May 2023

Naloxone distribution for rural health clinics and high-volume clinics - respond by May 31

The Colorado Naloxone Project has earmarked 3,000 free naloxone kits for rural health clinics and high-volume clinics for distribution to patients at risk of opioid overdose. Practices must answer these application questions by May 31. More information is available here.

Public Health Emergency ended May 11; resources for your practice and patients

Read frequently asked questions from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Medicare waivers and flexibilities related to the PHE.

  • Related: Dual-eligible patients who might be losing Medicaid coverage can contact the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at 888-696-7213 for free, personalized help on the details of Medicare and plans available in their area. 

Read a summary of flexibilities that have been made permanent in Colorado Medicaid.

Help Keep Coloradans Covered by educating staff and patients about the renewal process. Resources are available through the PHE Planning Resource Center and

  • Related: Scammers are targeting Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) members, telling them they need to pay to keep or renew coverage. For more information go to To report a scam, go to the Attorney General Consumer Protection Unit.

Clarification coming on cultural competency training

Several practices have reached out with questions about cultural competency/culturally sensitive and anti-bias training for physicians in response to requests from health insurers to report whether providers have undergone a relevant training (some calling it "mandatory").

Colorado Regulation 4-2-80 concerns network adequacy standards and reporting requirements for Colorado Option Standardized Health Benefit Plans. Under this regulation, health insurers must ensure at least 50 percent of providers and their front office staff have undertaken cultural competency training by Jan. 1, 2023, at least 75 percent have undertaken training no later than Jan. 1, 2024, and at least 90 percent have undertaken training no later than Jan. 1, 2025. Insurers will also need to report demographic data for providers and front office staff, and they will likely ask for this as well.

Colorado Medical Society has asked for legal review of the regulation to determine the legal responsibility of physicians and practices. Stay tuned.

Thanks to our Partners in Medicine, who support Colorado physicians and practices!

Job board

  • Looking for a physician to share office space in the Midtown Medical Building, Located in Denver; Ideal for Concierge/DPC; 2 exam rooms, 2 offices; could share expenses and provide some cross coverage; Available immediately; please contact Dr. Michael Keller at 720-600-0802.  

  • Physician office space to share, available July 1, 2022, in renovated house on South Wadsworth Blvd. near Alameda Ave. Read more here.

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