Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee. The bill adds residential and inpatient substance use disorder services to the Colorado medical assistance program. The benefit is limited to persons who meet nationally recognized, evidence-based level of care criteria for residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment. The benefit will not be effective until the department of health care policy and financing seeks and receives any federal authorization necessary to secure federal financial participation in the program.
If an enhanced residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment benefit becomes available, managed care organizations shall reprioritize the use of money allocated from the marijuana tax cash fund to assist in providing treatment, including residential treatment, to persons who are not otherwise covered by public or private insurance.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)