DSRIP is New York’s approach to transforming the healthcare system in an effort to achieve the triple aim: improve the health of communities, provide better care delivery and reduce costs. Through DSRIP, Performing Provider Systems, including Alliance, and their medical and social service provider partners are changing the way they interact with each other and with patients in order to promote health. For these changes to sustain and continue promoting health beyond the five-year span of DSRIP, the payment system must also transform.
Value based payment is a method that incentivizes prevention by moving away from paying providers based on the volume of patients they see and care they provide, to rewarding health outcomes and tying reimbursement to value. New York State is committed to the move to value based payment and has set a statewide goal for 80% of Medicaid provider payments to be within a level 1 VBP arrangement by 2020.
Alliance is committed to preparing its partners for value based payment, providing training and resources to providers and community based organizations. Upcoming trainings, held in coordination with neighboring PPS Better Health For Northeast NY (BHHNY, formerly Albany Medical Center PPS) and Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) will be announced shortly.
Value based payment resources
The following resources are meant to help our partners establish an understanding of what VBP means for them. In addition to these resources and upcoming trainings hosted by Alliance, please contact Lauren Ayers, Vice President of Finance with any questions.
VBP University is hosted by the Department of Health and is designed to be an academic resource to raise awareness, knowledge and expertise in the move to VBP. View “Welcome to VBP University” for an introduction. The program includes video lessons, resource handouts and quizzes. Upon completion and a passing grade of 80% or higher, participants receive a VBP Certificate of Completion.
Semester one is currently available. We strongly encourage providers, administrators, executives and finance staff at our partner organizations to consider how the program can best assist their organization’s preparation for value based payment.
Department of Health VBP introductory videos: