Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC)

The Inclusive Alliance is working collaboratively with the Central New York Behavioral Health Care Collaborative (BHCC). We are among the organizing partners, which include Helio Health, Liberty Resources, and Upstate Cerebral Palsy. The BHCC is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) under the NYS Behavioral Health Value Based Payment (BH VBP) Readiness Program. The BHCC is helping prepare behavioral health providers and partners providing services related to the social determinants of health to engage in Value Based Payment arrangements.  VBP arrangements involve a financial incentive framework that rewards healthcare providers for improved quality, outcomes, and costs. A main goal of the BHCC and VBP generally is to improve the integration of physical and behavioral health. The planning funds are intended to help BHCCs prepare strategic plans and a governance structure and to develop an IPA.