CMGMA Lunch and Learns are FREE for members!
Topic: Lessons learned from practices that are integrating care and preparing for value-based reimbursement
Learn more about lessons learned from the first cohort of practices that were accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) with a SIM team member, who will provide an overview of the initiative and a practice transformation coach, who will discuss some of the barriers to the integration of behavioral health and primary care (focus for SIM) and successful workarounds.
Practices in the first cohort and the four community mental health centers started their work in February with practice facilitators and clinical health information technology advisors who helped them integrate behavioral health and primary care. The coaches, who visit practices twice monthly on average, help practices along the continuum of integration and build skills and processes for care teams to collect, analyze and use data to negotiate value-based contracts.
Emilie Buscaj, MPH, PCMH CCE, is a Program Manager at HealthTeamWorks supporting care teams, primary care practices and hospital systems to achieve overall advanced primary care transformation and NCQA PCMH recognition. In addition to work as a program manager she is also a Practice Facilitator for primary care practices in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and continues to support residency practices transformation and curriculum redesign efforts.
Nicole King, MA, Program Implementation Manager, Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), has focused her efforts on implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Nicole initially advanced health care reform efforts in her position as Family Planning Sustainability Coordinator with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She then served as Director of Programs at Doctors Care, where she started the clinic’s first patient navigation program and oversaw the organization’s Connect for Health Colorado assistance site. Nicole has spent the last 14 months with the SIM initiative.
Lunch will be provided by Colorado Business Bank