Planning for Health Care Reform
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is currently involved in changes to our systems and practices to prepare for provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as federal health care reform, which will be fully implemented in January 2014.
These preparations include modifying our policies and computer systems, and working with the Department of Human Services and the Governor's Office of Information and Technology to ensure we are ready for the changes in caseload and populations served that health care reform will bring.
The first stage of this process was to submit a Planning Advance Planning Document (PAPD) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for review. The next phase was to prepare and submit the Implementation Advance Planning Document (IAPD) to CMS for review. On January 2nd, 2013 we received final approval of the IAPD from CMS.
This page is a resource for our partners and stakeholders interested in participating in the planning process and staying informed of progress on health care reform implementation.
2013 Eligibility Implementation Timeline- This timeline shows the estimated time frame for system and policy changes. These are just an estimate and changes are expected as the department continues to recieve guidance from CMS. For more information please contact Rachel Gibbons.
IAPD DRAFT - Initial draft of IAPD submitted to CMS.
Feedback Response - HCPF response to IAPD draft feedback.
Resources - Additional links that provide related information.
Ideas -Ideas and feedback solicited from stakeholders, partners, and advocates.
There will be multiple opportunities in the future to provide feedback as we continue through this exciting process.