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July 13, 2012



The Capital Center
225 E. 16th Avenue
6th Floor Conference Room
Denver, CO 80203
July 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, August 10, 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 May 11, 2012 meeting
4.  Rules


Emergency Adoption Agenda 


Document 01 

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)



Final Permanent Adoption By Consent Agenda 



Document 02 

MSB 12-03-15-A                                                        

Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning the Increase in Resource Limit for Medicare Savings Program, Section 8.100.5.M.1 (Shawn Bodiker, Eligibility Policy Section)


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 12-05-02-A                                                          


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning the Technical Correction to the Adults without Dependent Children Rule, Section 8.100 (Marivel Guadarrama, Eligibility Operations Sections)


Document 04

MSB 12-03-26-A 

Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities, Section 8.100 (Marivel Guadarrama, Eligibility Operations Sections)



Initial Approval Agenda

Document 05

MSB 12-04-27-A                                                             


Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Medicaid Home Health Covered Services and Prior Authorization Rule, Section 8.522 and 8.527 (Guinevere Blodgett, Medicaid and CHP+ Program  Benefit Policy Section) 



Document 06

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)



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
  • CBMS Update - Antoinette Taranto, Office of Client and Community Relations
  • Personal Assistance Services Monthly Update - Martha Beavers, Primary Care Case Management Systems Section
  • HB 09-1293 Update - Provider Operations Division/Finance & Administrative Services Office
  • 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.