital Listening Session

March 1, 2023

Announcements:

National Core Indicator (NCI) State of the Workforce Survey - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Launches mid-March 2023


Register Now for the March Health Cabinet Summit


Memo:

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities on Adult Day Services - Dementia Training Requirements


General OCL Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Financial Management Services (FMS) Request for Proposal (RFP) Stakeholder Meeting


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) – Attendant Care in Hospital Listening Session


Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity on Adult Day Services – Dementia Training Requirements


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 4.01 Residential Innovation Initiative Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC)


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Administrative Service Organization (ASO) / Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) Technical Assistance

Feb. 24, 2023

General OCL Meetings:

NEW: Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) – Attendant Care in Hospital Listening Session


NEW: Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities on Adult Day Services – Dementia Training Requirements

Feb. 22, 2023

Announcements:

We Need Your Input! Equitable Access Survey on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Necesitamos su opinión! Encuesta de acceso equitativo sobre Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Register Now for the March Health Cabinet Summit


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: General Technical Assistance


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group


ARPA 3.07‪ Peer Support Grants for Housing Stability Q&A Webinar

Feb. 17, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: We Need Your Input! Equitable Access Survey on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


RECORDATORIO: Necesitamos su opinión! Encuesta de acceso equitativo sobre Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


General OCL Meetings:

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Rule Review Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 3.07‪ Peer Support Grants for Housing Stability Q&A Webinar

Feb. 15, 2023

Announcements:

REMINDER: ARPA 6.05 Member Tech Literacy - Provider & Member/Family/ Advocate Surveys


ARPA 1.05 Establish a Training Fund Individual Training Grant | Opened: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2023


Register Now for the March Health Cabinet Summit


OCL General Meetings:

OCL 2023 Update Webinar Series: Disability, Older Adult, and Advocacy Community


OCL 2023 Update Webinar Series: Updates & Technical Assistance for Providers


Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Rule Review Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2023 Quarterly Update Webinar Series: All Stakeholders


ARPA 1.05 Training Grant Informational Webinar #4 (Providers)


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Providers and Potential Providers Technical Assistance

Feb. 8, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: We Need Your Input! Equitable Access Survey on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


RECORDATORIO: Necesitamos su opinión! Encuesta de acceso equitativo sobre Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Memos:

Informational Memo - National core Indicator: State of the Workforce Survey


Informational Memo - Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Temporary Administrative Approval Process Extension


General OCL Meetings:

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)


NEW: Participant-Directed Programs Financial Management Services (FMS) Request for Proposal (RFP) Stakeholder Meeting


NEW: Participant-Directed Programs Training and Operations Contractor Request for Proposal (RFP) Stakeholder Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Older Adult Stakeholder Meeting


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Client/Member & Community Technical Assistance


Webinar: Quarterly ARPA Updates - All Stakeholders

Feb. 3, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: We Need Your Input! Equitable Access Survey on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


RECORDATORIO: Necesitamos su opinión! Encuesta de acceso equitativo sobre Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Private Duty Nursing Administrative Approval Extension 


OCL General Meetings:

NEW: Private Duty Nursing Rule Review Workgroup Meeting Series

Feb. 1, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: We Need Your Input! Equitable Access Survey on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


RECORDATORIO: Necesitamos su opinión! Encuesta de acceso equitativo sobre Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Memo:

Public Notice for Spring 2023 HCBS Waiver Amendments and Renewals


General OCL Meetings:

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver Advisory Committee


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 6.05 Member Tech Literacy - Stakeholder Opportunities Feedback Sessions & Surveys


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Administrative Service Organization (ASO) / Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) Technical Assistance

Jan. 27, 2023

Announcement:

We Need Your Input! Equitable Access Survey on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


Necesitamos su opinión! Encuesta de acceso equitativo sobre Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW MEETING: ARPA 1.05 Training Grant Informational Webinar #4 (Providers)

Jan. 25, 2023

Announcement:

FINAL REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey - Survey Closes on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023


Memo:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD): Conflict-Free Case Management Waiver


General OCL Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)
 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

 

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: General Technical Assistance

Jan. 20, 2023

OCL General Meetings:

NEW SCHEDULE CHANGES: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback Meeting Series


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

CORRECTION: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value & Awareness Action Group

Jan. 19, 2023

Announcement:

Stakeholder Opportunity Request for Participation: Community First Choice (CFC) / Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Implementation Council Workgroup


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Providers and Potential Providers Technical Assistance


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Value & Awareness Action Group

Jan. 13, 2023

Announcement:

REMINDER: Surveying Members on Case Management Agency (CMA) Attributes


Friday Feature:

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Utilization Review/Utilization Management (UR/UM) Webpage


OCL American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 6.05 Member Tech Literacy - Stakeholder Opportunities - Feedback Sessions & Surveys
 

Jan. 11, 2023

Announcement:

Colorado Direct Care Workers Story Blog


OCL General Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Member Rights and Responsibilities


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting


Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 1.05 Training Grant Informational Webinar #3


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Client/Member & Community Technical Assistance


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Compensation & Benefits Action Group

Jan. 9, 2023


OCL General Meetings:

CORRECTION: Residential Habilitation Services and Supports (RHSS) and Supported Community Connections (SCC) Stakeholder Engagement Meeting Has Been Canceled

Jan. 6, 2023

Announcement:

Stakeholder Opportunity Request for Participation: Community First Choice (CFC) / Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Implementation Council Workgroup


Friday Feature:

The 2023 Memo Series Communication Webpage


OCL General Meetings:

CORRECTION: Residential Habilitation Services and Supports (RHSS) and Supported Community Connections (SCC) Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Jan. 4, 2023

Announcements:

SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH: Surveying Members on Case Management Agency (CMA) Attributes


REMINDER: Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey


Memos:

Providers Improperly Billing Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Participants
 

January 2023 HCBS Waiver Amendments Approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


Office of Community Living BA-07 Budget Request


OCL General Meetings:

Residential Habilitation Services and Supports (RHSS) and Supported Community Connections (SCC) Stakeholder Meeting
 

Case Management Agency Member Survey Live Response Meeting
 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis response: Administrative Service Organization (ASO) & Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) Technical Assistance
 

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group

Dec. 31, 2022

Announcement:

MEMBER SURVEY REMINDER: Surveying Members on Case Management Agency (CMA) Attributes

Dec. 30, 2022

Announcements:

Case Management Agency (CMA) Request for Proposal (RFP)


REMINDER: Community First Choice (CFC) Stakeholder Engagement Survey - Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023


Colorado To Transition to Federal Hotline for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments and Information


Surveying Members on Case Management Agency (CMA) Attributes


General OCL Meetings:

CANCELED: Residential Habilitation Services and Supports (RHSS) and Supported Community Connections (SCC) Stakeholder Engagement Meeting


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC)


DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: General Technical Assistance

Dec. 28, 2022

Announcement:

REMINDER: Community First Choice (CFC) Stakeholder Engagement Survey - Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023


General OCL Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


DATE CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Training & Career Advancement Action Group


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: General Technical Assistance

Dec. 23, 2022

Memo:

Bridge Functionality Updates Affecting All Case Managers


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW: ARPA 1.05 Training Grant Informational Webinar #3

Dec. 16, 2022

Announcements:

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Over Cost Containment Threshold Changes for 2023


Direct Care Workers Satisfaction and Engagement Survey


Memo:

Case Manager Retention Payments and Case Management Redesign


Friday Feature:

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Webpage

Dec. 14, 2022

Memo:

Organized Health Care Delivery System (OHCDS) Changes for Case Management


General OCL Meetings:

NEW SCHEDULE REVISIONS: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback Meeting Series


Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup


CANCELED: Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) December Meeting


CANCELED: Older Adults Stakeholder December Meeting


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

Community Engagement Listening Session: Member & Family Experience with Home and Community-Based Services HCBS & Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Posted Educational Materials


ARPA 2.02 Statewide Mobile Crisis Response: Providers and Potential Providers Technical Assistance

Dec. 9, 2022

Announcement:

Community First Choice (CFC) Stakeholder Engagement Survey - Deadline Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023


Memo:

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity for Residential Habilitation and Support Services (RHSS) and Supported Community Connections Services (SCC)

Dec. 7, 2022

Memo:

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Temporary Administrative Approval Process Extension


General OCL Meetings:

REVISED AGENDA: Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative


CANCELED: Community First Choice (CFC) December Listening Session


REVISED: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback Meeting Series

Dec. 2, 2022

Announcements:

2023 Room and Board and Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) Changes


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Training Grants Available


Friday Feature:

The OCL Acronym Glossary Webpage

Nov. 30, 2022

Announcements:

Healthcare Workers Recruitment and Re-engagement Fund


Supported Employment Provider Survey


Memos:

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity: OCL Rule Revisions and Waiver Updates


Colorado Care and Case Management System Training


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Program Eligibility Rules, Part Two


Rights Modification Documentation Training

Nov. 25, 2022

Friday Feature:

The 2022/2023 Colorado Joint Budget Committee (JBC) Schedule

Nov. 23, 2022

Announcements:

Supported Employment Provider Survey


Brain Injury Statewide Needs Assessment Survey – Phase Two


Memo:

Case Management Operations Planning for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


General OCL Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Updates


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council


Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Related Meetings:

NEW MEETING: Community Engagement Listening Session: Member & Family Experience with Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Posted Educational Materials (ARPA Project 3.04)

Nov. 17, 2022

Announcement:

Upcoming Schedule of OCL Newsletters


Memos:

2023 Room and Board and Personal Needs Allowance Changes


Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Over Cost Containment Threshold Change


Meetings:

CANCELED: November and December Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)


Technical Assistance on Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Tool


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Training Fund Grant Application Process


Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision: HCBS Waiver Program Eligibility Rules

Nov. 14, 2022

Meeting:

Please Register for the Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

Nov. 11, 2022

Message from OCL:

Honoring our Veterans


Meetings:

Evening Community First Choice (CFC) Virtual Family Information Session


Please Register in Advance for the Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting


Memos:

Colorado Care and Case Management System Training


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule — Individual Transition Plan (ITP) guidance for Case Managers

Nov. 9, 2022

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule: Rights Modification Reminders and Training for Case Managers 


Meetings:

NEW MEETING: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Updates


NEW MEETING: Technical Assistance Session on Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Tool


NEW MEETINGS: Rights Modification Documentation Training


HCBS Provider Training Grant Informational Webinar


Please Register in Advance for the Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting


Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup
 

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)


Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)


Webinar: Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities | Topic: ARPA + Department Updates
 

Webinar: Updates & Technical Assistance for Providers | Topic: ARPA + Department Updates


Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Financial Management services (FMS) Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Mobile App Listening Session #1
 

Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) FMS EVV Mobile App Listening Session #2


Direct Care Workforce Compensation & Benefits Action Group

Nov. 4, 2022

Friday Feature:

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Project Directory Page


Meetings:

Changes to the Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback Meeting Series


CORRECTED DATE: Community First Choice (CFC) Listening Session


Please Register in Advance for the Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting


Memo:

HCPF Case Management Agency Safeguarding Informed Member Choice, Nursing Facility Level of Care, Choice of Participant-Directed Program and Over Cost Containment Reviews

Nov. 2, 2022

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Home Modification Benefit Process Changes


Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments and Applications


Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Community First Choice (CFC) Listening Session


Supported Employment Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Oct. 28, 2022

Announcement:

Help Build the Health & Child Care Workforce


Memo:

Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Provider Responsibilities


Meetings:

Private Duty Nursing Stakeholder Information Sessions: Summary of Changes with Question & Answer


Friday Feature:

The In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Provider List Webpage

Oct. 26, 2022

Announcements:

Temporary Administrative Approvals for Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Prior Authorization Requests (PARs) Through Dec. 31, 2022


Updated Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Provider List


Colorado Adult Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver and Program of All-Inclusive Care for The Elderly (PACE) Comparison Chart


Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Training & Career Advancement Action Group
 

Community First Choice (CFC) Council
 

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session
 

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council
 

Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Waiver / Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Advisory Committee

Oct. 21, 2022

Memo:

Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Provider Specialty Enrollment Requirements


Friday Feature:

The Participant-Directed Programs (PDP) Webpage

Oct. 19, 2022

Announcements:

The Department is launching a Community-Based Organization Ambassador Program


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant 2.01 Behavioral Health Transition Community Grants: Request for Applications (RFA)


Memo:

Jan. 1, 2023, Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Rate Increase


Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback - Kick-off Meeting
 

Supported Employment Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
 

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting
 

Day Habilitation Stakeholder Meeting

Oct. 14, 2022

Friday Feature:

Tips to help you Search for Topics & Meetings on OCL Webpages

Oct. 12, 2022

Announcements:

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Amends Public Health Order (PHO) 20-38


The Department’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee Seeks Applicants for Several Open Positions


CDPHE Amends Public Health Order 20-20; Updated Residential Care Facility Guidance Documents Released


Memo:

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity: OCL Rule Revisions and Waiver Updates


Meetings:

RESCHEDULED AND AGENDA CHANGE: Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting


Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Group


Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)


Department of Justice (DOJ) Transitions Stakeholder Feedback Meeting


RESCHEDULED: Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group


6.06 “Dollars to Digitize” Provider Digital Transformation and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Upgrades Grant Program Informational Webinar

Oct. 7, 2022

Friday Feature:

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers Page


Meetings:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Rule Revision Stakeholder Feedback Meeting Series


Poll Results:

First things first, what do you call this lovely season?


Which is better: Halloween or Thanksgiving?


Favorite fall fashion element


Best fall beverage


What's the perfect way to spend a fall evening?

Oct. 5, 2022

Announcements:

Announcing a Needs Assessment to Better Understand the Experiences of Coloradans with Brain Injury


National Core Indicators—Aging and Disabilities Staff Stability Survey Closes on Oct. 31, 2022


Dollars to Digitize American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 6.06 Grant Program


Meetings:

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)
 

Community First Choice (CFC) Listening Session

Sept. 30, 2022

Friday Feature:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule Page


Fun Fall Stakeholder Polls

Sept. 28, 2022

Announcement:

Prader-Willi Syndrome Training Series Presentations and Recordings Now Posted Online


Meetings:

Supported Employment Stakeholder Engagement Meeting


Community First Choice Council


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council


Department of Justice (DOJ) Transitions Stakeholder Meeting

Sept. 23, 2022

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule - Provisional Notice Reminder for Case Managers


Friday Feature:

The Legislator Resource Center Page

Sept. 21, 2022

Announcement:

Application Dates Set For American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant: 1.05 Training Fund - Provider Grant


Meetings:

MEETING TIME AND TOPIC CHANGE: Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group


Day Habilitation Stakeholder Meeting


Long-Term Home Health Stakeholder Meeting

Sept. 16, 2022

Announcements:

Updated Residential Care Facility (RCF) Comprehensive Mitigation Guidance


Dollars to Digitize: An American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Opportunity for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and Behavioral Health Providers


Friday Feature:

The Family Support Services Program (FSSP) Page


Meetings:

CANCELED: Collaborative Consumer Engagement: Supporting Members and Families to Support Design, Implementation and Oversight


CANCELED: Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) September Meeting
 

Sept. 14, 2022

Announcement:

Support Level Risk Factor Determinations for Members


Meetings:

CANCELED: Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup Sept. 20 Meeting


Collaborative Consumer Engagement: Supporting Members and Families to Support Design, Implementation and Oversight


CANCELED: Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC) Sept. 21 Meeting


Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

Sept. 9, 2022

Announcement:

Long-Term Home Health Stakeholder Engagement


Friday Feature:

The Home Modification Benefit Page


Memos:

Colorado Cash Back Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) Refund


Options Counseling and Targeted Case Management-Transition Coordination (TCM-TC) Guidance for Transition Coordination Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic; In Person Meetings

Sept. 7, 2022

Announcement:

Community Integration Tip Sheet


Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Training and Career Advancement Action Group


Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)


Direct Care Workforce Collaborative


Community First Choice (CFC) Listening Session


Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: OCL Updates
 

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for LTSS Providers - Topic: OCL Updates


Direct Care Workforce Compensation Benefits Action Group

Sept. 2, 2022

Announcements:

New Department Senior Executive Team Leaders


Supported Employment Services Stakeholder Engagement


Respite Care Grant Opportunity


Friday Feature:

The National Core Indicators (NCI) Survey Page


Memos:

Options Counseling and Targeted Case Management-Transition Coordination (TCM-TC) Guidance for Transition Coordination Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic; In Person Meetings


Updated In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Forms

Aug. 31, 2022

Memos:

Disenrollment of Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Participants


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule - Schedule Updates


Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council


Direct Care Workforce Training & Career Advancement Action Group

Aug. 26, 2022

Friday Feature:

The Community First Choice Option (CFC) Webpage


Memo:

Disenrollment of Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Participants 

Aug. 24, 2022

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule - Videos for Members


Meetings:

Older Adults Stakeholder Meetings


Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session


Day Habilitation Stakeholder Meeting


Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

Aug. 19, 2022

Announcement:

Age-Friendly Communities: Places to Grow Up & Grow Older


Friday Feature:

The Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) Webpage


Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting – Corrected Date
 

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting – Corrected Date

Aug. 17, 2022

Announcement:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) & Behavioral Health Provider Technology and Digital Tools Investment Grant

Meetings:

Myths and Facts about Changes to Case Management

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

Poll Results:

For meeting announcements, do you prefer center-aligned or left-aligned text?

Aug. 12, 2022

Friday Feature:

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Dental Services Webpage

Memo:

Updated COVID-19 Guidance Pertaining to Day Program and Transportation Services

Meeting:
 
Myths and Facts about Changes to Case Management

Aug. 10, 2022

Announcement:

Adult Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Changes

Memo:

Informational Memo - Public Noticing for 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments

Meetings:

Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Dept. Updates

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Providers - Topic: ARPA and Dept. Updates

Poll:

For meeting announcements, do you prefer center-aligned or left-aligned text?

Aug. 5, 2022

Friday Feature:

The Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) Webpage

Memos:

Accessing Nursing Facility Cost Reporting Website During a Change of Ownership

Public Noticing for 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments

Aug. 3, 2022

Announcement:

A Message from Executive Director Kim Bimestefer

Meetings:

Prader-Willi Syndrome Training Series

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule: Open Meeting for Informal Feedback on Critical Rule Updates

Children’s Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Home Delivered Meals Expansion Stakeholder Engagement

July 27, 2022

Announcement:

Department Annual Stakeholder Webinar Recording and Slides Posted

Meetings:

Home Delivered Meals Expansion Stakeholder Engagement

Community First Choice (CFC) Council

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) Waiver / Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Advisory Committee Meeting

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule - Open Meetings for Informal Feedback on Critical Rule Updates

Prader-Willi Syndrome Virtual Training Series

July 22, 2022

Friday Feature:

The Supported Employment Program Webpage

July 20, 2022

Meetings:

Changes to the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Culture Change Series: Balancing Equity and Unique Needs

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

Home Delivered Meals Expansion Stakeholder Engagement

July 15, 2022

Friday Feature:

The Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver (CIH) Webpage

Memo:

Home and Community-Based services (HCBS) Setting final Rule - Announcement of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Part V

Meeting:

REMINDER: Register now for the Department Annual Stakeholder Webinar

July 13, 2022

Announcement:

The Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Grants Final Approval to Colorado's Statewide Transition Plan (STP)

Memo:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Policy Update: Community Centered Board Designation Process


Meetings:

WEBINAR FLYER NOW AVAILABLE: Case Management Redesign Culture Change Series: Balancing Equity and Unique Needs

REMINDER: Register Now for the Department Annual Stakeholder Webinar

Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup
 
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Group
 
EVV Listening Session
 
Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)
 
Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

July 8, 2022

NEW - Friday Feature:

The OCL Long-Term Services and Supports Newsletter Archive

Announcement:

Youth Leadership Forum Opportunity

Memos:

Critical Incident Reporting for COVID-19 (OM 22-037)

Respite Grant Request for Application Draft for Stakeholder Review (IM 22-025)

Proration of Prior Authorization Requests (OM 22-038)

Meeting:

Register now for the Department Annual Stakeholder Webinar

July 6, 2022

Meetings:

Community Centered Board (CCB) Case Manager Home Modification Training

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Additional July Meeting

Single Entry Point (SEP) Case Manager Home Modification Training

Direct Care Workforce Compensation & Benefits Action Group

July 1, 2022

Memos:

Updated Guidance Pertaining to Day Program and Transportation Services

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule Updates

Federal COVID-19 Testing Resource for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision


Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meetings (Second July Meeting Time has Changed)

June 29, 2022

Announcements:

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative Proposed Standardized Core Curriculum American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Project

Non-Medical Transportation (NMT) Service Rate Increase: Posted Rates are Correct

Memos:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments and Renewals Approval from the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Monitoring Requirement Reminder

Required Benefits Utilization System (BUS) Upgrade

2022 Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA)

REVISED ATTACHMENT - Case Management Operational Changes in response to COVIDS-19; In-Person Meetings

Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Meeting & Additional Meeting

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

June 22, 2022

Memos:

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities on Day Habilitation Services

New Supported Living Program (SLP) Negotiated Rate and Review Process

Meetings:

Utilization Review / Utilization Management (UR/UM) Subcommittee

Direct Care Workforce Training & Career Advancement Action Group

June 15, 2022

Meetings:

Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Group

Spinal Cord Injury Waiver Expansion Training - New Name and Eligibility

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

Culture Change Series: Learning from Older Adults

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

EVV Listening Session

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Complementary and Integrative Health Services (CIHS) Provider Information & Technical Assistance

CANCELED: In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Subcommittee meeting on July 12

June 10, 2022

Memos:

Case Management Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19; In-Person Meetings

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase Attestation Final Reminder

June 8, 2022

Announcement:

Colorado ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Accounts Enhanced with New Benefits and Protections for Coloradans with Disabilities

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Waiver Statewide Expansion and Name Change

Meetings:

HB 22-1247 Nursing Facility Reimbursement Recommendations

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: OCL Updates

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for LTSS Providers - Topic: OCL Updates

June 3, 2022

Announcement:

Changes to Case Management Redesign Learning Collaborative Sessions

Memo:

Conflict-free Rural Exceptions

Meeting:

Corrected Date: Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

June 1, 2022

Meetings:

Case Manager Training for Spinal Cord Injury Waiver Expansion: New Name and Eligibility

Nursing Facility Stakeholder Meetings

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

May 27, 2022

Memo:

Instructions for Reporting Nursing Facility Minimum Wage Supplemental Payment on the Med-13 Cost Report

May 25, 2022

Meetings:

Community First Choice (CFC) Council Monthly Meeting

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

May 20, 2022

Memo:

Parameters of Hospital Discharge Enhancement Payment Authorized by HB 22-1247

Meetings:

Case Management Redesign Training / Educational Session: Grant Writing 101

CORRECTED DATE: Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

Webinar: Assistance for Providers with Billing of Temporary 2.11% HCBS Rate Increase

May 18, 2022

Memo:

Parameters Of Hospital Discharge Enhanced Payment Authorized by House Bill (HB) 22-1247

Meetings:

Case Management Redesign Training / Educational Session: Grant Writing 101

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

May 11, 2022

Memo:

Implementation of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule within the Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP)

Meetings:

Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting

Agency as Authorized Representative (AR) Workgroup

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Dept. Updates

EVV Listening Session

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Providers - Topic: ARPA and Dept. Updates

Direct Care Workforce Compensation & Benefits Action Group

May 9, 2022

Announcement:

Home Modification Stakeholder Engagement Meetings Have Concluded

May 6, 2022

Memos:

Operational Memo - Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase Attestation Reminder

Operational Memo - Case Management Rate Change Extended

May 4, 2022

Meetings:

In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Subcommittee

Culture Change Series Part I: Learning from People with Disabilities

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

Grant Writing 101

Culture Change Series Part II: Learning from Older Adults

Culture Change Series Part III: Balancing Equity and Unique Needs

Myths and Facts About Changes to Case Management

April 27, 2022

Announcement:

Virtual Case Management Experience Survey

Meetings:

First Meeting of the Community First Choice (CFC) Council

Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Capacity Workgroup

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

Direct Care Workforce Training & Career Advancement Action Group

UPDATED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Culture Change: Learning from People with Disabilities

April 22, 2022

Announcement:

Department-CDPHE Lunch-and-Learn Recording and Presentation Now Available

Meeting:

Stakeholder Input Opportunity: Proposed Capacity Rules under the Children's Habilitation Residential Program (CHRP) Waiver

April 20, 2022

Memo:

Operational Memo - Cost Containment Form Requirements and Continued Stay Review (CSR) Requirements for the Children's Home and Community-Based Services (CHCBS) Waiver Changes

Meetings:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

April 15, 2022

Meetings:

REMINDER: New CMRD Training and Educational Sessions Start Tuesday.

April 13, 2022

Announcement:

Long-Term Home Health, Private Duty Nursing, and Pediatric Personal Care will be Moving to OCL

Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting

Change Management and Case Management Redesign (CMRD)

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

EVV Listening Session

Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

April 8, 2022

Meetings:

Announcing a New Series: Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Training / Educational Sessions

April 6, 2022

Announcements:

Recap of the March 2022 Health Cabinet Policy Summit

Social Security Administration (SSA) Update about Efforts to Expand Public Service Options

Meetings:

April 13 Home Modification Stakeholder Meeting Has Been Canceled

Lunch 'n' Learn with the Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Stakeholder Listening Session: Virtual Case Management Experience

March 30, 2022

Announcement:

Two Days Left to Apply - Members Needed to Join the Community First Choice Council

Memos:

REMINDER: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Rate Increase Continuation

Risk Factor Determination & Process Flow for the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)

National Core Indicator - Staff Stability Survey

Colorado Case Management Assessment, Support Plan & System Soft Launch Training

Case Management Rate Change

Overview of Support Level Review (SLR) Processes and Revised Request Form

Meetings:

Single Entry Point (SEP) Case Manager Home Modification Training

Community Centered Board (CCB) Case Manager Home Modification Training

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

March 25, 2022

Announcements:

Connect for Health Colorado Offers Funding Opportunity for Expanded Enrollment Assistance

Sign up for the Department's Case Manager's Corner Newsletter

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule - Final Statewide Transition Plan (STP)

March 23, 2022

Announcement:

Members Needed to Join the Community First Choice Council

Memo:

Updated Guidance Pertaining to Day Program and Transportation Services

Meetings:

New Meeting - Stakeholder Listening Session: Virtual Case Management Experience

2022 Meeting Schedule for Older Adults Stakeholder Meetings

March 16, 2022

Announcements:

Members Needed to Join the Community First Choice Council

Survey of Service Provision to People with Brain Injuries

Memos:

Children's Home and Community-Based Services (CHCBS) Case Management Activities and Requirements

Non-Medical Transportation Oversight Compliance Guidance

Meetings:

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: OCL Updates

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for LTSS Providers - Topic: OCL Updates

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Stakeholder Meeting

Direct Care Workforce Training & Career Advancement Action Group

Complementary and Integrative Health Services (CIHS) Provider Information & Technical Assistance

Direct Care Workforce Value & Awareness Action Group

March 9, 2022

Announcement:

Members Needed to Join the Community First Choice Council

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Rate Increase Continuation

Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting

Human Rights Committee (HRC) Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: OCL Updates

EVV Listening Session

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for LTSS Providers - Topic: OCL Updates

Direct Care Workforce Compensation & Benefits Action Group

March 4, 2022

Announcement:

Register Now for March Health Cabinet Policy Summit

March 2, 2022

Announcements:

Serving Colorado through the Colorado Healthcare Corps

White House Announces New Actions to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Response to and Recovery from COVID-⁠19

February Issue of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Project Pulse Newsletter

Meetings:

In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Subcommittee

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative

Home Modification Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

February 25, 2022

Announcement:

State of Colorado’s Staffing Shortage Fusion Center (SSFC) Terminates Operations and all Associated Activities effective April 1, 2022

February 23, 2022

Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Session

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council

Direct Care Workforce Training & Career Advancement Action Group - Meeting Date Changed

Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver / Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Committee Meeting 

February 18b, 2022

Meeting:

Community Partnership Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Eligibility and Referral Technical Assistance Webinar

February 18, 2022

Meeting:

Community Partnership Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Eligibility and Referral Technical Assistance Webinar

February 16, 2022

Meeting:

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) Monthly Meeting

February 11, 2022

Announcements:

Department Annual Report Now Available

Spinal Cord Injury Waiver Evaluation Annual Data Collection Beginning February 2022

Memo:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase Attestation form & Worker Letter

February 9, 2022

Announcement:

At-Home Test Kit Update

Memos:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Base Wage Rate Increase Attestation Form & Worker Letter

Updated HCBS Provider Enrollment Requirements and Revalidation Procedure for Community Centered Boards

National Core Indicators (NCI) - Child and Family Survey

Pediatric Long-Term Home Health Prior Authorization Request (PAR) Pause - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Physical, Occupational, and Speech Language Pathology Therapy Services

Meetings:

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) General Stakeholder Meeting

Human Rights Committee (HRC) Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Dept. Updates

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Sessions - New Time

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for LTSS Providers - Topic: ARPA and Dept. Updates

February 3b, 2022

Memo:

Public Notice for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments

February 3, 2022

Meetings:

Children's Disability Advisory Committee (CDAC)

Home Modification Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Listening Sessions - New Time

EVV General Stakeholder Meeting

January 28, 2022

Memo:

2022 National Core Indicators (NCI) Survey Announcement

Meeting:

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

January 24, 2022

Memo:

Revised Guidance for the Temporary Enhanced Rate for the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Respite Benefit

Meeting:

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council February Meeting Information

January 21, 2022

Memo:

Supported Living Services (SLS) Waiver Exception Review Process Implementation

Meeting:

Nursing Facility Advisory Council (NFAC)

January 19, 2022

Memo:

Supported Living Services (SLS) Waiver Exemption Review Process Implementation

Meetings:

Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting Rescheduled to Feb. 1

Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC)

January 14, 2022

Meetings:

Webinar for the Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities - Topic: OCL Updates

Updates & Technical Assistance Webinar for long-term services and supports (LTSS) Providers - Topic: OCL Updates

Jan. 12, 2022

Memos:

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments Approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Enhanced Home Modification Benefit

January 7, 2022

Announcement:

Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity on expanding Medicaid Coverage for Workers with Disabilities who are 65 and Older

Meeting:

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council (TSAC) Jan. Meeting Information

January 5, 2022

Memo:

Case Management Redesign (CMRD) Policy Update: Implementation Timeline

Meetings:

2022 OCL Update Webinar Schedule

Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver / Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Committee Meeting

In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Subcommittee

Home Modification Community Centered Board Case Management Training

Children's Disability Advisory Committee

Home Modification Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Home Modification Single Entry Point Case Management Training

Transitions Stakeholder Advisory Council