Hospital Discounted Care

Colorado’s Hospital Discounted Care Program, which was created by House Bill (HB) 21-1198, took effect on Sept. 1, 2022. The program establishes requirements for how hospitals screen, bill, and collect payments from low-income patients. The program covers any medically necessary service required in a general acute care or critical access hospital and freestanding emergency departments.

The Hospital Discounted Care Program is managed by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. 

Hospital Resources

HCPF Office Hours

At CHA’s request, HCPF continues to hold weekly office hours and training opportunities from 9-10 a.m. every Wednesday.  


Contact Megan Axelrod, CHA director, regulatory policy and federal affairs, at 720.330.6028, or Adeline Ewing, CHA policy analyst, at 720.330.6075.

Patient Resources

To qualify for the Hospital Discounted Care Program,  an individual must reside in Colorado, have a Household income that is not more than 250% of the federal poverty level, and has received a
health care service at a health care facility.