NYS Launches Behavioral Health Value Based Payment Readiness Program

*Notifications of Intent are due June 16, 2017.

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) have announced the launch of the NYS Behavioral Health Value Based Payment Readiness Program. OASAS and OMH expect that the program will prime behavioral health providers to be successful in the State's transformation of the health care delivery system.

OMH and OASAS are currently accepting Notifications of Interest from behavioral health providers that are interested in the program. 

The following is directly from the OMH website:

The program will fund BH providers to collaborate to form Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCC), including Independent Practice Associations (IPAs), in an effort to position them to succeed in the VBP environment. There will be funds available for planning, and a larger funding opportunity for implementing a BHCC. Funding will support the development of shared infrastructure for the BHCC, such as clinical quality standards, data collection, analytics, and reporting. The expectation is that BHCCs will leverage their shared expertise to better position themselves to enter into VBP contracts. Proposed BHCCs intending to apply must submit a Notification of Interest no later than June 16, 2017

The Notification of Interest Form:

https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/bho/notification_of_interest.pdf