January 19, 2022
On January 19, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released for public comment an updated draft of A Path toward Value Based Payment (VBP), New York State Roadmap for Medicaid Payment Reform (VBP Roadmap) to provide clarity for VBP contractors and reflect NYSDOH’s ongoing expectations related to the implementation of the State’s VBP goals.
While NYSDOH has continued to support the goals and transition towards VBP, since the expiration of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program in March 2020, NYSDOH has not renewed or updated the VBP Roadmap, its foundational document governing expectations for Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and providers to move towards VBP reform.
NYSDOH is seeking broad stakeholder input on the draft updated VBP Roadmap. Several opportunities to submit comment and provide input will be available.
This update to the VBP Roadmap reinforces the importance of value based payment to the long-term goals of the State. Updates to the VBP Roadmap have been made to reflect the State’s current standing with specific topics of interest; however, there have been no material changes to the requirements. Through condensing the information provided in the last version of the VBP Roadmap from 2019, this version aims to clarify requirement-related language and serve as a reference guide for VBP contractors.
The updated VBP Roadmap and a descriptive executive summary can be found on the following link: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/vbp/index.htm.
NYSDOH welcomes input from all stakeholders interested in providing feedback. Following are the opportunities to provide input on the updated VBP Roadmap:
- Participate in the following webinar and Q&A to learn about updates to the VBP Roadmap:
o Tuesday, January 25, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. To register for this event click the following link: Updated VBP Roadmap Public Comment Educational Webinar.
o Upon completion of your registration, you will receive details to access the webinar. This email will include the conference call information and the link to the actual event.
o If you have any questions or need additional information, please send an email to email@example.com.
- NYSDOH Updated VBP Roadmap Public Comment Form (Excel spreadsheet) contains more detailed instructions along with a table to input any comments you may have on the updated VBP Roadmap. The NYSDOH Updated VBP Roadmap Public Comment Form can be found here: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/vbp/index.htm.
- Please submit your completed NYSDOH Updated VBP Roadmap Public Comment Form to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a subject line of “VBP Roadmap Public Comment Submission.”
- NYSDOH encourages all stakeholders to submit feedback using the NYSDOH Updated VBP Roadmap Public Comment Form (Excel spreadsheet) provided. For stakeholders who are unable to use the form, written comments may be submitted to email@example.com.
The public comment period on the draft updated VBP Roadmap will run from January 19, 2022 until 5 P.M. EST on February 18, 2022.
Please help us gather a broad range of public comments by sharing this request with your networks or any other stakeholders you believe would have interest.
Medicaid Redesign Team Updates
New York State Department of Health
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Albany, NY 12237