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January 9, 2009 MSB Agenda





225 East 16th Avenue, Sixth Floor Conference Room

January 9, 2009

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.






Jeffrey Cain, President

Paul Melinkovich

Ginny Riley, Vice President

Wendell Phillips

Linda Andre

Sally Schaefer

Kathleen Chitty

Mary Trujillo-Young

Byron Geer


Richard Markley




1.  Roll Call

2.  General Announcements

Date and location of the next Medical Services Board meeting:  The meeting will be held Friday, February 13, 2009 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at The Children¿s Hospital, 13123 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, Mt. Yale Room in the second floor Conference & Education Center.


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.  Please be respectful of others on the floor and do not congregate in the hall outside the meeting room.  Please turn cell phones off while in the meeting room as they interfere with the recording equipment.

3.  Approval of the minutes from the November 14, 2008 meeting.

4.  Rules


Emergency Agenda

Document 01

MSB 08-12-04-A

Data Provision and Claims Requirements, Section 8.064 (Gary Ashby, Benefits Coordination Section and Jennifer Evans, Administration and Operations Office)

Document 04

MSB 08-11-21-B


Changes to Provider Reimbursement Rates for the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Care Program, Section 8.941 (Cindy Arcuri, Safety Net Program Section)

Document 02


Document will be rescheduled.


Initial Approval Agenda

Document 03

MSB 08-10-13-A

Children's Basic Health Plan, Senate Bill 08-161 allows for self-declaration of income.  Section 101 (a) (27) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows for special immigrant status for Iraqi and Afghan immigrants. (Kristy Wilson, CHP+ Operations Section)

Document 05

MSB 08-12-02-A

Revision to the Pharmacy Rule for Mail Order Delivery of Drugs, Section 8.800 (Tom Leahey, Pharmacy Section)

Document 06

MSB 08-12-02-B

Revision to the PDL and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Rule, 10 CCR 2505-10  Sections 8.885 and 8.890 (Cathy Traugott, Pharmacy Section)

Document 07

MSB 07-08-20-A

Alternative Care Facilities Rule, Section 8.495 (Diane Taylor, Nursing Facilities Section)

Document 08

MSB 08-08-19-A


Revisions to the Medical Assistance Eligibility Rule, Sections 8.100-8.123 (Ann Clemens, Eligibility Section)

Closing Motion for Rules Agenda


5.  Department Updates


6. Open Forum for Public Comments

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


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 Board Coordinator at 303-866-4416 or by e-mail at at least one week prior to the meeting if you need special accommodations in order to participate.