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April 13, 2012



The Capital Center
225 E. 16th Avenue
6th Floor Conference Room
Denver, CO 80203
April 13, 2012
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.


Paul Melinkovich, President Richard Markley
Linda Andre Wendell Phillips
Jeffrey Cain Ginny Riley
Kathleen Chitty Mike Stahl
Brenda LaCombe

Mary Trujillo-Young, Vice President 


1.  Roll Call

2.  General Announcements

Date and location of the next Medical Services Board meeting: The next meeting is scheduled to be held Friday, May11, 2012 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. When necessary, the Department will provide overflow space with listening capabilities via audio streaming and staff support.  Board members and the Department will make certain that all attendees who want to testify on a proposed rule or in the open forum are given the opportunity to do so. Please turn cell phones off while in the meeting room as they interfere with the recording equipment.


3.  Legislative Update

     Carrie Cortiglio, Legislative Liaison

4.  Approval of the Minutes from the March 09, 2012 meeting

5.  Rules


Final Permanent Adoption By Consent Agenda 



Document 01                

MSB 12-01-20-A                                            


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Hospice Benefit, Section 8.550.1 (Guinevere Blodgett, Benefit Management Section) 

Final Permanent Adoption Agenda

Document 02

MSB 11-11-03-A                                             

Revsion to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Medical Assistance Benefit Policy Manuals, Section 8.010  (Sheeba Ibidunni, Benefit Policy Section) 

Document 03

MSB 12-03-02-A

Revsion to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Premium Amounts for the Medicaid Buy-In Program, Section 8.100.6.O (Marivel Guadarrama, Eligibility Operations Section) 

Initial Approval Agenda 




Document 04

MSB 12-02-09-A  


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP), Section 8.907 (Karen Talley, Safety Net Programs Section) 


Document 05

MSB 12-03-01-A                                                    

Revsion to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Nursing Facility Provider Fees - Reporting Non-Medicare Days and Estimating Total Non-Medicare Days for New Facilities, Section 8.443.17.A.4.e (Matt Haynes, Safety Net Programs)

Document 06

MSB 12-03-01-B  

Revsion to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Nursing Facility Funding Specification - Medicaid Caseload Determination, Section 8.443.11.3 (Matt Haynes, Safety Net Programs)



6.  Open Forum for Public Comments

      (All comments will be limited to a maximum of five minutes unless scheduled in advance.*)


7.  Department Updates 

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Update - Tyler Deines, Waiver Operations Unit, and Sarah Roberts, LTB Operations Director

  • Accountable Care Collaborative Update - Laurel Karabatsos, Medicaid & CHP+ Programs Office Deputy Director

  • Personal Assistance Services Monthly Update - Martha Beavers, Primary Care Case Management Systems Section

  • HB 09-1293 Update - Chris Underwood - Prov. Ops. Division Deputy Director Finance & Administrative Services Office 

  • Department Updates/Questions - Suzanne Brennan, Medical & CHP+ Program Administration Office Director

8.  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 Coordinator at 303-866-4416 or at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements.