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February 14, 2017

CCA featured in Lowell Sun

“The doorbells ring, and in walk angels: Commonwealth Care Alliance’s home visits bring improved health, brighter lives.”

Today, the Lowell Sun On-Line featured CCA’s One Care and SCO programs, and included quotes from Kim Trembley and Toyin Ajayi. The Lowell Sun covers the Lowell-area and parts of southern NH (Amherst, Pepperell, Merrimack, Milford, Hollis, Nashua, Hudson, Windham, Pelham, Methuen, Dracut, Tewksbury, Billerica, Bedford), and has a circulation of approximately 132,000.

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February 13, 2017

CCA featured in Healthcare IT News article

“Hospitals forging patient experience of the future with voice AI technologies”

In today’s Healthcare IT News, Commonwealth Care Alliance’s innovative work exploring new voice Al technologies to improve the patient care experience was highlighted. John Loughnane was quoted in the story. “Voice has been a tremendously underutilized aspect of how healthcare views interactions,” Loughnane said. “I see a future where voice is going to be an integral part of healthcare.”
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January 31, 2017

Health Affairs Blog: Weaving Whole-Person Health Throughout An Accountable Care Framework

Health Affairs Blog published a blog post written by Commonwealth Care Alliance’s Iyah Romm, Chief Transformation Officer, and Toyin Ajayi, Chief Medical Officer. The post, “Weaving Whole-Person Health Throughout an Accountable Care Framework: The Social ACO,” calls for a closer integration of traditional healthcare delivery and social services organizations and explores Commonwealth Care Alliance’s history as an early pioneer in developing fully integrated models that address physical and behavioral health in tandem with social needs.

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January 10, 2017

Could paramedics be key to cutting health care costs?

​Commonwealth Care Alliance and its Acute Community Care program was featured on MassLive.com today, in an article called Could paramedics be key to cutting health care costs? The article referenced the results of an evaluation of the program released in December by Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from Kaiser Permanente.

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January 10, 2017

CCA Surpasses 20,000 Members with One Care and Senior Care Options Programs

As of January, Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) is now serving more than 20,000 members, highlighting the growing demand for the organization’s innovative approach to caring for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in the One Care and Senior Care Options (SCO) programs. This membership level achievement follows close behind news that CCA’s One Care plan was the highest rated Medicare-Medicaid Plan in the nation in 2016.


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January 10, 2017

New Report Finds Health Care Cost Savings in CCA’s Community Paramedicine Program

A brief released this month by the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS), reports that Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA)’s community paramedicine pilot program “suggests substantial savings potential,” providing a strong business case for CCA’s innovative model of community-based healthcare. The new report provides one of the most robust assessments to date of the cost impact of community paramedicine.

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January 10, 2017

CCA’s One Care Plan top rated by Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems

Commonwealth Care Alliance’s (CCA) One Care Plan received the nation’s highest overall health plan rating in the 2016 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey, administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The results were released by CMS as a snapshot of the 2016 CAHPS survey, and CCA’s One Care plan scored atop the 40 Medicare- Medicaid Plans (MMP) measured.

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