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Summary Of Health Care Legislation (2020) Colorado

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  • On March 11, 2020, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 003, declaring a disaster emergency pursuant to state law due …

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Summary Of Health Insurance Legislation (2020) Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Division of Insurance Changes in Response to COVID-19
  • This memorandum provides an overview of temporary changes the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19 and associated declaration of a disaster emergency by Governor Polis on March 11, 2020.

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Summary Of Health Care Legislation Colorado General Assembly

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During the 2018 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a number of measures related to Medicaid, insurance carriers, and health care facilities. It also considered measures concerning substance use disorders, health care costs, and the health care workforce.

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Colorado Affordable Health Care Option Colorado General

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Health Care & Health Insurance Bill Summary Beginning January 1, 2022, the bill requires a health insurance carrier (carrier) that offers an individual health benefit plan in this state to offer a Colorado option plan in the Colorado counties where the carrier offers the individual health benefit plan.

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Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Colorado

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The House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee considers matters concerning state health care programs and social services. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Department of Human Services.

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Health & Human Services Colorado General Assembly

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The Senate Health and Human Services Committee considers matters concerning state health and welfare programs, health insurance, social services, and environmental health. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Public Health and Environment.

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Delivering Health Care Services Through Telemedicine

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  • Current law states that in-person contact between a health-care provider or mental health-care provider and a patient is not required under the state's medicaid program for services delivered through telemedicine that are otherwise eligible for reimbursement under medicaid
  • The bill requires the department of health

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Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option

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Health-care providers and health facilities are required to accept consumers who are enrolled in any health benefit plan offered by the authority. The bill creates an advisory committee to make recommendations to the authority concerning the development, implementation, and operation of …

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Legislative Council Staff IssueBrief

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  • between a health care provider and minor
  • In spite of these exceptions, HIPAA defers to state law that requires, permits, or prohibits parental access to medical records
  • In such cases, HIPAA permits a health care provider to exercise professional judgment, consistent with state law, to …


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Hospital Patient Long Term Care Resident Visit Rights

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • The bill specifies that a patient admitted to a hospital for inpatient care and a resident of a nursing care facility or assisted living residence may have at least one visitor of the patient's or resident's choosing during the stay or residency
  • A hospital, a nursing care facility, and an assisted


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Health Care Cost Sharing Consumer Protections Colorado

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Health Care & Health Insurance Bill Summary The bill defines a "health-care cost-sharing arrangement" as a health care sharing ministry or medical cost-sharing community that collects money from its members on a regular basis, at levels established by the arrangement, for purposes of sharing, covering, or defraying the medical costs of its members.

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Bill Search Colorado General Assembly

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  • 16-year-olds Voting In School District Elections
  • Concerning participation in school district elections by individuals at least sixteen years of age


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Health & Insurance Colorado General Assembly

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The House Health & Insurance Committee considers matters concerning state health programs and health insurance. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Benefit Exchange, Division of Insurance, and Division of Professions and Occupations relating to health care providers.

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Health Care Access In Cases Of Rape Or Incest Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Under current law, public funds cannot be used to pay for an abortion, except in cases of life endangerment and in cases of rape or incest for medicaid-eligible women
  • If every reasonable effort is made to preserve the life of the pregnant woman and unborn child, then public funds may be used for

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Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • The act establishes the health insurance affordability enterprise, for purposes of section 20 of article X of the state constitution, that is authorized to assess a health insurance affordability fee (insurer fee) on certain health insurers and a special assessment (hospital assessment) on hospitals

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Health Care Cost Sharing Consumer Protections Colorado

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Health Care & Health Insurance Bill Summary The bill defines a "health care cost-sharing arrangement" as a health care sharing ministry or medical cost-sharing community that collects funds from its members on a regular basis, at levels established by the arrangement, for purposes of sharing, covering, or defraying the medical costs of its members.

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Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability

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The bill creates the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise (enterprise) as a type 2 agency and government-owned business within the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) for the purpose of participating in the implementation and administration of a state Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability program (program) on and after July 1, 2017

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Health & Human Services Colorado General Assembly

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The Senate Health and Human Services Committee considers matters concerning state health and welfare programs, health insurance, social services, and environmental health. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Public Health and Environment.

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Hospital Patient Visitation Rights During COVID 19

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Health Care & Health Insurance Bill Summary The act acknowledges the challenges to the state's health care systems caused by the COVID-19 virus, which has resulted in hospitals, in their efforts to keep patients and employees in a safe environment and minimize the risk of spreading the virus, limiting patients' ability to have loved ones visit

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Summary Of Public Health Legislation (2019) Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • On March 11, 2020, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 003, declaring a disaster emergency pursuant to state law due …

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Colorado Healthcare Affordability & Sustainability

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The bill creates the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise (enterprise) as a type 2 agency and government-owned business within the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) for the purpose of participating in the implementation and administration of a state Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability program (program) on and after July 1, 2017

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Transparency In Direct Pay Health Care Prices Colorado

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Additionally, the act prohibits health insurers, government agencies, or other persons or entities from penalizing a health care recipient, provider, facility, employer, or other person or entity who pays directly for health care services or otherwise exercises rights under or complies with the act. The bill takes effect January 1, 2018.

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Health Care Services Reserve Corps Task Force Colorado

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The bill creates the health care services reserve corps task force (task force) in the department of public health and environment. The purpose of the task force is to evaluate and make recommendations on the creation of a health care services reserve corps program (program), in which medical professionals could cross-train to be able to serve the state in an emergency or disaster and receive

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Health Care Billing Requirements For Indigent Patients

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Health-care facilities shall use a single uniform application developed by the department of health care policy and financing (department) when screening a patient. If a health-care facility determines a patient is ineligible for discounted care, the facility shall provide the patient notice of the determination and an opportunity for the

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Health & Insurance Colorado General Assembly

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The House Health & Insurance Committee considers matters concerning state health programs and health insurance. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Benefit Exchange, Division of Insurance, and Division of Professions and Occupations relating to health care providers.

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Health Care Resource Book (2020) Colorado General Assembly

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  • The Legislative Council Staff's Health Care Resource Book is intended to serve as a reference guide for information on some of Colorado's major health care issues and programs
  • The book is divided into two sections
  • The first section covers health care spending; private health insurance regulation; the state’s health benefit exchange; an overview of public health care programs; and

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Maternal Health Providers Colorado General Assembly

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The bill: Requires a carrier offering a health benefit plan in the state, and the department of health care policy and financing when administering the "Colorado Medical Assistance Act", to reimburse health-care providers that provide health-care services related to labor and delivery in a way that promotes high-quality, cost-effective care, prevents risk in subsequent pregnancy, and does not

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Behavioral Health Crisis Response Training Colorado

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The bill directs the state department of health care policy and financing (department) to obtain a vendor to provide a comprehensive care coordination and treatment training model (model) for persons who work with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health needs.

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Behavioral Health Recovery Act Colorado General Assembly

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  • Section 1 of the bill titles the bill the "Behavioral Health Recovery Act of 2021"
  • Section 2 of the bill continues the requirement that a podiatrist must adhere to the limitations on prescribing opioids
  • Sections 3 and 4 of the bill continue the funding for the medication-assisted treatment expansion pilot program (pilot program) for the 2020-21 through 2022-23 state fiscal years and repeal

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Protecting Preventive Health Care Coverage Colorado

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The bill codifies a number of preventive health care services currently required to be covered by health insurance carriers pursuant to the federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" and adds them to the current list of services required to be covered by Colorado health insurance carriers, which services are not subject to policy deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance.

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Healthcare Provider Liens Colorado General Assembly

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • The bill establishes requirements for the creation of a healthcare provider lien
  • A healthcare provider lien is a lien related to charges for medical care provided to a person injured by the negligence or wrongful act of another person, which is asserted against money the injured person may receive

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Health Care And Health Insurance Legislation (2017

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During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to Medicaid, insurance carriers, and substance use disorder in Colorado. The General Assembly also considered measures related to background checks for some types of providers and made changes to the state behavioral health crisis response system.

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CGIA Colorado Governmental Immunity Act And A State

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The act makes the following modifications to the "Colorado Governmental Immunity Act" (CGIA): Unless otherwise excepted under the CGIA, the act excludes from the definition of "public employee" under the CGIA any health care practitioner or any health care professional who is employed by the university of Colorado hospital authority (authority) unless the practitioner or professional is

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Mental Health Involuntary Transportation Holds Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Current law allows specified intervening professionals to transport to a treatment facility any person who appears to be in need of an immediate evaluation for treatment of a mental health disorder to prevent physical or psychiatric harm to others or to himself or

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Improve Wages And Accountability Home Care Workers

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Home care agencies - department to request increase in federal reimbursement rate for certain services - minimum wage - wage pass-through requirement - training - appropriation
  • The act requires the department of health care policy and financing (department) to request from the federal government an

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Colorado General Assembly

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Programs
  • Department: Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Subject: Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Review and Appeal Process for Community-Based Services


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Reproductive Health Care Program Colorado General Assembly

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Reproductive Health Care Program Concerning the creation of a reproductive health care program, and, in connection therewith, providing contraceptive methods and counseling services to …

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Allow Medicaid Home Health Services In Community

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Under current law, for some clients, home health services under the medicaid program may only be provided in the client's residence
  • The bill removes the location restriction for home health services to comply with changes to federal medicaid rules that allow for services to be delivered in the

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HOUSE BILL 19 1269

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checkups. a health benefit plan that is issued or renewed in this state on or after january 1, 2020, that provides coverage for an annual physical examination as a preventive health care service pursuant to section 10-16-104 (18) shall include coverage and reimbursement for behavioral health screenings using a …


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Health & Human Services Colorado General Assembly

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The Senate Health and Human Services Committee considers matters concerning state health and welfare programs, health insurance, social services, and environmental health. The committee also has legislative oversight responsibility for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Public Health and Environment.

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Adoptive Parents Payments To Outside Providers Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • The bill permits adoptive parents who are parties to an adoption assistance agreement (agreement) to pay for services or items from a provider that is not enrolled in the medical assistance program
  • These services or items would otherwise be reimbursable under the medical assistance

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Add Health Maintenance Organizations Life And Health

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Adds health maintenance organizations (HMOs) as members of the association and subjects HMOs to assessments from the association; and Allocates responsibility for long-term care insurance assessments between health insurance and life insurance association members. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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Prohibit Discrimination COVID 19 Vaccine Status Colorado

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • The bill prohibits an employer, including a licensed health facility, from taking adverse action against an employee or an applicant for employment based on the employee's or applicant's COVID-19 immunization status
  • The bill allows an aggrieved employee or applicant

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Hospital Financial Transparency Measures Colorado

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The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing (department), in consultation with the Colorado healthcare affordability and sustainability enterprise board, to develop and prepare an annual report detailing uncompensated hospital costs and the different categories of expenditures made by general hospitals in the state (hospital expenditure report).

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Health Care Charges Billing Required Disclosures

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  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • The bill imposes requirements on health care facilities, health care providers, pharmacies, and health insurers, starting January 1, 2019, to disclose information about health care charges

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Health Insurance

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  • House Bill 20-1008 would have required health care cost-sharing arrangements to report operational and financial information to DOI and publically disclose information about the cost-sharing arrangement to consumers
  • A health care cost-sharing arrangement is a health care sharing ministry or

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First Regular Session Seventy Third General Assembly STATE

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3 health-care facility if the medical services are necessitated by a 4 life-endangering circumstance described in subparagraph (II) of 5 paragraph (b) of subsection (6) of this section and if there is no licensed 6 health-care facility within a thirty-mile radius of the place where such 7 medical services are performed. 8 SECTION 3.


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