A New York Update: CBO Survey Plus OCFS Funding Opportunity

Community-Based Organization Directory and Engagement Survey

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released a new statewide Community Based Organization (CBO) directory and engagement survey. The survey has been simplified based on feedback from stakeholders and designed to capture information about CBO service provision for the purpose of making connections with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and Value Based Payment (VBP) contractors. This survey is replacing last year’s CBO survey and is open to all non-profit, community-based organizations. Information gathered through this new survey will be used to generate a new CBO directory.
The CBO survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDH-CBOSurvey. Please direct any questions to SDH@health.ny.gov.

The move to VBP involves structuring and formalizing services into a continuum and weighing the treatment outcomes to performance requirements with known risks and costs. Preparation for entering into a VBP agreement involves a deep knowledge and ability to analyze and communicate about:

  • clinical and demographic service population;
  • risks to overall care,
  • risks to episodes of care and risks to required outcome reporting;
  • operational cost of care;
  • projected cost savings to delivery system based on provider performance and lowered population risk;
  • service definition in the bundled payment methodology;
  • metrics definition for performance reporting; and
  • revenue management with strong manage care engagement and contracting.

Metrics definition is essential to link services, outcome, risk and cost at a macro level with the ability to drill down to episodes of care and projected cost savings. A quality improvement and oversight mechanism to track successes and vulnerabilities must be built into the metrics definition and allow for corrective actions and process change because a VBP arrangement is a continuously active and dynamic evaluation of outcome and services. For more info on VBP, feel free to email info@saeassociates.com to connect with our team.

Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services ROUND 2

Applications due: September 12, 2019 by 4PM ET


The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is providing a second opportunity for interested and eligible parties to apply to provide Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services. This “Round 2” SOI is not applicable to those who applied to Round 1 and have received an award letter. If you previously applied and were selected to provide these services under SOI # 2019-01, you do not need to apply again.


The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind.


If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, email info@saeassociates.com or call us (212) 684-4480.