Patient Centered Medical Home- Level 3 (PCMH)
In a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria, the program gives practices information about organizing care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time. In order to achieve Level 3 accreditation, MidValley Family Practice demonstrated excellence in several areas of healthcare.
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC)
The Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative is a multi-payer initiative fostering collaboration between public and private health care payers to strengthen primary care. Colorado is one of 7 states selected to participate and MVFP is one of 13 CPC practices on the Western Slope. Practices were selected through a competitive application process based on their use of health information technology, ability to demonstrate recognition of advanced primary care delivery by accreditation bodies, service to patients covered by participating payers, participation in practice transformation and improvement activities.
Advancing Care Together (ACT)
ACT is a dynamic collaboration by the behavioral health, substance use, and primary care communities to take action together to discover practical ways to integrate care for people whose health problems and health care needs span physical, emotional, and behavioral domains. MVFP is one of 11 demonstration sites in Colorado.
In partnership with Peer Assistance and SBIRT Colorado, MVFP has implemented Screening Brief Intervention Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) into practice workflow. Peer Assistance Services, Inc. is a Colorado 501c3 non-profit agency dedicated to quality, accessible prevention and intervention services in workplaces and communities, focused on substance use and related issues. SBIRT Colorado focuses on early intervention with non-dependent users. MVFP believes in providing behavior health services as part of routine patient care. MVFP was proud to be part of a statewide campaign to increase awareness of substance use and health.
In partnership with Rocky Mountain Health Plans and the University of Colorado Denver Department of Family Medicine, the Collaborative Family Health Association is testing a global budget model for integrated healthcare in six practices on the Western Slope of Colorado. For this three-year initiative, the project team selected practices from the Western Colorado communities, including MidValley Family Practice, to test a global payment budget for financially sustaining integrated behavioral health care in primary care practices.
The goal of meaningful use is to promote the spread of electronic health records to improve health care in the United States. MVFP is currently at Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
Colorado Beacon Consortium (CBC)
The Colorado consortium was focused on increasing the collection of clinical data to improve care for patients with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, to increase smoking cessation counseling and to strengthening local health information technology (IT) infrastructure t0 support improvements in the quality and efficiency of health care. Colorado was one of 17 regions selected in the US.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
MVFP has taken the opportunity to learn, with peers on the Western slope, from the IHI faculty. The project, lasting one year, involves intense learning and attention to the Triple Aim of improved patient outcomes, lower cost and improved patient satisfaction. MVFP is working with Mountain Family Health, Mindsprings and the VNA to improve healthcare delivery on the Western slope.