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The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM)

DARTNet's role: managing data presentation and reporting

Project Overview: Colorado SIM will recruit 400 primary care practices to participate in practice transformation efforts. Participating practices will be split into three cohorts.

Practices selected for all SIM cohorts will commit to progressing toward implementation of ten practice milestones that relate to the Colorado framework for whole person care. Each practice will work with a Practice Facilitator to design and implement a Practice Improvement Plan that outlines a pathway toward greater integration of care based on the practiceís unique strengths and needs. Additionally, practices have committed to reporting their progress toward a common set of clinical quality measures and will be provided with a Clinical Health Information Technology Advisor to assist in building practice data capacity. The SIM practices will play an integral role in achieving Colorado SIMís goal of providing access to integrated physical and behavioral health care services in coordinated systems, with value-based payment structures, for 80 percent of Colorado residents by 2019.