Colorado practices have a unique opportunity to apply for two federal grants to fuel practice transformation. The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) helps integrate behavioral health and primary care in healthcare settings throughout the state and will release the application for the second group of practices this fall. Colorado was also selected as one of 14 regions for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which dovetails with SIM efforts underway. The CPC+ practice application was released Aug. 1. We will publish more information about the application for the second group of SIM practices soon.
Click here for more information on the SIM practices participating in cohort 1 and the bi-directional health home sites.
The Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi), a federal program offered statewide for up to 2,000 providers and staff, is close to capacity. Eligible providers include MDs, DOs, PAs and APNs, LCSWs and psychologists in primary care, specialty care, and behavioral health practices. Providers enrolled in a Medicare shared savings program or the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCi) are not eligible. Click here to learn more about the program and to sign-up.
Practice transformation Funds awarded to 47 SIM practices to achieve integrated care
Health plans sign MOU to integrate behavioral and physical health care for Coloradans
The Colorado Health Foundation awards $3 million to advance the integration of behavioral health and primary care in Colorado.