Fall Healthcare Forum – October 26, 2018

Triple Aim Event October 26 – Healthcare in 2018: What’s Next?

UB School of Management and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) are hosting a Fall Healthcare Forum on Friday, October 26th, 8:30-4pm, at Templeton Landing.

With expert discussions from physicians and health plans, as well as local health systems and community panels, this event aims to take a look at where we are and where we are going in healthcare. Register here

Please note there is a fee to attend this event.

Formore information, click here.

To view the event agenda, click here.


Webinar from NYSDOH: VBP Contracting for CBOs – July 11

Value Based Payment Contracting Webinar for

Community Based Organizations

Hosted by the Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs,

Bureau of Social Determinants of Health

On Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00-11:30 am

For Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that are considering or are in the process of entering into a Value Based Payment (VBP) contract. Topic areas covered in the webinar will include:

  • How CBOs can get involved in VBP
  • How a CBO can create a value proposition
  • Types of CBO/VBP contracting arrangements
  • VBP myths and facts for CBOs
  • Key items to include in CBO/VBP contracts
  • Live Q&A

Register for the webinar:


Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training August 15

4-Hour Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)  Certification Training

August 15, 2018 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided

Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center

144 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Conference Room 1A

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), is promoting the standardization and certification of course work/training which enhances the knowledge and skills if individuals performing the SBIRT protocol in both general and behavioral healthcare settings. Many payers reimburse for SBIRT service provided by physicians (or an SBRT OASAS-certified health professional under the supervision of a physician).

This meeting is intended for providers, midlevels and nurses.

Kindly register before Wednesday, August 8.


You’re Invited! Increase Your VBP Velocity: The Shift to Value Based Payment Conference, June 6

You’re Invited!

Increase Your VBP Velocity:
The Shift to Value Based Payment Conference

Community Partners of WNY and Millennium Collaborative Care, in partnership with the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Healthcare Executives Forum, enthusiastically invite you to attend:

The Shift To Value Based Payment

Wed., June 6, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Adam’s Mark Hotel
120 Church St., Buffalo, NY 14202

This dynamic, full-day conference will feature a series of presentations by nationally recognized experts on Value-Based Payment and performance, as well as a wide array of break-out sessions and collaborative discussions in the afternoon.

Featuring speakers such as Kent Bottles, MD, healthcare futurist; Jason Helgerson, healthcare change agent;
Scott Wetzler, Ph.D, population health initiative leader; and more.

Click here for a full listing of conference presenters and panelists, and register to reserve your spot.

CPE and ACHE continuing education credits will be available. CME credits to be announced.

Registration is free for partner organizations and practices.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free parking is available.

Please note: Seating is limited. Please keep registration to relevant staff.
Registration will be open until May 25, 2018, or until the event reaches capacity.

Save the Date: VBP Conference June 6

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Join us for a dynamic full-day conference featuring clinical, executive and financial healthcare professionals to explore the shift to Value-Based Payment. The conference will feature a series of presentations by nationally recognized experts on Value-Based Payment and Performance, as well as a wide array of break-out sessions and collaborative discussions in the afternoon.

CPE and ACHE continuing education credits will be availables.

CME credits to be announced.

More information to come!

Community Partners of WNY Spring 2018 Newsletter Now Available!

This issue includes:
Cover Story Feature: Time to Think & Act Differently Concerning Mental Health: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
Features Highlighting: Value-Based Payment Webinars Now Available, the DSRIP Learning Symposium held in February, December 2017 Project Advisory Committee Meeting Recap, Chautauqua County Health Network Named Rural Health Champions, and more!

For the complete quarterly update, access the newsletter by clicking here!

Value Based Payment Recorded Webinars Available

Community Partners of WNY, in collaboration with Millennium Collaborative Care PPS offer three series of Value Based Payment webinars for Community Based Organizations, Behavioral Health Providers, and Primary Care Practices:


Behavioral Health Webinars

1.      Introduction to Value-Based Payment for Behavioral Health Organizations

2.      Personalizing your Organizational VBP Strategy for your Behavioral Health Providing Organization

Visit our Behavioral Health Provider Resources page to view these webinars


Community Based Organization Webinars

1.      Creating your Community Based Organization Strategy for Value-Based Payment

2.      Operationalizing Value-Based Payment for your Community Based Organization

Visit our CBO Resources page to view these webinars


Primary Care Webinars

1.      Personalizing your Organizational VBP Strategy

2.      Working the VBP Distinctiveness Wheel

Please visit our Primary Care Providers Resources page to view these webinars


The links to the webinars are in our password protected section for partners. If you have any difficulty accessing them, please contact us.

DECIDE WNY: Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning, March 10

Population Health Collaborative is hosting a conference on Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning. The conference will be held at Millennium Hotel in Buffalo on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Register Here.

Join Population Health Collaborative for the March 10th Annual DECIDE WNY Conference with keynote speaker BJ Miller, MD. Dr. BJ Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on palliative and end-of-life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. Dr. Miller has lectured widely on all aspects of palliative care, as well as person-centered care, the therapeutic potential of aesthetics, and how to design for life.

Dr. Miller will be joined with roundtable facilitator Henry Davis from the Buffalo News and speakers Yvonne Askew, MSN Ed, RN-BC; Katie Grimm, MD; Chris Kerr, MD; Laurie Menzies, Esq; Deborah Waldrop, PhD, LMSW; and Charles Yates, MD

Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 AM with the conference starting at 8:00 AM. Continuing education credits will be made available. More details on their Eventbrite page.