Medicaid Managed Care in New York State is transforming from a fee-based volume system to value-based, population management. In January 2018, our Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC) received funding from New York State to promote this transformation.
BHNYC is a community-focused behavioral health provider network that contracts with health plans and other organizations for population health management. BHNYC was established with a mission to provide rapid access to mental health and substance abuse services that are embedded in the community and delivered by culturally-competent and linguistically diverse clinicians. The establishment of BHNYC enables each of the ten network agencies to preserve their unique relationships with the individuals and communities they currently serve, while offering opportunities for care coordination that provides patients with easier access to care and improved health outcomes.
The idea for the IPA originated when members of the Federation of Mental Health Services, a 56-year-old advocacy and trade organization, recognized the need to collaborate with one another and with other types of providers to offer holistic care to our clients. Under formal care collaboration, BHNYC brings together community advocates under one entity to collectively improve the health of the population we serve.