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The Connecticut Community Providers Association is actively involved in the following health care reform initiatives in the state of Connecticut:
The State Innovation Model Initiative (SIM) is an initiative of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). CMMI was created under the Affordable Care Act to address the need for healthcare innovation to improve the quality of care delivered in the U.S. and to contain increasing healthcare costs. In March 2013, Connecticut was awarded funding from CMMI to support an intensive model design and stakeholder engagement process. The state anticipates additional funding up to $45 million to implement the innovative model.
In collaboration with the Departments of Social Services and Department of Children and Families, the Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services is developing a Behavioral Health Home model for individuals diagnosed with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. A Behavioral Health Home is an innovative, integrated healthcare service delivery model that is recovery-oriented, person and family centered and promises better patient experience and better outcomes than those achieved in traditional services.
In 2011, Connecticut was selected to receive funding through CMS’ State Demonstrations to Integrate care for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. As part of this Demonstration, CMS provided support to the State to design a demonstration proposal that describes how it would structure, implement, and monitor an integrated delivery system and payment model aimed at improving the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of services for dual eligible individuals.
CTBHP is a Partnership between the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), ValueOptions, and a legislatively mandated Oversight Council. CTBHP is designed to create an integrated behavioral health service system for Connecticut’s Medicaid populations, including children and families who are enrolled in HUSKY A, & B, DCF Limited Benefit, Medicaid for Low Income Adults (LIA) and Medicaid Fee for Service programs.