Colorado Senior Lobby

The Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) has been active this legislative session tracking bills impacting older Coloradoans- including transportation bills. One of these bills is SB21-187, The Creation of a Dialysis Transportation Provider Reimbursement Program. The program is created to reimburse dialysis transportation providers that transport dialysis patients 50 years or older or older not covered by Medicaid. The program is to be administered by CDOT. In 2020 there were 6,265 Colorado patients- 400,412 treatments administered at 895 Dialysis Centers. These figures are projected to grow by 4% yearly. Another transportation bill is HB21-1206, Medicaid Transportation Services. The bill, if passed, would transfer the requirement of the PUC to oversee the safety and oversight of these services to HCPF and to collaborate with stakeholders to establish rules and processes for the transportation services. CSL is monitoring at this time.