March 2021
This newsletter provides implementation updates from the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) on House Bill (HB) 18-1136 and is distributed periodically during the benefit development process.
Information for Providers
Provider Support - SUD Provider Forum
Thank you to all SUD treatment providers who attended previous Provider Office Hour sessions hosted by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department), in collaboration with its partners at Regional Accountable Entities, Managed Services Organizations, and the Office of Behavioral Health at the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Department is pleased to announce that additional sessions - now called SUD Provider Forums - have been scheduled through the end of May. These Forum sessions will focus on topics of interest for providers based on responses collected from a recent Department survey. 

The Forums are scheduled as follows:
First Wednesday of the month
Meeting Link:
Call-in number: (419) 812-2582
PIN: 931 626 035#

April 7 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
May 5 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month
Meeting Link:
Call-in number: (916) 836-2601
PIN: 951 467 943#

April 21 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
May 10 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
If you are a treatment provider and have questions or require additional information regarding the SUD Provider Forum, please contact Shingo Ishida.

Department welcomes feedback and questions on SUD benefit
The Department continues to monitor and actively refine processes relating to the SUD benefit expansion since its implementation on January 1st. We welcome questions and comments regarding the benefit expansion. Please contact the SUD team.
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