Behavioral Health Independent Provider Network Collaborative

The Behavioral Health Independent Provider Network (IPN) Collaborative was created for behavioral health providers to engage with and partner collaboratively with the Department of Health Care Policy (the Department) and Financing and Regional Accountable Entities (RAEs). The Department recently published frequently asked questions and answers about key behavioral health initiatives and policies that may impact the IPN.

Complete our Provider Update Form to receive general announcements sent to all providers, as well as messages to specific provider type.


Upcoming IPN Collaborative

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) will be hosting a quarterly Independent Provider Network (IPN) Collaborative. The next meeting will be on Friday, December 1, 2023; 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

This meeting is an opportunity for providers to stay informed of policies, initiatives, and discussions specifically impacting the IPN and to continue the system reform started through the work with Arrow Performance Group.

Register in advance for this webinar using this Zoom registration page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please notify the Department 504/ADA Coordinator, Emelie Esquivel, at hcpf504ada@state.co.us at lease one week before the meeting to make arrangements. 

Previous IPN Collaborations

September 1, 2023

Latest News

IPN, RAE, HCPF Collaboration Project Successfully Concludes: Implementation Planned and Underway for Several Solutions

Phase II of the IPN, RAE, HCPF Collaboration Project successfully concluded this month. We are pleased to announce that 21 solutions to challenges articulated by participants in the collaborative problem-solving effort have been identified. Of these, some are already moving forward, these include: 

  • Solving the family therapy code issue
  • Simplifying the use of modifiers
  • Clarifying and expanding the use of add-on codes for service
  • Creating an IPN working group, which will include representatives from the IPN, RAEs, and HCPF

More information about all of the identified solutions will be included in the report on Phase II, produced by Arrow Performance Group (APG), which will be posted to the HCPF website soon. Keep an eye on the HCPF website and your email for updates on these solutions as well as information about the Phase II report. 

The involvement of all stakeholders in this collaborative process over the last several months has been invaluable to the project's success. Your voices have been heard and your feedback is valued. We, at HCPF, look forward to continuing this collaborative effort moving forward.

IPN RAE HCPF Collaboration Project - Phase II - Final Report
IPN RAE HCPF Collaboration Project - Phase I - Final Report

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