Vital Access Program (VAP) Update

Carl Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement


DOH met with the associations last week to provide an update on the Vital Access Program (VAP).  As outlined in the attached PowerPoint, the agenda included the status of VAP I Awards, analysis of metrics utilized as a scoring tool, next steps pertaining to VAP II applications and funding availability, and quarterly reporting requirements upon awardee notification.

DOH confirmed that CMS has approved nursing home VAP funding and the 2013/14 enacted NYS budget will provide and fund strategic planners to assist providers in implementation and development of the VAP project.  Applicants will be receiving notification directly from DOH.  In addition, a link has been provided with further information on the program.




Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36