The Hospital Transformation Program (HTP) is a value-based program for hospitals caring for Medicaid clients. The following are the primary goals of this program:
Improve patient outcomes through care redesign and integration of care across settings;
Improve the patient experience in the delivery system by ensuring appropriate care in appropriate settings;
Lower Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) costs though reductions in avoidable hospital utilization and increased effectiveness and efficiency in care delivery;
Accelerate hospital’s organizational, operational, and systems readiness for value –based payment; and
Increase collaboration between hospitals and other providers, particularly Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) participants, in data sharing and analytics and evidence-based care coordination and care transitions, integrated physical and behavioral care delivery, chronic care management, and community-based population health and disparities reduction efforts.
The HTP will be an effort by the state to unambiguously affirm that the shift toward total medical expense delivery models, population health, and other alternative payment methodologies will be the future of reimbursement.