Massachusetts’ largest and fastest growing One Care plan will continue in three-way partnership with state and federal government
BOSTON, MA— October 21, 2021 — Boston-based Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) will continue to offer CCA One Care in Massachusetts following yesterday’s One Care procurement announcement from MassHealth. In a statement celebrating the announcement, Chris Palmieri, President & CEO of CCA, said:
“When MassHealth launched One Care more than eight years ago, it was a demonstration program without parallel in the United States. Under the innovative leadership of Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary Marylou Sudders, former Medicaid Director Dan Tsai, and now Medicaid Director Amanda Cassel Kraft, One Care has continuously challenged us to deliver high-quality care to individuals with the most significant medical, behavioral health, and social needs – who have traditionally been offered extremely limited options – while reducing overall costs of care.
Commonwealth Care Alliance was among the first to step forward, and CCA One Care has grown to be the largest and fastest growing One Care plan in Massachusetts, with nearly 29,000 members – and the fastest growing plan of its kind in the country. Guided by our mission of improving the health and well-being of people with significant needs by innovating, coordinating, and providing the highest-quality, individualized care, we have focused on reaching and engaging members through an innovative, proven, and perfected care model that has been demonstrated to improve quality and health outcomes and enhance the member and patient experience.
We are proud that MassHealth has reaffirmed Commonwealth Care Alliance’s nationally recognized care model by selecting us again as a One Care plan. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and MassHealth, caring for more eligible individuals, and taking this vital program to the next level to fulfill our mission to serve those with significant needs who need high-quality healthcare the most.”
Per the MassHealth announcement, Commonwealth Care Alliance’s service area will continue to offer nearly statewide coverage (all counties except Dukes and Nantucket). Members seeking coverage in CCA One Care’s covered counties can either enroll immediately for coverage effective the following month or request a January 2022 start date at any time during December 2021.
For five consecutive years, CCA One Care has been a top-rated MMP in the nation in the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey administered by CMS, scoring a 93% in 2020.
About Commonwealth Care Alliance
Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is an integrated care system that has earned national recognition for its proven expertise in complex care coordination and delivery through a focus on sustainable and evidence-based breakthroughs. A not-for-profit, community-based payer and provider serving individuals with significant health needs, CCA’s uncommon care® model is proven effective in addressing unmet social determinants of health, behavioral health and medical needs. Mission-based and person-centered, CCA has emerged in recent years as a national leader in innovating care for complex populations. For five consecutive years*, CCA One Care, the fastest growing Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) of its kind in the country, earned a top overall experience rating from consumers; in 2020, CCA earned 93%, and CMS rated CCA Senior Care Options 5 out of 5 stars for 2022.
CCA is committed to fostering an inclusive environment, and their efforts have been highlighted by The Boston Globe. In 2020, CCA was recognized in The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work rankings, and was later ranked first for The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work: Diversity Edition, which is based on the company’s dedication to making the workplace more diverse and equitable. Learn more about CCA’s pioneering healthcare solutions and validated care model at http://www.commonwealthcarealliance.org/ or follow CCA on Twitter and LinkedIn.
*Based on the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys.