Elizabeth Arenales, Senior Policy Advisor, Governor Jared Polis, presented a slide deck about policy priorities for behavioral health American Rescue Plan Act funds: http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/committees/2017/11_01_21_-_bh_full_task_force_briefing.pdf.
Dr. Robert Werthwein, Director, Office of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, discussed community investment grants, statewide frameworks, and assessments.
Cristen Bates, Population Health Division Director, Health Programs Office, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, added information about care integration and payment reform.
Committee discussion ensued about incentive structure for payors and evidence-based practices. Questions were also raised about work force.