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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Colorado Access, a local, nonprofit health plan, is excited to announce that it has won two contracts to serve as the behavioral health organization for both the City and County of Denver and 12 counties in northeast Colorado. In this role, Colorado Access will serve more than 275,000 Coloradans with behavioral health services and care management.

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is required to rebid all BHO contracts every five years. Colorado Access has been the BHO for the City and County of Denver since 1998 and has won every Denver BHO bid since.

Starting in July, they will provide those same services to the northeast region of Colorado, which include the following counties: Weld, Larimer, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Elbert and Cheyenne.

As the northeast BHO, Colorado Access will work closely with Centennial Mental Health Center, North Range Behavioral Health and Touchstone Health Partners to increase behavioral health services access and efficacy. This partnership enables an integrated approach to extensive care management and behavioral health services for the neighboring communities.

“We are honored and thrilled to once again serve as the Behavioral Health Organization for Denver, and we are looking forward to expanding our services to northeast Colorado,” said Marshall Thomas, CEO and president of Colorado Access.

“We are already serving the physical health needs of Medicaid recipients in northeast Colorado, so we understand their needs and see the importance of the integration of both physical and behavioral health care.

“We especially look forward to working with our partners at Centennial Mental Health Center, North Range Behavioral Health and Touchstone Health Partners to advance our shared mission of providing access to quality care.”

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Holyoke Enterprise June 26, 2014