MassHealth To Hold Briefing on Primary Care Redesign

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicaid (MassHealth) will be hosting a town hall meeting specifically geared towards health care providers regarding the Primary Care Payment Reform initiative.  This is an opportunity for providers to interact directly with Dr. Harris and share their thoughts, comments, concerns regarding the initiative. The goals of the MassHealth Primary Care Payment Reform initiative are to improve access, patient experience, quality, and efficiency through care management and coordination, and to integrate behavioral health care with primary care. The proposed model is designed to support the delivery of primary care through practices consistent with a patient-centered medical home with integrated behavioral health services.

The first of four town hall meetings is set up to provide a general program overview which will be given by MassHealth Director Dr. Julian Harris. The details of this meeting are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2012

Time: 6:30– 8:00 PM

Location: Morse Institute Library

14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760

The web site below includes more information on this initiatives and information regarding upcoming provider town hall meetings.

Author: Pat Kelleher

Pat Kelleher is Executive Director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

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