Wednesday, January 27, 2021
In an effort to amend the recently developed VA MLP Readiness Guide for building and sustaining VA MLP interventions, this guide offers a framework for identifying the areas of VA MLP operations that may benefit from implementation guidance and potential measures for gauging MLP performance. Since MLPs vary in scope, size, and services, the guide uses the eight core components of an MLP, as defined in Regenstein et. al Health Affairs, to identify common functions and elements of an MLP that can be monitored across MLPs regardless of program variation. The implementation guidance and potential measures offered are based on conversations with VA MLPs and legal clinics, and other experts in the field, as well as prior surveys of MLP and legal clinic operations and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Performance Measures Handbook, piloted among health centers and hospitals, including one facility with a VA MLP.