Colorado Community Health Alliance named Medicaid Regional Accountable Entity in 8 counties
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has named Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) as the Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) in both Region 6 (Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Jefferson counties), and Region 7 (El Paso, Park and Teller counties). The announcement comes as Colorado prepares to implement the next phase of its Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Program, a groundbreaking effort, beginning July of 2018, aimed at changing the way care is delivered to approximately 320,000 Health First Colorado members.
As a RAE, CCHA will integrate physical and behavioral health services under one entity, providing a more seamless and accessible health system to members in eight counties. The CCHA model will strengthen service coordination throughout the health neighborhood, promote member choice and engagement, and ensure accountability and transparency to the Colorado system.
“CCHA is excited to contribute to Colorado’s evolving ACC program,” says Eric Lloyd chairman of the CCHA board. “Integrating physical and behavioral health will allow CCHA to break down the typically siloed nature of health care to improve access to quality care, enhance the member experience and positively impact the total cost of care.”
About Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA): CCHA was founded in 2010 specifically to meet the needs of Health First Colorado members. CCHA partners include Anthem, Inc. (an accredited NCQA Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization), Centura Health (the largest health system in Colorado), Physician Health Partners (a management services organization known for their care coordination and practice quality improvement programs) and Primary Physician Partners (a large group of local primary care providers). CCHA has been serving region 6 (Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Jefferson counties) of the Accountable Care Collaborative since 2011. As a peak performing Regional Care Collaborative Organization, CCHA has proudly served the Health First Colorado population with a history of strong performance outcomes, a large and established provider network, and dedication to reinvestment and collaboration in the community.