The final SIM proposal has been submitted and is available below:
- SIM fact sheet
- SIM infographic
- Thank you to the 100 organizations who submitted a letter of attestation (Click to View)
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not yet reviewed the proposal; they currently anticipate making award announcements in late October/early November. In the interim, we expect questions from them at some point that will likely lead to scope and/or budget modifications. Watch this space for updates as we have them.
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We have the opportunity to make Colorado the healthiest state by building on our collective strengths of innovation and collaboration. Colorado’s existing healthcare system is unsustainable, and too often, individuals are not receiving the right care at the right time in the right care setting. We must build a comprehensive and person-centered statewide system that addresses a broad range of health needs, delivers the best care at the best value, and helps Coloradans achieve the best health possible. In March 2013, the state of Colorado received a State Innovation Model Pre-Testing Assistance Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The goal of this six month grant is to help the state improve and enhance our innovation proposal to CMS and work to refine our model of integration of behavioral health and primary health care. Click here to access Colorado’s original proposal to CMS for the State Innovation Models Testing Cooperative Agreement. Colorado has unique strengths: our strong foundation of initiatives to improve health, our reputation for collaboration and innovation, our superior recreational opportunities, and our healthier lifestyle. We can build on these strengths and improve outcomes for every Coloradan, but it will take a challenging combination of individual responsibility, collaboration with private and public partners, and a commitment to measuring our collective progress. Partnerships with our foundations, healthcare organizations, individuals, legislators, faith communities, and others will continue to be essential in shaping our strategy and overcoming barriers in our current systems. To be the healthiest state, we must build a comprehensive statewide system that addresses a broad range of health needs, delivers the best care at the best value, and helps Coloradans achieve the best health possible. We have tied Colorado’s existing strengths and efforts into a single framework that is Colorado’s own version of the Triple Aim: Best Care, Best Health, Best Value.
Our initiatives are coordinated and aligned across four strategic focus areas:
- Promoting prevention and wellness
- Expanding coverage, access, and capacity
- Improving health system integration and quality
- Enhancing value and strengthening sustainability