Value Based Payments

Is Telehealth the TSA of COVID-19?

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Is Telehealth the TSA of COVID-19? THE VBP Blog For those of you who know me personally, you know that being an optimist is my downfall. In times of crisis, the ability to look forward to the forthcoming changes can be challenging.  Mandy, my co-author brings her creativity and technology-savvy perspective to our discussions. Together, we look ahead to the elements we want learn from.  Our starting point for this… Read More »Is Telehealth the TSA of COVID-19?

Onward Means Consumer Protections

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Onward Means Consumer Protections THE VBP Blog Over the last few decades, advocates and regulators have worked tirelessly to build in significant protections in the way services are delivered. We’ve been fighting for things such as independent living in the community, smaller group homes, privacy in each room, and community integration. In the current COVID-19 crisis, we see many of these regulations being waived, in the name of emergency flexibility… Read More »Onward Means Consumer Protections

ONWARD Takes On A New Meaning

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Onward Takes On A New Meaning! THE VBP Blog Our blog has focused on quality of services and how you can leverage measuring performance to continuously improve satisfaction, support our consumers and keep you ahead of the game.  Today, the challenges you face are monumental, so we will focus on support you and live by our mantra ONWARD! With hourly updates on the COVID-19 situation, having resources you can rely… Read More »ONWARD Takes On A New Meaning

Pay for Performance- An Opportunity for Self-Direction in HCBS

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Break Through Value Based Payments Pay for Performance – An Opportunity for Self-Direction in HCBS The VBP Blog Roughly a year ago we did a blog on Payment for Performance that took a look at the second step in the Value Based Continuum. Pay for Performance (P4P) is the model that sets metrics to incentivize providers to achieve, advance, and exceed through their quality of care. We talked about the… Read More »Pay for Performance- An Opportunity for Self-Direction in HCBS

How Did These 6 States Launch I/DD Managed Care?

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Break Through Value Based Payments How Did These Six States Launch I/DD Managed Care? The VBP Blog Over the past several weeks we’ve taken deep dives into six states’ working managed care programs. We found some programs that achieved great success and others that stumbled right out of the gate. As managed care programs continue to grow and develop, we will all continue to learn what works and what doesn’t.… Read More »How Did These 6 States Launch I/DD Managed Care?

Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Arkansas and Wisconsin

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Break Through Value Based Payments Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Arkansas and Wisconsin The VBP Blog This week’s blog will break down the Arkansas and Wisconsin I/DD managed care programs. We have covered four states in past blogs including Iowa, Tennessee, Kansas, and Texas. We decided to do these deep dives since every one of the ten states that have tried, are approaching managed care for the I/DD population… Read More »Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Arkansas and Wisconsin

Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Kansas and Texas

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Break Through Value Based Payments Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Kansas and Texas The VBP Blog Happy New Year! Let’s start 2020 where we left off in our last blog. We will review two of the ten states that currently are supporting the I/DD population with managed care programs. Using the Ancor 2018 White Paper, combined with our own research, we opted to break down Texas and Kansas. Both contract with Multi-state… Read More »Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Kansas and Texas

Looking at States Managed Care Programs: Iowa and Tennessee

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Break Through Value Based Payments Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Iowa and Tennessee The VBP Blog Managed care has been a slow mover for the I/DD population in multiple states. As of 2019, there are 229,817 Medicaid consumers with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) enrolled in Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs.[1] In fact, only ten states have adopted a policy for populations with special needs at all.… Read More »Looking at States Managed Care Programs: Iowa and Tennessee

Quality in I/DD and MLTSS – Part 2

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Break Through Value Based Payments Quality Measures for the I/DD and MLTSS Communities – Part 2 The VBP Blog While there are many interesting developments in the MLTSS and Behavioral Health arenas, we wanted to continue the conversation about the measures used in the evaluation of I/DD Services in a managed care environment. In this blog we will share the indicators brought forth by The Council on Quality and Control’s… Read More »Quality in I/DD and MLTSS – Part 2