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The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) is committed to helping practices collect, report and use data in actionable and meaningful ways as they integrate behavioral and physical health. The team also wants to share that information with as many people as possible to encourage the delivery of “whole-person care,” which is why we created this data hub, which will contain some of the clinical quality measures that SIM practices report, rapid-cycle reports (as shown below) and other data points that illustrate the path toward integration and the ways in which that journey helps improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care.
SIM is contracting with Triwest to perform evaluation and continuous improvement monitoring of the SIM project. The overarching aim of the evaluation is to assess Colorado SIM progress in achieving the overall project goal of increasing access to comprehensive primary care, including integrated behavioral health, that improves the population’s health and experiences with care while containing, if not lowering, costs through value-based payment models for integrated primary care.
SIM scope and reach
The second cohort of practices launched in fall 2017 and includes 156 practices. Check out the graphic below for more information on the scope and reach of the initiative to date, and click on the image to save and download as a handout that will print on legal-size paper. The application for the third and final cohort will be released this winter, sign- up for our distribution list to learn more about this opportunity.
To provide real-time, actionable feedback to inform program implementation, TriWest Group provides quarterly rapid-cycle feedback reports to the SIM office. The quarterly reports contain some consistent measures over time, but each report focuses in on a specific component of SIM. The most recent report, which covers April through June 2017, features comparisons of baseline and updated practice assessments. Individual topics in this report include data quality, provider satisfaction, behavioral health integrations, and quality measure reporting.
The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a four-year initiative, is funded by up to $65 million from CMS. The content provided is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.