State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council

The Medical Care Advisory Committee was created in 1967 and operates in accordance with 42 CFR 431.12 (Code of Federal Regulations) based on section 1902(a)(4) of the Social Security Act and was established as the Colorado State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council under Section 25.5-4-203 C.R.S. (Colorado Revised Statutes).

The Colorado State Medical Assistance & Services Advisory Council exists to improve and maintain the quality of the Medicaid Program by:

  • Contributing specialized knowledge and experience to that available within the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and

  • Providing a two-way channel of communication with the individuals, organizations, and institutions in the community that, with the administrating Agency, provide and/or pay for medical care and services.

These meetings will now be held every other month from 6:00pm-7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. 

Meetings take place virtually.  Members of the public are welcome but must request an invitation by contacting: Christel.Thorns@state.co.us

2022 Meeting Schedule and Handouts

January 26, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

March 23, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

May 25, 2022 - CANCELLED

 

July 27, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

November 16, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

2021 Meeting Schedule and Handouts

 

November 17, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

July 28, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

May 26, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

March 24, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

January 27, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Agenda

 

Our Members

The Board has a representative from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and from the Colorado Department of Health. The fourteen members of the board are appointed by the Governor for a term of two years. The Board consists of the following representatives:

Current Vacancies

Representing: Nursing Facilities

Members

Representing: Pharmacists - Erika Alexander

Representing: Physicians - Margaret Tomcho & Josina O'Connell

Representing: Behavioral Health Services- Jill Atkinson

Representing: Nurses - Diane Ream

Representing: Nursing Facilities - Open

Representing: Home Health - Janet Puglisi

Representing: Optometry - Heather Gitchell

Representing: Osteopathy - Peter McNally, DO

Representing: Hospitals - Christopher Newmann

Representing: Dentists - Leah Schulz

Representing: Public - J. Ron DeVries

Representing: Public - Kimberley Jackson

Representing: Public - Jasmine White

Representing: CDPHE - Open

Representing HCPF - Marceil Case

Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
1570 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 303-866-3054
Email: marceil.case@state.co.us

Bylaws

The State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council Rules of Procedure

Contact Us/Join Us

Program Administrator:

Marceil Case
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
1570 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-3054

Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please contact the Program Administrator at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need special arrangements.