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February 13, 2009 MSB Agenda






The Children's Hospital, 13123 E. 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045,

Mt. Yale Room Second Floor Conference & Education Center

February 13, 2009

9:00 A.M.


Directions and Parking Instructions


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

Byron Geer

Sally Schaefer

Ginny Riley, Vice President

Richard Markley

Mary Trujillo-Young

Linda Andre

Paul Melinkovich


Kathleen Chitty

Wendell Phillips



1.      Roll Call


2.      General Announcements


Date and location of the next Medical Services Board meeting:  The meeting will be held Friday, March 13, 2009 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.  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.      The Children's Hospital Presentations


Caring for Colorado's Children: Overview of The Children's Hospital & Strategic Plan -Jena Hausmann, Chief Operating Officer


Overview of The Children's Hospital Case Mix and Medicaid Costs -
Len Dryer, Chief Financial Officer


State of the Health of Colorado's Children -


4.      Approval of the minutes from the January 9, 2009 meeting


5.      Rules


Final Permanent Adoption by Consent Agenda

Document 01

MSB 08-10-13-A

Revision to the Children's Basic Health Plan Rule for Iraqi and  Afghan Immigrants to Comply With SB 08-161, Section 101 (Kristy Wilson, CHP+ Operations Section)


Document 02

MSB 08-12-02-A


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

Document 03

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 04

MSB 07-08-20-A


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

Document 05

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 06

MSB 08-08-19-A

Revisions to the Medical Assistance Eligibility Rule, Sections 8.100-8.110 (Ann Clemens, Eligibility Section)



The Medical Services Board voted that testimony on Documents 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06 is complete and that these items be placed on a consent agenda for final permanent adoption.  Board members may remove rules from the consent agenda to consider further comments.


Closing Motion for Rules Agenda


6.      Department Updates



7.      Open Forum for Public Comments


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


8.      Adjourn


9.      Tour of The Children's Hospital


*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.