Representatives from the Colorado Medical Society attended the first four of six stakeholder meetings hosted by the Division of Insurance (July 29, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8; recordings available on the DOI website) to help inform the framework for the Colorado Option standardized plan.

  • CMS submitted this document to the DOI on Aug. 12 with our initial comments about the design of the standardized plan

  • CMS submitted these responses to the Google form on Sept. 17 from the second meeting (8/12/21)

  • CMS submitted this letter on Oct. 7, on behalf of the Colorado House of Medicine

Rest assured that CMS is keeping physicians at the table, protecting hard-fought amendments. We will continue to attend these meetings on your behalf, and stand up for you as the Colorado Option is implemented.

Important dates

  • Nov. 30, 2021: DOI to submit 1332 State Innovation Waiver to federal government
  • Jan. 1, 2021: Deadline for DOI to adopt final rule on standardized plan

Stakeholder meetings

Meetings are open to the public; if you want to attend, participate and comment in a future meeting, register through the links below. Slides and Google Forms with targeted questions relevant to each meeting’s topic will be posted about a week before each meeting. Find these here

Remaining general meeting on the Colorado Option Standardized Plan
Registration link for all general stakeholder meetings

  • Nov. 4 - 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Public Meetings on 1332 Waiver Process for the Colorado Option
DOI will provide information on the federal Section 1332 waiver that the Division will request for the Colorado Option. At these meetings, the DOI will provide an overview of the Colorado Option, as well as review the process for submitting a 1332 waiver.

Special meeting for physicians and other health care providers
One of five meetings designed to address specific stakeholder groups and concerns

  • Sept. 10, 12-1 p.m.

Stakeholder meetings on culturally competent health care provider networks
Individuals working in or representing communities that are diverse in regards to race, ethnicity, immigration status, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and geographic region are specifically invited to participate. Physicians and other health care providers, insurers, brokers,  health care facilities, consumer representatives, and individuals who are or represent health care workers are also invited to participate. In addition, the Division seeks participation from people from the many geographic regions within our state. 

  • Sept. 14, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m. - register
  • Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - register

Get involved

Want to get more involved in CMS's advocacy on the Colorado Option? Email amy_goodman@cms.org.


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