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Community Health Workers (CHWs) work in their communities to help residents access relevant care and health-related services. CHWs are on the frontline, understanding their communities’ unique needs and connecting them to vital services. New York State has the highest number of employed CHWs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with 6,590 CHWs as of May 2018.
However, there are only 0.7 CHWs for every 1,000 patients. Value-based payments (VBPs) allow healthcare institutions and community organizations to employ CHWs and provide services that may not be covered in fee-for-service systems. This improves service quality and accuracy, local healthcare economies, and the overall well being of community members.
CHW role in NYS Medicaid Redesign Waiver
The NYS Medicaid Redesign team recognizes the vital role CHWs bring to value-based payment healthcare delivery systems and are requiring all Value Management Organizations (also known as PPSs) to implement the following CHW related high-priority focus areas as part of their renewal application:
1. Care Coordination, Care Management and Care Transitions – Specifically through hot spotting, development of transitional care teams, and leveraging telehealth.
2. Addressing Social Needs, Community Partnerships and Cross-Sector Collaborations – Specifically, through Utilizing Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Linking to SDHN High-P4riority Social Care.
In order for VMOs to address these high-priority needs effectively, they need…
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