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SIM PMO seeks proposals for services to support the Advanced Medical Home Program
The State Innovation Model (SIM) Program Management Office is seeking practice transformation services to support the Advanced Medical Home (AMH) Program.  The goal of the AMH Program is to improve practice and patient experience and to provide for a whole-person centered and effective care process.  Services include but are not limited to, practice transformation support, development and implementation of a learning collaborative for participating practices and evaluation.

The PMO seeks to implement this contract on or before November 1, 2016 with a contract end date of March 31, 2018.  This is a competitive procurement.  The anticipated maximum award is $1,800,000 for this initial contract.  The resulting contract will include an option to extend for a second wave of practices, potentially at a comparable amount of funding.  The application due date is September 26, 2016.

The Request for Proposals is available in electronic format on the DAS State Contracting Portal at:  http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=40776.

CMMI Visits Connecticut 
{Steve Cha, CMMI State Innovation Group} Representatives from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which funds the SIM grant, visited Connecticut this month. Connecticut’s SIM was praised for its robust consumer engagement. In addition, Steve Cha, the Director of the State Innovation Group at CMMI (pictured) described the importance of the upcoming Quality Payment Program: “As the national Quality Payment Program is rolled out, it will be critical that SIM payment and care models are aligned in the state of Connecticut in order to help providers make that transition.”


SIM Consumer Advisory Board Holds Behavioral Health Listening Forum 
{Behavioral Health Listening Session} As part of the SIM consumer engagement strategy and in collaboration with the Consumer Advisory Board, a Behavioral Health Listening Forum was held on May 19, 2016. People who use mental health and addiction services, people who provide these services, and interested community members gathered to talk about access, team based care, payment reform and more. Read more here.