The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is hosting a series of public stakeholder sessions as a follow-up to the stakeholder engagement kick-off meeting on April 6, 2015. This series of focused conversations will be an opportunity for MassHealth to seek input on its efforts to enhance the health care experience for MassHealth members, improve health outcomes, and discuss reforms to make the MassHealth program more sustainable. We welcome all members of the public who wish to share their ideas with MassHealth and help us work through design challenges. In the spring of 2015, listening sessions were conducted on Customer Service Experience, Payment Reform, and Behavioral Health and Long Term Services and Support. Throughout the fall and winter of 2015-2016, MassHealth will continue to host public forums to outline ideas under consideration. We will share highlights of the discussions and recommendations of the work groups at these public forums.

Upcoming stakeholder sessions are listed below. Please note that these sessions are open to all members of the public.

MassHealth Open Pricing Meeting

When

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where

Federal Reserve Plaza
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA, Audio Visual 1

Visitors to Federal Reserve Plaza must provide a government-issued ID and will be issued visitor badges granting access to their specific destination within the building; these badges must be visible at all times. Please leave additional time for this visitor registration process.

The purpose of this meeting is to review details related to MassHealth’s pricing strategy and clarify information that has been already released as part of the ACO and MCO procurements. The meeting agenda will include an explanation of the Rate Development Methodology and risk mitigation strategies for the ACO and MCO RY ‘18 contracts.

Conference Line (Listening Only):
1-888-822-7517, Participant Code: 163 4530#

Materials shared at the meeting will be posted to the MassHealth Innovations webpage at www.mass.gov/hhs/masshealth-innovations and on COMMBUYS at www.commbuys.com/bso.

  • Price Normalized Databook for EOHHS Procurement  xlsx format of Price Normalized Databook for EOHHS Procurement
    Efforts are currently underway to convert this Excel document shortly into an alternative accessible format. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services is committed to achieving meaningful accessibility to this online environment for all users, including users with disabilities. We recognize that these documents may not work for all users. If you are a user with visual impairments who needs alternative access to the presentations, please contact Monique Bertic at 617-573-1831 or by email: Monique.Bertic-Cohen@State.MA.US.
  • Price Normalized Databook for EOHHS Procurement - Caveats and Considerations  docx format of Price Normalized Databook for EOHHS Procurement
  • Slides  pdf format of Slides
    Efforts are currently underway to convert this PDF document shortly into an alternative accessible format. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services is committed to achieving meaningful accessibility to this online environment for all users, including users with disabilities. We recognize that these documents may not work for all users. If you are a user with visual impairments who needs alternative access to the presentations, please contact Monique Bertic at 617-573-1831 or by email: Monique.Bertic-Cohen@State.MA.US.

MassHealth Health Plan Ombudsman Program Meeting

When

Friday, May 19, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where

Health Policy Commission Offices
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA, Conference Room A

Conference Line: 888-822-7517, Participant Code: 163 4530#

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be at this event. If you need language assistance or a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Gerry.Sobkowicz@State.MA.US by May 15.

The RFI and materials shared at the meeting will be posted on:

  1. COMMBUYS
    Directions for accessing the documents through COMMBUYS:
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the COMMBUYS home page and click on “Contract and Bid search.”
    • On the next page, click the circle next to “Bids”.
    • On the Advanced Search page enter the keyword “Ombudsman” in the Bid Description field; from the dropdown menu in the Organization field select 1039-Executive Office of Health and Human Services; click on “Find It.”
    • The link for the relevant posting should be at or very near the top of the list of Search results. Click on the link.
  2. MassHealth Innovations webpage: www.mass.gov/hhs/masshealth-innovations
  3. Duals Demonstration webpage: www.mass.gov/masshealth/duals under “Open Meetings”

MassHealth Statewide Investments Open Public Meeting

Updated on May 10, 2017 at 8:26 AM.

When

Friday, June 9, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Where

Connelly Center, Federal Reserve Plaza
600 Atlantic Avenue, 4th Floor
Boston, MA

Topic

The purpose of this meeting is to provide details about the Statewide Investments (SWI) funding stream of MassHealth's $1.8B Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The SWI funding stream comprises eight initiatives supported by $115 million over the five-year DSRIP program. The meeting agenda will include a high level overview of all eight initiatives, as well as an in-depth review of four initiatives focused on healthcare workforce development.

Conference Line (Listening Only):

1-888-822-7517, Participant Code: 163 4530#

Materials shared at the meeting will be posted to the MassHealth Innovations webpage at www.mass.gov/hhs/masshealth-innovations and on COMMBUYS at https://www.commbuys.com/bso/.

If you need any accommodations, including Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services or American Sign Language (ASL), please contact Donna Kymalainen at Donna.Kymalainen@umassmed.edu by June 6.


MassHealth Statewide Investments Open Public Meeting

Updated on May 10, 2017 at 8:26 AM.

When

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Where

Beechwood Hotel, University Conference Room
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA

Topic

The purpose of this meeting is to provide details about the Statewide Investments (SWI) funding stream of MassHealth's $1.8B Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The SWI funding stream comprises eight initiatives supported by $115 million over the five-year DSRIP program. The meeting agenda will include a high level overview of all eight initiatives, as well as an in-depth review of four initiatives focused on healthcare workforce development.

Conference Line (Listening Only): 1-888-822-7517, Participant Code: 163 4530#

If you need any accommodations, including Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services or American Sign Language (ASL), please contact Donna Kymalainen at Donna.Kymalainen@umassmed.edu by June 9.

Materials shared at the meeting will be posted to the MassHealth Innovations webpage at www.mass.gov/hhs/masshealth-innovations and on COMMBUYS at www.commbuys.com/bso.


This information is provided by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.