Integrated Behavioral Healthcare in the Primary Care Setting: Lessons learned from the Colorado SIM Program

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Presentation Summary

In 2014, the state of Colorado was awarded a $65 million State Innovation Model (SIM) grant to support integration of physical and behavioral health care and to test alternative payment models. Our team has been closely involved with the strategic direction for and evaluation of the program over the past three years. Milliman has co-chaired the Evaluation workgroup of SIM and has provided extensive analytical support since the start of the program, including credibility analysis, cost and utilization reporting, return on investment reporting, and depression predictive modeling. We will discuss our experience working with the Colorado All Payer Claims Database, including types of contributors, timing of rapid reporting cycles, and unique challenges. We’ll also discuss results we’ve seen within the program and the state’s perspective on sustainability beyond the program’s end.