CDA Comments on State Medicaid and CHP+ Dental Vendor Rebidding

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The CDA recently submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF) regarding the rebidding process for Medicaid and CHP+ dental vendor contracts. While the state currently contracts with DentaQuest for Medicaid and Delta Dental of Colorado for CHP+, the agency plans to use one administrative service organization as the vendor for both programs. In response to …

State Rebids Medicaid Dental and CHP+ Vendor Contracts

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The Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF) is beginning the process of rebidding vendor contracts for the Medicaid dental contract (currently serviced by DentaQuest) and the CHP+ dental contract (currently serviced by Delta Dental). By mid-2019, HCPF plans to use one administrative service organization as the vendor for both Medicaid dental and CHP+ dental. HCPF is requesting input …

Medicaid Provider Rate Review Advisory Committee Seeks Input

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The Medicaid Provider Rate Review Advisory Committee (MPRRAC) assists the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) in the review of provider rates to determine whether rates are sufficient to ensure client access and provider retention. Its next meeting is April 3. This year the dental rate codes will be reviewed. Some of the defined goals of this process …

CHP+ Funding Renewed for Six Years

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Congress has reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHP+) for six years and the president has signed the bill into law. The bill provides $21.5 billion for fiscal year 2018 for CHP+, increasing to $25.9 billion by fiscal year 2023. This means CHP+ will continue in Colorado. Here are some important reminders: CHP+ members can continue to go to the …

Medicaid Regulatory Efficiency Review

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As highlighted in the August 2017 CDA eNews, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) gave stakeholders the opportunity to comment on rules governing both the child and adult Medicaid dental benefits. The CDA submitted comments Aug. 30 on behalf of the Medicaid provider community. The topics addressed in the CDA comments include: Restrictive interpretation of the …