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Statewide Investments

Learn how Statewide Investments are helping to transform the delivery of health care in Massachusetts.

The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Statewide Investments (SWIs) are intended to build and strengthen healthcare infrastructure and workforce capacity across Massachusetts and to support the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Community Partners (CPs), and Community Service Agencies (CSAs). $115 million of MassHealth’s DSRIP funds will be directed over five years to support these SWIs, which are among the most innovative components of the DSRIP program. SWIs promote new opportunities for primary care and behavioral health providers to practice within communities; novel initiatives to coordinate and integrate care across settings; and pioneering provider strategies to manage performance and population health. These investments address current gaps in the statewide delivery system and propel its capacity to deliver integrated, high quality care, care for all members. The SWIs can be divided into three general categories:

Category 1: Building and Training the Primary Care and Behavioral Health (BH) workforce:

This series of investments aims to support recruitment, retention, and training of primary care providers, behavioral health providers, and the frontline healthcare workforce in community-based settings. The investments contained within this category are:

1. Student Loan Repayment Program
2. Primary Care/ Behavioral Health Special Projects Program
3. Investment in Community-based Training and Recruitment
4. Workforce Development Grant Program

Category 2: Capacity Building for ACOs, CPs, and Providers:

This series of investments aims to provide direct technical assistance and shared learning opportunities for ACOs and CPs, as well as support for providers who are not yet participating in alternative payment methods to prepare for APM adoption in the future. The investments contained within this category are:

5. Technical Assistance
6. Alternative Payment Methods Preparation Fund

Category 3: Initiatives to Address Statewide Gaps in Care Delivery:

This series of investments aims to improve the care provided to members with specific behavioral health and accessibility needs through technology solutions and grant funding opportunities. The investments contained within this category are:

7. Enhanced Diversionary Behavioral Health Activities
8. Improved Accessibility for People with Disabilities or for whom English is not a Primary Language

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