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FREE Battery Backup for Colorado Medicaid Recipients

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         The Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering is accepting applications for a FREE Battery Backup Power System for Colorado Medicaid recipients who rely on life-sustaining medical equipment.
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The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) has recognized the importance of being prepared for a power outage emergency for individuals utilizing life-sustaining medical devices. With funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and in collaboration with The Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE), we will be distributing Battery Backup Power Supply Systems to eligible Health First Colorado members, assisting them in having the necessary equipment to be better prepared and in maintaining their health, safety and independence.

     To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in Health First Colorado, Colorado's Medicaid Program
  • Utilize life-sustaining equipment that requires electricity to operate
    • Individuals in a licensed residential setting such as a group home, supported living program, or alternative care facility, are NOT eligible because these facilities are already required to have backup power supplies for residents.

If you are interested in getting a Backup Power Supply System, please complete the application. Once received, the application will be reviewed, information verified, and a determination made if the applicant qualifies. There is a limited supply and a final decision will be made on eligibility and the availability of devices. All applicants will be notified of their results within two months of receipt of the application.

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Questions? Contact:

Julia Beems, 303-315-1284