RD433 - Performance-Based Contracting Implementation Plan – November 1, 2016

Executive Summary:
In accordance with Item 315.FF of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) convened a performance-based contracting (PBC) workgroup to assist it in developing a plan to implement PBC. Workgroup membership is listed in Appendix A. The workgroup met on June 29, August 12, September 1, and September 14 to review and comment on plan drafts and accepted the implementation plan at its last meeting.

This plan provides background information about PBC, describes PBC initiatives in other states, identifies principles for implementing PBC in Virginia, discusses the requirements for enhanced data collection and analysis associated with full PBC implementation, presents a timeline for implementation, and describes the three phases of the proposed implementation plan. The plan provides a conceptual framework for implementing PBC, but the framework and many aspects of the plan may need to be revised as it is implemented. For example, once measures have been modeled, some proposed measures may not be the most practical or effective measures, and they would need to be replaced by other more feasible and effective measures.