On January 31, 2012, Sen. Linda Newell and Rep. Ken Summers introduced SB 12-127 – Concerning the Participation of Providers of Long-Term Care in Medicaid Care Coordination Programs. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
To the extent permitted under federal law, the department of health care policy and financing shall include providers of long-term care services and supports as health homes or as part of health homes in the Medicaid program.
In expanding an accountable care collaborative or organization to include dually eligible persons, persons with chronic conditions, and persons in need of long-term care services and supports, the bill directs the department to permit providers of long-term care services and supports to contract with regional care collaborative organizations as health homes or to provide some or all of the services provided by the regional care collaborative organizations. On February 29, the Health and Human Services Committee amended the bill and moved it to the Senate for 2nd Reading.
Since this summary, the Second Reading was laid over daily on March 5.
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