VBP University: Semesters 2 and 3 Available Now

September 29, 2017

In the July/August newsletter (link here) we introduced MHVC partners to the NYS Department of Health VBP University and the many resources available to transition your practice to value-based payment (VBP). VBP University is an online, educational resource created to raise awareness, knowledge and expertise in the move to VBP. It combines informational videos and…

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Anti-Vaping Education Gets Legislator’s Assistance

September 29, 2017

US Rep. Nita Lowey leads roundtable discussion. Ellen Morehouse knows first-hand about the rise in e-cigarette use and the dangers of youth smoking. Morehouse, Executive Director of Student Assistance Services Corp. (SAS), an MHVC partner in White Plains, NY, met with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester) and other area leaders in August to discuss e-cigarette use…

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Process Redesign Rethinks Approaches to SUD Referrals

August 13, 2017

Workshop participants discuss real-time solutions and the “future state.” Following the success of the first Substance Use Disorder (SUD) workshop on May 19, 2017 (newsletter article here), MHVC held a deeper dive session on July 25, 2017, in Tarrytown, with participants representing seven organizations, and MHVC team members. “We built upon the energy and synergy…

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NYSDOH Announces “VBP University”: Online and Bootcamps

August 13, 2017

Increase your knowledge or get a certificate in Value-Based Payment. Value-Based Payment (VBP) is a fundamental part of DSRIP, and now partners can be recognized for their learning and mastery of the subject. NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) has just announced the launch of VBP University — an online, educational resource created to raise awareness,…

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Learning from Experience: Partners Share BH Integration Successes and Challenges

June 28, 2017

BH Learning Collaborative #2 Focuses on Lessons Learned. In November 2016, MHVC’s first Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative set the stage for the challenges ahead, as participants shared concerns with their colleagues and learned techniques to help with problem-solving and work flows. By the time 98 participants met on June 8, 2017, for the second Behavioral…

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MHVC Announces CBO Funding Opportunities Supporting Communities of Care

May 31, 2017

MHVC CBO Integration Strategy to strengthen the region. A core principle of MHVC’s integrated delivery system is deepening our understanding of the role that CBOs play in the region. Throughout DY1 and DY2 MHVC has engaged CBOs as part of our program planning and workforce training efforts, including our emphasis on PDSA training to promote…

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MHVC Announces “What Matters” Campaign

May 31, 2017

Initiative supports worldwide “What Matters Day,” June 6. MHVC is proud to announce its participation in the worldwide “What Matters to You” initiative, which was introduced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in 2012. MHVC Medical Director Dr. Damara Gutnick, said, “‘What Matters to You’ exemplifies MHVC’s patient-centered focus and frames our efforts to…

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Plan-Do-Study-Act: Fall Launch for MHVC’s PDSA Toolkit

May 31, 2017

Middletown shows what PDSAs can do. Over the past year, MHVC and its Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) team have been meeting with and training partners on this practical problem-solving technique. Just as the PDSA cycle provides partners with a process for learning and improvement, the team has continued to learn as well while deploying PDSA training in…

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Answering the Question: “What does DSRIP mean to me?”

May 31, 2017

  MHVC Workforce Communication and Engagement Toolkit launched in April. You are doing the work and seeing results, but do your front-desk staff and technicians know that DSRIP is more than an acronym? Does everyone in your organization understand DSRIP’s long-term goals and why you are doing these projects? Based on the latest results of…

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BH Crisis Solutions in Action

May 16, 2017

Creating new pathways to improve care. On March 15th, MHVC partners delivered two webinars that are part of the training action plan of the DSRIP Project 3.a.ii Cross-PPS Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Project (link here). The two consensus-based, best-practice behavioral health (BH) protocols developed by Hudson Valley partners were the subjects of separate webinars, one…

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