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    The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were orginally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Refferal Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of there listing of human service terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

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    Programs that offer information and guidance for older adults and people with disabilities regarding their health insurance options with the objective of empowering them to make informed choices. Included is information about benefits covered (and not covered); the payment process; the rights of beneficiaries; the process for eligibility determinations, coverage denials and appeals; consumer safeguards; and options for filling the gap in Medicare coverage (Medigap supplement insurance). Also available is information relating to an individual's eligibility for benefits and assistance with evaluating their options and enrolling in a Medicare plan (A, B, C, and/or D) that will best meet their needs. These programs also address coordination of benefits when beneficiaries have other types of health insurance in addition to Medicare (e.g. Medicaid, employer coverage or retiree insurance) and provide counseling and assistance regarding the subsidies that are available to low income beneficiaries enrolled in the Part D Prescription Drug Benefit (which help pay for Part D premiums and reduce the cost of prescriptions at the pharmacy) and the Medicare Savings Programs which help pay for Medicare out-of-pocket costs. They may also provide information about Medicaid and the linkages between the two programs, referrals to appropriate state and local agencies involved in the Medicaid program, information about other Medicare-related entities (such as peer review organizations, Medicare-approved prescription drug plans, Medicare administrative contractors), and assistance in completing related Medicare insurance forms.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) - Larimer County Office on AgingProvides information and assistance to access programs and services which allow individuals to remain as independent as possible in the following ways: - Help understanding and navigating the long-term service and support system - Information and Assistance specializing in programs and services for older adults and adults with disabilities. - Options counseling - Help completing Long Term Care Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program applications - Assistance accessing Chore Voucher Program and In-Home Services Voucher Program Larimer CountyLarimer County Office on AgingLarimer County Office on Aging
    Counseling - Senior Answers and ServicesAssists older adults and their families in finding appropriate services and information. Counseling services are also provided for Medicare and Medicaid information, including: - Advance or planning forms - Advocacy for benefits - General problem-solving Please note that these are counseling services only; financial assistance is NOT available.Denver CountySenior Answers and ServicesSenior Answers and Services
    Health Benefit Navigation - Benefits in ActionAids individuals in understanding what health-related benefits are available to them, navigating them through the application process, and educating them on how to get the most out of their benefits. Benefits in Action program works primarily with the following assistance programs: - Medicaid - Medicare - Connect for Health - SNAP (Food Assistance) Jefferson CountyBenefits in ActionBenefits in Action
    Healthcare Literacy - Senior Answers and ServicesOffers an outreach program to help senior communities learn the correct language for accessing services in the following: - Medicare - Colorado Benefits - Social SecurityDenver CountySenior Answers and ServicesSenior Answers and Services
    Health First Colorado (South West) - Weld County Department of Human ServicesCombines aspects of the Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Outreach and Administrative Case Management program and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) outreach into one model to better meet the needs of clients. Family Health Coordinators are available statewide to serve clients through Healthy Communities. This outreach and case management model takes into account that many of our families do not always understand the distinction between Medicaid and CHP+. In fact, many families have one child that is enrolled in Medicaid while another is enrolled in CHP+. Focuses on the "life cycle of a client” which may involve all of the activities necessary for the client to obtain coverage and access to coordinated health care services in appropriate settings called a Medical Home. Family Health Coordinators perform the following activities:Weld CountySouth Weld County Campus - Weld County Department of Human ServicesWeld County Department of Human Services
    Health First Colorado - Weld County Department of Human ServicesHealth First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) Provides Family Health Coordinators available statewide to serve clients through Healthy Communities. Offers outreach and case management model that takes into account that many families do not always understand the distinction between Medicaid and CHP+. In fact, many families have one child that is enrolled in Medicaid while another is enrolled in CHP+. Focuses on the "life cycle of a client” which may involve all of the activities necessary for the client to obtain coverage and access to coordinated health care services in appropriate settings called a Medical Home.Weld CountyWeld County Department of Human ServicesWeld County Department of Human Services
    Health Insurance Enrollment - Servicios de la RazaHealth Enrollment, Literacy and Promotions (HELP) is a culturally responsive application assistance and SHOP site under the Connect for Health Colorado Insurance Marketplace for access to public healthcare programs including Medicaid, CHP+, and Medicare. HELP provides linkage to health care, health literacy, and increased health care enrollment.Denver CountyServicios de la RazaServicios de la Raza
    Medicare 101 Class - Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), this class provides information, counseling and enrollment assistance to people with Medicare. SHIP counselors are certified to answer Medicare-related questions, such as: - Understanding Medicare coverage options - Learning Medicare terminology - Determining whether individuals will qualify for financial assistance Attendees will learn about various coverage choices, including: - Original Medicare - Medicare Advantage (Part C) - Medicare supplemental insurance policies (Medigap) - Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) Classes are held at DRCOG location and throughout Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Call (303) 480-6835 or visit http://denverregion.co.networkofcare.org/aging/calendar.aspx for upcoming class locations and details.Denver CountyDenver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
    Medicare Assistance (Limon) - Colorado East Community Action AgencyOffers Medicare counseling and assistance services through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) to seniors living in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, and Lincoln Counties.Lincoln CountyLimon - Colorado East Community Action AgencyColorado East Community Action Agency
    Medicare Assistance - Pikes Peak Area Agency on AgingThe State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides assistance around Medicare and health insurance benefits. Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office which serves El Paso County, Park County, and Teller County.El Paso CountyPikes Peak Area Agency on AgingPikes Peak Area Agency on Aging
    Medicare Assistance - South Central Colorado SeniorsProvides navigation services around Medicare for seniors age 60+.Alamosa CountySouth Central Colorado SeniorsSouth Central Colorado Seniors
    Medicare Counseling - Boulder County Area Agency on AgingProvides information, education and advocacy regarding Medicare benefits so beneficiaries can make informed health care decisions.Boulder CountyBoulder County Area Agency on AgingBoulder County Area Agency on Aging
    Medicare Counseling - Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - High Country RSVPSHIP (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program) and Medicare Program provides trained volunteers to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families and/or caregivers navigate the complexities of the health care system. SHIP helps seniors understand their medical bills, identify gaps in coverage, evaluate who is eligible for LIS (Low Income Assistance), assist with enrollment, and help recipients choose the most affordable prescription drug plan. Senior volunteers counsel recipients on the following Medicare plans: - Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D - Medicare Supplemental Plans - Medigap - Medicare Fraud Garfield County1402 Blake AvenueHigh Country RSVP
    Medicare Counseling (W 26th Ave) - Centura HealthCentura Health LINKS provides Medicare counseling for all Medicare eligible individuals and Medicare beneficiaries, through certified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors.Denver CountyW 26 Ave - Centura HealthCentura Health
    Medicare Enrollment for SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) - Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)Provides information, counseling and enrollment assistance to individuals with Medicare. SHIP certified counselors help individuals understand the following: - Medicare benefits - Coverage rules - Written notices - Forms - Appeal rights and procedures - Obtain coverage through original Medicare, Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plans - Compare Medicare supplemental (Medigap) insurance policies - Information on how other insurance plans work with MedicareDenver CountyDenver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
    Medicare Fraud Reporting - Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)Provides clients with Medicare a way to report suspected Medicare fraud through the Senior Medicare Patrol. Some potential situations that can be reported are: - Medicare billing errors - Charges from a hospital or supplier that were not received - Questions regarding Medicare Summary Notices - Suspected fraud Denver CountyDenver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
    Medicare Insurance Counseling - Senior Resource Development AgencyThe State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) assists individual with Medicare system navigation. Provides assistance with enrollment, understanding benefits and making changes to coverage. Pueblo CountyADRC / 211 / Senior Link / SHIPSenior Resource Development Agency
    Options and Benefits Counseling - Mesa County Aging and Disability Resources of ColoradoOptions counselors provide information and support to adults over 60 and adults over 18 with a disability and their family members as they explore their options for long term supports and services. Options Counseling is person centered and explores all options, including public assistance and private pay.Mesa County510 29 1/2 RoadMesa County Aging and Disability Resources of Colorado
    Options Counselor (Mountain Communities) - Boulder County Area Agency on AgingOffers information and assistance in areas of Medicare, caregiving, respite and long-term care to individuals and families in the mountains and some unincorporated areas. Has office spaces in Allenspark, Lyons and Nederland. Boulder CountyMountain and Unincorporated Areas - Boulder County Area Agency on AgingBoulder County Area Agency on Aging
    Outreach and Referrals - Eagle View Adult CenterAssists seniors with the following: - Completing forms - Applying for programs - Finding services - Medicare counseling Adams CountyEagle View Adult CenterEagle View Adult Center
    Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on AgingInsurance counselors provide assistance to seniors receiving Medicare benefits.Otero CountySenior Services - Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on AgingLower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging
    Senior Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) - Montezuma County Senior ServicesProvides free, unbiased Medicare education and assistance available to anyone on or eligible for Medicare. The program helps seniors make informed choices about Medicare options.Montezuma County107 N CHESTNUT STMontezuma County Senior Services
    Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) - Region 10SHIP helps seniors make informed choices about Medicare options. SHIP Navigators our senior volunteers who receive ongoing training in Medicare and Medicare related issues. SHIP offers free Medicare 101 - Welcome to Medicare and 102 - Beyond the Basics seminars throughout the year.Montrose County300 North CascadeRegion 10
    Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) - RSVPProvides free, unbiased Medicare education and assistance available to anyone on or eligible for Medicare. The program helps seniors make informed choices about Medicare options.Mesa County422 White AvenueRSVP
    Senior Insurance Assistance - Colorado Springs Senior CenterFree consultations to assist with medical billings, insurance claims, Medicare and Medicaid for those age 55+.El Paso CountyColorado Springs Senior CenterColorado Springs Senior Center

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