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The Department has issued several letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting clarification on their policies and to allow the Department more flexibility in claiming federal financial participation for this population.  Until CMS responds to these letters, the Department will not issue policies regarding these topics.  CMS has not provided a response to the following items:

  • May 29, 2009 letter, Re:  Suspension of Medicaid Eligibility for Incarcerated Persons (contains a proposed policy to suspend an inmate's Medicaid eligibility).

 

 

Letter to CMS and Responses Concerning Receiving Services in a Correctional Care Medical Facility

August 16, 2010 CMS Response Regarding Individuals Receiving Services in a Correctional Care Medical Facility are Eligible for Health Care Services Funded with Federal Financial Participation  

 

December 23, 2009 Department Letter to CMS Regarding Individuals Receiving Services in a Correctional Care Medical Facility are Eligible for Health Care Services Funded with Federal Financial Participation 

 

  

Letter to CMS and Responses Concerning Community Corrections

 January 2013 January 2013 Response from CMS to Attorney General Suthers

 

September 2012 Letter from Attorney General Suthers to CMS 

 

May 2012 CMS Response to Suspension of Medicaid Eligibility for Incarcerated Persons 

 

May 2012 Department Letter to CMS Regarding Eligibility of Individuals Residing in Colorado Community Corrections Facilities for Health Care Services Funded with Federal Financing Participation

 

June 2010 Letter from Representative DeGette to Secretary Sebelius

 

March 2010 Letter from Secretary Sebelius to Representative DeGette

 

January 2010 Letter from Representative DeGette to Secretary Sebelius

 

January 14, 2010 Colorado Lawyers Committee Letter to CMS Regarding Individuals Residing in Colorado Community Corrections Facilities Have Been Denied, But are Eligible for Health Care Services Funded with Federal Financial Participation 

 

November 6, 2009 Department Letter to CMS Regarding Individuals Residing in Colorado Community Corrections Facilities are Eligible for Health Care Services Funded with Federal Financing Participation   

  

Proposed Policy Concerning Community Corrections  -  August 2009

The Department has prepared a proposed policy concerning funding of health care services for those in Community Corrections and is seeking input from CMS. 

In addition, the Department requested that stakeholders provide comments on the proposed policy.  All stakeholder input was collected in August 2009.  

 

August 11, 2009 Presentation 

 

Notes from August 11, 2009 Meeting    

 

SSA Denver Program Circular 6-20-07 

  

 

Letters to CMS and Responses Concerning SB 08-006

May 29, 2009 Department Letter to CMS with Proposed Policy on the Suspension of Benefits for Inmates

 

December 2, 2008  CMS Letter Responding to the Department's Questions Regarding the Implementation of SB 08-006

 

July 31, 2008  Department Letter to CMS with Questions Concerning the Implementation of SB 08-006

 

  

Related Documents

April 21, 2008 State of New York Policy on Maintaining Medicaid Eligibility for Incarcerated Individuals

 

August 18, 2004 National Association of State Medicaid Directors and American Public Human Services Association Letter Responding to the May 25, 2004 CMS Letter

 

August 16, 2002 CMS Letter Concerning DSH Payments for Inmates

 

December 12, 1997 CMS Letter Concerning the Clarification of Medicaid Coverage Policy for Inmates of a Public Institution

 

Federal Regulations Concerning Institutionalized Individuals

 

 
 
 
 

If you have any questions regarding the information on this page please contact

Chris Underwood at 303-866-4766 or Chris.Underwood@state.co.us