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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) Awarded Developmental Pathways the Case Management Agency Contract for Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties


Aurora, CO – (August 14, 2023) – Developmental Pathways (DP), a leading provider of early intervention and case management services, is thrilled to announce its recent success in securing a Case Management Agency (CMA) contract, effective November 1, 2023, with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to provide case management services to individuals enrolled or enrolling into Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for defined service area #5, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert counties. This exciting development marks a significant milestone for the organization and highlights its commitment to delivering exceptional services to a broader range of individuals and families with disabilities.

DP was selected through a competitive process requiring local knowledge and expertise along with a track record of excellence in customer service and innovation.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have been chosen as the preferred Case Management Agency for this contract,” said Matt VanAuken, DP CEO and executive director. “Winning this contract to take on all disability waivers, expand our catchment area, and serve existing and new populations aligns perfectly with our mission to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by partnering to provide expertise, support, and advocacy in their pursuit of a meaningful life. This contract not only recognizes our competency and capabilities but also allows us to make a positive impact on an even larger scale.”

Developmental Pathways plans to invest in additional resources, including personnel, infrastructure, and technology, to ensure a seamless transition and optimal service delivery for all individuals and families. The organization is confident that this expansion will create new employment opportunities in the community, contribute to better customer service, and improve access to services.

As the new CMA for service area #5, DP will support:

All Adult HCBS waiver programs:

  • Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
  • Community Mental Health Supports Waiver (CMHS)
  • Complementary and Integrative Health Waiver (CIH)
  • Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
  • Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver (EBD)
  • Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS)

All Child HCBS Waiver Programs

  • Children with Life Limiting Illness Waiver (CLLI)
  • Children’s Extensive Support Waiver (CES)
  • Children’s Habilitation Residential Program Waiver (CHRP)
  • Children’s Home and Community Based Services Waiver (CHCBS)

Four Non-HCBS programs

  • Program for the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • Long-Term Home Health (LTHH)
  • Hospital Back-Up (HBU)
  • Nursing Facilities (NF)

As the designated Community Centered Board in their catchment area, DP will continue to provide:

– Early Intervention programming

– Locally funded programming

– Continued support of all state-funded programming for individuals with DD including Family Support Services, State Supported Living Services, and OBRA Specialized Services.

As DP embarks on this exciting new chapter, it remains committed to maintaining its exceptional quality and customer satisfaction standards. The company looks forward to maintaining strong existing relationships, forging new relationships with individuals and families, providers, and community partners, and demonstrating why DP was chosen as the preferred CMA for this area.

For more information, please visit their website: dpcolo.org/.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Annahita Jimmerson

Director of Communications and Marketing

Developmental Pathways



About Developmental Pathways

Started in 1964, Developmental Pathways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving more than 9,000 individuals with disabilities/delays and their families. We’re one of Colorado’s Case Management Agencies (CMA), which connects people with disabilities to federal, state, county, and private funding in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties. We passionately believe inclusion is for everyone and offer services through Medicaid waiver programs, locally funded programs, and partnerships with other community organizations.