SIM recruits 150 providers to join circle of healthcare innovators
The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) released its application for cohort 2 and hopes to recruit 150 additional practices for the initiative. We Encourage practices to apply today: bit.ly/2kUdsHe
 
The SIM initiative, which is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is helping 92 practices in Colorado integrate behavioral health and primary care and test value-based payment models. Learn more about how SIM is helping practices deliver whole-person care: www.co.gov/healthinnovation/ptseries3.

Watch a video to learn more about SIM: bit.ly/2kWUkIX 
Read the question-and-answer series online: bit.ly/2kCzwTv 

Important dates:
  • February 15, 2017 - Practice RFA opens
  • March 31, 2017 - Practice RFA closes at 11:59 PM
  • June/July 2017 - Selected practices notified 
  • September 2017 - Cohort 2 practices kick-off
To view the RFA & apply:
SIM Practice RFA Webinars

Date
Time
February 22 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
March 1 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
March 2 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Attend one of these SIM webinars to learn how your practice can benefit from the SIM initiative, and how you can influence Colorado healthcare circles. Register today:
The application will be open until March 31 and we hope you will help us meet our goal to recruit at least 150 practice sites. Please help us spread the word and consider publishing the following social media posts to help us recruit practices:
 
Twitter:
Apply to @SIM_Colorado and start integrating behavioral health/primary care and testing value-based payment: bit.ly/2kUdsHe.

Join @SIM_Colorado practices that deliver whole-person care to improve patient health outcomes. Apply for cohort 2: bit.ly/2kUdsHe.

LinkedIn post:
We support the work that the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) is doing to help practices integrate behavioral health and primary care and to test alternative payment models. This approach, which is frequently called "whole-person care," leads to better patient outcomes, lower healthcare costs and improved provider morale. Apply for cohort 2 and join this circle of healthcare innovators:  bit.ly/2kUdsHe.
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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.