Enhancing Children and Youth Behavioral Health Services

IMPORTANT UPDATE: July 1, 2020

Appropriations for Senate Bill 19-195 during  the 2020-2021 fiscal year have been eliminated. Further information can be found in the Long Bill and in HB20-1384, which amended the statute. Future completion of the tasks outlined in SB19-195 will now be subject to available appropriations per HB20-1384. This website is being preserved as a reference and record documenting the work completed during 2019-2020 fiscal year and is not being actively maintained.  

In accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 19-195, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) will be working to enhance our children and youth behavioral health system. To better serve this population, the Department will be:

  1. Implementing high fidelity wraparound services for eligible children and youth who are enrolled in Medicaid and at risk of out-of-home placement or in an out-of-home placement.
  2. Designing and recommending a child and youth integrated funding pilot program that addresses the challenges of fragmentation and duplication of behavioral health services.
  3. Participating in work led by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, to develop a menu of behavioral health screening tools, select a single standardized assessment tool, and design a single statewide referral and entry point.

 

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Stakeholder Information

Implementation Updates

High Fidelity Wraparound
The Department will be implementing high fidelity wraparound services for eligible children and youth who are enrolled in Medicaid and at risk of out-of-home placement or in an out-of-home placement. To initiate this process the Department has submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing our intent to seek federal authorization to implement wraparound services and a Concept Paper to guide upcoming conversations with CMS. 

High Fidelity Wraparound Resources

Integrated Funding Project
There are no updates available at this time.

Office of Behavioral Health Partnership
The implementation of SB19-195 is a collaborative effort between the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Additional information can be found at:

Contact Us
​If you have questions regarding the implementation of SB19-195, please complete our Enhancing Children and Youth Behavioral Health Questions Form