This bill would require the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to provide information to providers participating in the Accountable Care Collaborative, the state Medicaid delivery system, regarding the cost and quality of medical services provided by hospitals and other Medicaid providers and the cost and quality of pharmaceuticals prescribed by Medicaid providers.View Update
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
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The bill updates the Colorado Health Service Corps Program in order to increase access to behavioral health care providers across the state.View Update
This bill prohibits a court from placing a child in a juvenile detention facility for truancy. Currently, if a child between the ages of six and 17 has four unexcused absences in a month or 10 unexcused absences during the academic year, a judge may place the child in a juvenile detention facility.View Update
The bill creates a new student-centered public school funding formula to replace the 1994 school finance formula.View Update
This bill changes the funding method for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) to a percentage-based model, where county allocations will be determined based upon the results of an annual market rate study and each county’s share of the total number of children eligible to receive CCCAP assistance.View Update
The bill clarifies provisions of the education accountability system for schools and school districts that are rated in the bottom two categories (priority improvement or turnaround) and provides communities the opportunity to be more involved in understanding the improvement planning process.View Update