Value Based Payment Readiness for Behavioral Health Providers
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announce the NYS Behavioral Health (BH) Value Based Payment (VBP) Readiness Program.
The program will fund BH providers to come together in Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCC). Funding will be available for planning and implementation, to support the development of shared infrastructure. BHCCs will share clinical quality standards, data collection, analytics, and reporting, to improve care quality and enhance their value in VBP arrangements.
Community-based (non-hospital) Article 31, Article 32, and designated HCBS providers may be direct beneficiaries of the funds, although applications that include hospitals, PCPs, and non-Medicaid-billing human and social service organizations as affiliates will generally be considered as stronger applications.
Funding will be made available through designated Medicaid Managed Care Organization(s) across New York State. Selected MCO(s) will facilitate payment to a lead agency for the BHCC, upon submission and approval of deliverables.
The State has concluded a review of the submitted Notifications of Interest for the NYS BH VBP Readiness Program. Only Eligible Lead Agencies will receive the application submission guidelines on September 15th, 2017. Agencies interested in joining a Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) should outreach the Lead agencies in your region serving the same managed care enrolled individuals. Contact information was provided by proposed leads. If there is a problem, please contact the VBP-Readiness mailbox.
Applicants must complete the VBP BHCC Application to be considered. Application submission does not guarantee funding. Funding will be contingent on a complete application meeting the program requirements. The state strongly encourages, but is not requiring, smaller networks to collaborate and submit a single application.
Please contact VBP Readiness with questions or to provide feedback on the program.
Application: NYS BH VBP Readiness Program
Due: November 10, 2017
- BH VBP Readiness Overview
- BHCC Deliverables
- BBH VBP Readiness FAQs
- BH VBP Readiness Funding Methodology
Please submit all application documents to the VBP Readiness mailbox with “(name of lead agency) BH VBP Application” in the subject line.
NYS VBP Readiness Program Documents