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Hospital Back-Up (HBU) is a program within Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) that supports qualified skilled nursing facilities in providing hospital level care to clients who are ventilator dependent, have complex wounds, or have medically complex needs, as defined in rule 10 CCR 2505-10 8.470.1. The Hospital Back-Up Operational Process Improvement Workgroup has been developed to build on improvement recommendations identified by the University of Colorado's research of the HBU program.
HBU Application - Updated July 2018
HBU Skilled Nursing Facilities Client Choice Form - January 2019
This group currently meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please see agendas below for meeting times and locations.
Heleena HufnagelHospitalBackUp@hcpf.state.co.us (encrypt if sending personal health information)Fax: 303-866-2786
Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.
Please contact John.R.Barry@state.co.us at 303-866-3173, or the 504/ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need accommodations.