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.
Susan Hogarth, a former client and supporter of Family Voices Colorado, recently joined our team as the new Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transitions Navigator. Learn more about Susan in our Staff Spotlight.
In our work to improve access to and quality of health care for children and youth with special health care needs and their families, we spend a lot of time telling stories about what families face. But it’s important to know what the numbers beyond those stories can tell us, too.
If you have questions about how “sequestration” affects health care programs, or would like to know more about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Colorado, check out these updates and resources.
In his Inaugural Address today, President Obama spoke eloquently about the publicly funded programs that ensure vulnerable people have access to the care and services they need: “We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health …
Advocacy groups share feedback from consumers about what features are important in the new Colorado Health Benefit Exchange; the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative is looking for real people’s stories of health insurance challenges; and upcoming events for families and professionals.
Family Voices Colorado joins other advocacy groups in applauding Governor Hickenlooper’s decision, announced yesterday, that Colorado will move forward with the Medicaid expansion called for under the Affordable Care Act.
Executive Director Tom Rose offers season’s greetings in our December newsletter.
The Rockwell family knew their daughter, Sarah, needed the round-the-clock care and supervision that only her residential treatment center could provide. But the cost-conscious managed care system wanted to send her home. Learn how Family Voices empowered Sarah’s parents to advocate for an agreement that keeps everyone safe.
The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities (Children’s Buy-In) allows eligible working- and middle-class families to pay a low monthly premium to ‘buy in’ to Medicaid benefits. Family Voices Colorado helps families of children with special health care needs understand their options and apply for the Buy-In, so that more children have access to affordable, quality health care.