Provider Interim Payment Program

Interim Payments for providers adversely impacted by the COVID Pandemic, which provides Primary Care with either Behavioral Health or Dental Services.


In an innovative program to help support safety-net health providers, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) partnered with five private Colorado foundations and Regional Accountable Entities (RAEs) to create a new funding opportunity for providers managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. Caring for Colorado, The Colorado Health Foundation, Delta Dental Foundation, Rocky Mountain Health Foundation and Rose Community Foundation came together in a public-private partnership to support primary care clinics through Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program).

The team provided four rounds of grant funding to Medicaid primary care providers that provided integrated care and served a high percentage of Medicaid, CHP+, and uninsured individuals.

Funding RoundNumber of AwardeesAmount Awarded
Round 114 clinics$588,000
Round 239 clinics$1.8 million
Round 31 clinic$96,000
Round 472 clinics$720,000

For more information on this innovative model and how it worked for providers, please reach out to the grant manager, Amanda Jacquecin, at Amanda.Jacquecin@state.co.us