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The Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Program

What is the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC)?

The Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) is a Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing initiative. The ACC is a Medicaid program that is a client-centered approach to managed care that is focused on delivering efficient and coordinated care that improves the overall health of clients. This model of care differs from capitated managed care by investing directly in community infrastructure to support care teams and care coordination and creates aligned incentives to measurably improve client health and reduce avoidable health care costs. (Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, n.d.) The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (n.d.) adds that, the ACC is a central part of Medicaid reform that changes the incentives and health care delivery processes for providers from one that rewards a high volume of services to one that holds them accountable for health outcomes. Medicaid members enrolled in the ACC:

  • Receive the regular Medicaid benefit package
  • Receive the added benefit of care management
  • Receive care from a Primary Care Medical Provider (PCMP) of their choosing
  • Are a member of a Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO)


How does the ACC Improve Health Outcomes & Control Cost?

The ACC improves Medicaid members’ health outcomes while controlling costs by:

  • Helping to connect them to a PCMP through the Medical Home Model
  • Ensuring that members get the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting through medical management
  • Coordinating members’ care in multiple areas such as behavioral health, long-term-care, single entry point programs, and government social services
References

Colorado Access (2011, October) Provider bulletin.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. (n.d.). ACC client information: Welcome to the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC).

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. (n.d.). Initiatives.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. (n.d.). Welcome to the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC).