Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) is committed to creating a high-performing, cost-effective Medicaid system that delivers quality services and improves the health of Coloradans. The next iteration of the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) seeks to leverage the proven successes of Colorado Medicaid’s programs to enhance the Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) member and provider experience.

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Goals of Phase II

  • Improve member health 
  • Reduce costs

Objectives of Phase II

  • Join physical and behavioral health under one accountable entity
  • Strengthen coordination of services by advancing Team-based Care and Health Neighborhoods
  • Promote Member choice and engagement
  • Pay providers for the increased value they deliver
  • Ensure greater accountability and transparency 

Regional Accountable Entities 

In November 2017, the Department announced the awards for the seven Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) contracts.  The Department is pleased to announce the below entities have been awarded contracts. We have also made available the proposals and contact information for each of the awarded entities.


Communications and Resources for Partners

The Department continues to prepare for the implementation of the next phase of the ACC and will be immediately focusing on contract negotiations with the new Regional Accountable Entities vendors, finalizing the 1915(b) waiver with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), managing system updates, and performing a variety of implementation activities.

Below is a high-level timeline of the Department's activities.

Interested parties can submit their questions to the Department using this form. The Department will not be able to respond directly to all inquiries but will use the questions submitted to tailor upcoming communications and resources.

Resources

ACC Phase II: Key Concepts (March 2018)
The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of key concepts of ACC Phase II, including what portions of the ACC are remaining the same and highlighting what is changing.
Recorded Webinar
Webinar Slides

Fact Sheet

ACC Phase II: Implementation Process Overview (January 2018)
The Department hosted a webinar for providers, stakeholders and other interested parties that delivered a high-level overview of the implementation process for ACC Phase II. 

Recorded Webinar
Webinar Slides

ACC Phase II: Provider Contracting (What Providers Need to Know) (February 2018)
The Department hosted a webinar for providers that provided information about contracting with the Regional Accountable Entities.

Recorded Webinar
Webinar Slides
Behavioral Health Provider Contracting Guidance Fact Sheet
Primary Care Medical Provider Contracting Guidance Fact Sheet

ACC Phase II: Attribution (February 2018)
The Department hosted a webinar for providers, stakeholder and other interested parties about the attribution process for Phase II.
Recorded Webinar
Webinar Slides
Fact Sheet (Coming Soon)

Frequently Asked Questions

ACC Phase II: Short Term Behavioral Health Services in the Primary Care Setting (March 2018)
The purpose of this webinar is to describe the Department’s policy promoting the provision of short-term behavioral health services within primary care settings for brief episodic conditions.

Recorded Webinar
Webinar Slides

Upcoming Webinars

ACC Phase II Performance Measurement
The purpose of this webinar is to describe performance measurement under ACC Phase II, including key performance indicators and behavioral health incentive program.
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration: https://cohcpf.adobeconnect.com/eqddww7shy1g/event/event_info.html
Participation is capped at 200. The webinar will be recorded and posted online. 
Participants will be provided with a Q&A opportunity through the webinar chat function.

 

ACC Phase II Operational Guidance
The purpose of this webinar is to provide operational guidance on ACC Phase II.
Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration:  https://cohcpf.adobeconnect.com/eql9mwfemg21/event/event_info.html
Participation is capped at 200. The webinar will be recorded and posted online. Participants will be provided with a Q&A opportunity through the webinar chat function.