April 28, 2021

Beginning January 1st, 2021, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) inpatient, residential, and withdrawal management services will be fully available under Health First Colorado’s Medicaid Plan in accordance with House Bill 18-1136. These services will be reimbursed by the Regional Accountable Provider Participation Colorado’s health plans are committed partners in helping facilitate a smooth transition to the new benefit, helping providers understand the authorization process, and ensuring that Colorado’s Medicaid members have access to the care they need. While the RAEs are responsible FACT SHEET Entities (RAEs) as part of the capitated, managed behavioral health care benefit. These services will be in addition to current SUD and behavioral health benefits covered by Health First.