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MSB March 13, 2009 Agenda





The Capitol Center

225 East 16th Avenue

Denver, CO 80203

March 13, 2009

9:00 A.M.


The mission of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is to improve access to cost-effective, quality health care services for Coloradans.





Jeffrey Cain, President

Paul Melinkovich

Ginny Riley, Vice President

Wendell Phillips

Linda Andre

Sally Schaefer

Kathleen Chitty

Mary Trujillo-Young

Richard Markley





1.  Roll Call


2.  General Announcements


Date and location of the next Medical Services Board meeting:  The meeting will be held Friday, April 10, 2009 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at The Capitol Center, 225 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, in the Sixth Floor Conference Room.


It is the policy of this Board and the Department to remind everyone in attendance that this facility is private property. The capacity of the meeting room is 38.  Please do not block the doors or stand around the edges of the room.  Please be respectful of others on the floor and do not congregate in the hall outside the meeting room.  Please turn cell phones off while in the meeting room as they interfere with the recording equipment.


3.  Approval of the minutes from the February 13, 2009 meeting


4.  Rules


Initial Approval Agenda


Document 01

MSB 09-01-29-A

Revision to the Eligibility Rule for Exemption of 2010 Census Income, §8.100.3.L (Corinne Lamberson, Eligibility Section)


Document 02

MSB 08-11-07-A

Revision to the Quality Improvement Rule for Quality Based Incentive Payments for Prepain Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) Contracts §8.079 (Lesley Reeder, Medicaid Program Division)


Closing Motion for Rules Agenda



5.  Department Updates


Nursing Facility Rate Methodology Briefing - Diane Taylor

Benefits Collaborative Project - Margaret Mohan, Benefit Management Section

Legislative Update - Ginny Brown, Legislative Liaison

Budget Update - John Bartholomew, Budget & Finance Office


6.  Open Forum for Public Comments

(All comments will be limited to a maximum of five minutes unless scheduled in advance.*)


7.  Adjourn

* Arrangements for open forum comments and presentations can be made by contacting the Board coordinator by mail at 1570 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203; by phone at 303.866.4416; or by e-mail at



Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  Please notify the Board Coordinator at 303-866-4416 or by e-mail at at least one week prior to the meeting if you need special accommodations in order to participate.