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Colorado Choice Transitions Advisory Council

Colorado Choice Transitions Advisory Council


Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT), part of the federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration provides critical tools to address gaps in the availability of community services for individuals with disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to facilitate the transition of Medicaid clients from nursing or other long-term care (LTC) facilities to the community using home and community based (HCBS) services and supports.  Services are intended to promote independence, improve the transition process, and support individuals in the community. 

Colorado received $22 million in 2011 to implement MFP through 2016.  One of the federal requirements for the program is the establishment of an advisory group, consisting primarily of consumers, family members, advocates, and service providers.  The primary function of this council is to provide guidance and recommendations regarding operational policy and procedural changes to the CCT program and to create solutions to streamline community transitions.  The council will analyze barriers for transitions and provide recommendations for improved practices.  Additionally, The CCT Advisory Council will provide recommendations for the use of rebalancing funds to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  The work of this council will directly inform the implementation of the Colorado’s Olmstead Plan. 


Meeting Agendas


April 2014 Meeting and Supporting Documents:


January 2014



Meeting Documents

Resources and Information for Money Follows the Person
Mathematica is the national program evaluator and provides policy research for MFP programs.  Mathaematica publishes field reports and semi-annual summaries of states progress with MFP
Health Elevations Quarterly Journal, Summer 2013 - published by The Colorado Health Foundation featured an article about a client who transitioned out of a nursing facility into the community
New Editions Consulting provides technical assistance for the MFP Rebalancing Demonstration.  Watch Success Stories of people who have transitioned to the community through MFP here


CCT Advisory Council Members

CCT Project Director - Tim Cortez or 303-866-3011 (Co-Chair)

ADAPT - Dawn Russell or 303-884-1471

Arc of Colorado - Marijo Rymer or 303-864-9334 ext. 11

Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council - TBD

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition - Jose Torres-Vega or 720-249-2206 (Co-Chair)

Community Center Board - Mike Atlas Acuna or 719-546-0572 ext. 3119

Consumer - Ed Milewski or 720-236-8225

HCBS Provider - Tracy Martinez or 970-847-6115

Housing Representitive - Toni Manjarrez or 720-932-3161

Independent Living Center - Anaya Robinson or 303-733-9324 ext. 138

Legal Center - Pat Doyle or 303-722-0300 ext. 521

Nursing Facility - Sara Dent or 303-399-2040

Ombudsman - Tamra Moore or 303-480-6738

Single Entry Point - Jenny Smith or 303-368-3271

Transition Coordination Agency - Anaya Robinson (see above)



The CCT Advisory Council meets quarterly on the last Thursday of January, April, July and October.  The next meeting is on Thursday, January 30, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Daniels Fund.  101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206 Room 137. 

**Please note the Daniels Fund's parking policy -"There is limited free parking (56 spaces) in the West parking lot accessed via Madison Street. The security gate will open as you enter. We discourage parking on residential streets, therefore we ask you to encourage your participants to carpool or use public transportation."


Confrence calling will be available for each meeting.

Call-in number - 1-877-820-7831  
Participant Passcode:  206290