What is the difference between the Colorado Access CHP+ plan and the CHP+ State Managed Care Network?
The CHP+ State Managed Care Network is a plan members are placed on for:
- The pre HMO period: This is the span of time from a member’s original enrollment until the member is enrolled in a CHP+ participating HMO.
- Prenatal plan: This is the plan for pregnant women (Colorado residents) age 19 and older that covers all pregnancy care, including labor and delivery and visits after you deliver.
- Presumptive eligibility: The Presumptive Eligibility program gives children under 19 and pregnant women temporary Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) medical coverage right away. Temporary medical coverage lasts for at least 45 days while your medical assistance application is processed.
Children placed on the CHP+ State Managed Care Network program generally are on it for 30-60 days. Then you can choose an HMO. Colorado Access is one of six HMOs in the state. Your options depend on where you live. To choose an HMO, contact Health First Colorado Enrollment at 800-259-1991.