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VBP Alphabet Soup: So Many Recipes - What's the Secret Sauce?

APM, ACO, CPC, BPCI, MSSP, MIPS, CJR - all are acronyms for some kind of value-based program or payment (VBP) arrangement. Each shares the goal of improving healthcare outcomes while reducing costs. In this blog post, we explore three questions that come to mind when you look at this list of value-based acronyms.

New York’s Impressive Healthcare Track Record

Collaboration and innovation by Governor Cuomo, legislative leaders, and healthcare providers in recent years have resulted in better care, expanded coverage and access, unprecedented investments, preserved federal funding, and lower per capita Medicaid spending in New York. Not coincidentally, New York was recently cited as the “most improved state” in national health rankings.

When Guns Get into Hospitals: How Hospitals Protect Employees, Patients, and Visitors from Gun Violence

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout New York State and nationwide remain focused on preventing active shooter incidents and preparing to execute quick and effective responses should one occur. Learn more about what these prevention and preparation efforts include.

Innovation Center Director Shares Insights with Capital Region Healthcare Leaders

HANYS, in partnership with CDPHP, was pleased to co-sponsor a July 13 forum featuring Adam Boehler, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (more commonly known as The Innovation Center), and senior adviser for value-based transformation and innovation for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Is Single Payer the Answer?

Years ago, an economist friend of mine and I would take long walks in the woods to talk about healthcare reform. As we navigated dozens of thorny topics, he often reminded me that having the right answer was far less important than asking the right questions. His advice is still worth heeding.