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Office of Mental Health

Behavioral Health Value Based Payment (BH VBP) Readiness Program

In 2017, BH VBP program funds were awarded to selected networks of Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCCs). The main goals of the Readiness Program were to:

  • Prepare BH Providers to take part in value based payment arrangements
  • improve the integration of physical and behavioral health.

The selected BHCCs used funds to enhance quality care and improve outcomes. This included clinical and financial integration and the use of community-based recovery support services.

This year, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services is awarding NYS $20 million in enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (eFMAP) funding.

The funding supports the BHCCs and Behavioral Health Independent Associations (BH IPA) to:

  • increase access to behavioral health rehabilitation services
  • increase integration of behavioral health and physical health
  • increase implementation of value based reimbursement strategies

Please contact VBP Readiness with questions or to provide feedback on the program.

BHCC Lead, Network, and Affiliate Agencies

Application: NYS BH VBP Readiness Program (CLOSED)

  • BH VBP BHCC PDF Fillable Application Form
  • BHCC Member Submission Excel Template
  • Lead Agency Attestation
  • Network – Affiliate Attestations for each BHCC Network and Affiliate partner
  • NYS VBP Readiness Program Documents

    Applicants Webinar PowerPoint

    Eligible Lead Agencies

    Notification of Interest Form

    BHCC Member Submission Template

    NYS Counties by RPC Region - List | Map

    Draft Policy Paper

    Clarification on BHCC Submission Template and Snapshot Calculation