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12/20/2016
CT SIM Seeks New Consumer Representatives to Quality Council
The SIM Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) is seeking consumers and/or advocates to recommend to fill four (4) consumer representative vacancies on the SIM Quality Council. We are seeking consumers and advocates with knowledge, experience, and/or strong interest in how quality of care is measured. Experience with health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as other conditions will be considered. Candidates should be comfortable sharing views; have good problem-solving skills and be willing to work with others. Most of all, serving as a Consumer Representative to the Quality Council provides an opportunity to learn about healthcare in Connecticut, to advocate for change, and to be the voice of the consumer. Click here for more information and to apply.

Applications are due Thursday, January 26, 2016 at 5 p.m.

12/14/2016
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Recruitment of Practices for Transformation is in Full Swing: SIM AMH Conference
On December 8th, the SIM initiative brought together over a hundred healthcare providers, administrators, and practice staff to hear about why it has never been a better time to become a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Alice Ferguson (far right), patient advocate and member of the SIM Consumer Advisory Board, shared her challenges as a person with a serious health condition trying to navigate the uncoordinated health system. Team-based care and communication, key tenants of a medical home, were critical to achieving her goals for recovery. Read more about the other speakers and access the presentations here.  

11/16/2016
Applications Open for Advanced Medical Home Program
The SIM Program Management Office is currently accepting applications for participation in our Advanced Medical Home (AMH) Program. The program is open to 150 eligible primary care practices within Advanced Networks. Selected participants will receive technical assistance support to obtain the Advanced Medical Home designation, which includes NCQA PCMH 2017 recognition.
Click here to find out if your practice is eligible and to apply. The deadline to apply is December 20, 2016.

Learn more about the AMH Program by visiting http://www.healthreform.ct.gov/AMH_Initiative.

11/10/2016
Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee approves Quality Council Report
On Thursday, November 10th, the Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee approved the final draft of the Report of the Quality Council on a Multi-Payer Quality Measure Set for Improving Connecticut's Healthcare Quality. The report contains the recommendations of the Quality Council regarding a core set of quality measures for use in value-based payment arrangements. Click here to read the full report.

10/27/2016
Value Based Insurance Design Employer Manual for Fully-Insured Employers
The SIM Program Management Office and the Office of the State Comptroller released the Value-Based Insurance Design Employer Manual for Fully-Insured Employers. The manual contains templates and supporting documentation for fully-insured employers interested in developing value based insurance design plans.

Click here for more information and to access the report. The public comment period will close on November 25, 2016.