Low Performance Policy Amendment - 10/3

At our September Board meeting, the Board requested that our previous low-performance payment policy have more clarification. They wanted to know if there was a corrective action period for low- or no-performance contracts (those achieving less than 25% of milestones or Pay-for-Achievement measures, per the Cohort Payment Policy).

Based on this feedback, we presented an updated low-performance payment policy at the October meeting that was approved by the Board unanimously.

Low-Performance Payment Policy

To date, the Board has made several decisions regarding the allocation of Pay-for-Reporting Project dollars

1. ) Partners will be divided into three volume categories: large, medium, and small

2. ) Partners will earn funds based on three categories of work:

  • 40% Transformation Plan Milestones (selected by the individual partner)

  • 40% Pay-for-Achievement Measures (selected from menu of 12)

  • 20% Equity Activities & Milestones

3.) Partners will receive three payments during the contract period, with the third payment based on achievement. (policy adopted March 2019)

  • Full Payment: 75%+ of milestones and Pay-for-Achievement measures achieved, including at least one milestone per project area (i.e. bi-directional, opioids, or chronic disease)

  • Half Payment: 25%-74% of milestones and Pay-for-Achievement measures achieved.

  • No payment: less than 25% of milestones or Pay-for-Achievement measures achieved

Amended Low-Performance Payment Policy

Contract Year 1: Providers who achieve less than 25% of their Milestones or Pay-for-Achievement measures do not receive payment. In order to be eligible for continued contracting, providers can make one petition to BHT with a detailed, corrective action plan. The plan must be successfully completed within 3 months for a new contract to begin at the next contracting cycle. 

  • Once contracts are signed, Aim statements and Milestones cannot be changed by provider/organization.

Contract Year 2: All providers must meet full payment criteria of 75%+ of their milestones and Pay-for-Achievement. For providers not meeting this criteria, there is no additional time given and we do not contract with for year 3.  

  • Once contracts are signed, Aim statements and Milestones cannot be changed by provider/organization.

Unearned Funds

All unearned funds are put back into the 55% for collaborative partners. This will allow for further strategic planning and development. See Project Funds FAQ for details.