SUD Residential and Inpatient Benefit now open
On Jan. 1, 2021, coverage for residential and inpatient substance use disorder (SUD) services became available to Medicaid members in Colorado. We continue to enroll providers, and the Regional Accountable Entities (RAEs) are contracting with treatment providers across all available levels of care. Since Jan. 1, RAEs have approved over 208 authorizations for services, which include over 1,712 authorized days of treatment. The RAEs are working closely with providers to help them learn the authorization process.
The Department is actively refining processes related to the benefit and welcomes stakeholder feedback to make improvements. Please reach out directly to the SUD team at email@example.com. In addition to the support RAEs are extending to providers, the Department is continuing to hold provider office hours twice per month, on the first and third Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Please see the Department’s SUD website, Ensuring a Full Continuum of SUD Benefits, for additional information.