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August 10, 2012



The Capital Center
225 E. 16th Avenue
6th Floor Conference Room
Denver, CO 80203
August 10, 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, September 14, 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.  Approval of the Minutes from the July 13, 2012 meeting
4.  Rules


Final Permanent Adoption By Consent Agenda 


Document 02 

 MSB 12-06-06-A                                                       


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Medicaid Home and Community Based Services for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury (HCBS-SCI), Section 8.517.5 Tyler Deines, Long Term Benefit Program Operations Unit)


The Medical Services Board voted that testimony on Document 02 is complete and that this item be placed on a consent agenda for final permanent adoption.  Board members may remove rules from the consent agenda to consider further comments.


Final Permanent Adoption Agenda  


Document 03

MSB 12-04-09-A                                                             


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Colorado Choice Transitions, A Money Follows the Person Demonstration, Section 8.500 (Tim Cortez, Long Term Care Reform Unit)



Initial Approval Agenda

Document 04

MSB 11-12-09-B                                                                


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Home and Community Based Services for Persons with Brain Injury (HCBS-BI), Section 8.515, 8.516 (Tyler Deines, Program Operations Unit) 


This rule has been pulled from the August agenda and will be considered at a later date

Document 05

MSB 12-05-04-A


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Definition of Developmental Disabilities, Section 8.400 (Phil Stoltzfus, Waiver Operations Unit)



Document 06

MSB 12-06-28-A


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Reimbursement for Hospital Based FQHC Outstationing Administrative Costs, Section 8.700.8.B (Cindy Arcuri, Safety Net Programs Section)



Closing Motion For Rules Agenda

5.  Open Forum for Public Comments

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


6.  Department Updates
  • Personal Assistance Services Monthly Update - Martha Beavers, Primary Care Case Management Systems Section
  • Hospital Quality Incentive Program Supplemental Medicaid Payment Update - Jeremy Tipton, Fee-for-Service Rates Section 
  • 1293 Hospital Provider Fee Update - Chris Underwood, Provider Operations Division/Department Director Finance & Administrative Services Office
  • Medicaid Home Health Covered Services and Prior Authorization, Guinevere Blodgett, Medicaid and CHP+ Program Benefit Policy Section   
  • Department Updates/Questions - Sue Birch, Executive Director
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 Coordinator at 303-866-4416 or at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements.