How comfortable are you with VBP? Please Take our Survey!

We, the DSRIP programs of Community Partners of WNY and Millennium Collaborative Care, are proud to continue to offer opportunities to learn about the changes to health care and its payment models. This survey is a chance for you to give feedback on our education efforts to date.

As you may already be aware, The New York State Department of Health is changing the way healthcare providers and networks are compensated. As part of this change our network offers on-going and periodic opportunities to learn about Value Based Payment (VBP) planning and arrangements. VBP  holds providers and payers accountable for the health of their patients to improve health outcomes and reduce costs by shifting from fee for service payment models. This is part of a statewide transformation in healthcare and strives to account for 80% of provider payments by Medicaid by next year (2020). We are offering our partners assistance in evolving during this time of change and we’d like to know if you’ve been able to access this guidance or if it’s useful to you.

Thank you for your feedback on this survey. We will keep this survey open until February 28, 2019. If multiple individuals in your organization would like to reply, we welcome multiple perspectives on our work.

Breathe Easy, LUNG FORCE is Here!


The American Lung Association’s new initiative to support lung patients in the community is now coming to Buffalo! The LUNG FORCE Expo will be held at The Grapevine Banquets on May 11, 2019, at 8:00am.

This event is a two track CME conference with separate presentations for healthcare professionals and patients and their caregivers. The event will be chock full of educational presentations by our local experts in the lung health field on different lung diseases, screening, diagnosis and treatment updates – all kinds of great info!

Please register on their website if you’re interested in attending. For more information, please contact the American Lung Association by phone at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Put the Care in Healthcare, Attend the Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Training on Tuesday, February 19!

Meet the needs of your diverse patient populations, address social determinants of health, effectively communicate with your various patient populations, and improve patient outcomes! The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo is delivering this vital training. If you haven’t taken advantage of one of our previous sessions, please join us from 4:00-5:30pm for light dinner and lively discussion! Register now!


Nurse-Family Partnership is now seeing clients at Catholic Health! Referral forms available.

The Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies

Each year 380,000 children are born to first-time mothers living in poverty. Many of these mothers are young, single, socially isolated, and without a high-school diploma. Their children face major barriers to leading healthy lives and escaping poverty, because their mothers lack the resources and knowledge to create a better life for their families. Nurse-Family Partnership is a non-profit that transforms the first thousand days of life for babies born to moms living in poverty across the United States. Beginning during pregnancy, and until the child is two, nurses visit moms at home to educate them on parenting, share resources, and perform health checks.

For more information on the program, please visit their website.

For care providers: this referral form can be used for any eligible mother.

OASAS Clinical Supervision Foundations Training I and II Open for Registration

This 30-hour combined online and classroom training, developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, will meet the thirty hour Clinical Supervision training requirement for following certifications:

  • Advanced Counselor and Master Counselor status in the OASAS Substance Use Disorder Scopes of Practice.
  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), and Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS initial section 3 and renewal).

The in-class portion of the training will take place at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), 1099 Jay Street, Building J., 3rd Floor (Glenn Gravino Board Room), Rochester, NY 14611

The in class sessions are scheduled for the following times:

  •  Day 1: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  •  Day 2: Thursday, February 7, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  •  Day 3: Friday, February 8, 9:00am – 2:00pm

To register, please visit the course website

Questions about the training may be directed to:

  • Cheryl Martin at 585.738.7298 |
  • Kathy King at 585.613.7632 |