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2023 dues are $99. COMBINE is a 501c4 nonprofit trade association and a registered nonpartisan nonprofit Small Donor Political Committee. Contributions not tax deductible.
'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Benjamin Franklin
Outpatient clinics are a part of the essential safety net.
Attend BHA workshops (10 AM, once a month) to learn how to participate.
Sep 29, 2023, Oct 27, 2023, Nov 24, 2023, Dec 29, 2023,
Jan 26, 2024, Feb 23, 2024, Mar 29, 2024 , Apr 26, 2024, May 31, 2024, Jun 28, 2024
What are the Mental Health "Parity" laws all about?
"MHPAEA prohibits covered plans from imposing financial requirements and treatment limitations that are more restrictive for MH/SUD services when compared to medical/surgical."
Commissions: Medical (HCPF), Health (DHE), DOI bulletin drafts
Do you have a complaint for HCPF (Medicaid)?
If so, you can submit your complaint via the Health First Colorado Managed Care Provider Complaint Form.
Do you have a complaint for Colorado Division of Insurance (commercial payers)?
If so, you can submit your complaint via https://doi.colorado.gov/for-consumers/file-a-complaint
Do you want clients? Are you seeking an available therapist for yourself or referral?
COMBINE supports Medicaid members' need for an accurate database of available mental health care providers.
COMBINE providers participate in the CODAPS program by providing weekly availability updates.
Please see CODAPS at codaps.org
Have you contacted a Colorado state legislator? Fill in this form so COMBINE can track contacts.
Oct 4, 2022: HCPF promotes free education for health services workers. CLICK HERE.
Care Forward Colorado is revitalizing Colorado’s healthcare workforce through zero-cost, short-term training programs at community and technical colleges. In a year or less, trainees can learn skills to become a certified nursing assistant, emergency services professional, and many more professions that are desperately needed in Colorado’s healthcare facilities.
Have you seen HCPF's Independent Provider Network Forum webpage yet?
September 30, 2022: UPDATE: For non-BHE Medicaid clinics training university interns and pre-licensure externs, HCPF/RAEs have agreed to use DORA's standard for supervision (3 years post-graduation experience plus supervision classes) and also will review providers with DORA stipulations "case by case". This is a win for COMBINE's advocacy.
August 19, 2022 HCPF released their narrative regarding huge disparity in rates received by the independent provider network compared to CMHC rates. The report is neither "independent" as required by law, nor complete. Read their report. Read COMBINE's response.
If so, you're in the right place. You are not alone.
COMBINE: Colorado Medicaid Behavioral Health Provider Network brings together Coloradans concerned about the delivery of behavioral healthcare for the Medicaid population. COMBINE is a member driven nonpartisan registered small donor political committee advocating for a diverse, competent, and sustainable Medicaid behavioral healthcare workforce in Colorado.
Members are both professionals that provide Medicaid behavioral healthcare and the public. COMBINE offers mutual aid to members of the IPN and empowers members to advocate for a behavioral healthcare system that includes the IPN. Join us!
Medicaid members enjoy legal protections and payers and the state possess resources providers lack. Together we can offer experience and commitment when advocating for the maintenance and improvement of mental healthcare delivery for Colorado.
The world of public healthcare has history, tensions, and a future. COMBINE educates members about opportunities, rules, policy, and the actors in Colorado that determine our Medicaid behavioral healthcare future.
Administered by both the federal and state governments, and managed by for-profit and non-profit corporations, state level legislators have influence over Medicaid policy. COMBINE vets and endorses candidates and scores their actions as legislators.
If you're new to COMBINE and want to know more about what we're about, go to our "For New Members" page.
Below is a snapshot of what COMBINE has helped to accomplish. Go here to see a full list of what we've done.
COMBINE analyzed the recommendations in the Blueprint to seek common priorities with the task force. The spreadsheet for tracking progress is public and displays comments and suggestions.