Joint Budget Committee. The bill adds to the duties of the department of health care policy and financing (department) under the Colorado dental health care program for low-income seniors (program) to review the operation and effectiveness of the program in the next annual report. Qualified grantees under the program and the department shall report recommendations concerning the operations and effectiveness of the program.
Under current law the senior dental advisory committee recommends to the medical services board the maximum reimbursement rate for dental procedures under the Colorado dental health care program for low-income seniors that cannot be less than the reimbursement rate previously adopted by the state board of health for the program. The bill changes the maximum reimbursement rate that the committee may recommend to not less than the medicaid fee-for-service rate.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)