In July 2018, MassHealth rolled out a new model for coordinated care for members with significant Long Term Support Services and/or Behavioral Health needs. The contracted Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Community Partners (CP) for this program now have an opportunity to receive Massachusetts sponsored funding for Technical Assistance (TA) projects that will help to achieve operational efficiency and financial stability. ACOs and CPs will each receive an annual allotment of TA funding through 2022 that can be used toward the services of approved TA vendors.
The MA DSRIP Technical Assistance Marketplace (TA Marketplace) is part of a broader initiative of MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and contractor Abt Associates Inc. (Abt) which aims to support ACOs and CPs in improving health outcomes and experience for Medicaid patients throughout Massachusetts. The TA Marketplace serves to enable MassHealth ACOs and CPs to easily navigate and tap into the array of resources and supports available to them through the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program. It is through the TA Marketplace that ACOs and CPs can learn more about the TA Vendors available to them through this program.
Ninestone is pleased to be engaged as an approved vendor to participate in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and the TA Marketplace in the Care Coordination / Integration and Health Information Technology / Health Information Exchange (HIT/HIE) domains. We recognize the challenges many organizations have experienced in preparation and through the initial stages of the program launch, but we also see opportunities for enhancements that will improve health outcomes and member experience.
We will work with you and can help identify, plan, and execute projects to ensure that efficient processes and effective technologies are in place to advance your core competencies, now and as requirements change in the future.
For more information about the services Ninestone offers as part of the TA Marketplace:
Discover our TA Marketplace work to date in these case studies:
- Business Analysis, Planning and Documentation Readiness for ACO, MCO and Community Partners (CP) Program
- Business Analysis and Program Support for Joint ACO, MCO and CP Roles, Responsibilities and Processes Facilitation and Implementation
Ninestone is prepared to work with your organization to design and implement new or revised programs / processes to enhance your ability to provide better health outcomes and an improved member experience. Contact us to get started.