Timeline Updated for Dual-Eligible Care Demonstration

MassHealth and CMS have agreed to a new implementation timeline for the statewide demonstration to better integrate and coordinate health care services for dually eligible individuals between the ages of 21 and 64.

Obviously, the deadline for selectionselection of ICO’s, or Integrated Care Organizations, has come and gone, but the “readiness review” for those ICO’s has been extended. Previously, the demo was set to begin enrollment on April 1st, but it now appears that the state and CMS have agreed to have the first self-selected enrollments to become effective on July 1st.

See the updated timeline below and visit the state’s demonstration webpage for more info:

ICO Selection Announcement

November 2, 2012

Readiness Review

Nov. 2012 – March/April 2013

3-Way Contracts

March/April 2013

Learning Collaboratives

March 2013 – Ongoing

Implementation Activities


       Stakeholder Workgroups: Quality, Notices, Outreach, Admin. Simplification

Dec. 2012 – Ongoing

     Implementation Council

Feb. 2012 – Ongoing


May 2013 – Ongoing

Public Awareness Campaign

April 2013 – Ongoing

Member Outreach Activities

(Members can begin to select ICOs for effective date July 1, 2013)

May 2013 – Ongoing

Self-Selected Enrollments Begin

July 1, 2013

Auto-assignments Effective

(Members notified at least 60 days prior to the effective date)

Oct. 1, 2013; Jan. 1, 2014

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