The Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative: A Framework for Integration of Whole-Person Care
A new resource “The Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative: A Framework for Integration of Whole-Person Care” offers a summary of the work of the Colorado Multi-Payer Collaborative (MPC), supported by the Center for Evidence-based Policy, to develop a Framework for Integration of Whole-Person Care (adapted from the work of Thomas Bodenheimer and colleagues). The Framework was designed to serve as a shared expression by payers about the journey necessary to achieve advanced, integrated levels of primary care delivery and to specify a common set of measurable milestones that could be used by practices and payers alike, separate from any specific payment model or initiative.
This issue brief delves into the details of the Framework, which offers a roadmap for primary care practices seeking to provide more advanced levels of care, including the integration of behavioral and social health, while also preparing them to receive more advanced models of payment. The Framework also provides guidance for payer organizations migrating toward advanced payment models that pay for value delivered through integrated, comprehensive, whole-person, population-based approaches. The Framework has implications for supporting care transformation, financing and advanced payment methods, and public policy.