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In March of 2015, the Accountable Care Collaborative launched the Chronic Pain Disease Management Program to improve the health of clients with chronic conditions and address rising rates of prescription abuse in Colorado. The program is modeled after the Project ECHO® programs developed by the University of New Mexico and uses interactive video to connect Primary Care Medical Providers to a team of specialists with expertise in a variety of pain management disciplines. This program promotes the use of evidence-based pain management practices and supports PCMPs in treating clients with chronic pain within their primary care practice. It also supports the goals of Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado Consortium for Drug Abuse and Prevention by helping Primary Care Medical Providers treat chronic pain and reduce prescription painkiller abuse among Medicaid members. The program is administered by Connecticut’s Community health Center (CHC), the only Federally Qualified Health Center with experience replicating the Project ECHO model.
Learn more about the ACC Chronic Pain Disease Management Program
ACC Chronic Pain Disease Management Program FAQs
For additional information, please contact Matt Vedal (Matt.Vedal@state.co.us).
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have partnered to implement a new program to integrate care for Medicare-Medicaid patients.
It is called the Accountable Care Collaborative: Medicare-Medicaid Program (ACC: MMP). The program helps Medicare and Medicaid work together, making it easier for your patients to get the services, care coordination and support they need.
In the ACC: MMP, patients keep their full benefits and the freedom to choose their own provider. A Primary Care Medical Provider (PCMP) serves as a medical home that leads the patient’s health care team, connecting patients to appropriate health care services and tracking their progress and outcomes.
Patients and their PCMPs belong to a Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO). The RCCO has a network of both medical and non-medical service providers to help ACC: MMP patients get what they need to be healthy. RCCOs also work with PCMPs to coordinate the care of patients with complex health needs.
Care Coordinators help patients find the right health care, learn self-care and find non-medical services like housing, food and fuel assistance. There are seven RCCOs in the state.
RCCOs also provide assistance to providers, including:
The Department and our RCCO partners are working together to make a difference in the lives of ACC: MMP patients. Take a look at what patients, caregivers and care coordinators are saying about the program.
The Provider Toolkit is a comprehensive resource to help guide you through the ACC: MMP program and understand more about how it benefits patients and providers alike.
The toolkit gives you easy access to:
The following training materials are presented for providers to gain an overall understanding of the ACC: MMP and insights on how the program will function:
ACC: MMP 101
Program training for all providers:
Program training for Primary Care Medical Providers (PCMPs)
Program training for Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs)
Using the Service Coordination Plan for ACC: MMP providers
Introduction to Medicare for ACC: MMP providers
Understanding the Long-Term Services and Supports System
If you have questions regarding the ACC: Medicare-Medicaid Program, please contact us at ACCMedicareMedicaidProgram@state.co.us.
The Department is contracting with the Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) sites to provide options counseling to residents living in long-term care facilities who are interested in learning about their options for living and receiving long-term services and supports in the community. The Department will provide more information about this contract as it becomes available. Find the ADRC and contact information that covers your county.
The presentations listed below contain slides from Colorado Medical Assistance Program Web Portal training workshops. These slides are not an alternative to attending Web Portal training. Workshop attendance provides valuable interaction with provider field representatives and other providers. These presentation slides are intended to be an informational aid to the Web Portal training workshops and not a substitute.
The presentations listed below contain slides from Colorado Medical Assistance Program Specialty training workshops. These slides are not an alternative to attending Specialty workshops. Workshop attendance provides valuable interaction with provider field representatives and other providers. These presentation slides are intended to be an informational aid to the Specialty workshops and not a substitute.
Please click on and print the documents listed below and bring them with you to your Provider Billing Workshop. You will also need to print and bring a copy of the workshop presentation. The workshop presentations are also listed on this Training & Workshop page.
Colorado Choice Transitions Training
The Department is working with providers and local disability organizations to improve access to appropriate care to better meet the needs of persons with disabilities. This work will address the physical accessibility and cultural competency of facilities. The goal of this work is to remove barriers by highlighting accessibility strengths in each facility and assist clients in finding a provider that best fits their health care needs.
The Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities provides training and technical assistance for the following audiences and topics:
Complete List of SIS Interviewers as of June 2015
Check back for updated training materials and other information.