Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Archives

Presentations and Public Documents


Design Management Committee

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Member Standing Committee

Meetings Materials

August 24, 2012

June 29, 2012

May 17, 2012

April 6, 2012

February 3, 2012

November 18, 2011

October 7, 2011

February 18, 2011

January 21, 2011

December 17, 2010

November 19, 2010

October 15, 2010 Meeting notes (.doc)

September 17, 2010 Meeting notes (.pdf)

August 20, 2010 Meeting notes (.pdf)

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Specialized Services Committee

February 18, 2011

  • Agenda (.doc)
  • Meeting Notes (.doc)
  • Quality Report (.ppt | .pdf)
  • Recommended Quality Measures (.doc)
  • Additional Quality Measures (.doc)
  • Quality Issues - Q&A (.doc)

January 28, 2011

NOTE: These documents are draft, and subject to change.

December 17, 2010 (Joint meeting with Stakeholder Advisory Committee.)

November 19, 2010

October 12, 2010

September 13, 2010

July 26, 2010 Specialized Services Committee Meeting Notes (.pdf)

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Stakeholder Advisory Committee

October 7, 2011

February 18, 2011

January 28, 2011

NOTE: These documents are draft, and subject to change.

December 17, 2010 (Joint Meeting with Specialized Services Committee)

November 19, 2010

October 15, 2010

September 17, 2010

July 15, 2010

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MaineCare Health Homes Initiative:  Re-opening of Practice Application for Participation

In order to support partnerships between primary care practices and community mental health agencies interested in participating in the Behavioral Health Homes initiative, MaineCare is re-opening its application for primary care practices that are not currently participating in Stage A Health Homes for MaineCare members with chronic conditions. 

Practices interested in participating in Stage B Behavioral Health Homes (for individuals with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance) are encouraged to apply.  Practices that apply and qualify will be eligible to participate in both Stage A and Stage B Health Homes initiatives as of April 1, 2014.  Practices that are already participating in Stage A Health Homes do no need to apply to participate in Stage B Behavioral Health Homes.  MaineCare will be following up separately with the existing Stage A practices to confirm participation in Stage B Behavioral Health Homes.

MaineCare currently has 159 Health Home practice sites across the state that, in partnership with Community Care Teams, deliver Health Home services to MaineCare members with chronic conditions through Stage A.  Stage B of MaineCare's Health Home initiative, being implemented in April 2014, requires partnerships between a primary care Health Home practice and one or more licensed community mental health providers (the Behavioral Health Home Organization or BHHO) to manage the physical and behavioral health needs of individuals with significant mental health needs. Through this application, practices may participate in both Stage A and Stage B of the Health Home initiative beginning in April 2014.

In order to participate, practices must:

  • Be participating MaineCare Providers;
  • Have received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) Recognition within one (1) year from the date of enrollment;
  • Be located in the state of Maine;
  • Have a fully implemented Electronic Health Record (EHR);
  • Have or anticipate having an Memorandum Of Understanding/Memorandum Of Agreement (MOU/MOA) with at least one BHHO in its area;
  • Comply with MaineCare Benefits Manual, Ch. VI, Section 1-Primary Care Case Management, Section 1.08-5-Twenty-Four Hour Coverage;
  • Participate in Maine's multi-payer Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Health Homes Learning Collaborative;
  • Within one year of the BHHO's participation, must fully implement Maine's multi-payer Patient Centered Medical Home/ Health Homes Core Expectations.

Completed applications are due by Friday, January 24, 2014. For practices with more than one location, a separate application must be completed for each location. Updated Due Date

To access the online application, please click here or go to:

Additional information about the Health Home and Behavioral Health Home initiatives can be found at MaineCare's Value-Based Purchasing Website:

To review the current MaineCare regulation on Health Homes, please go to:

Questions about the MaineCare Health Homes initiative should be referred via email to Kitty Purington at OMS or to Lisa Letourneau, at Maine Quality Counts.

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted Requests for Applications (RFAs) for two initiatives under its Value-Based Purchasing Strategy, Accountable Communities and Behavioral Health Homes.

Behavioral Health Homes RFA (posted 10/11/13):

Accountable Communities RFA (posted 10/10/13):

September 2013 Public Forums

Discussions during the 3 regional forums throughout the state consisted of the following:

  • Behavioral Health Homes Overview
  • State Innovation Model (SIM) Grant Context and Impact on VBP Initiatives
  • Accountable Communities Overview and Request for Applications

Forum Materials:

NCQA Recognition Due December 31, 2013

Health Home practices must achieve Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) no later than December 31, 2013.