Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu
SB23-002

Medicaid Reimbursement For Community Health Services

Concerning seeking federal authorization for medicaid reimbursement for services provided by a community health worker, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2023 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act authorizes the department of health care policy and financing (state department) to seek federal authorization from the centers for medicare and medicaid services to provide medicaid reimbursement for community health worker services.

The act requires the state department to hold at least 4 public stakeholder meetings to solicit input on considerations to include in the state department's request for federal authorization.

The act grants the state department the authority to promulgate rules regarding the voluntary competency-based community health worker registry.

The act requires that on or before January 31, 2026, the state department include a report on how community health workers are being utilized through medicaid in its presentation to the joint budget committee of the general assembly and in its presentation at the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $40,717 from the general fund to the state department to be used by the executive director's office as follows:

  • $36,842 for personal services; and
  • $3,875 for operating expenses.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the act anticipates the state department will receive $40,717 in federal funds to be used as follows:

  • $36,842 for personal services; and
  • $3,875 for operating expenses.

For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $169,973 to the department of public health and environment to be used by chronic disease prevention programs in the prevention services division for the community health workers initiative.

APPROVED by Governor May 10, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

Menu

Bill Text

Colorado legislature email addresses ending in @state.co.us are no longer active. Please replace @state.co.us with @coleg.gov for Colorado legislature email addresses.  Details