• Two weeks left to apply for cohort 2: Get help, guidance you need to deliver whole-person care and succeed with APMs

    Learn more: Capitalize on rich supports to integrate behavioral and physical health in primary care settings and position your practice for future success in alternative payment models.

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  • SIM helps redefine behavioral health in primary care settings

    SIM practice transformation series

    SIM practices are integrating behavioral health and primary care, and the work is paying off for patients, who receive multi-dimensional support from healthcare teams to improve health outcomes, lives. Find out more by reading part three of the SIM Practice Transformation Series

    In case you missed it, click here to read part one, and here to read part two.

  • SIM supports practices along an integrated care continuum

    The primary goal of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) is to move participating practices along the continuum of integrated care, which we illustrate in a graphic with data about where our first cohort of SIM practice sites (93 primary care practices and four community mental health centers) are on the spectrum. 
  • Docs designing healthcare reform

    Listen in to a discussion about how the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi) empowers doctors in Colorado to redesign the healthcare system to support the delivery of high-quality care with Carol Greenlee, MD, FACE, FACP, owner, Western Slope Endocrinology, Grand Junction, state and national faculty for TCPi; Barbara Martin, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, MPH, director, Colorado State Innovation Model; and Allyson Gottsman, program manager, Colorado Health Extension System: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U61sRTsOKkg&feature=youtu.be.  

  • Watch a short video about payment reform and SIM

    Watch the third in a series of videos that outlines the payment reform piece of the Colorado State Innovation Model. This short video features many of the faces and voices of people who have been integral in creating, supporting and furthering SIM’s mission.

    Click here to watch on YouTube

    Or . . .

    Watch the first video, "What is SIM"

    Watch the second video, "Practice Transformation and SIM"

    Watch all three combined into one video

  • SIM Practice Transformation

    See Where Practice Transformation is Happening in Colorado

    Click here for more information on the SIM practices participating in cohort 1 and the bi-directional health home sites. 

Recent News

Benefits of participating in SIM

The SIM office released its request for applications for cohort 2 last week and has created a quick-hit resource that otulines  benefits to encourage participation . Please read, share and encourage practices to start integrating behavioral health and primary care to improve patient outcomes with SIM. 

Click here for more information

Learning from SIM cohort 1

More than 80 stakeholders gathered Jan. 18 for the inaugural SIM Symposium to share ideas, identify challenges and open dialogue between insurance companies, SIM providers and practice transformation organizations that act as guides in the process. 

Click here to read the full story

Secrets of success

In the third installment of our practice transformation series, Rachel Griffin, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, shares perspectives on how integrated care benefits patients and providers, and the unique skills needed for success.

Click here to read the full story

See the other two articles in the series: Part 1  I  Part 2

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