Webinar Resources

VBP 101 (Teaching to the Tools) – VBP Foundations Part 5

The transition to Value-Based Payment (VBP) represents a multifaceted process, encompassing significant system-level adjustments in healthcare delivery and reimbursement. Effectively implementing these changes requires a methodical and developmental approach. To facilitate this transition, a comprehensive toolkit has been designed, empowering healthcare providers to evaluate their existing readiness and access resources essential for enhancing their capabilities to operate within a value-based payment framework. In this webinar, we will introduce providers to this invaluable toolkit and guide them on how to navigate it seamlessly.

Value-Based Payment (VBP) Virtual Learning Collaborative

Transitioning to payment models that support value-based care means doing business differently. Many District healthcare providers are requesting assistance preparing for and implementing this important change. This virtual learning collaborative focused on legal agreements, contracting, and financial topics, including revenue cycle management and assessing risk. Presenters shared scenarios, assessments, and tools to advance capacity and understanding.

How to Negotiate Your Share with Payers

This short take video will outline the elements of shared savings contract and where the “share” fits in. It will outline some of the key considerations to think about when trying to negotiate your share of savings with a payer for a value-based contract (including downside risk v. upside potential, contract structure, and other value-based care funding), as well as touch on internal considerations for providers when negotiating a share of savings (i.e. is the share enough to cover the provider’s investment to perform in the contract).

Managing High Cost High Need Individuals

High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients often face multiple challenges including high disease burden, behavioral health comorbidity, functional limitations and social barriers to treatment plan compliance. They typically make up just 5 percent of the population, but account for 50 percent of health care costs. This webinar will discuss taking a tailored approach to care in order to improve their outcomes.

VBP Terminology 101

VBP comes with lots of new vocabulary (and a deluge of new acronyms - including "VBP"). Come learn some of the key words, concepts, and constructs with which to understand VBP.

VBP Levels

Different states (and the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network) define different types of value-based contracts in different ways. Gain an understanding of the different types of VBPs and the path to them.

Primary Care Integration

Studies have shown that $1 invested in integrating primary and behavioral healthcare will yield $4.50 in savings…and clients and providers both like integrated care better. Learn about the promises and pitfalls of primary and behavioral health integration.

Mergers & Acquisitions

One of the core concepts for VBP is attribution. Come learn about this critical component of the contracting process.


One of the core concepts for VBP is attribution. Come learn about this critical component of the contracting process.

Risk Adjustment

CMS has signaled its intent to move from strict fee-for-service reimbursement to value-based payment for Medicaid as it has been actively doing for Medicare over the past decade. A few FQHCs are pursuing advanced alternative payment models on their own but most are choosing to clinically integrate with others, especially other FQHCs. This session will share national experiences from these initiatives and provide a framework for evaluating strategic options for DC FQHCs to progress in their pursuit of advanced alternative payment models.

Data-Driven Insights to Advance Behavioral Health Quality – VBP Foundations Part 2

Advances in digital technologies and data analytics have created unparalleled opportunities to assess health data accelerating the ability of science to understand and contribute to improved health behavior and health outcomes. Additionally, behavioral health in the United States is being challenged to address persistent health inequities while improving the quality and value of the care delivered. As regulators, payors, and policies push behavioral health toward data-driven performance, the pressure for behavioral health providers to measure and monitor outcomes increases. This training will introduce providers to the key facets of using data to drive performance including metric selection, diagnosing performance issues and acting on data, driving innovation, and making data analytics a central part of the behavioral health quality strategy.

Where Quality Meets Legal – VBP Legal Training Part 3

This session will provide an orientation to quality initiatives implemented by MCOs in their managed care contracts. The session will explain the importance of these quality initiatives, the associated performance measurement reporting, and the contract terms that implement those quality initiatives. In addition, participants will be introduced to the VBP pathway so that regardless of current state of readiness, participants can understand the expectations of quality and be prepared to meaningfully assess these expectations in a VBP contract.

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Fundamentals

A basic overview of the structure and function of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) as well as an exploration of their challenges and opportunities in advancing value based care contracts with the government and private payers.
Integrated Care DC is managed by the DC Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) in partnership with the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A total of $3,500,365, or 81 percent, of the project is financed with federal funds, and $810,022, or 19 percent, is funded by non-federal sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, or an endorsement by, HHS or the U.S. Government.