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What We Do & Why

In 2011, Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) launched the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) as its primary health plan. The ACC is a central part of Medicaid reform and is designed to improve member health and reduce costs through coordinated, patient-centered care. CCHA was selected by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing as the organization to coordinate care and delivery of services for ACC members living in Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Jefferson counties.

Our Role

CCHA is the connection between the Department, physical/behavioral health care providers, community partners, and ACC members that drives patient centeredness. In our role, we:

Develop and maintain a network of primary care and specialty providers Connect members with resources for non-medical needs that impact their health
Coordinate care and provide guidance for members Collaborate with providers and community partners to accomplish the goals of the ACC
Support primary care providers with coaching and tools for practice transformation Report on costs, utilization and outcomes for our assigned member population

We have a unique model that focuses on a diverse provider network and many key partnerships throughout the community. There are currently more than 115 primary care practices in the CCHA network, with a total of approximately 300 providers. We are continuously building relationships and recruiting additional providers who are committed to achieving the goals of the ACC. CCHA also partners with the following safety net providers who are delegated to provide care coordination services for a portion of our ACC population:

  • Denver Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Clinica Family Health
  • Salud Family Health Centers
  • Metro Community Provider Network
  • St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics

Physician Health Partners (PHP) is the management services organization that provides staffing and operational support to carry out our responsibilities and be effective in our role. Since its start in 1996, PHP has been working with primary care providers to transform care delivery to a more value-based model. We appreciate the perspective that PHP has to offer from lessons learned along the way.

Our Mission

We are passionate about achieving the Accountable Care Collaborative goal, which is to transform the health care model to one that rewards high quality services and better health outcomes for Health First Colorado ACC members while controlling costs.