Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT)

Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT), a Money Follows the Person initiative (MFP), is a program to help transition Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members out of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and into home and community-based settings. As a member of the CCT program, you would receive home and community-based waiver services (HCBS) plus CCT-enhanced supports and services designed to promote your independence.

Breaking News - September 2016: To date, CCT has helped over 200 people successfully transition from living in long-term care facilities to living in their homes and communities, with a record high 14 transitions this month!

CCT Client Brochure - Updated 2016

Who Qualifies?
You must meet Long-Term Care Health First Colorado eligibility requirements.

  • You must currently reside in a nursing facility for a period of no less than ninety (90) consecutive days (rehabilitation days do not count toward the 90 days).
  • You must be moving to qualified housing.
    • CMS defines "qualified housing" as:
      • a home owned or leased by you or your family;
      • community-based residence with not more than four unrelated individuals living together (like a group or host home);
      • or an apartment with an individual lease in a unit where services are not a condition of tenancy.

What Are the Goals of CCT?

Our objective is to provide Health First Colorado members who use long-term services and supports with choices about how, when and where you want to receive services. Services are intended to promote your independence, improve your transition process, and support you in the community. We'll meet this objective through the following goals:

  • Facilitating and sustaining the transition of 500 Health First Colorado-eligible members from nursing facilities to the community with the appropriate amount of supports and services.
  • Enhancing and improving your quality of life.
  • Supporting nursing facilities in the implementation of Minimum Data Set Section Q requirements, which assist you in exploring your community-based long-term options. 
  • Improving access to an array of HCBS services.
  • Increasing housing options for people with all types of disabilities.
  • Streamlining and improving navigation of the long-term care system to help you more easily access supports and services.

Benefits and Services

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Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT) was supported by Funding Opportunity Number 1LICMS330819 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.