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The Medical Care Advisory Committee was created in 1967 and operates in accordance with 42 CFR 431.12 (Code of Federal Regulations) based on section 1902(a)(4) of the Social Security Act and was established as the Colorado State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council under Section 25.5-4-203 C.R.S. (Colorado Revised Statutes).
The Colorado State Medical Assistance & Services Advisory Council exists to improve and maintain the quality of the Medicaid Program by:
Contributing specialized knowledge and experience to that available within the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and
Providing a two-way channel of communication with the individuals, organizations, and institutions in the community that, with the administrating Agency, provide and/or pay for medical care and services.
These meetings will now be held quarterly with meetings convening at 6:00pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Meetings take place at:
303 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
The Board has a representative from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and from the Colorado Department of Health. The fourteen members of the board are appointed by the Governor for a term of two years. The Board consists of the following representatives:
Representing: Pharmacists - William Irizzary
Representing: Physicians - Margaret Tomcho
Representing: Behavioral Health Services- Jill Atkinson
Representing: Nurses - Theresa Buxton
Representing: Nursing Facilities - Sarah Schumann
Representing: Home Health - Janet Puglisi
Representing: Optometry - Heather Gitchell
Representing: Dentists - Sean Whalen
Representing: Public - Penny Grande
Representing: Public - Kimberley Jackson
Representing: Public - Robert Ward
Representing HCPF - Marceil Case
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing1570 Grant StreetDenver, Colorado 80203Phone: 303-866-3054Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council Rules of Procedure
Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please contact the Program Administrator at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need special arrangements.