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News Round-up: 5/25/16

News Round-up: 5/25/16

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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Mental Health in Colorado: Working to Close the Disparity Gaps

Thousands of Coloradans — ourselves, our family members, our friends and our neighbors — struggle with mental health challenges, whether it’s pressures at work or home, family and financial concerns, or just having a down day.


Classmates campaign for Fort Collins special needs boy - Brady was going to be moved to a school with a program for students with special needs, even though he was thriving in a class with his friends. His friends petitioned the school system to let him stay in their class.


DPS backs off proposal to eliminate high school P.E. requirement

Denver Public Schools is backing away from a proposal to eliminate a requirement that high school students take one year of physical education after fielding criticism from P.E. teachers, community groups and physical education advocates.