Key Issues / Safety Net
The Colorado Health Institute and its Safety Net Advisory Committee (SNAC) are engaged in a year-long learning laboratory called SNAC Labs 2012-13. The work is focused on Medicaid's Accountable Care Collaborative pilot program in Colorado and its potential as a transformative model of health care.
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This primer provides an overview of the health care safety net in Colorado, including definitions, who uses the safety net and where the money comes from. Additional resources are also provided.
CHI offers HealthWords, a glossary, to help navigate the many terms and acronyms that are part of Colorado’s health care discussions.
CHI provided this fact sheet and presentation to policymakers and other health care leaders who attended the 2012 Hot Issues in Health Care legislative conference.
Access to medical care contributes to improved health and a reduced need for more costly medical care. The health care workforce and the safety net are two key aspects of the health care system that help determine if people have access to care.
Colorado is addressing the dual challenges of reducing costs and improving quality in its Medicaid program through the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC). This webinar furthers the discussion by describing the care coordination approaches, payment reform opportunities, and early lessons learned.
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Uninsured on the Rise: What the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey Tells Us About Vulnerable ColoradansMarch 7, 2012
Jeff Bontrager and Westley Mori presented on the 2011` Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) and what it tells us about vulnerable Coloradans as part of the AHEC Conversation Series at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus.
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