Health plans sign MOU to integrate behavioral and physical health care for Coloradans
DENVER - February 3, 2016 -  The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM Office) announced today that seven of Colorado's health insurers will coordinate with the SIM Office to support efforts that transform the way primary care and behavioral health care are delivered and financially supported in Colorado.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Colorado Choice Health Plans, Kaiser Permanente, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, UnitedHealthcare and Colorado's Medicaid program will each provide its own "value-based" payment system and clinical model as part of the Colorado SIM initiative. The initiative will integrate behavioral and physical health care in order to provide better care for Coloradans while decreasing costs. Changing the payment model from one based on fee-for-service is designed to ensure that the newly integrated system is sustainable for care providers, health plans and patients.
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The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.