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Date

Topics

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