Telemedicine Pilot Program


The goal of the Telemedicine Pilot Program 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.­

Telemedicine Pilot Program Summary
Telemedicine Pilot Program Impact Brief

Eligibility for the Telemedicine Pilot Program 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.

HCII Awardee One-Pagers: Telemedicine Pilot Program

The following one-page briefs offer snapshots detailing the care model, measured impact, and partner organizations of each initiative funded through the Telemedicine Pilot Program, a pathway of the HPC's Health Care Innovation Investment Program

Heywood Hospital
Pediatric Physician's Organization at Children's Hospital (PPOC)
Riverside Community Care
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Berkshire Medical Center (TCCI Pathway of HCII)

Tele-Behavioral Health Implementation Guide

The Tele-Behavioral Health Implementation Guide includes insights and practical tips from providers, including the HCII Telemedicine Pilot awardees, on how to successfully implement tele-behavioral health services. The guide focuses the implementation considerations of workflow, data and measurement, workforce, and technology.

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