Early intervention payment system
- participation by state department
(1)The state department shall participate in the development and implementation of the coordinated system of payment for early intervention services authorized pursuant to part 4 of article 3 of title 26.5 and part C of the federal “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act”, 20 U.S.C. sec. 1400 et seq., as amended.
(2)The state department shall ensure that the early intervention services and payments for recipients of medical assistance pursuant to this title 25.5 are integrated into the coordinated early intervention payment system developed pursuant to part 4 of article 3 of title 26.5. To the extent necessary to achieve the coordinated payment system and coverage of those early intervention services pursuant to this title 25.5, the state department shall amend the state plan for medical assistance or seek the necessary federal authorization, promulgate rules, and modify the billing system for medical assistance to facilitate the coordinated payment system.
(3)The state department shall also make any modifications necessary to the “Children’s Basic Health Plan Act”, article 8 of this title 25.5, including promulgating rules, to ensure that the children’s basic health plan is integrated into the coordinated early intervention payment system developed pursuant to part 4 of article 3 of title 26.5.
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(a)As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “early intervention services” means those services defined as early intervention services by the department of early childhood in accordance with section 26.5-3-402 (9) that are determined, through negotiation between the state department and the department of early childhood, to be medically necessary under medical assistance and cost-effective. After negotiating the scope of early intervention services to be covered under medical assistance, the state department and the department of early childhood shall submit to the joint budget committee of the general assembly, as part of each department’s annual budget request, a proposal for the scope of coverage of early intervention services under medical assistance, including the anticipated costs of such coverage and whether the payment of such costs through medical assistance is cost-effective.
(b)“Early intervention services” shall not include the following:
(I)Nonemergency medical transportation;
(III)Service coordination, as defined in 34 CFR 303.12 (d)(11); and
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(B)The exclusion of assistive technology shall not apply to durable medical equipment that is otherwise covered under the children’s basic health plan, as defined in section 25.5-8-103 (2).
Section 25.5-1-124 — Early intervention payment system - participation by state department - rules - definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-25.5.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).