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Procurement for One Care Plans and Senior Care Options (SCO) Plans for 2026

Information about procurement for One Care Plans and SCO Plans.

This information is also available on COMMBUYS under EHS Document Number 23EHSKAONECARESCOPROCURE.

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Announcement of Consumer Reader Procurement

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is seeking your help in selecting future health plans for One Care and Senior Care Options (SCO) in Massachusetts. One Care and SCO are comprehensive health programs for adults with disabilities (One Care) and older adults (SCO) that both aim to provide the best possible care and support to enhance enrollees’ well-being and independence. As you may have heard, EOHHS has started a multi-year process to re-procure these programs, and the selected health plans will begin coverage in 2026.  

To assist EOHHS with the health plan selection process, EOHHS would appreciate feedback on the responses submitted by future One Care and SCO plans from individuals who are enrolled in, or have experience with, One Care or SCO.  If you, or someone you know, would be interested in providing this feedback, we invite you to apply to become a “Consumer Reader.” Selected Consumer Reader applicants will review key sections of the detailed responses from potential future One Care or SCO plans. In addition, Consumer Readers will engage with MassHealth staff to discuss these responses and share feedback. Consumer Readers will be offered stipends for their time and participation. 

Consumer readers will:  

  • Attend a kick-off meeting in early 2024 
  • Read certain parts of responses from 3-9 One Care or SCO bidders from February to May of 2024 (approximately 12 hours of reading per response) 
  • Attend approximately ten meetings in the Spring of 2024  
  • Attend presentations in the Spring to Summer of 2024 

All meetings will be held virtually with accommodations to support Consumer Reader participation. Documents will be provided in an accessible format convenient for the reader (e.g., hard copy, electronic, accessible electronic, large print, etc.). 

In addition, EOHHS may request certain program input from Consumer Readers in Fall 2023. 

We welcome you to apply if you are:  

  • At least 21 years of age 
  • A MassHealth member with a disability or at least 65 years of age 
  • A family member of a MassHealth member who is an adult with a disability or at least 65 years of age 
  • Have knowledge of or experience with One Care and SCO, personally or through family 

To apply, please review the Notice of Opportunity and then complete the Consumer Reader Application form below under Additional Resources or COMMBUYS. Please send your completed applications to Amy Butcher (Amy.Butcher@mass.gov) by 4pm on Friday, September 15th, 2023. 

We look forward to reviewing your applications! 

Additional Resources

Announcement of Upcoming Procurement – February 21, 2023

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) intends to conduct a procurement for One Care plans and SCO plans through an aligned Request for Responses (RFR) process. The RFR will result in One Care and SCO contracts that would provide coverage beginning in CY2026 (January 1, 2026). Through the procurement, EOHHS will select organizations to operate a One Care plan, a SCO plan, or both.

EOHHS will be selecting One Care and SCO plans through a single, aligned RFR process to leverage certain process and timing efficiencies – both for MassHealth and for prospective bidders. Despite this aligned process, One Care and SCO serve very different populations, and they will remain separate and distinct programs with care models and other requirements appropriate to each.

Additional Resources

May Stakeholder Forum - One Care and SCO Procurement / One Care Transition

Additional Resources

March Stakeholder Forum - One Care Transition Planning/ One Care and SCO Programs

Additional Resources

Date published: February 21, 2023
Last updated: August 2, 2023

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