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Home Health Program







Stakeholder Feedback Meetings


Revised Pediatric Tool Training

Online Training for Use of the REVISED Pediatric Assessment Tool  

Revised PAT Slide Presentation 


What are Home Health (HH) Services and Who is Eligible?  


Pediatric Assessment Tool


The Pediatric Assessment Tool (PAT) was developed in response to stakeholder feedback that objective criteria were needed to assess pediatric home health service needs. The tool is based on the OASIS home health assessment tool, was crafted with expert input from a team of developmental pediatricians, and is tailored to capture pediatric-specific service needs. It determines which service needs meet medical necessity. The PAT was revised in late 2013 by a team including provider and client representatives to refine its assessment of complex and unique medical needs.  All materials on this page relate to the Revised PAT.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Pediatric Assessment Tool, including list of supporting documentation:



If you have feedback on this topic, please send your comments via email or by calling the dedicated Home Health telephone line 303-866-3447.


Appeals Process Chart 


Home Health Questions?  Concerns?  You can contact the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing in two ways:


  • Dedicated telephone line: 303-866-3447
  • Email 

Community First Choice

Community First Choice is an important initiative being explored by Colorado Medicaid.  Community First Choice (1915k) is a new option available that allows states to provide some Home and Community Based Services on a consumer-directed basis within their Medicaid state plan. Here is the link to more information about Community First Choice.