SIM releases third and final application

Providers are encouraged to apply for the third and final cohort of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM). This governor’s office initiative, which is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), helps Colorado primary care practices integrate behavioral and physical health and test alternative payment models. The application will be open from Nov. 15 through Jan. 10.

This is the last opportunity to participate in SIM, which launched with 100 practices in 2016, expanded in 2017 with 155 practices in cohort 2 and will help 400 primary care sites deliver whole-person care by July 2019. These three cohorts and four community mental health centers will integrate physical and behavioral health with support from SIM.

View the press release to learn more.