VBP University: Semesters 2 and 3 Available Now

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 supplemental materials that stakeholders interested in VBP can use to advance their understanding of this massive transformation effort.

The online curriculum is structured into semesters. To obtain a certificate, attendance is required at one of the regional VBP Bootcamps, which are one day-long sessions held in five regions across the State. The bootcamps will consist of breakout sessions and workshops, with the same subjects and content covered in every region: VBP Financing, VBP Contracting, VBP and the Social Determinants of Health/Community Based Organizations, VBP Quality Measures, and VBP for Managed Long Term Care.

The schedule and locations for VBP bootcamps are as follows:
October 10, 2017: Capital Region, The Egg-Sawyer Theater, 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203.All of the sessions for this bootcamp will be webcast live and recorded. The link will be sent out when it becomes available.
October 18, 2017: New York City, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
October 23, 2017: North Country, High Peaks Resort, Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946
November 3, 2017: Central New York, Rochester Radisson Riverside, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604
November 15, 2017: Long Island, The Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale, NY 11553

Registration for each region will open approximately 3 weeks in advance of the session and close 1 week before the event. These events are free and open to all interested parties. Space will be limited for each region, and space will be on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that all organizations limit participation to no more than 4 participants.

Semesters 2 and 3 are now “live.” Semester 2 is designed to educate users on specific, important topic areas in the move to VBP. Topic areas include governance, stakeholder engagement, business strategy, finance, and data. The curriculum includes videos on each of the topics as well as detailed guidance documents targeted towards Primary Care Physicians, Behavioral Health Providers, and Community Based Organizations.

Semester 2 also includes VBP arrangement fact sheets that serve as a continuation of the arrangements curriculum in Semester 1. The fact sheets provide an overview of each of the NYS VBP arrangements, including the types of care included in the arrangement, the method used to define the attributed population for the arrangement, calculation of associated costs under the arrangement, and the quality measures recommended for use in the arrangement.

Semester 3, VBP Contracting, is online here. Semester 4, available in October and November, comprises VBP Bootcamps that will take place in locations throughout the state. To view Semesters 1 and 2 of VBP University, please visit www.health.ny.gov/VBP.

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