- behavioral health safety net providers
(1)For the purpose of reimbursing essential behavioral health safety net and comprehensive community behavioral health providers, as defined in section 27-50-101, except for those that are also federally qualified health centers, as defined in the federal “Social Security Act”, 42 U.S.C. sec. 1395x(aa)(4), which have payment methodology pursuant to section 25.5-5-408, the state department shall establish an appropriate cost accounting methodology annually with the behavioral health administration in the department of human services in order to support sustainable access to behavioral health safety net services, as defined in section 27-50-101. In establishing the payment methodology, the state department shall consider:
(a)Actual costs of services, including services to address language and cultural barriers necessary to serve communities of color and other underserved populations;
(b)Costs that are reasonable, as determined by the state department in collaboration with the behavioral health administration in the department of human services;
(c)Quality and accessibility of behavioral health safety net care provided, as determined by the state department, in collaboration with the behavioral health administration in the department of human services, by rule;
(e)Access by priority populations as determined by the behavioral health administration in the department of human services; and
(f)Value-based payment approaches that incentivize providers to expand access to cost-effective behavioral health services to serve the behavioral health safety net.
(2)The standards and processes for determining the payment methodology will be determined by an auditing and accounting committee. The members of the committee are selected by the state department to include behavioral health administrative service organizations, managed care entities, behavioral health safety net providers as defined in section 27-50-101, independent auditors, actuaries, consumer and family advocates, local government representatives, other state agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
Section 25.5-4-403 — Providers - behavioral health safety net providers - reimbursement,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-25.5.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).