ACL NOTE: OMH and OASAS have $60 million over the next three years to distribute to providers so that those providers can pay for all the work that needs to be done in order to become an IPA or other affiliated network.
The reason for this is that nearly all Medicaid dollars will be in VBP contract arrangements by 2020. We are being told that it will be difficult for small, stand-alone organizations to take part if they are not part of a something bigger. It doesn’t mean you have to merge.
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announce the launch of the NYS Behavioral Health (BH) Value Based Payment (VBP) Readiness Program. The NYS BH VBP Readiness Program represents a unique opportunity to strengthen community-based behavioral health providers throughout New York State, and prepare them to be successful in NYS’ transformation of the health care delivery system.
OMH and OASAS are accepting “Notifications of Interest” from BH providers intending to apply for the program. Responses will help inform the State of provider interest, and will assist in finalizing the specifications of the NYS BH VBP Readiness Program.
Here are details about the MCTAC webinar:
This webinar will walk through the Notification of Interest process and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.
When: Thursday May 18th from 2pm to 3pm
Slides and recording of this webinar will be posted online to the MCTAC website at a later date.