LTC Workforce Investment Program

FLPPS has been designated a Long Term Care Workforce Investment Organization (WIO) for the Western Region of New York state. This designation is accompanied by funding to support initiatives that retain, recruit and retrain healthcare workers in the long-term care sector. 

The MRT Waiver Amendment makes available up to $245 million statewide, through March 2020, to support the critical long-term healthcare workforce with opportunities for retraining, redeployment, and skill set enhancement. This initiative is being referred to as the Workforce Investment Program. FLPPS was awarded this designation because of its specialized support services in the area of Value-Based Payment (VBP).

Through the Workforce Investment Program, the Department of Health (DOH) requires eligible MLTC plans to contract with WIOs. Nascentia Health will be partnering with FLPPS on this unique opportunity to bring workforce development and training services to the Western region. Nascentia offers programs and services provided by Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York, Inc., CCH Home Care & Palliative Services, Inc.and Independent Health Care Services, Inc.   For more information, email:

DSRIP Workforce Initiatives

New York State recognizes that DSRIP healthcare system transformation will influence our workforce.  FLPPS Workforce initiatives are divided into two discrete elements:

  1. Workforce data analytics and reporting for submission to NYS and
  2. FLPPS strategy for transformation of the workforce in support of DSRIP goals.

FLPPS Workforce Operational Workgroup (WOW), along with Workforce vendor, Deloitte Consulting, completed development of tools and processes for the first element, data collection required by NYS, which includes:

  1. Workforce Strategy Spending Report
  2. Workforce Staff Impact Analysis
  3. New Hire Analysis
  4. Compensation and Benefits Analysis

The FLPPS Workforce Strategy, completed by the WOW, includes essential workforce components which will help drive our Partnership’s goals of system transformation, clinical improvement and population health enhancement. The three anticipated areas where there is a critical need to expand and develop the regional healthcare workforce, which have been identified through a quantitative and qualitative gap analysis are: Primary Care, Behavioral Health and Care Management.