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March 2013



The Capitol Center
225 E. 16th Avenue
6th Floor Conference Room
Denver, CO 80203
March 8, 2013
9:00 A.M.

The mission of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is to improve health care access and outcomes for the people we serve while demonstrating sound stewardship of financial resources.


Mary Trujillo-Young, President

Richard Markley

Mike Stahl, Vice President

Wendell Phillips

Jeffrey Cain

Ginny Riley



Brenda LaCombe 

Paul Melinkovich

Donna Roberts


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, April 12, 2013 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 February 8, 2013 meeting
4.  Rules




Document 01

MSB 12-10-03-A

Revision to the Children’s Basic Health Plan Rule Concerning Express Lane Eligibility, Section 180 (Christine Martinez, Managed Care Section)

Document 02   

MSB 13-01-08-A  

Revision to the Child Health Plan Plus Program Concerning Direct Certification, Section 180.2 (Christine Martinez, Managed Care Section)                  

Document 03

MSB 12-10-30-A

Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Ambulatory Surgical Center Reimbursement, Section 8.570.6 (Joe Rogers, Fee for Service Rates Section)

Document 04

MSB 13-01-14-A

Revision to the Department of Health Care Policy Cooperative Health Care Agreements Board 10 CCR 2505-1 (Barbara Prehmus, Policy and Communications Office)

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



Document 05        

MSB 12-08-06-B

Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning Home and Community Based Services-for Persons With Mental Illness HCBS-MI, Section 8.509 (Sarah Hoerle, Waiver Operations Unit) 

Document 06

MSB 13-01-24-A

Revision to the Medical Assistance Rule Concerning the Hospital Provider Fee Collection and Disbursement, Sections 8.2003 (Matt Haynes, Safety Net Programs Section)


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
  • Legislative Agenda Update - MaryKathryn Hurd, Legislative Liaison

  • 1293 Hospital Provider Fee Update - Nancy Dolson, Safety Net Programs

  • Home Health in the Community Project Updates - Laurel Karabatsos, Health Programs Services and Supports

  • Department Updates/Questions - Dr. Judy Zerzan, Chief Medical Officer 

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.