Whistleblowers say they falsified patient records at Western Slope community mental health center
Workers at Mind Springs Health say they were told to make up patient diagnoses and outcomes on government-required forms
Colorado lawmakers aim to protect mental health therapists from billing headaches, clawbacks after a rough year
Two bills with bipartisan support would help therapists in private practice who are fed up with the convoluted Medicaid payment system. They follow investigative reporting by The Sun and Colorado News Collaborative.
Grand Junction mental health center accused of prescription errors that threatened patient safety, report says
A June letter not released until now says Mind Springs put patients at risk
Opinion: Give whistleblowers the ability to fight fraud everywhere
Colorado already allows lawsuits to combat Medicaid’s bad actors. It’s time to broaden the field
Medicaid payment issues plague host of Colorado caregivers and therapists who see low-income and disabled patients
The state Medicaid division is facing complaints about contractors on multiple fronts, from mental health to in-home caregivers for people with disabilities
Colorado mental health professionals incensed after Medicaid forum that was intended to clear the air
About 160 mental health therapists, counselors and psychologists joined a forum to vent about Medicaid payment delays and burdensome paperwork. They left even angrier.
Colorado wants more mental health providers for Medicaid patients. But getting approved can take months.
Therapists, psychologists and others complain they have to wait months to get approval to take Medicaid patients – at a time when Colorado is trying to increase the number of providers who serve needy patients.
Colorado Medicaid contractor reverses course, will no longer try to recoup payments from mental health providers
The announcement came two days after The Colorado Sun reported that mental health providers would no longer accept Medicaid patients because of the debacle.
Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle
Several behavioral health providers say they will no longer treat Medicaid patients after 199 providers received letters ordering them to return payment for therapy already completed.
The rate of people in Colorado with health insurance held steady during the pandemic
Medicaid enrollment increased, while people covered by employer-sponsored insurance declined
Opinion: Colorado should vote on a publicly funded, privately delivered health care system
The General Assembly asked for this recommendation, now it should put it in front of the voters
A federal deadline for Colorado to redesign its child welfare system has arrived
Under the Family First law, states are rewarded for keeping children in family settings instead of institutions
Opinion: If you’re going to put us on your focus group, maybe you should put us on your payroll
Lived experience is some of the best expertise you can hire
A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.
Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.
Class-action lawsuit alleges Colorado is failing at children’s mental health care
A similar lawsuit in Illinois forced that state to improve its mental health system for kids who qualify for Medicaid.
Colorado’s low-income patients can’t find specialty health care, study shows
A 3-year study shows safety net clinics can find specialists for their patients if they work extremely hard, but systemic change is needed to make real cuts to wait lists
Opinion: Close freestanding emergency rooms
Replace them with primary-care clinics, and save billions
A $500 million Medicaid boost gives Colorado a chance to re-do its disability services
Funding for in-home personal care for aging Coloradans and people with disabilities would jump for three years under American Rescue Plan spending.
New Colorado health insurance subsidies open as search for people eligible but not enrolled ramps up
American Rescue Plan subsidies increase Thursday, and residents can apply through Aug. 15 for a broadly expanded menu of premium help
Colorado’s 2022 budget boosts K-12 spending, reverses higher ed cuts
School districts would receive about 10% more per pupil from the state. Budget writers also OK a 7% tuition hike at the University of Northern Colorado, and 3% at other colleges