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What are Clinical Advisory Groups (CAG)?

In addition to the subcommittees, Clinical Advisory Groups (CAG) were created to review the care bundle design and subpopulation definitions most relevant to NYS Medicaid. The CAG made recommendations to the State on quality measures, data and support required for providers to be successful, and addressed other implementation details related to specific VBP arrangements, including bundles and subpopulations. For CAG participation, VBP Workgroup members nominated individuals with specific skillsets including: clinical experience and knowledge focused on the care or condition being discussed; industry knowledge and experience; geographic diversity knowledge; and total care spectrum experience as it relates to the specific care or condition. The following CAGs convened in 2019 to discuss key aspects of each respective VBP arrangement:

  • Maternity
  • Physical Health and Chronic Conditions
  • Behavioral Health
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Managed Long Term Care (MLTC)
  • Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled (I/DD)
  • Children´s Health (This Series is being conducted as a combination of a Clinical Advisory Group and Subcommittee.)

Please note that the Pulmonary, Chronic Heart Disease, and Diabetes CAGs that convened in 2015–2016 were combined to form the "Chronic Pulmonary, Heart, Diabetes and Primary Care" CAG. This has now become the Physical Health and Chronic Conditions CAG.

CAG Members

Clinical Advisory Group Meeting Materials

Final CAG Reports