MassHealth Restructuring Updates
In July 2016 MassHealth (Massachusetts' Medicaid Sponsored Health Care Program) announced its plans to advance alternative payment methodologies and delivery system reform through Accountable Care Organizations and certified Community Partners for behavioral health and long term services and supports (LTSS). A significant focus will be placed on improving integration of long term services and supports and health-related social services.
As stated on the MassHealth website, the goals of payment and delivery reform and key parts of the proposal, include:
- the shift to payment and care delivery models focused on the quality, coordination and total costs of care;
- integration of physical health with behavioral health and LTSS;
- acknowledgment of the importance of community-based services and social supports; and
- expansion of services for members with substance use disorders
In order to learn more about these important initiatives, please go to the MassHealth Innovations page by the following link below: