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Colorado Access Joins Catalyst HTI

DENVER – Colorado Access, a local nonprofit health plan that serves members throughout Colorado, has joined Catalyst HTI, a health care innovation campus located in the heart of the River North (RiNo) district in Denver, CO. Colorado Access is the only organization in Colorado caring for members across the continuum of health services, from Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) physical and behavioral health to Child Health Plan Plus and long-term services and supports.

“A Catalyst membership puts us right in the thick of things in terms of health care innovation. To work within close proximity to other health organizations furthers the collaboration and commitment to improving the health of Coloradans,” says Paula Kautzmann, chief information officer at Colorado Access.

Colorado Access is a locally based nonprofit health plan that’s been changing the health care landscape in Colorado for more than two decades. Their history and broad view of the Colorado health care system allows them to stay focused on members’ unique needs while creating integrated systems to serve them better. Using an integrated health care model, they engage with community partners and providers to bring the two sides together to coordinate resources in a way that’s most beneficial to members.

“We look forward to being part of health care innovation in Colorado,” says Marshall Thomas, CEO and of Colorado Access. “We’ve been at this for more than 20 years, and Catalyst provides the avenue to collaborate and innovate across company lines.”

Given storied history Colorado Access in our communities, Mike Biselli (President and Co-Founder of Catalyst HTI) is honored to have their leadership on campus. “Having Colorado Access a part of the journey at Catalyst brings a unique and important perspective to our community in RiNo, given their leadership position as a nonprofit Medicaid health plan here in our state.  Their expertise and passion will make the ideas and innovative opportunities more vibrant and abundant at Catalyst,” Biselli said.


About Colorado Access
Founded in 1994, Colorado Access is a local, nonprofit health plan that serves members throughout Colorado. The company’s members receive health care as part of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) behavioral and physical health, and long-term services and supports programs. The company also provides care coordination services and administers behavioral health and physical health benefits for two regions as part of the Accountable Care Collaborative Program through Health First Colorado. Colorado Access is the state’s largest single entry point agency, coordinating long-term service and supports for Health First Colorado recipients in five Denver metro area counties. To learn more about Colorado Access, visit

About Catalyst HTI
Located in Denver, Colorado’s River North District (RiNo), Catalyst HTI is a 180,000 square-foot industry integrator designed to bring health-tech start-ups and established health care entities together under one roof. The building covers an entire block, located on the west side of Brighton Boulevard between 35th and 36th Streets. Catalyst HTI’s goal is to bring together private enterprise (startups to Fortune 100), government, academic and non-profit organizations with healthcare providers and payers to accelerate innovation and drive real, lasting change. For more information visit

View the official press release here.