NYS DOH Launches of Semester 2-Value Based Payment University

Dear MRT Listserv Subscriber:

We are excited to announce the launch of VBP University, Semester 2!

VBP University is an online, educational resource created to raise awareness, knowledge and expertise in the move to Value Based Payment (VBP). VBP University combines informational videos and supplemental materials that stakeholders interested in VBP can use to advance their understanding of this massive transformation effort.

Semester 2 Overview

Semester 2 is designed to educate users on specific, important topic areas in the move to VBP. Topic areas include governance, stakeholder engagement, business strategy, finance, and data. The curriculum for semester 2 includes videos on each of the topics as well as detailed guidance documents targeted towards Primary Care Physicians, Behavioral Health Providers, and Community Based Organizations.

Semester 2 also includes Value Based Payment arrangement fact sheets to serve as a continuation of the arrangements curriculum in Semester 1. The fact sheets provide an overview of each of the NYS VBP arrangements, including the types of care included in the arrangement, the method used to define the attributed population for the arrangement, calculation of associated costs under the arrangement, and the quality measures recommended for use in the arrangement.

As a reminder, the schedule and details for the remaining semesters of VBP University are as follows:

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**VBP Bootcamps will take place in October and November 2017 in locations throughout the state. More information including dates and locations will be distributed shortly.

To watch an overview of the VBP University curriculum from NYS Medicaid Director, Jason Helgerson, click here: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/dsrip/vbp_u/docs/vbpu_welcome_overview.mp4.

How to Graduate from VBP University:

Semesters one through three conclude with a quiz on the topics covered. Those who pass all three quizzes with a grade of 80% or higher, will receive a certificate of completion. You may take the quiz multiple times until you pass. Results are automatically sent to the Department of Health. If you attend a VBP bootcamp, you will receive a printed copy of your certificate. If you are unable to attend a bootcamp, a copy of your certificate will be e-mailed to you.

To view semesters one and two of VBP University, please visit www.health.ny.gov/VBP.

Additional materials will be announced through this listserv when they become available.

Please continue the conversation around VBP University on Twitter by using the hashtag #NYSLearnsVBP.

Any questions can be sent to MRTUpdates@health.ny.gov.

Thank you.