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H_PBH_2023A 03/07/2023 10:41:19 AM Committee Summary

Date 03/07/2023
Amabile X
Bradfield *
Bradley X
Brown X
deGruy Kennedy X
English *
Garcia *
Hamrick X
Hartsook *
Holtorf X
Jodeh X
Joseph *
Lieder *
McCormick *
Ortiz X
Soper *
Story X
Titone X
Weinberg X
Young X
Daugherty X
Michaelson Jenet X
Time 10:41:19 AM to 01:23:04 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Michaelson Jenet
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
ACC 3.0 Presentation Committee Discussion Only
Colorado's Aging Population Presentation Committee Discussion Only

10:41:37 AM
Representative Michaelson
Jenet reviewed the agenda for the meeting.

ACC 3.0 Presentation - Committee Discussion Only

10:41:58 AM  

Cristen Bates, Director, Office of Medicaid and CHP Behavioral Health Initiatives and Coverage, Department of Health Care and Policy Financing (HCPF), introduced the presenters for the Affordable Care Collaborative (ACC) 3.0. Presenter handouts and the ACC FY 21-22 report can be found as Attachment A.

10:47:34 AM  

Dave Ducharme, ACC/Delivery System Division Director, HCPF, gave an overview of the ACC including the goals of the program and how regions are divided. Mr. Ducharme spoke about joining physical and behavioral health care and gave an overview of the different types of health care plans. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee. The committee took a recess.

11:09:02 AM  
The committee resumed.
11:11:24 AM  
Mr. Ducharme reviewed
information about the role of the Regional Accountable Entities (RAE).
11:14:42 AM  
Ms. Bates reviewed
information about the capitated behavioral health benefits. She discussed
creating a unified network of public behavioral health providers and spoke
about the benefits of being a Medicaid provider. Ms. Bates discussed reimbursement
rates, as well as a plan to pay for performance and accountability.
11:21:27 AM  
Charlotte Crist,
Director, Cost Control and Quality Improvement Office, HCPF, gave an overview
of a timeline for ongoing stakeholder activities and the phase three goals
for the ACC. Ms. Bates explained the state partnerships with the community
and with other state agencies. Ms. Bates discussed the ACCs role in transforming
behavioral health. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
11:49:08 AM  
Members of the panel continued to answer questions from the committee.

Colorado's Aging Population Presentation - Committee Discussion Only

11:59:53 AM  

Cindy DeGroen, State Demography Office, Department of Local Affairs, presented on aging trends in the population of Colorado. The presentation slides may be found as Attachment B. She discussed population by different generation and discussed growth trends by different age groups. She discussed projected work force trends from now until 2030, including a breakdown by county. Ms. DeGroen answered questions from the committee.

12:10:03 PM  
Yolanda Webb, Director,
Office of Adult, Aging, and Disability Services, Colorado Department of
Human Services (DHS), provided an overview of the divisions and programs
she oversees. Materials provided by the presenters can be found as Attachment
12:20:16 PM  
Kara Harvey, Director,
Division of Aging and Adult Services, DHS, spoke about the older Coloradans
Act. She reviewed the Colorado Commission on Aging's duties and discussed
their strategic action plan on aging. Ms. Harvey discussed the work of
the State Unit on Aging. Ms. Webb spoke about the Senior Specialist on
Aging Technical Advisory Committee. Members of the panel answered questions
from the committee.
12:38:20 PM  
Jayla Sanchez-Warren,
Area Agency on Aging Director, Denver Regional Council Governments, gave
an overview of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and services they provided
in 2022. The presentation slides are available as Attachment D. She spoke
about population trends and concerns with having the resources to continue
to provide services.
12:55:07 PM  
Veronica Maes, AAA
Director, South Central Council of Governments, spoke about AAAs and America's
growing aging population. The presentation slides can be found as Attachment
E. Ms. Maes gave an overview of provided services. She also discussed different
areas of funding.
01:06:27 PM  
Eileen Doherty, Executive
Director, Colorado Gerontological Society, gave an overview of the different
services offered and issues the elderly population may be facing. The presentation
slides can be found as Attachment F. She discussed the Elder Index developed
by Boston University, as well as housing costs for the elderly population.
Ms. Doherty compared the monthly income gap between renters and homeowners
in the aging population. She discussed potential funding sources to help
continue to provide services.

01:23:04 PM   The committee adjourned.

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