Accountable Care Collaborative Payment Reform Initiative (HB12-1281)

House Bill 12-1281 (HB12-1281) directed the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing to accept proposals for innovative payment reform pilots that demonstrate new ways of paying for improved client outcomes while reducing costs within the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC). 

Performance data is available for the first two years of the ACC’s HB12-1281 pilots in the following reports:

HB12-1281 Overview
HB12-1281 Year 1
HB12-1281 Year 2
HB12-1281 Year 3

Rocky Mountain Health Plans Prime

For the first pilot, the Department selected a proposal submitted by Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) in July 2013. RMHP Prime was the resulting four-year pilot program and began in September 2014.

RMHP Prime is a comprehensive, full-risk capitation program with an enhanced focus on integrating behavioral and physical health services. The program operates within the ACC and is supported by existing RMHP resources. It is available to Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) members who reside in Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties.

For more information, please consult the RMHP Prime Fact Sheet or contact Benjamin Harris at

Access Kaiser Permanente

For the second pilot, the Department selected a proposal submitted by Colorado Access and Kaiser Permanente. Access Kaiser Permanente (Access KP) was the resulting one-year pilot program, which began in July 2016 and ended June 2017.

Access KP was a limited benefit, full-risk capitation program that focused on primary care services. The program operated within the ACC and was supported by resources from Colorado Access and Kaiser Permanente.

Access KP Members FAQs

For more information, please contact Matthew Lanphier at