The proposal will continue to be developed with the input of the Value Based Payment Workgroup and other stakeholders including, but not limited to, NYS health plans, managed care organizations, provider associations, legal firms specializing in health care contracting, other state agencies, community-based providers, patient advocates, Performing Provider Systems and other industry experts.A draft version of the NYS Medicaid Medicare VBP Alignment Paper was made available for public comment from August 4, 2015 until August 31, 2015.
On Thursday, January 22nd, Stephen Altschul of NCBI will present the first part of a discussion of the statistical theory for local sequence alignments like those produced by the BLAST database search programs. It will cover the statistical parameters for local alignment scoring systems, and the formulas for calculating bit scores and asymptotic E-values and p-values from raw alignments scores.
This presentation will continue the following Thursday, January 29th. Part 2 will be a discussion of the considerations that go into the construction and selection of amino acid and nucleic acid scoring systems for pairwise local sequence alignment. It will briefly cover the PAM and BLOSUM series of amino acid substitution matrices, and also the concepts of relative entropy and efficiency for substitution matrices.
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In this post, we’d like to address the issue of cultural alignment, which occurs when employees and senior leadership are on the same page regarding an organization’s purpose and core values. We’ll offer some research-supported benefits of cultural alignment as well as some tips for measuring it.