In 2017, ACAP member plans expressed an interest in a shared learning opportunity to discuss VBP-related topics, including for LTSS. ACAP contracted with Bailit Health to develop and facilitate a six-month Planning Collaborative (Collaborative) so that plans could share their experience designing and implementing VBP models and learn from one another. Bailit Health worked previously with ACAP on the 2015 Bundled Payment Collaborative and the 2016 VBP Webinar Series, which culminated in the production and release of ACAP’s VBP Toolkit. Launching in August 2017, the Collaborative was structured as a series of webinars designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning through interactive discussions, use of the ACAP VBP toolkit, related resources, and consultative advice. The webinars focused on acute care and LTSS VBP topics separately.
This summary provides a high-level overview of the LTSS track of the Collaborative. The attachment includes “thought-starter” questions plans may wish to consider as they begin to develop LTSS VBP models and additional resources that were referenced during the Collaborative.
The LTSS VBP track of the Collaborative was informed by a survey, through which ACAP member plans expressed their interest in participating and identified specific LTSS VBP topics of interest. In addition to the survey, the 2016 ACAP VBP Toolkit was used to guide development of pre-webinar questions and content for the discussions among participating plans. Table 1 provides an overview of the topics that were discussed and addressed in the LTSS track. Discussion slides and recordings of each webinar are available on the ACAP website for members only.