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Collective Medical Helps Providers Manage Behavioral Health Care

The Massachusetts Medicaid healthcare system, known as MassHealth, provides healthcare to one quarter of the state population—at a cost of over 40% of the state budget. Of these patients, many have significant mental, behavioral, medical, and/ or social needs, which means that 5% of the state’s most vulnerable population is spending 50% of the MassHealth budget.

Aspire Health Alliance (Aspire) is working with its affiliated partner, Spectrum Healthcare, to participate in MassHealth’s Delivery System Transformation Initiative to develop a better system for producing better healthcare outcomes for patients with significant needs while reducing the cost of healthcare.