Conflict Free Case Management (CFCM) prohibits the delivery of Case Management Support and Home and Community Based Direct Services by the same agency or entity.
The sections below explain why these changes are being made and how they may impact individuals receiving home and community based services (HCBS), their families, case management agencies, and direct service providers.
Stakeholder Engagement Meetings
- Case Management Redesign Meeting - Webinar Recording - February 20, 2020
- Case Management Choice Stakeholder Engagement Presentation - February & March 2019
- Conflict Free Case Management Statewide Survey Presentation - January 2019
- CFCM Statewide Stakeholder Engagement Meeting Schedule - January 2019
- CFCM Stakeholder Engagement Informational Memo 18-055 - December 2018
- CFCM Stakeholder Survey Questions - November 2018
- CFCM Provider Survey Questions - November 2018
Federal Regulations regarding Conflict Free Case Management
Pursuant to authority provided by 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, the Department has established contractual agreements about services and supports provided to eligible individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. Commonly called Medicaid Waivers, the federal government, through the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides approximately 50% of the total funding for these Medicaid Waiver services.
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services passed a final rule (42 CFR § 441.301(c)(1)(vi)) in March 2014 requiring separation of case management and direct services. Colorado must comply with this rule to continue receiving these funds. Click here for the pertinent portions of the final rule and here for the entire rule citation.
House Bill 15-1318 and the Report on Conflict Free Case Management
The Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 15-1318 in the Spring of 2015. In addition to directing the Department to create a combined Medicaid waiver for adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities, the legislation directed the Department to create a plan, in consultation with stakeholders, for how it will comply with the federal regulations regarding Conflict Free Case Management. The plan was submitted to the Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly on July 1, 2016.
- Full text of the legislation
- Communication brief announcing the release of the report
- Complete report submitted to the Colorado General Assembly on July 1, 2016
Conflict Free Case Management Task Group
The Conflict Free Case Management Task Group met in 2014 to develop recommendations for consideration by the Department regarding a process to establish a conflict free-case management model for people enrolled in the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver for persons with a Developmental Disability (HCBS-DD) the HCBS Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS) waiver, and the HCBS Children's Extensive Support (HCBS-CES) waiver. The group published a final recommendation report in 2014 to the Department. This group is no longer actively meeting.
CFCM Task Group Reports
- Appendix 1 - CFCM Task Group Roster and Meeting Attendance
- Appendix 2 - CFCM Task Group Meeting Summaries
- Appendix 3 - Timeline for Materials