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2E39E2658A6FAED087258753006CD3B4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For EXPANDING THE SAFETY NET: DATA AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

INTERIM COMMITTEE  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATIONAL TASK FORCE
Date Sep 17, 2021      
Location Old State Library



Expanding the Safety Net: Data and Legislative Updates - Committee Discussion Only


01:48:45 PM  

Dr. Tracy Johnson, Medicaid Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, presented information about Medicaid and Child Health Plan (CHP) eligibility.  She discussed telemedic trends and behavioral health outcomes during COVID. 

Cristen Bates, Population Health Division Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, presented information about culturally responsive care.  She also discussed residential and step-down services and answered questions about it.

Ms. Bates continued her presentation about the implementation of Senate Bill 19-195, the Families First Act. Committee members asked questions about aging out of the system.

Dr. Johnson and Ms. Bates' presentation can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/committees/2017/hcpf_leg_and_data_updates_bhttf_sept_17_2021_2.pdf

02:44:30 PM  

Further committee discussion ensued about system gaps, respite care, the safety net, and workforce isseus. 






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