Benefits Utilization System (BUS) Updates
Welcome to the BUS Stop
Here all Benefits Utilization System (BUS) and Bridge users can stay up-to-date on current BUS and Bridge updates and information. There are related contacts, announcements and known issues for all of your BUS and Bridge needs. Common BUS and Bridge users are Case Management Agencies and Regional Accountable Entities (RAE).
BUS Contact: Rhonda Johnson at email@example.com or 303-866-6268
The Department has made changes to the BUS to facilitate accurate reporting of Critical Incidents. COVID-19 is now available as a selection under the Illness/Injury type on the BUS Critical Incident Screen. This option should be used when the client has a presumptive or confirmed positive case of COVID-19. When notified that a member has a presumptive or confirmed positive case of COVID-19, the case manager shall perform the following activities:
• Review the member’s services and coordinate necessary changes to assist the member during their illness.
• Notify the service providers performing in person contact with the member to utilize necessary precautions to limit exposure.
• Perform follow up monitoring with the member during their illness to determine if their needs are being met and coordinate service changes that may be required. Document this action in the BUS under CIR Follow Up.
The Operational Memo can be found above by clicking on the BUS Memos button.
Questions regarding this guidance can be sent to HCPF_HCBS_Questions@state.co.us
2/4/2020 - Update: The email issue has been resolved. If you are not receiving encrypted Critical Incident emails, please contact Rhonda Johnson. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
1/15/2020 - Due to the Department's email transition to Google on January 13, 2020, auto generated emails from the BUS are bouncing back. We are working with OIT and Google to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. In the interim, please check your Case Manager CIR Worklist for any CIR Follow Ups Needed, or HCPF Review status updates. We will update you when the issue has been resolved.
The 3rd Party System User Access Request Form was updated on 8/13/2019. Please use the link below for the most up-to-date form for your access applications.
A new email box has been designated for 3rd Party User Access Forms. For all BUS and Bridge applications, please send to:
This includes New Users, Modifications, Revocations, and Reinstatements.
The Benefits Utilization System (BUS) is designed to work with Internet Explorer. The BUS performs best with versions 10 & 11. It is not recommended users access the BUS with other browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. If you do access the BUS using a browser, other than Internet Explorer, you will likely find some of the functionality does not work correctly.
The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) and its fiscal agent, DXC Technology (DXC) uses the email software Constant Contact to communicate with stakeholders.
The Department sends many program and policy related newsletters through various subscription lists. You can sign up for Department emails here.
DXC sends information related to the Colorado interChange, Bridge and other billing information. DXC also sends the monthly provider bulletin and a weekly provider newsletter. You can sign up for DXC emails, by provider type (select case manager for news on the Bridge) here.
If you receive emails you no longer wish to receive, simply click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email. You will be able to see all active subscriptions and modify which emails you wish to receive. You can follow this protocol for both Department and DXC publications.
- Third Party System User Access Request Form – Required for new user access, changing user details, including level of access, or to revoke access for existing users to the BUS/Interchange/Bridge