Medicaid Provider Payment Delay

Molly PereiraFeatured News

June 10, 2010

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing sent a notice this week regarding Medicaid claims and reimbursement:

  • Any Medicaid claims submitted by June 11 will be paid on June 18, as usual.
  • However, any Medicaid claims submitted after June 11 will NOT BE PAID UNTIL July 9.

Why, from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing:
The end-of-the-year forecast of revenues is lower than expected, and they are at risk of not being able to meet reserves requirements for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. They have been asked to delay provider payments by two weeks, as was proposed earlier in the fiscal year.

Contact information:
If for any reason the decision is reversed, a notice will be posted on the Provider Claim Reports (PCRs) and on the Provider Services Web page at  If you have questions about claims processing or the payment cycle, please contact Provider Services at 303-534-0146 or 800-237-0757.  If you have questions about the department’s policy, please contact Joanne Lindsay at  or 303-866-3144.