Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or mental illness are recipients of either Medicare or Medicaid. Some are "dually eligible" and receive both.
If you receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits it's not always easy to understand which program covers your services or who to contact. Many people on both Medicare and Medicaid experience more barriers to receiving appropriate, friendly care.
Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Medicare-Medicaid Program
In an effort to reduce these barriers, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Medicare-Medicaid Program that strives to improve care coordination for dually eligible individuals.
Colorado is one of 13 states in the nation participating in the program and has contracted with Disability Law Colorado to implement an Ombudsman Program to advocate for dually eligible individuals. We are pleased to bring this service to our clients, and help ensure they receive the services they need.
At Disability Law Colorado, as part of the Ombudsman Program, we now have a Medicare-Medicaid Advocate. She and her Assistant will respond to complaints regarding care or rights violations from beneficiaries of Medicare-Medicaid receiving services from the ACC.
If you receive full Medicare and Medicaid benefits and have questions or need to speak with someone about your benefits, please contact us. You can find more information about your rights and Medicare and Medicaid below.