Public Policy Committee

Current Events

The Public Policy Committee strives to provide outreach, collaboration, and advocacy for its stakeholders at the state and federal levels. The current projects in progress include:

Access to Medically Necessary Services for Students

Medicaid Collaboration to Increase Quality Services in Colorado

EVV transition; assistance and outreach for providers

NPI Reporting/Filing Education


Public Policy Committee: Donation

About the Committee

The COABA Public Policy Committee (PPC) works under the direction of the COABA Executive Board. The PPC facilitates actions with key Colorado state decision-makers including the state legislature and other governmental bodies, as well as other practitioner and parenting advocacy organizations to recommend policy, legislative, and regulatory solutions. The PPC also arranges trainings on issues relevant to our membership (e.g., billing codes and issues, legal issues).

Initiatives to date include the provision of ABA CPT Code Training by Jeanna Mitton, planning for an Autism Law Workshop by the Autism Law Resource Center (Dan Unumb and Tim Courtney), submitting and managing the Sunrise Application for licensure consideration, intimately supporting HB22-1260 on Medical Necessity in Schools, and general discussions on regulatory practices of behavior analysis in Colorado.

Committee Chairs

Rebecca Urbano Powell Full Size Square

Committee Co-Chair

Emily Ice Full Size Square

Committee Co-Chair

Committee Members

A huge shout out to these amazing Colorado #wavemakers that are creating meaningful change!

Main Committee

  • Alexandria Tomei
  • Bethany Coop
  • Stephanie Kimmen
  • Robyn Ledebuhr
  • Katie Topham
  • Elizabeth Ostendorf

Medical Necessity in Schools Action Committee

  • Stephanie Kimmen
  • Robyn Ledebuhr
  • Rebecca Urbano-Powell

Medicaid Action Committee

  • Alexandra Tomei
  • Rebecca Urbano-Powell
  • Bethany Coop
  • Emily Ice

Be a part of the movement! COABA is seeking movers! Contact the Public Policy Committee, click here.


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