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Tyler Deines supports clients in the development, implementation, administration and delivery of long-term supports and services (LTSS). With experience at the state and local levels, Tyler provides significant insight into Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver programs and state plan authorities.
At the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), Tyler most recently served as the development and evaluation manager. He was responsible for policy and program development initiatives including person-centered planning and service delivery. Tyler led efforts to allow individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to manage and control their own services through the expansion of participant direction opportunities, and ensured individuals had access to services and supports that enable them to achieve independence, maintain health and safety, and fully participate in community living.
Tyler directed the state’s efforts to redesign the Medicaid HCBS waiver programs supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He convened and guided a diverse stakeholder workgroup in the exploration and consideration of potential system changes – resulting in a well-received and comprehensive set of recommendations, improved stakeholder engagement and participation, and strong buy-in from communities across the state.
As HCBS administrator at HCPF, Tyler was responsible for ensuring compliance with the quality and reporting requirements established by CMS, maintaining cost-effectiveness, and overseeing the general operation of several 1915(c) waiver programs supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, mental health conditions, and older adults. Tyler modernized HCBS expenditure and reporting capabilities. He coordinated with data analysts to design a web portal that provided program and contract managers with timely and accurate data and generated the CMS 372 cost reports.
Tyler directed the development and implementation of a pilot program to measure the effectiveness of alternative therapies for persons with spinal cord injuries. After working closely with CMS to obtain federal approval, he oversaw the design of program evaluation materials, training of case management agencies, and coordination with information systems staff to launch the pilot with minimal implementation costs.
Tyler’s commitment to serving individuals with disabilities began with his experience as a direct service provider. For over seven years, he delivered independent living skills training, personal assistance, and social and recreational supports to individuals with brain injuries.
He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado Mesa University and expects to complete his master’s degree in healthcare policy and regulatory leadership from the University of Denver in 2018.