As part of new Steward Health Choice health plan for MassHealth patients, local Steward doctors and Good Samaritan Medical Center will play key roles in improved, local MassHealth care coordination.
Through the new Steward Health Choice health plan designed and tailored to better serve MassHealth patients, Metro-South area physicians within the rapidly expanding Steward Health Care Network, along with Good Samaritan Medical Center, will be at the forefront of a major statewide restructuring of the MassHealth program aimed at further improving care coordination and outcomes for MassHealth patients.
Hundreds of physicians in the Good Samaritan Medical Center area will participate in Steward Health Choice.
Effective March 1, 2018, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) like those originally pioneered within the Steward Health Care Network for Medicare and commercial patients will now be available to help improve the experience and outcomes of MassHealth members. This ACO model is being adopted by Steward and several providers across the state.
“We are excited to welcome MassHealth patients into our new ACO plan, Steward Health Choice,” said Dr. Mark Girard, President of Steward Health Care Network. “It’s wonderful that the MassHealth patients in the Metro South communities and at Good Samaritan Medical Center will have access to this superior form of health coverage that for too long was limited only to Medicare and commercial patients. We applaud the state for these reforms.”