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July 10, 2009 - MSB Agenda





The Capitol Center

225 East 16th Avenue

Denver, CO 80203

July 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, August 14, 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 June 12, 2009 meeting


4.  Rules


Final Permanent Adoption by Consent Agenda


Document 01

MSB 09-05-13-A

Revisions to the Medicaid Eligibility Rules to Comply with the Maintenance of Eligibility Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Section 8.100 (Brian Zolynas, Legal Division)


Document 02

MSB 09-04-03-A

Revisions to the Medicaid Eligibility Resource Rules Concerning Native Americans to Comply with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Section 8.100.1; 8.100.5.M (Brian Zolynas, Legal Division)


Document 03

MSB 09-01-16-A

Revision to the Pharmacy Rule for Determining Reimbursement Rates of Pharmaceuticals, Section 8.800 (Tom Leahey, Pharmacy Section)


Document 04

MSB 09-05-26-A

Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule for Out of State Hospital Reimbursement, Section 8.302 (Jessica McKeen, Rates Section)


Document 05

MSB 09-05-06-A

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)



The Medical Services Board voted that testimony on Documents 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05 is complete and that these items be placed on a consent agenda for final permanent adoption.  Board members may remove rules from the consent agenda to consider further comments.


Initial Approval Agenda


Document 06

MSB 09-05-01-A

Revisions to the Medicaid Eligibility Identity Documentation Requirements, Section 8.100.3.H. (Brian Zolynas, Legal Division)



Closing Motion for Rules Agenda


5.  Department Updates


Legislative Implementation Plan ¿ Lindy Wallace, Project Oversight & Planning Office Director

CBMS Update ¿ Sue Williamson, Client & Community Relations Office Director



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.