On April 21, 2022, Omnes Independent Practice Association (IPA) was awarded additional funding from the state of New York to continue developing a clinically integrated network for behavioral health providers. The award totaled $988,357 and is tied to improving quality measures selected by the state. The funding is part of New York State’s approved spending plan for the enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (eFMAP) authorized under section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. A total of $20 million was awarded to Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives/IPAs across the state.
Funding is tied to Omnes IPA demonstrating performance improvement on at least two of the following measures: reducing ER utilization, increasing opioid use disorder medication initiation and adherence, increase in 30-day follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness, and increasing behavioral health rehabilitation service utilization. Failure to meet performance improvements results in the funding being returned.
“Omnes IPA is grateful to our NYS partners for their support and dedication to behavioral health networks across the State. Omnes IPA has worked toward building a clinically integrated network and this funding will assist us in further achieving our goals. This is also an opportunity for us to focus on specific improvements on challenges that have impacted our communities, especially over the last two years. Ensuring individuals have preventative care and access to needed services and interventions is imperative. This funding allows us to enhance the incredible work our providers are already doing in their communities” states Katie Weldon, Executive Director of Omnes IPA.
“We are thankful for this support from NYS acknowledging the work being done by local organizations to build a better network of behavioral health care for the future” says Jeremy Klemanski CEO and President of Helio Health and Board President of Omnes IPA.
The funding can be used to support value-based payment readiness as defined by the state. The areas for funding include organizational, data analytics, quality oversight, and clinical integration. Omnes IPA anticipates using the funding to expand infrastructure and improving the organization’s data abilities.
Omnes IPA thanks New York State Office of Mental health and New York State Office of Addiction Support and Services for their continued support of Behavioral Health IPAs and Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives across New York.
Omnes IPA is the legal entity formed by CNY BHCC. Omnes is a network of behavioral, social determinant and physical health providers committed to overall wellness through improving health outcomes, ensuring quality and increasing access to care. The network achieves these goals through collaborating to share best practices and resources, developing innovative systems, and coordinating care. Omnes IPA expands across the Central Region, including Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. Our partners also have services in Monroe, Broome, and Schenectady Counties.
For more information contact Katie Weldon at email@example.com or 315-560-6672. To learn more about Omnes IPA please visit our website omnesipa.health. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.