HB 17-1353 (Young/Lundberg) Implement Medicaid Delivery & Payment Initiatives

Originally Posted: April 28, 2017
Last Updated: May 12, 2017


The bill codifies the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC), the primary Medicaid delivery system in Colorado.


The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports the bill and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s work to continue to deliver care in an efficient and effective manner through the ACC. The ACC supports the integration of physical and behavioral health care, which improves quality and access to care for kids, because behavioral health is a critical part of children’s healthy development and well-being. The ACC also supports access to a medical home, which helps ensure that kids receive the care they need, when they need it.

Current Status

The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 33-2 and the House repassed with Senate amendments on a final vote of 39-26. It now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.

Previous Statuses

May 5, 2017

The bill passed the House and went to the Senate, where it passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with amendments on a 7-0 vote, and now heads to the Senate floor.

April 28, 2017

The bill passed the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee on a vote of 7-6 and passed on a 2nd reading voice vote on the House floor. It now awaits a recorded vote in the House. Sarah Barnes, our Senior Policy Analyst, testified in support the bill.