Let’s Jump Back in to Managed Care in I/DD

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Let’s Jump Back in to Managed Care in I/DD THE VBP Blog [5/14/2020] – For the past 8 months, we have touched on managed care in the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) population. While the world has been coping with COVID-19, this expansion of managed care has not slowed down. With the estimated 1.5 million Medicaid consumers with an I/DD, over 358,500 consumers with I/DD were enrolled in… Read More »Let’s Jump Back in to Managed Care in I/DD

Is Telehealth the TSA of COVID-19?

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Break Through Value-Based Payments 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… 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 New Meaning!

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ONWARD Takes On A New Meaning THE VBP Blog Our blog has focused on the 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 supporting you and live by our mantra, ONWARD! With hourly updates on the COVID-19 situation, having resources you can… Read More »Onward Takes on 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 pros –… Read More »Pay for Performance – An Opportunity for Self-Direction in HCBS

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… Read More »Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Kansas and Texas

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Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Iowa and Tennessee

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Break Through Value Based Payments THE VBP Blog Looking at States’ Managed Care Programs: Iowa and Tennessee 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. 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