The State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act (Colorado House Bill 10-1119) established a performance-based budgeting system for Colorado. Section 2-7-201, et seq., C.R.S., requires departments to create performance plans outlining their goals, and describe how those goals will be evaluated through performance measures. Performance plans are to be readily available to legislators and the public.
The Department’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 Performance Plan describes its mission, vision and goals, and provides annual performance measures and strategies for achieving its goals. The Department's Strategy Infographic presents a one-page overview highlighting four strategic policy initiatives designed to ensure customer-focused performance management, as follows:
- Delivery Systems Innovation – Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members can easily access and navigate needed and appropriate services
- Tools of Transformation – The broader health care system is transformed by using levers in the Department’s control such as maximizing the use of value-based payment reform and emerging health technologies
- Partnerships to Improve Population Health – The health of low-income and vulnerable Coloradans improves through a balance of health and social programs made possible by partnerships
- Operational Excellence – The Department is a model for compliant, efficient and effective business practices that are person- and family-centered