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Buffalo, New York 14225

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Building a bridge between community based organizations and healthcare delivery.

The Workshops

One Day, Four Sessions, Powerful Information
Fall 2019

This workshop will focus on building the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) in fostering stronger sustainability through value-based payments and contracting. The workshop will include four unique sessions facilitated by industry experts. It will combine didactic learning and group collaboration towards the goal of building stronger organizations.

Understanding VBP and Your Readiness

The shift toward Value-Based Care is one of the most important global trends in the health sector, presenting challenges but also huge opportunities.  Instead of rewarding volume, new value-based payment (VBP) models reward better results regarding cost, quality, and outcome measures.  Helgerson Solutions Group will help your organization better understand some very key questions: What does VBP mean for the organization? What role should the organization play in a VBP engagement?  Does the organization have the right partners?  Is the organization ready for any risk? Does the organization have a culture and community health strategy that fit a VBP model?

Value Propositions and Operational Efficiency

Focus on how CBOs can identify their value proposition to the healthcare delivery system and ensure they are maximizing their operational efficiency in preparation for value-based arrangements. In this session, CCNY will provide leaders with unique and important insight into understanding the value their organization creates beyond its mission and how well defined measurements and improvements can lead to better interventions and sustained financial success.

The Roles of Data and Technology

As your organization begins to evaluate and then enter into the health care continuum you must be prepared for technology integration, data sharing, and effective reporting mechanisms.  rprt will help you understand how to better utilize the technology you currently have, the data you already create, and potential new software.  We will also discuss how to work with other organizations regarding data sharing and its key importance to driving effective interventions, improving decision making, and getting a full picture of your community.

Contracting and Readiness

VBP Forward is working with our partners at Green and Health Homes to design an interactive contracting session specifically for CBOs.  This session will cover areas of concern for CBOs as they look to contract with providers, payers, and the government.  We will touch on areas such as taking on risk, understanding where your service may play a role in their Value Based Payment arrangement, and what it might look like to potentially start your own Value Based Payment arrangement.


VBP Forward Conference

Buffalo, NY - February 2019

About VBP Forward

VBP Forward is a Buffalo-based organization focusing on growing capacity for value-based payments targeting organizations that work with vulnerable populations. VBP Forward launched in 2019 with the inaugural VBP Forward conference in Buffalo, NY. The event included attendance of nearly 300 industry leaders focusing on Medicaid and Medicare special needs. Including CBOs, foundations, providers, payors, and state agencies. The organization promotes learning and capacity in that continued roadmap to value based payments through its programming including an annual conference, workshops, and industry content. VBP Forward is founded by David Kulick, Don Lee, Jamie Bono, and Duane Conners – healthcare industry experts focusing on improved delivery and effectiveness of healthcare.



Mission driven and experienced


We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for each workshop.  If you are interested in having your organization support our efforts and have a presence at a workshop please reach out to duane@vbpforward.com.


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The CBO Consortium of Upstate New York is one of our amazing partners.  Their member organizations receive admission to our workshops at NO COST. 

If you are not a member, or affiliate, please click on the image to visit their website and learn how to join today!

Helgerson Solutions Group (HSG) was created to help organizations improve health and social care outcomes and deliver care cost-effectively.


We share these values and that is why HSG makes a great partner.   





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