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CFC Council Purpose 

The Community First Choice (CFC) Council is in place to collaborate with and advise the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) on the design and implementation of a CFC option in Colorado. This option will improve access to home and community-based services. The CFC Council primarily consists of individuals with disabilities, those 65 years or older, and their representatives. The experience and expertise of the council will help ensure that CFC is implemented in a way that best meets the needs of Coloradoans with disabilities. To achieve this goal, the council will support HCPF by identifying key challenges, sharing insights, and finding solutions that best support the implementation and development of a sustainable CFC Option in Colorado. 

The CFC Council is required by the Code of Federal Regulation 42 CFR 441.575. This requirement aligns with HCPF's philosophy that services and supports must be developed in partnership with those who utilize the services.

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CFC Council Meetings

The CFC Council has a standing meeting date, time, and location:

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time

Next Meeting:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 
10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Webinar/Call-in Information:
Google Meet Link:  meet.google.com/puj-crid-xhb    
Toll Free Phone: 1-260-230-1249 / Pin: 719 313 221#
Virtual/Phone Meeting Only - until further notice

For more information, email hcpf_cfc@state.co.us

2023 Meeting Materials  

November 1, 2023

October 4, 2023

September 6, 2023

August 2, 2023

July 5, 2023

June 7, 2023

May 3, 2023

April 5, 2023

March 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

January 4, 2023

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CFC Council / Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) Workgroup

Background: CFC is an option for states to provide home and community-based services (HCBS) through Colorado's Medicaid state plan. Service plans are person-centered and allow for services to be self-directed to promote independence in the community. CDASS is a consumer-directed service delivery option that will be available under CFC. 

Meeting Purpose: Starting in February 2023, this workgroup will review, prioritize and investigate key CDASS policy areas in relation to the federally required aspects of the CFC regulations. The CFC/CDASS workgroup will collaborate with HCPF to support the implementation of CDASS in the CFC option in Colorado.

This workgroup will report to the CFC Council and the Participant-Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC). Participants are encouraged to understand participant-direction and to have experience with the CDASS service delivery option.

How to Participate: Stakeholders interested in participating in this workgroup should complete the CFC/CDASS Stakeholder Workgroup Interest Form to stay up to date on meeting information.

Next Meeting:

April 19, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

CFC/CDASS Meeting Materials:

March 9, 2023

February 9, 2023

Questions: Contact the CFC team by email at HCPF_CFC@state.co.us or by phone at 303-866-3238.


CFC Family Information Session - November 15, 2022

  • Webinar Recording - In collaboration with the Peak Parent Center, Family Voices Colorado, and Parent to Parent of Colorado, HCPF provided an overview and discussed key details of CFC followed by an open forum. This presentation focused on how CFC relates to children with disabilities and families of individuals with disabilities.

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CFC Newsletters

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

April 2022

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Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities and language services for individuals whose first language is not English may be provided upon request. Please notify john.r.barry@state.co.us or at 303-866-3173, or the 504/ADA Coordinator at hcpf504ada@state.co.us at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements.

Questions or Feedback?

  Submit Questions or Feedback

Email more extensive feedback or questions to hcpf_cfc@state.co.us. If you have limited access to the internet, call Adam Tucker at 303-866-5472 for assistance.

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