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
- March 23, 2022
- May 25, 2022 - CANCELLED
- July 27, 2022 - CANCELLED
- September 28, 2022
- November 16, 2022
2021 Meeting Schedule and Handouts
- November 17, 2021
- July 28, 2021
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:
Representing: Nursing Facilities
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
The State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council Rules of Procedure
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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.