Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
Colorado Access, a Denver-based nonprofit health plan, has been awarded the Single Entry Point contract for Douglas, Denver, Arapahoe, Adams and Elbert counties. To support the contract, Colorado Access created a new line of business, called Access Long Term Support Solutions (ALTSS). Colorado Access will take over the contract effective July 1, 2013.
“Now that Colorado Access is a Single Entry Point agency, we are in a special and even more diverse role. We are a Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO), a Behavioral Health Organization, and now a Single Entry Point agency for many of our members,” said Gretchen McGinnis, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Colorado Access. “We will also be able to provide a full range of complete care coordination to our members. This will allow us to offer a comprehensive understanding of the entire Medicaid system.”
As a Single Entry Point agency, Colorado Access will connect senior citizens and individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses to long-term services and support. The nonprofit will provide case management, care coordination, planning, and make referrals.
Long-term services and support is a network of organizations that helps people of any age who have a chronic illness or are limited and cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. These services can be both medical and non-medical. They can be provided at home, in the community, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing care facility.
About Colorado Access
Colorado Access is a nonprofit health plan that serves more than 500,000 Coloradans. Operating since 1994 and based in Denver, the organization’s mission is to improve healthcare by connecting people with effective care management and comprehensive services. Colorado Access actively engages within public-private partnerships to improve access to primary care, patient-centered care, the medical home model and the maintenance of the continuum of care. The company’s members receive healthcare under Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Medicaid Behavioral and Physical Health programs, or Medicare Advantage. In 2011, Colorado Access was awarded three (3) of the seven (7) Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs) under the State’s Accountable Care Collaborative Medicaid program. Access Health Benefit Solutions provides Third Party Administrator services to employers offering customized employer-funded health insurance and wellness plans to their employees. For more information, visit http://www.coaccess.com