HPC Telemedicine Pilot Initiatives

Aims to demonstrate the potential of telemedicine to address critical behavioral health care access challenges in high-need target populations in order to inform policy development to support care delivery and payment reform

The goal of the Telemedicine Pilots is to increase access to behavioral health care through technology. Eligible applicants and their partners proposed pilots using telemedicine to extend access to behavioral health care services for one of the following populations with unmet behavioral health needs:

  • Individuals with substance use disorder;
  • Children and adolescents; or
  • Older adults aging in place.

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Telemedicine Pilot Summary

Who was eligible to apply?

Eligibility for the Telemedicine Pilot is established through criteria specified by Section 161 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015; M.G.L. c. 29 2GGGG; 958 CMR 5.00. Health care providers, provider organizations, and carriers are eligible entities, and may partner with other market participants to effectively deliver behavioral health care to the selected population.

Telemedicine Pilot RFP Information

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Telemedicine Pilot Applicant Names and Proposed Award Caps

Applicant Name

 Proposed Award Cap 

Heywood Hospital

 $425,570

Pediatric Physician's Organization at Children's

$341,175

Riverside Community Care 

 $499,860

UMass Memorial Medical Center

$496,184

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