What is an RCCO?

The Colorado Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative is a statewide framework that empowers local leaders with resources and the flexibility they need to improve the health of all members of their communities. It seeks to improve each individual’s experience of--and access to--health care. At the same time, it defines roles and establishes accountability for cost management and improved heath. 

Colorado is divided into seven Regional Care Collaborative Organizations, or RCCOs. The RCCOs are charged with creating community-wide systems for effective care management. 

The state pays regional collaboratives to build networks of connected care, founded upon primary care medical homes. The RCCO provides data, analytics, expertise, organizational support and financing to help practices coordinate care for Medicaid clients and integrate behavioral health, public health and human services. The RCCOs and Medicaid work with providers to accelerate development of comprehensive primary care and create better communication processes across health care specialties.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) serves as the RCCO for Region 1, which covers the 21 counties along the Western Slope plus Larimer County.

Read more about RMHP as an RCCO.