ACO/Integrated Care

Issues surrounding the three-part mission of clinical care, research and education.

MassHealth continues to tweak its sweeping Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program that went live in March.
EOHHS announced a new opportunity for primary care providers seeking to participate in the new MassHealth ACO program.
The HPC is hosting a peer-to-peer knowledge sharing session on strategies for using telehealth to support behavioral health integration.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program went live last Thursday.
MHA weighed in with the House Ways & Means Committee as it prepares to take the next step in the state’s budget process.
Statement from Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), regarding MassHealth ACOs.
As of March 1, 2018, approximately 1.2 million MassHealth managed-care members will have a new set of plan options in which to enroll.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program begins on Thursday, March 1.
Partners HealthCare and Care New England announced they have entered into a “definitive agreement”.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last Wednesday announced a new grant program for eligible providers to help them reduce avoidable acute care use.
HB1143 / SB1199 An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities will get a full cost and market impact review from the HPC.
Tim Gens, who has provided the intellectual and compassionate foundation for MHA’s strategy and policy efforts for 23 years, announced he will leave the association, effective Dec. 31.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program is set to go live March 1, 2018.
The healthcare “cost-containment and reform” bill that the Massachusetts Senate passed at midnight last Thursday offer some positive steps forward, but also areas of concern.
The healthcare “cost-containment and reform” bill that the Massachusetts Senate passed at midnight last Thursday offer some positive steps forward, but also areas of concern.
SB566 An Act Relative to an Affordable Health Plan
MHA offers testimony on a series of bills relating to commercial insurance.
The state has released the 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) – the main contract between the MassHealth program and acute care hospitals serving Medicaid patients.
On Wednesday contracts for the MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program were finalized between the state and 17 ACOs. The massive shift of the MassHealth program from fee-for-service to the ACO model is the most sweeping change to the M

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