Recognizing Quality in Colorado

July 25, 2019

Janet Snipes Named 2019 Champion of Quality Award Recipient Holly Heights Nursing Center Executive Director honored for outstanding contributions to quality improvement   ​WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced Janet Snipes, Executive Director of Holly Heights Nursing Center, as the 2019 recipient of the Mary… Read More

Rep. Kraft-Tharp Receives Thank You At Arvada Care

July 15, 2019

Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp of Arvada is proving there is still a place for good politics in this world. And Long Term Care communities in the state are better for her work. Along with staff and residents of Arvada Care & Rehab, CHCA President & CEO Doug Farmer presented Kraft-Tharp with a

Colorado Medicaid Reimbursement Change Resources

October 17, 2018

Colorado Reimbursement is Changing-This document provides a description of the current reimbursement methodology and an overview of the alternate reimbursement methodology: Medicaid Reimbursement is Changing Class I Nursing Facility Alternate Reimbursement Methodology: This is a PDF of a PowerPoint presentation outlining four hypothetical facilities and how they each fare under the alternate reimbursement methodology: Class I Nursing… Read More

Behavioral Add-On

March 1, 2018

The deadline for the Specialized Behavioral Services Program Add-On is March 31,2018.  Documentation to support a buildings fulfillment of the requirements for this add on are to be submitted to Richard Clark at HCPF (  All mass adjustments and reprocessing related to the patient liability and crossover claim fixes on the Medicaid Interchange have been… Read More

CHCA 2016 Legal Symposium a Big Success

March 31, 2016

We had a packed house on March 31st at the 2016 CHCA/CCAL Legal Symposium: a discussion of the proposed changes to the Medicare/Medicaid Requirements of Participation, or ROPs. This important seminar included discussions from Fred Miles and Carol Manteuffel of event presenter Husch Blackwell, LP, Lyn Bentley of AHCA, and Annaliese Impink from SavaSeniorCare. There was… Read More

KMGH Channel 7’s Marshall Zelinger Speaks To CHCA PR Committee

March 18, 2016

The CHCA PR Committee, responsible for  creating a strong reputation and public perception of the long term care profession in Colorado through public relations and media outreach, welcomed KMGH Channel 7 reporter Marshall Zelinger this week to discuss story development… and how to pitch a strong story to media outlets. When crafting a story, Zelinger… Read More

District II Day at the Capitol

March 16, 2016

One of the key missions of CHCA is to gain access to elected officials through advocacy and lobbying. Oftentimes, the most effective lobbying for our profession comes from the professionals themselves: Administrators and nurses, who really know and understand the challenges facing Long Term Care in the state, telling their stories is imperative. Taking time… Read More

New Assisted Living Regulations Under Discussion

March 10, 2016

The Chapter 7 revisions work continued recently at the CDPHE AL Advisory meeting. The definition and responsibilities of an AL Administrator were discussed. There is clearly sentiment that the administrators roll needs clarification and additional detail of expectations. The revised regulations will likely require that a designee to be named when the administrator is not… Read More

CPR Highlights Denver Students Working With Alzheimer’s Patients

February 29, 2016

Colorado Public Radio’s Jenny Brundin shared a great story late last week of students at Denver’s Graland Country Day School working with Alzheimer’s patients in the Denver area. “Graland Country Day School in Denver has developed a comprehensive learning module for seventh graders focused on Alzheimer’s disease. “Our goal here is intergenerational learning,” says Mark… Read More

2016 Compassionate Caregiver of the Year

February 26, 2016

Nominate a professional caregiver or team for the 2016 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (NCCY) Award, which nationally recognizes health care professionals who display extraordinary devotion and compassion in caring for patients and families. Professional caregivers and teams who work directly with patients in any U.S. health care setting are eligible for this prestigious… Read More

New Medicaid Tax Document from HCPF

January 10, 2016

Last month, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing sent new tax document IRS Form 1095-B to most individuals who were enrolled in Medicaid, including Long Term Care Medicaid, in 2015. Members do not need this form to file taxes. It is for their records, and they should keep it with their other… Read More