Learn how Family Voices Colorado can help families and individuals understand their options in the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado.
The Flu and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) (from Family Voices National IMPACT email) It’s that time of year again…. Flu Season! That means it is time for families to take steps to make sure everybody in the household is as protected as possible. Flu is serious business. Each year many …
If you have been following the use of the Pediatric Acuity Tool (PAT) to determine eligibility for home health care funding, we have an important update: Feedback may be submitted on the revised tool TODAY.
Colorado Access is teaming up with Family Voices Colorado to host a webinar this Thursday, August 29, about how to help patients and their families manage the transition of care process for adolescents with special health care needs.
Tom Rose, Executive Director, shares updates on existing and new programs: During the past year I have often been asked how Family Voices is weathering this time of transition, and what we are doing to prepare for the upcoming changes to the health care system. In case you, too, are curious, this is what we have been up to…
Suzette Elledge is the Program Manager for Health Coverage, formerly responsible for coordinating the Medical Home Certification program, moving into a role overseeing Family Voices’ involvement with the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Although her employment with Family Voices Colorado (FVC) began in 2009, she first got involved with us some 12 years ago, when her two sons, Jacob and Joshua, were diagnosed with autism.
Since 2011, with the support of The Colorado Health Foundation, Family Voices Colorado has been working on a pilot project to develop consistent tools and processes that support youth and young adults with special health care needs in the transition from pediatric to adult care. Our first tool is a Guide to Transition, now available.
Family Voices Colorado was recently approved to become an Assistance Site with Colorado’s Connect for Health Assistance Network, made up of 58 organizations providing in-person assistance to customers of the new health insurance marketplace starting in October.
Colorado Medicaid recently began using a new questionnaire, the Pediatric Assessment Tool, to determine a child’s level of need for skilled nursing care. Many families are reporting that their home health hours have been reduced as a result, because their child’s needs don’t match what the tool measures. If you’ve been affected, we’d like to hear your story.
For nearly four years, Family Voices Colorado has worked to assess and support a wide range of health care practices in becoming certified as medical homes. As we wrap up that contract, we celebrate the accomplishments of our team.