Accountable Care Collaborative Information for Stakeholders

The Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) is Health First Colorado’s primary health care program. It is designed to improve the health of Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members and reduce costs. ACC members get the regular Health First Colorado benefit package and choose a primary care medical provider (PCMP).

The ACC is a central part of Medicaid reform that changes the incentives and health care delivery processes for providers. Our goal is to move from a system that rewards high volumes of services to one that rewards high quality services and better health outcomes for Health First Colorado members.

The ACC program has three major components: 

  1. Seven Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs). Check out our RCCO map. 
  2. A statewide network of Primary Care Medical Providers (PCMPs)
  3. One Statewide Data and Analytics Contractor (SDAC)   

Read an overview of the ACC.

Learn about the Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs) Request for Proposals (RFP).

Evaluating the Accountable Care Collaborative
With support from The Colorado Health Foundation and Rose Community Foundation, the Department contracted with the Colorado School of Public Health to conduct a two-year evaluation of the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) program. Read the full report and executive summary here.

In response to stakeholder feedback, the Department also developed a strategy and contracted with TriWest to incorporate the member perspective into the evaluation. With funding from the Department, TriWest conducted 10 "dyad" interviews with pairs of ACC members and their care managers to identify the core components of good care coordination. With support from The Colorado Health Foundation and Rose Community Foundation, TriWest also conducted 88 individual interviews with members to learn about their experiences accessing care and the ACC program in general. Read the full reports and one-pagers here

Accountable Care Collaborative Program Results
The ACC is focusing increasingly on program outcomes and quality in addition to cost savings.  Listed below are summaries of ACC program results.

Many quality improvement initiatives for Health First Colorado members are being implemented in the ACC.