Oct. 19 Seminar is First of Ongoing Education, Support, Collaboration


Al Hammonds and Ira Katzenstien, Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start; Ricardo Herrera, BFNC, Inc.; Rafiq Salim, WNYIL and Mia Burse, BFNC, Inc

Members of Millennium’s Community Based Organization Task Force attended “VBP 101”, the first in a series of educational opportunities to be offered by Millennium as the organization and CBO Partners move rapidly forward into the new era of Value-Based Payment vs. Fee-For-Service compensation.

Held Oct. 19, 2017, the seminar was hosted by Renaissance Addiction Services, 920 Harlem Rd., West Seneca, NY. The “VBP 101” program was led by the Millennium Community Engagement Team including Sandy McDougal, Project Manager and presentation lead; Rachel Laster,  Community Outreach Coordinator; Rita Hubbard-Robinson, JD, Project Director, Patient Activation Measures and Engagement; Ebony Patterson-White,  Community Health Worker Coordinator; and Michele Mercer, RN, MSHA, Chief Clinical Integration Officer. Al Hammonds, Millennium Executive Director; Kimberly Backey, Manager of Cultural Competency & Diversity Initiatives; and Courtney McDermott, Communications Intern were also in attendance.

As Community Based Organizations play a critical and essential role in effecting the overall health of the community; the primary objectives of the seminar were to provide information on how organizations can benefit from VBP in order to continue to create sustainability and improve community health.

Value-based programs reward providers with incentive payments for the quality of care they give to Medicaid clients. These programs are part of a larger strategy to reform how health care is delivered and paid for.

The essential “question” of the day was “How do Community Based Organizations fit in?

For a video replay of the Oct. 19 presentation and discussion, please click HERE.

For the PowerPoint presentation, please click ON FOLLOWING:

VBP for CBOs CBOTF October 2017 – PART 1

VBP for CBOs CBOTF October 2017 – PART 2



Star Wheeler, Native American Community Services; Ellen Breslin, Renaissance Addiction Services
Ray Ganoe, Evergreen Health Services                                 Kim Backey and Courtney McDermott, Millennium

Mary Carrol, ECCPASA; Star Wheeler, NACS; Carrie Clare and Marlon Thorton, Northpointe Council
Michele Mercer and Rita Hubbard-Robinson, Millennium

Chris Spicer, Planned Parenthood of WNY

Ellen Breslin welcomes CBO Task Force participants to Renaissance Addiction Services.



Nikki Kmicinski, Erie County Senior Services and LuAnne Brown, Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network; Ann Battaglia, Healthy Community Alliance and Sandy McDougal, Millennium.



Nikki Kmicinski, Erie County Senior Services; LuAnne Brown, Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network and Ebony Patterson-White, Millennium

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