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Waiver Simplification Subcommittee

 As of March 2013, the Waiver Simplification Subcommittee now reports to the Community Living Advisory Group.  (This subcommittee was originally named the Waiver Modernization Subcommittee.)



The charge of the Waiver Simplification Subcommittee is to increase the array of services available to more individuals.  It is not necessarily to increase the types of services. The scope of the sub-committee work includes:

  • The expansion of the array of services through waiver simplification


  • The examination of assessment and service planning process to ensure clients get the right services at the right time and at the right amount.


  • Sustainable financing for Home and Community Based Services



The Waiver Simplification Subcommittee is led by two Co-chairs.  For further information about the subcommittee, please contact them:



Stakeholder Co-chair:  Marijo Rymer

Executive Director, the Arc of Colorado

Marijo can be contacted at or 303-864-9334.



State Staff Co-chair:  Tim Cortez

Supervisor, Long-term Services and Supports Program Development Unit

Tim can be contacted at or 303-866-3011.



 Link:    Waiver Simplication Subcommittee Member Contact List as of March 6, 2014



For general information about the Community Living Advisory Group, please see the Community Living Advisory Group Web Page.





Colorado Medicaid State Plan Services 05-2013


Waiver Simplification Children's Review Committee - Meeting Notes 01-17-14 


Please see the two documents below. Please circulate among your networks and get feedback to Tim Cortez at or Marijo Rymer at NO LATER THAN noon on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Please ask your colleagues for their observations on the conceptual framework represented in these descriptions. There will be time to "wordsmith" later. Here are the links:


WS Life Domains - Please review by 5-29-14


WS Services and Supports Worksheet - Please review by 05-29-14






As of January 2014, this subcommittee will meet on the 1st Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, at KRMA-TV, 1089 Bannock Street, Denver.




Date Agenda / Meeting Notes Handouts
June 3, 2014
May 6, 2014 Agenda
April 1, 2014 Agenda
March 21, 2014 Agenda
March 4, 2014 Agenda
February 4, 2014
January 7, 2014 Agenda / Notes
December 3, 2013 Agenda / Notes
November 5, 2013 Agenda / Notes
October 1, 2013 Agenda / Notes
September 10, 2013 Agenda / Notes
August 6, 2013 Agenda / Notes
July 2, 2013
June 4, 2013 Agenda / Notes
May 7, 2013 Agenda / Notes

Colorado Medicaid State Plan Services - May 2013

Brief 1: Improving Colorado's Assessment Tool and Data System

Brief 2: Measuring Quality in Colorado's LTSS System


April 2, 2013

Meeting Cancelled

March 14, 2013 Agenda / Notes
February 14, 2013 Agenda / Notes

Mission Analytics Purchase Order

CCT Demonstration Service Rate Schedule

HCBS Reimbursement Methodologies Presentation - January 2013


January 10, 2013 Agenda / Notes

Waiver Simplification Subcommittee Work Plan - January 2013

Regis Directions & Parking

Waiver Simplification Draft Sub Goals 01-13

Waiver Simplification Goals 1 & 2 TIMELINE 01-13


December 13, 2012 Agenda / Notes

Draft HCBS Waiver Service Guide

Draft Work Plan 12-07-12


November 8, 2012


Agenda / Notes

Work Plan Goals 1 and 2

Subcommittee Statement of Work

Waiver Application Basics


October 11, 2012

 Agenda / Notes

Olmstead Report - Array of Services

Olmstead Report - Policy Integration

Olmstead Report - Executive Summary

Olmstead Report - Funding

Focus on the Future Excerpts

Framework - Adult DD Waivers

Waiver Issue Analysis


September 13, 2012 Agenda / Notes Waiver Modernization Self-Direction Report

Waiver Modernization How Lives Will Be Improved

Waiver Modernization Jensen Framework for Adult DD Waivers

Draft Subcommittee Member Expectations


August 3, 2012

Agenda / Notes


Children's HCBS Waiver Chart Updated 05-24-12

Adult HCBS Waiver Chart Updated 05-24-12

HCBS Waivers 2012

How Lives Will Be Improved - 3 Aims