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April 10, 2009 MSB Agenda





The Capitol Center

225 East 16th Avenue

Denver, CO 80203

April 10, 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

Richard Markley

Ginny Riley, Vice President

Paul Melinkovich

Linda Andre

Wendell Phillips

Kathleen Chitty

Sally Schaefer

Alan Eisenberg

Mary Trujillo-Young




1.  Roll Call


2.  General Announcements


Date and location of the next Medical Services Board meeting:  The meeting will be held Friday, May 8, 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 March 13, 2009 meeting


4.  Rules


Emergency Agenda


Document 01

MSB 09-01-15-A

Changes to Provider Reimbursement Rates for the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Care Program, Section 8.941 (Cindy Arcuri, Safety Net Program Section)


Document 02

MSB 09-03-12-B

Revisions to the Medical Assistance Rules for Nursing Facility Benefits, Nursing Facility Cost Reporting and Nursing Facility Classifications, Sections 8.440, 8.441 and 8.443 (Diane Taylor, Nursing Facility Section)


 Document 03

MSB 09-03-16-A

Revision to the Child Health Plan Plus Eligibility Rule for Exemption of Census Income, Section 150.  (Annie Lee, CHP+ Operations Section)




Initial Approval Agenda

Document 04

MSB 08-05-22-A

Revisions to the Pharmaceutical Rule, Section 8.800 (Kerri Coffey, Pharmacy Section)



Final Permanent Adoption by Consent Agenda

Document 05

MSB 08-11-07-A

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


Document 06

MSB 09-01-29-A

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




Closing Motion for Rules Agenda


5.  Department Updates

Benefits Collaborative Briefing - Margaret Mohan, Benefit Management Section


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.