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State Medical Assistance & Services Advisory Council

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Mission and Purpose


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 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 four years. The Board consists of the following representatives:

  • public (3 representatives)
  • behavioral health
  • dentistry
  • home health
  • hospitals
  • nursing
  • nursing facilities
  • optometry
  • osteopath
  • pharmacy 
  • physicians (2 representatives)


The Colorado State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council exists to improve and maintain the quality of the Medicaid Program by:


  • Contributing specialized knowledge and experience to be added to that available within the single State agency administering the program, the Department of Health Care Policy & 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.


State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council meetings are open to the public.  Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  Please contact the Board Coordinator at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need special arrangements. 



Patricia Connally

Phone: 303-866-5929