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9960915A2BDFF8778725869C004BF614 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CONSIDERATION OF HCPF R-023 OPERATING BUDGET REQUEST

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date Mar 18, 2021      
Location SCR 352



Consideration of HCPF R-023 Operating Budget Request - Committee Discussion Only


07:49:44 AM  
Ms. Altmann came
to the table to discuss the consideration of the Department of Health Care
Policy and Financing (HCPF) R-023 Operating Budget Request.  The Joint
Budget Committee referred this request to the JTC for review.



Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of HCPF, presented on HCPF's R-023 Operating
Budget Request.  HCPF is requesting $7.5 million General Fund in FY
2021-22 and $2.1 million General Fund in FY 2022-23  to establish
an eligibility system, a claims processing and submission system, and a
data reporting system to serve all of the state's behavioral health programs.
08:01:56 AM  
Director Bimestefer,
Camille Harding, Division Director for Community Behaviroal Health at the
Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Parrish Steinbrecher, Health
Information Office Director of HCPF, and Chris Underwood, Deputy Chief
of State at HCPF, responded to questions from the committee about federal
fund matches, integration of this budget request with others from this
fiscal year, state healthcare systems and programs, the Office of Behavioral
Health, the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), and House Bill
21-1097.



Ms. Altmann came to the table to discuss the Office of Behavioral Health
in CDHS's FY 2021-22 IT capital budget request, and the status of IT capital
projects in the FY 2021-22 Long Bill.
08:53:47 AM  
Ms. Altmann discussed a future meeting date for the JTC.