New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $60 million in awards over three years to mental health and addiction service providers, including the Lower Eastside Service Center (LESC), as part of the transformation of the State's Medicaid system. The awards are designed to help providers transition to a business model of Value-Based Payment, which rewards quality of care and better health outcomes, rather than the volume of services they provide.
Funds were awarded to 19 selected networks of behavioral healthcare providers called Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives (BHCCs), helping them to integrate care across the entire spectrum of physical and behavioral health services.
LESC will receive $3 million in funding to form the LESC BHCC, the Governor announced.
"This funding will help ensure New Yorkers in need receive access to vital mental health services, while continuing our work to make Medicaid both more effective and more affordable," Governor Cuomo said. "This is one more step towards a stronger, healthier New York for all."
Read the press release.