Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC)
Alternative Payment Model (APM) Updates
Description: As part of the “Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s efforts to shift providers from volume to value, the Department, along with stakeholders, has developed a payment model to make differential fee-for-service payments based on the provider’s performance. This payment model aims to give providers greater flexibility in care provided, reward performance, and maintain transparency and accountability in payments made. Under the proposed model, providers can earn higher reimbursement when designated as meeting specific criteria or preforming on quality metrics. Progress within this framework not only encourages higher organizational performance but also helps the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) achieve its respective programmatic goals. The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) on behalf of the Department recently hosted focus groups and subsequent workgroup meetings are planned to review stakeholder feedback and refine recommendations to the Department on potential changes to the ACC APM Measure Set for Performance Year 2020. Please plan on attending CCHAP’s Practice Manager’s meeting to hear the latest and greatest on the APMs.