We continue to move the needle toward helping Colorado become the healthiest state by integrating behavioral and physical health in primary care settings. The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) is working with 92 primary care practice sites, which serve 321,543 patients, and we will soon expand that circle.
On July 7, the team sent acceptance letters to 168 practices that applied for cohort 2, which will start its practice transformation work in September. The team will receive confirmation of participation in August from this group, which includes independent and hospital-owned practices, pediatric practices, nurse-led primary care practices, school-based clinics and general medicine practices.
SIM, an initiative that is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will ultimately work with 400 primary care practice sites and four community mental health centers. Learn more about the initiative on the website, and follow us on social media channels to get the latest information.