Hospital Transformation Program Overview
What is the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP)?
The goal of the HTP is to improve the quality of hospital care provided to Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) members by tying provider fee-funded hospital payments to quality-based initiatives.
Over the course of the five-year program, provider fee-funded hospital payments will transition from pay-for-process and reporting to a pay-for-performance structure in an effort to improve quality, demonstrate meaningful community engagement and improve health outcomes over time . Program Year 1 began October 1, 2021 and Program Year 5 concludes September 30, 2026. Final program reporting and reconciliation will occur between October 1, 2026 and September 30, 2027.
Key activities and quality measures for HTP are consistent across the state, yet flexible enough to allow hospitals to work with their communities on the best interventions and approaches that serve them.
- Improve patient outcomes through care redesign and integration of care across settings.
- Improve the performance of the delivery system by ensuring appropriate care in appropriate settings
- Lower Health First Colorado costs through reductions in avoidable hospital utilization and increased effectiveness and efficiency in care delivery.
- Accelerate hospitals' organizational, operational and systems readiness for value-based payment.
Implementation Plan and Milestone Requirements
Hospitals participating in the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP) must submit an Implementation Plan detailing the strategies and steps they intend to take in implementing each of the intervention(s) outlined in their applications. Below are documents and resources to support hospitals and staff to work their implementation plans and milestones within the Hospital Transformation Program.
- Implementation Plan Template and Milestone Requirements document
- Implementation Plan Review Criteria
- Supporting Hospitals to Implement the Hospital Transformation Program
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Implementation Plan - July 2023
Implementation Plan Training
- Hospital Application and CPAS Training Recording
- Implementation Plan Training Presentation
- Implementation Plan Submission - CPAS Portal Training Recording
- Implementation Plan Submission - CPAS Portal Training Presentation
Community and Health Neighborhood Engagement (CHNE) Process
As part of the preparations for the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP), hospitals were required to convene stakeholders to seek input from the community in assessing community needs and identifying HTP initiatives. Hospitals were encouraged to utilize existing coalitions, forums, and resources in the region to the greatest extent possible in order to meet these pre-program Community and Health Neighborhood Engagement (CHNE) requirements and planning for their HTP initiatives. Hospitals submitted Action Plans, Mid-Point Reports, and Final Reports for the pre-program CHNE. These are available by request.
Links to other HTP related sites
- HTP Main Page
- CHASE Board
- HTP Newsletters and Communications Archive
- HTP Rural Support Program
- HTP Community Advisory Council
- Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Program
Additional Data Resources
- CDPHE Community Level Estimates (small area estimates)
- Community Health Equity Map
- CDPHE Open Data (GIS data)
- VISION: Visual Information System for Identifying Opportunities and Needs
- Colorado Data Source Fact Sheets
- Colorado Health Institute
- Colorado Public Health Indicators
Please email us with any questions at COHTP@state.co.us