SIMPMO: Initiatives - v2 CT State Innovation Model Program Management Office SIMPMO: Initiatives - v2

{CT SIM Initiatives}

The Connecticut State Innovation Model has the following aims, which are meant to impact 80% of the Connecticut population:

Improve population Health: reduce statewide rates of diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use while reducing health disparities.

Improve healthcare outcomes: Improve statewide performance on key quality measures, including: adults with a regular source of care; ambulatory care sensitive condition admissions; child well-visits for at-risk populations; mammograms for women ages 50+; colorectal screening; optimal diabetes care - annual A1c tests; asthma ED utilization; percent of adults with hypertension taking hypertension medication; all-condition readmissions; and premature deaths. Improve quality of care while reducing health disparities in key measures.

Reduce healthcare costs: 1-2 percentage point reduction in annual healthcare spending growth by 2020.



SIM has identified the following primary drivers, which form an integrated approach to achieve the above aims:

Promote payment models that reward improved quality, care experience, health equity, and lower cost.

Strengthen capabilities of Advanced Networks and FQHCs to deliver higher quality, better coordinated, community integrated, and more efficient care.

Engage consumers in healthy lifestyles, preventive care, chronic illness self-management, and healthcare decisions

Promote policy, systems, and environmental changes, and address socioeconomic factors that impact health.



SIM has numerous work streams (aka activities/initiatives) that fall under one or more of these drivers. Many of the activities overlap and are not meant to be implemented in silos. Some of the work streams may have targeted population focuses, but many are statewide (e.g., quality measure alignment). Potential HIT capabilities are listed in italics below.

Promote payment models that reward improved quality, care experience, health equity and lower cost

- PCMH+
- Quality measure alignment
- HIT: use of clinical quality data

Strengthen capabilities of Advanced Networks and FQHCs to deliver higher quality, better coordinated, community integrated, and more efficient care.

- Infrastructure and policy framework for Community Health Workers
- HIT: Admission, Discharge, and Transfer tracking (ADT), performance tracking

Engage consumers in health lifestyles, preventive care, chronic illness self-management, and healthcare decisions

- Public Common Scorecard
- Public meetings, focus groups, listening tours
- HIT: statewide production of quality measure performance, payer access to engagement data

Promote policy, systems and environmental changes, and address socioeconomic factors that impact health

- Community infrastructure and financial incentive model (health enhancement communities)
- Prevention Service Centers (PSCs)
- Community Measures
- Others to be determined (Population Health planning will take place throughout the test grant)














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