MassHealth is committed to working with members and other stakeholders to address health inequities and eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. To help inform its approach to understanding and addressing these issues and related efforts, MassHealth has released two Requests for Information (RFIs):
- MassHealth Member Engagement Initiatives Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of this RFI is to request ideas from members and other stakeholders that will help inform and strengthen MassHealth’s efforts to engage with members directly on issues related to Health Equity and more broadly.
- Health Equity Incentives for Certain MassHealth Hospital, Managed Care, and Related Programs Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of this RFI is to request information about health equity and social risk factor data collection and the identification, prioritization, and reduction of health and health care disparities, and related accountability.
Each RFI includes particular questions that MassHealth would like stakeholders to respond to, as well as specific instructions on how to submit responses. The RFI questions may be answered by anyone who wants to provide feedback, including by members, advocates, providers, plans, or other stakeholders. Responses can be submitted by an organization or from an individual. Respondents do not have to answer all the questions and can choose which questions to respond to.
Please note that the deadline has been extended to February 4, 2022. Responses must be submitted by December 17th, 2021. To share your experiences and ideas on these issues, you can access the RFIs by logging into CommBuys at www.commbuys.com or online at: MassHealth Health Equity Requests for Information (RFIs) | Mass.gov.