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Quality Council Update - April 15, 2015
The SIM Quality Council will not be meeting in person this evening but will rather convene a conference call from 6 to 7 p.m. Please visit the Quality Council page for more information on tonight's call.
 
Consumer and Advocate Work Group Solicitation

The Consumer Advisory Board is currently seeking candidates to fill vacancies on the Consumer Advisory Board, Health Information Technology Council, and Equity and Access Council. The deadline to apply has been extended to April 13, 2015 at 5 p.m. Please click here for more information and to apply.

 

SIM PMO Seeks Applications for AMH Vanguard Program

The SIM Program Management Office has released a Request for Applications for the Advanced Medical Home (AMH) Vanguard Program. Advanced Networks with primary care practices that are not currently recognized under an existing standard are eligible to apply. The AMH Vanguard Program will test transformation methods aimed at improving practice and patient experience with a goal of identifying optimal approaches while mitigating negative impact. A total of 50 practices are eligible for state funded transformation support for up to 15 months and discounted 2014 NCAQ PCMH application fees. Applications will be accepted from Advanced Networks now through April 15, 2015, 3 p.m.

 

For more information on participating in the program, please click here for the Request for Applications.

 

SIM Model Test Grant Awarded

The State of Connecticut was one of 11 states selected to receive State Innovation Model Test Grant Awards. Connecticut will receive up to $45 million to implement a number of initiatives designed to improve population health, strengthen primary care, promote value-based payment and insurance design, and obtain multi-payer alignment on quality, health equity, and care experience measures. Click here to read the news release from Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Wyman. You can view award materials here.
 
Hear what Steering Committee member and Connecticut Health Foundation President Patricia Baker has to saw about what this award will mean for the State of Connecticut:
 
 
SIM Practice Transformation RFP
Today the Program Management Office released an RFP seeking practice transformation services to support the implementation of our Advanced Medical Home Pilot initiative. The PMO intends to implement this consultation contract by January 2015 for a contract period ending June 30, 2016. You can review the RFP here. The timeframe for responding is short, with an end date of 12/10/2014.
 
SIM Model Test Application Submitted
The Program Management Office submitted an application to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for a State Innovation Model Test Grant in the amount of $64 million on July 19, 2014. Please click here to view the final submission.