Town Hall – VBP Level 1 Amendments – A Discussion on Administration & Finance

Deanna Stephenson in Managed Care

Please join NYSHFA / NYSCAL’s Director of Managed Programs Deanna Stephenson and Erin Calicchia, DOH Director Managed Long Term Care as they discuss MLTC VBP Level 1 Amendments. For details see below.

You have been invited to join the NYSHFA Town Hall Conference Call on Tuesday, December 19th @ 1 PM

This call will be for NYSHFA members only. There is NO need to register. We request that each facility only use one telephone line per facility to listen in, so we can continue to provide this service at no cost to our members. This call will also be recorded.

The agenda is as follows and will include further detailed information on the implementation of Value Based Purchasing Level 1 Amendments with a deadline of 12/31/17. 

NYSHFA Town Hall Meeting Agenda
Date:  Tuesday, December 19th
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Call in Number 1-888-450-5996; Participant Code: 994366

Welcome                                                                     Deanna Stephenson

Value Based Payment Administration & Finance              Erin Kate Calicchia & Deanna Stephenson

Value Based Payment Partially Capitated Plans FAQ’s      Erin Kate Calicchia & Deanna Stephenson

Provider questions during the town hall should be emailed to Questions that are not addressed during the call will have immediate follow up after the town hall.

If you have received an amendment from a MLTC and have questions please reach out to the DOH VBP Team at or Deanna Stephenson at

NYSHFA / NYSCAL continues discussions with DOH regarding VBP Level 1 Arrangements on behalf of our providers.

Thank you,

Deanna Stephenson
Director, Managed Programs
518-462-4800 x16

Important – Please Take Action and Respond

Deanna Stephenson in Managed Care

NYSHFA in collaboration with LeadingAge New York has created a survey (link below) in response to the many issues and inquiries surrounding the transition of Medicaid nursing home residents to managed care. Your feedback is important, please take a moment to review and fill out this survey no later than Friday, October 14th. Please consider and add the name of your facility so NYSHFA will be able to follow up with you. Your responses will help formulate and collaborate next steps with key stakeholders. Together we can make a difference!    ...

NYS DOH Releases Benchmark Rate Letter

Deanna Stephenson in Managed Care

This morning DOH posted The Benchmark Rate Letter. This letter is a product of collaboration between NYS DOH, NYSHFA / NYSCAL and other Associations. The content of the letter will give great detail to what is comprised in the benchmark rate and also direction for providers when contracting with managed care plans. Please see attached letter. If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach or

Deanna Stephenson
Director, Managed Programs
518.462.4800, ext.16