From Volume to Value
Value–based payment puts focus on participant outcomes instead of billable hours. This requires carefully monitoring the effectiveness of treatment, and using data to demonstrate whether services actually helped participants meet their goals.
We recently worked with Open Minds, a national organization that assists human service payers and providers with management knowledge to improve efficiency and effectiveness. This project produced:
- A Summary Memo to help us consider how to pilot–test alternative payment methods with some types of Levy grantees.
- A 3-part webinar to explain value-based payment and challenge our thinking about ways to go beyond paying for services, and instead consider levy funds as an investment in participant well-being.
We intend to pilot value-based payment using a collaborative process. Providing efficient and effective care means looking carefully at the quality and value of care for the persons we are responsible for serving, and whether participants have long-term benefit from Levy-funded services. We want to see if value-based payment can help achieve those goals.
Managing in a Time of Rapid Change
In 2014-2015 we worked with the National Council on Behavioral Healthcare (NCBH), to actively plan for the future. An in-depth study produced a Report from surveys and focus groups, and an Executive Summary. A Future-Oriented Planning Presentation by NCBH and Levy staff to the Board of Trustees was also created. It explores value-based care in our rapidly changing field.