Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)
Proposed Changes to CICP
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is proposing key changes to the Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) in 2017. The proposal would change CICP into a grants program where clinics and hospitals would be the qualifying entities for funding instead of individuals. The change would require legislative approval and has not been finalized. For more information, see this presentation from the April CICP Stakeholder Forum meeting.
Guidance on Helping Lawfully Present Immigrants Apply for CICP
Lawfully present immigrants who are denied CICP discounted services due to their immigration status may submit a waiver through the Department of Revenue (DOR) to verify their lawful presence. For more information, see page 36 of the eligibility section of the CICP manual. HCPF and the DOR are currently working to update their definitions of lawful presence and lists of acceptable documentation to prove lawful presence for CICP. More information on the changes will be available in July.
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