We’re pleased to announce that two Tufts Health Together plans have been selected by MassHealth as part of their Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program: Tufts Health Together with UMass Memorial Health and Tufts Health Together with Cambridge Health Alliance.
MassHealth is launching 17 ACOs beginning April 1, 2023. ACOs support MassHealth eligible members with a value-based care model that emphasizes investment in primary care, behavioral health, and pediatric care.
ACOs offer members:
- Health care that’s coordinated and focused on their needs
- Easy access to the right specialists at the right time
- Tools to better control chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes
- Access to services such as Community Partners (entities designated by MassHealth to work with ACOs to support members with behavioral health or long-term services and supports) and Flexible Services (program offers targeted services to high-risk members to address certain health-related social needs such as housing instability and nutrition insecurity)
Tufts Health Together with UMass Memorial Health is a new collaboration. Members who have a primary care provider who is part of Tufts Health Together with UMass Memorial Health will be enrolled in the ACO plan. We have begun sending materials to participating members and clinicians, and additional information will be provided in the coming months. In addition, you can find more information at our Tufts Health Together with UMass Memorial Health website.
Tufts Health Together with Cambridge Health Alliance is a continuing collaboration. Members who are currently enrolled with Tufts Health Together with Cambridge Health Alliance do not need to take any action to remain on the plan. For more information on this ACO, please refer to our Tufts Health Together with Cambridge Health Alliance website.
For questions and support, members can be directed to MassHealth at 800-841-2900 (TTY: 711). Members can also contact our Customer Service department at 888-257-1985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are hosting several webinars to give an ACO overview for clinicians. To register for an upcoming webinar, visit our Training webpage and select the date that works best for you.
Director, Provider Relations & Communications
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