Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM)
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July 2016
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Learn More About TCPi

The TCPi Colorado Practice Transformation Network presents an opportunity for 2,000 clinicians in Colorado to receive practice support as they prepare for new payment models. All primary care physicians and specialists are encouraged to stay up to date on Medicare payment reform and consider taking advantage of this federally-funded support to help their practices thrive in the evolving health care landscape.

The SIM Office continues to host a series of informational webinars about the program and encourages anyone who is interested in learning more about TCPi to register. 

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Western Slope Learning Collaborative for SIM Practices

Thank you to the 22 practices and 119 participants in the Western Slope SIM Learning Collaborative Session on June 24, 2016. The session was a big success and the SIM Office greatly appreciates the time of everyone who made it possible. The next Western Slope Learning Collaborative is on September 30, 2016.
CMS Proposes New Payment for Care Coordination and Mental Health

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to pay for specific behavioral health services furnished using the Collaborative Care Model, which has demonstrated benefits in a variety of settings. In this model, patients are cared for through a team approach, involving a primary care practitioner, behavioral health care manager, and psychiatric consultant.   CMS is also proposing to pay more broadly for other approaches to behavioral health integration services.

SIM Website Survey
We have updated the  SIM website layout to improve the users experience based on feedback received from members of the stakeholder community.  The SIM Office is committed to making the website as efficient and useful as possible, and is interested in hearing from you.

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